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Camp Discovery

Engaging and Inspiring Through Discovery in Science and Nature

Situated on 116 scenic acres of conserved forests, meadows, creeks, and wetlands in Blythewood, SC, Camp Discovery provides a unique outdoor learning environment for year-round exploration and hands-on experiential learning.

Our nature-based STEM programs provide authentic learning to enrich both minds and hearts for the health and well-being of people, our community, and our planet.

Since 1985, Camp Discovery has reached more than 15,000 children from across the our community and beyond through discovery learning in the natural world.

Camp Discovery is an Official NASA GLOBE Camp

Since 2019, Camp Discovery has utilized The NASA GLOBE program, bringing authentic citizen science investigations to thousands of children.

Camp Discovery is now one of the national lead model sites for the NASA GLOBE Goes to Camp Project, which connects camps and other informal educational sites across our country to collect environmental data and provide stellar STEM education

NASA DISCOVERIES - Strengthening Communities and Expanding the STEM Pipeline.

Camp Discovery is expanding the STEM pipeline in our community by offering NASA DISCOVERIES, which provides a cohort of elementary school students access to intense STEM enrichment field studies with experiential nature-based learning and interactions with NASA subject matter experts.

Through NASA DISCOVERIES, Camp Discovery empowers students and the communities to which they belong. Designed for students from underserved areas, this program includes students who may not have access to experiential learning at school or home and engages stud
ents' families to provide wrap-around support. Community leaders serve as career mentors and local businesses are NASA DISCOVERIES program partners.

With the support of partners like you, together we can change a child's future. 


We're so grateful for our Industry and Community Partners!


Industry Partners

Charter Next Generation

Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC


Community Partners

Dominion Energy Environmental Grant

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Richland County Conservation Commission

Natural Resources Grant

Richland School District Two Education Foundation

State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

Interested in supporting Camp Discovery's NASA GLOBE Program, Click Here. 


“What I enjoyed most was how engaged my students were throughout the entire field study. They loved learning how to tell the age of a tree and measure soil temperature using infrared thermometers. They were most excited that the data they collected will help NASA!” ~ Mrs. Turner, 4th Grade Educator 

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