Donations or Supply Drives
Camp Discovery relies on the generous support of individuals and community groups to contribute items for children and youth programs at the Camp. If you or your community group is interested in collecting items to donate, please contact us. Camp Discovery must respect the children we serve. We ask that you please call ahead at 803-754-2008 and make arrangements before bringing donations. Thank you!
Volunteer or Community Service Opportunities
Our volunteers play a vital role in the Camp’s success, contributing their time, skills and energy every day. Opportunities to work with children, animals, plants, while connecting with nature abound! Join in, meet new people, learn new things and help Camp Discovery keep growing. At Camp Discovery, our programs are a true reflection of the many people that pitch in to make this life-changing work possible. No prior experience is necessary, and anyone 16 years or older with a love for children, nature or just wishing to make a difference in our community is encouraged to contact Camp Discovery.
Program Activities – If you like working with children, have an outgoing positive attitude, and enjoy learning and being outdoors, this is for you! Program volunteers assist with school and summer programs or in preparing program activities. Volunteers may guide a hike, oversee an activity, assist with activity set up, or be an extra set of eyes, ears and hands to ensure that programs run smoothly.
* Volunteers working with children will require an $8 background check.
Land Steward – 104 acres is a lot to maintain! Our land stewards assist with work days or projects and work individually or as part of a group (schools, scouts, companies). We have to keep trails and streams clean and safe, our green spaces mowed, and so much more! This is the perfect area for those that want to use their hands and see the results of their efforts firsthand! Children ages 12 and older can volunteer as part of a larger group.
Camp Steward – Camp Discovery has a very small staff and most of our time is spent on programming. Keeping our inside spaces clean and welcoming is important to what we do here each and every day! You will help us in keeping Camp Discovery beautiful for all who visit by assisting with light cleaning in the main areas, including sweeping, mopping, wiping tables or washing.
Painting – Do you have patience or a steady hand? Painting projects may include inside and outside tasks from touching up trim to staining picnic tables or benches. Artistic talent? We have special projects that include painting murals, pots for plants or outdoor displays.
Gardening – Are you a green thumb gardener? Gardening volunteers perform many tasks that beautify the grounds of Camp Discovery. In the spring, tasks include planting trees, shrubs and bedding plants, or preparing garden containers. Volunteers water flowerbeds and planters in the summer, and rake leaves and spread mulch in the winter
Animal Care – Camp Discovery is home to a small collection of feathered, furred and scaled animals that play a vital role in our programs. Volunteers will clean tanks, cages and fed and care for these most special ambassadors.
Special Skills – Are you a social media guru, a fan of fundraising, or perhaps you're an eagle-eyed birder? We have a need for you! From time to time, Camp Discovery has helping hands assist with specialized tasks from events to lectures, or on an "as needed" basis. If you have a special talent or interest and wish to give back to help children in our community, let us know!
Camp Discovery offers opportunities for meaningful internships for a semester or during the summer.
Summer Education Internship - Each summer Camp Discovery seeks 1-2 Summer Education Interns to work on a variety of projects, observe and eventually teach hands-on outdoor programs, and assist with program coordination duties. Summer internships are unpaid.
School Year Education Internships - Each semester Camp Discovery also seeks 1-2 Education Interns to work on a variety of projects, observe and eventually teach hands-on outdoor programs, and assist with program coordination duties. School year internships are unpaid.