The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Special Programs/Events

***NEW*** Faith-Based Youth Leadership Summit***NEW***

Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016 @ the Hendrix Student Center, Clemson, SC

The Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism presents the inaugural Faith-Based Youth Leaders’ Summit: a unique opportunity for youth workers serving in faith-based settings to interact with one another and youth development faculty and researchers. Over the span of this two-day workshop, attendees will participate in activities that will equip them to better serve young people.

Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ the Hendrix Student Center, Clemson, SC

Please visit our Career & Internship Fair website for details. Our annual Internship/Career Fair is held every February, with registration beginning in October.  This year’s event will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Hendrix Student Center. Recruiters may register online for the event and/or send job announcements to Dan Anderson, PRTM Internship Coordinator, who will ensure that they are posted and circulated to students.

The Play Conference

The Play Conference 2016: Rebooting Play is April 3-6, 2016 at the Conference Center & Inn at Clemson University.

The Play Conference is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play is presented at the conference, which brings together leading play researchers, leaders and advocates from across the U.S. and beyond. The event includes keynote and featured speakers, roundtables, educational sessions, grant opportunities, networking, EPIC play breaks and more. Click here to learn more about the upcoming conference.

Playground Maintenance Training - for information please click here

Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop

Monday, April 4, 2016 @ the Hendrix Student Center, Clemson, SC

The 3rd Annual Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop at Clemson University held on April 4, 2016. Last year's event was an exciting all-day affaor with many informative workshops held by some of Recreational Therapy’s top scholars. Continuing education credit for all Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists is pending approval from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. 

Finding Your Voice

Friday, April 15 - 17, 2016 @ Outdoor Lab, Clemson, SC

Finding Your Voice is a weekend camp open to girls in the 6th-8th grade. This camp is free and includes lodging, meals, and activities  such as yoga, kayaking, self-defense, and rock climbing. This camp is a safe place to provide adolescent girls with the opportunity to foster self-esteem, self-expression, and self-efficacy by engaging in outdoor recreational activities and educational health seminars.

Study Abroad in Russia - Clemson and UGA Partnership - Camp Counselors International

George B. Hartzog, Jr. Awards and Lecture Series

The Hartzog Fund allows the INSTITUTE FOR PARKS to sponsor two annual activities and one graduate student fellowship. The Hartzog Lecture Series in Park and Conservation Area Management was developed to feature leading figures in the field of conservation. In addition to the Hartzog Lecture Series, Clemson University, through the auspices of the Hartzog Fund, has initiated six awards to recognize exemplary leadership in addressing environmental issues and concerns. These are presented at the annual Hartzog Luncheon and Awards Program. The Hartzog Fellow was implemented in 2003 and supports a graduate student doing research in parks associated with the National Park Service.

Ready to discover new things? Challenge? Adventure? Combine service and learning? Do you love camp? Enjoy working with children? A course without any classroom walls...experiential learning at tis best! Dr. Gwynn Powell is coming "home" to Clemson and will bring this amazing Study Abroad program to Clemson. Email Dr. Powell at or

The Pre-Collegiate Program Office

Established in May of 2011, The Pre-Collegiate Programs Office, formerly The Office of Summer Programs, was created to minimize risk and liability for youth programs and to become a "one stop shop", providing faculty, staff, students, and external clients with an array of support services to effectively plan, develop, and manage educational and recreational youth programs.

PRTM Students Engaging in Diverse, Guided Experiences (EDGE)

PRTM EDGE is a complete immersive experience for our second semester sophomores that takes a collaborative approach to the delivery of core PRTM content. During the semester, the faculty and students experience innovative teaching methods, Creative Inquiry research, real world experiences, and experiential learning. The PRTM EDGE philosophy: Learning should take place wherever, whenever, with whomever, and however best facilitates an authentic connection between student, faculty, and content.

Leisure Skills

Non-Profit Leadership

Race to the Rock: The President's Race for the Library

CUAbroad - Study Abroad in Australia

Please email Wllliam E. Hammitt at for more information.