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About the Retreat Center

The Clemson University Outdoor Lab is a beautiful hideaway featuring the scenic views of Lake Hartwell. We host a variety of events, some of which include conferences, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, family reunions, cookouts, and celebrations of all arrays. While visiting, guests can choose to take a pontoon boat ride or canoe trip out on Lake Hartwell, explore our nature trails, take a hayride, and so much more. Our facility provides a ropes course, climbing tower, and other group initiatives that foster excellent team building. Add our superior food services and distinguished lodging in our cabins and suites to create an all-inclusive event. Our exceptional staff is here to serve you from mid-August through early June as our summer camps are offered in June and July. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Clemson University Outdoor Lab is to provide superior customer service by creating social, recreational and educational opportunities for the university community and our guests.

Our Vision

To be an exceptional camp and retreat center with a personal touch.

Our Core Values

Our core values at the Clemson Outdoor Lab Retreat Center include customer-driven service, integrity, honesty, sincerity, stewardship and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Why your next event should be at the Outdoor Lab!


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