Outdoor Lab

About the Retreat Center

The Clemson University Outdoor Lab is a beautiful hideaway on Lake Hartwell located five miles from the Clemson University campus. We host a variety of events including conferences, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, family reunions, celebrations, and cookouts. While you’re here, you can schedule a pontoon boat ride or canoe trip on Lake Hartwell or enjoy a hike or hayride through our nature trails. We also offer ropes courses, group initiatives, and a climbing tower for team building. Add our superior food services and distinguished lodging in our cabins or suites for an all-inclusive event. We are here to serve you from mid-August through early June.

Find out why your next event should be at the Outdoor Lab!


     Kresge Hall     Sunset

    Kresge inside     Bowfin Meeting Center

Mission Statement
The mission of the Clemson University Outdoor Lab is to provide superior customer service by creating social, recreational and educational opportunities for the university community and our guests.

Vision Statement
To be an exceptional camp and retreat center with a personal touch.

Core Values
Customer service driven

To make a positive difference