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Woodland Cemetery Historic Preservation

Hidden History Camp

Camp Overview

This summer, Clemson is offering a new one-week day camp about Hidden History at the University! We offer a variety of interactive activities for campers, including historic site tours, archaeology digs, explorations of the archives, and family history activities, all arranged to provide an unforgettable summer camp experience right on campus!

Age Group: Middle-schoolers, 10-14 years old

Date and Time: June 17-21, 2024, 8:45am - 4:00pm

Location: Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina

Rates and Payment: The camp fee is $150. Registration for Summer 2024 season is now open. We encourage you to register early as space is limited. Register by end of day on May 31, 2024. A $25 deposit is required at the time of registration, and a balance of $125 is due by May 31, 2024. Once registration reaches capacity, we offer a waitlist and will contact you if space becomes available.

Contact Info:
Cemetery Historic Preservation Project
Sirrine Hall 220
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

A collage showing students in the archives, on history tours, and at an archaeological dig.
A collage of activities for camp like historic site tours and archaeological digs.

Camp Activities

The staff at Hidden Clemson Camp have built an exciting schedule of activities all week long that engage campers in hidden history, archaeology, genealogy, and technology:

Campus Tours, including Memorial Stadium, the catacombs, and the Adobe Digital Studio

Historic Site Visits, including Fort Hill Plantation House, Cemetery Hill, Hopewell Plantation, Fort Rutledge, and more!

Archaeological Dig and 3D Artifact Printing

Family History Activities

Explorations of the Archives and Brickmaking

Team Activities, including games!

Things to Know: Parent Information

Everything you need to know before sending your child to Hidden History Camp at Clemson University.

Billing and Registration Information: Contact us by phone 864-656-8855 or email The camp fee is $150, with a $25 deposit due at time of registration. The balance of $125 is due by May 31, 2024.

The last date for a refund minus a $25 processing fee is June 3, 2024. The last day for a 50% refund is June 6, 2024. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after June 6, 2024. Withdrawal requests must be received in writing (email is sufficient).

Location and Directions: Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. The location for drop-off and pick-up is Sirrine Circle in front of Sirrine Hall, 515 Calhoun Drive, Clemson, SC, 29634.

Arrival and Departure: Check In and Drop-Off for each day is 8:45am, with early drop-off times available at 8:00am for an extra fee. Pick Up is between 3:30pm - 4:00pm.

Food: Campers will eat lunch every day at the McAlister Dining Hall on Clemson's campus, which provides several options for healthy and nutritious meals. Please note on the Registration Form if your child has any food allergies or other food related issues. Please do not send food with your child. Every camper will receive two snacks each day.

Staff: All camp staff, including faculty, staff, and student counselors, are employed by Clemson University and have undergone a background check. The ratio of campers to counselors is 4:1. Staff undergoes pre-camp training and supervise campers all day.

Items to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle labeled with camper's name
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Tennis shoes
The African American Burial Ground, A. P. Calhoun Family Plot, and Woodland Cemetery Historic Preservation Project
The African American Burial Ground, A. P. Calhoun Family Plot, and Woodland Cemetery Historic Preservation Project | The cemetery is located on Woodland Drive at the intersection of Williamson Road and S. Palmetto Boulevard on the Clemson University campus. The team's offices are located in Suite 220 in Sirrine Hall.