Teen Venture Camp

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(Ages 13-16) Get into the true spirit of adventure through our Teen Venture Camp, where campers will be fully immersed in the great outdoors. A variety of locations in the Carolinas will provide the backdrop for fun and exciting multi-day adventure sessions that will cultivate cooperation, leadership, and responsibility. This program also provides great opportunities for a unique physical challenge and to explore the limits of outdoor recreation. All necessary equipment and food for activity and overnights will be provided. There is a 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio with 8 campers per session.

Note: All sessions depart from James Island County Park. Teen Venture camps will take campers away from Charleston for camping adventures and will not return until the final day. All necessary equipment and food is provided in the package. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to participate in a moderate level of physical activity. A detailed medical form must be completed and turned in prior to attending camp.


Sea Kayak

  • June 12-14
  • $275
Kayakers will learn the graceful operation and control of a sea kayak on the sparkling lake at James Island County Park. Trained camp personnel will provide instruction in proper paddling techniques, wet exits, and kayak rescues. After obtaining confidence and comfort in a kayak, training will culminate in a day trip paddle in one of our beautiful Charleston-area bodies of water.

Whitewater Kayak

  • June 19-21
  • $300
In this session, we will learn the skills necessary to master a whitewater kayak on both flat water and on the mighty Saluda River. We will first work on developing our kayaking skills on the lake at James Island County Park. On Tuesday, we will travel to the Saluda in Columbia, SC and paddle a section of the Class I and II river on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be camping overnight at Harbison State Forest where meals and camping equipment will be provided.

Mountain Bike

  • July 10-12
  • $300
Explore some of the South Carolina mountain bike trails with our skilled and experienced trip leaders. Teens will spend three days biking through the beautiful and plentiful trails of the Carolinas on the knobby tires of quality mountain bikes provided by our program. We will complete an overnight on Tuesday night at Harbison State Forest in Columbia, SC. Campers will be taught the fundamentals of mountain biking which includes riding, maintenance, and etiquette.

Rock Climb

  • July 17-19
  • $325 
In this 3-day course, we're going to get vertical on some real rock at Crowders Mountain, just west of Charlotte, NC. We'll depart Charleston on Monday and explore climbing technique, equipment, safety and belaying while experiencing the thrill of climbing the mountain face. We will base camp in North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday evenings before returning to Charleston on Wednesday. Are you ready to rock?!

Stand Up Paddleboard

  • July 24-26
  • $275
From flatwater to the front beach, we're going to have a blast stand up paddleboarding. Start the week by gaining comfort with the equipment and learning basic skills and information on the lake at James Island County Park. Spend the remaining two days pushing the limits by paddling in a local waterway and surfing the waves at one of our beautiful area beaches. We've got everything we need here in Charleston!

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.