YLI CAMPS

SUMMER CAMP IN SOUTH CAROLINA HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN.

CHOOSE FROM 5 YLI CAMP EXPERIENCES

4-H Summer Camp Logo

Friends. Fun. Adventure.

Friends, fun and adventure! The jam-packed week includes team sports, paintball, archery, nature hikes, a ropes course, climbing tower, arts and crafts, a talent show, and more! Camp Bob Cooper is located on Lake Marion, which provides a picturesque backdrop and plenty of opportunities for watersports of all kinds!
Adventure Summer Camp Logo

Hike. Paddle. Climb.

Adventure Summer Camp offers a six-day excursion into the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Upstate South Carolina. Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast, or new to camp life, Adventure Camp will be the highlight of your summer!
Camp Sewee Logo

Explore Surf, Sand & Sea.

Camp Sewee is South Carolina’s premier coastal camping experience! Tucked away just north of Charleston, along a stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway, campers spend a week immersed in a coastal environment.
Camp Voyager Logo

Technology Meets Outdoor Adventure

Whether campers are conquering the climbing wall, soaring in the air on the zipline, programming OZOBots, inventing with Little Bits, or piloting an Inductrix Drone, Camp Voyager is sure to be an adventure like no other!
Camp Wildlife Logo

Ride. Shoot. Swim.

Camp Wildlife is the ultimate camping experience for those who love the great outdoors! Based on age and skill level, activities include shooting sports (BB guns, rifles, clays and archery), wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills, ATV operation and safety, hunter safety and education and a whole lot more!

SINCE 1934, YLI CAMPS HAS PROVIDED AN EXCITING SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

WHY TRUST YLI CAMPS

The Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI) fosters a culture of excellence in youth development programming, especially with regard to the standards we set for our camp staff.

All YLI camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Since 1934, parents from SC, NC, GA and beyond have entrusted their most precious possessions—more than 333,000 kids overall—to YLI summer camps, as well as other youth development programs.

In every program, we serve with a true desire to help young people develop the friendships, responsibility, self-confidence and creativity they need to succeed in all areas of life.

In the spirit of serving youth, all camp counselors employed by the Youth Learning Institute undergo a screening process that includes national criminal background checks, employment and character reference checks, and a personal interview and evaluation.

All camp counselors employed by YLI also receive comprehensive training in a range of subjects, organized and administered by YLI professional staff members with Masters and Doctoral-level credentials.

In addition to program-specific safety and procedural training for all the fun activities at camp, other training subjects include the following:
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Cultural Competence
  • Camp Dynamics
  • Building Relationships
  • Creating Positive Physical and Emotional Environment
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Sportsmanship and Fair Play
  • Needs of a Camper
  • Building Rapport and Positive Role Modeling
  • Counselor Ownership
  • Customer Service
  • Taking Initiative
  • Emotional Bank Account / Building Self-Esteem
  • ADD/ADHD, Awkward Children and Homesickness
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Preventing Gossip and Aggression
  • Bullies and Targets
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Camper jumping off of the blob into a lake.

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