Exploring Lake Hartwell

serving 9-14 year olds of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee & Pickens counties

Activities & Skills

July 28 - "Meet the Outdoors"
July 29 - "Water, Water, Everywhere, but not a drop to drink"
July 30 - "Feathers, Fur and Scales...Oh my!

4-H2O camp engages youth in hands-on activities where they are exploring the outdoor world and studying their local watershed. Each day youth will learn about components that make up a watershed through science lessons, scientific equipment, and water quality testing.  We bring in guest speakers to teach about the lake systems or environmental careers, we get in local creeks to study macroinvertebrates and water life, and we learn about responsible water recreations (we swim and boat!)

Camp is held at the Clemson Outdoor Lab, 415 Charlie White Trail, Pendleton SC 29670


  • Ages 9-14 years old
  • July 28-30, 2014
  • 9am - 4pm, daily
  • $25 each day or $65 for all three
  • You must be a 4-H Member to participate. Join 4-H for a cost of $10 (includes a 4-H t-shirt).

Other information:

Camp is limited to the first 18 campers.  Camp spots are secured when completed (form & fee) registration has been received by the Pickens County Clemson Extension Service, P. O. Box 995, Pickens SC 29671.

Make checks payable to Clemson University. Registration is currently open. Download the PDF registration form here > 

Lunch, snacks, drinks, program supplies and materials will be provided

Please bring:

  • sunscreen
  • swimsuit
  • towel
  • close toed shoes
  • play clothes that can get dirty
  • required medications
  • cell phone are not encouraged, but if brought, must be off and stored away

Please do NOT bring:

  • toys
  • electronic devices (games, iPod, radio, etc)
  • jewelry
  • clothing with profanity or inappropriate graphics

Campers must be dropped off and picked up on time each day. Campers also must have breakfast before they arrive.  We are busy and active and they will need energy for all day activities!

If your child has special needs, allergies, or other considerations please contact the 4-H agent BEFORE camp starts so we are aware and prepared.

Sign up now!

Download the PDF registration form here > 

Contact information

Janine Sutter
Pickens County 4-H
PO Box 995
222 West Main Street
Pickens, SC 29678


Jessica Simpson
Anderson County 4-H
313 South Towers St.
Anderson SC 29624


9-14 y.o.
July 28-30
9am-4pm daily
$25 each day or $65 for all three

campers looking at aquatic materials on a table: Pickens 4-H2O

camper walking through a river holding a net: Pickens 4-H2O

staff with campers in a pontoon boat: Pickens 4-H2O