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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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Enhance Performance! Improve Health and Well-Being! Reduce Stress!

YLI professional development Think ShopsTM helps your organization successfully compete in the global economy by offering innovative workshops in a variety of disciplines. The workshops are not for credit and emphasize leadership, performance enhancement and team relationships.

If you have a specific need you want to address, we can customize a workshop for your team. Or you can choose from one or more of our specialized workshops. Whether you prefer a single day seminar or an overnight retreat, ThinkShops™ provides invaluable training and a lasting connection for employers and their staff.

For All Professionals:

  • Job Skills Training – increase your chances of success by learning the needs of your employer.
  • Creative Conflict Solutions – learn how to handle conflict in a positive and creative way.
  • True Colors – identify and learn the four basic personality types that are represented by four colors.
  • Adventure-based Team Building – improve work relationships through interactive games, climbing walls, bouldering cave, rope courses and other group activities.
  • High Performance Leadership – lean the importance and benefits of loving what you do, motivating yourself and others, and living above the bar.

For Teachers:

  • The Resilient Educator – stop the negative influence of stress and understand the role emotions play in stress and performance.
  • Catalytic Learning – identify and use changes to maximize learning potential.
  • Classroom EDGE – help students to understand various learning styles, multiple intelligence strengths and personality types.
  • E-Tech Teacher Development – learn new ways to integrate technology into your classroom.
  • True Colors – identify and learn the four basic personality types that are represented by four colors.
  • TestEdge® - help students to overcome performance anxiety and improve focus, clarity and problem-solving ability.

Contact Information

For more information about ThinkShops™, please contact:

Youth Learning Institute
698 Concord Church Road
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 878-1103
Fax: (864) 878-5985