The USC Salkehatchie Leadership Institute held two summer camps for area students during the summer of 2009, one at each campus. For the first time ever, the institute partnered with Allendale County School District to offer a fine arts and science camp for their middle school students, using district funds. Projects included a life-sized self portrait, a “dream mask,” and the opportunity to take home a framed work displaying their most successful effort. Students also took field trips to various educational places, ranging from the Augusta Canal and Fort Discovery to the State House and the Edisto Serpentarium. For the 11th year, the institute also presented the Summer Scholars camp in Walterboro, using funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Middle school students enjoyed two weeks of camp, and high school freshmen and sophomores also had a week of camp. Camp activities emphasized environmental science and the arts.