Camps Provide Summer Learning Opportunities

USC Salkehatchie and its Leadership Institute hosted three summer learning camps on campus this year. On the West Campus, the Allendale-Fairfax Middle School Camp, which was funded by Allendale County Schools, provided 77 students from the middle school with applied science classes, an arts class, activities, and field trips to Patriot’s Point and the S. C. Aquarium in Charleston and the Penn Center and Hunting Island State Park. On the East Campus, the Summer Scholars Camp, which is funded by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Colleton Museum, allowed 115 middle school students to experience environmental science classes, a portable classroom planetarium, and applied art projects, as well as field trips to Riverbanks Zoo and the S. C. State Museum in Columbia and Patriot’s Point in Charleston. The ACE Camp, which is also funded by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Colleton Museum, provided a high school summer experience for 28 students on the East Campus. Those students took field trips to the Department of Natural Resources facility at Bennetts Point for a boat tour and trawl; Table Rock State Park in Pickens County; a workshop and field tour on Spring Island; the S. C. Center for Birds of Prey; and a workshop at the Baruch Center at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown.