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  • 1 4-H Camp
    Enjoy swimming, fishing, nature trails, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, a talent show, dances and nights around the campfire. A Southern tradition since 1934!
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  • 1 Camp Sewee
    Discover the wonders of marine life and the South Carolina coast by visiting salt marsh areas, freshwater ponds, a wildlife refuge and the SC Aquarium. Tubing, swimming, kayaking and a water park trip round out this wet and wonderful week!
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  • 1 Camp Voyager
    Test your technological skills with GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras, computers, Lego Mindstorms NXT® robots, radio-controlled cars and video game design—plus exciting adventures like paintball, go-carts and more!
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  • 1 Expedition Sewee
    Dive into a learning adventure with Expedition Sewee! With age-appropriate programs designed for grades 2-8, Expedition Sewee offers an unforgettable study of coastal ecosystems—how they function, what they provide and why they’re important to preserve.
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  • 1 Camp Wildlife
    Learn outdoor survival skills, hunting skills, shooting sports and wildlife ecology. Enjoy ATVs, paintball, archery, fishing and a variety of hands-on educational curricula.
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  • 1 Adventure Summer Camp
    Challenge yourself to 10 days of Adventure Expeditions or 6 days of Adventure Mini-Trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains of S.C. and N.C. Backpacking, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing and more!
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KATE

Teaching KATE is a three-day residential, interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience for students from grade three through grade eight. The academically-based classes in forestry, soils, water ecology and wildlife resources make up the backbone of the program. Instructors guide the students to a greater understanding of the natural world and the inter-relationships between the four areas of study. Teaching KATE was developed by YLI and the Coalition for Natural Resources, and is endorsed by the S.C. Department of Education.

Program Goals

Teaching KATE was designed to give elementary and middle school students the opportunity to explore the outdoors. The program allows YLI staff to comprehensively teach about natural resources subjects by using the out-of-doors as a living laboratory for learning, thus giving students a sense of responsibility, appreciation and stewardship towards natural resources. Also, it helps to develop a sense of community, belonging and cooperation with peers.