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
Integrity
Honesty
Sincerity
Stewardship
To make a positive difference