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Made for the dreamers,
explorers and discoverers

Made for the dreamers, explorers and discoverers

Camp Discovery is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 

Since 1985, Camp Discovery has reached more than 40,000 children and youth from across the Midlands through hands-on learning experiences in nature.

What started as a dream about bringing together people of diverse ages and backgrounds in a special place of “discovery” became a reality in 1985 when recreation therapist, Donna Johnson, founded what is now known today as Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery continues that dream today providing quality children camps and field studies.

Camp Discovery is a
501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 

Since 1985, Camp Discovery has reached more than 40,000 children and youth from across the Midlands through hands-on learning experiences in nature.

What started as a dream about bringing together people of diverse ages and backgrounds in a special place of “discovery” became a reality in 1985 when recreation therapist, Donna Johnson, founded what is now known today as Camp Discovery. Camp Discovery continues that dream today providing quality children camps and field studies.

Our mission is to engage and inspire through discovery in science and nature.
Our vision is to cultivate the power of discovery as a process leading to the health and well-being of people, the community, and the planet.

“Beauty in humble things has a healthful effect on the soul.” –  Donna Johnson, Camp Discovery Founder

Our mission is to engage and inspire through discovery in science and nature. Our vision is to cultivate the power of discovery as a process leading to the health and well-being of people, the community, and the planet.

“Beauty in humble things has a healthful effect on the soul.” –  Donna Johnson, Camp Discovery Founder

Camp Discovery Core Beliefs:

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We believe discovery occurs through experiential learning in nature.

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We encourage building relationships with the self, others, and the natural world.

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We help create, nurture, and grow the capacity of leaders for our future.

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We support the development of critical and creative thinking to impact positive change.

Camp Discovery Core Beliefs:

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We believe discovery occurs through
experiential learning in nature.

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We encourage building relationships
with the self, others, and the natural world.

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We help create, nurture, and grow
the capacity of leaders for our future.

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We support the development of critical
and creative thinking to impact positive change.

Camp Discovery is situated on 116 scenic acres of conserved forests, meadows, creeks and wetlands.

Located in Blythewood, South Carolina, Camp Discovery has everything from an art barn to hammocks to a low ropes course for you to explore! Check out the map to see all we have to offer.

Camp Discovery is situated on 116 scenic acres of conserved forests, meadows, creeks and wetlands.

Located in Blythewood, South Carolina, Camp Discovery has everything from an art barn to hammocks to a low ropes course for you to explore! Check out the map to see all we have to offer.

SO MUCH TO DISCOVER

We have the perfect setting for community groups, schools, sports teams, corporate outings,
and more, to discover, connect and ground themselves in nature!
schools

School Field Studies

We offer a variety of programs that meet standards for students Pre-K to 8th grade.

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Year-round
Camps

We offer camps at Camp Discovery all year round!

team building

Team
Building

Bring your group for team building activities customized to your goals.

retreats

Retreats & Rentals

Book our 116 acre camp for your next meeting or party.

SO MUCH TO DISCOVER

We have the perfect setting for community groups, schools, sports teams, corporate outings, and more, to discover, connect and ground themselves in nature!
schools

School Field Studies

We offer a variety of programs that meet standards for students Pre-K to 8th grade.

schoolprograms

Year-round
Camps

We offer camps at Camp Discovery all year round!

team building

Team Building

Bring your group for team building activities customized to your goals.

retreats

Retreats & Rentals

Book our 116 acre camp for your next meeting or party.

give to camp discovery

Donate the gift of discovery for all

Camp Discovery relies solely on the generosity of our community to sustain our mission. By making a gift to Camp Discovery, you are taking action to improve the health and wellness of youth in our communities and advancing our programs, so that we may provide greater access to the natural world.

give to camp discovery

Donate the gift of discovery for all

Camp Discovery relies solely on the generosity of our community to sustain our mission. By making a gift to Camp Discovery, you are taking action to improve the health and wellness of youth in our communities and advancing our programs, so that we may provide greater access to the natural world.

Camp Discovery is a 501(c)(3) organization that engages and inspires through discovery in science and nature.

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