Camp Burnt Gin accepts boys and girls from South Carolina who are 7 through 25 years of age and have a physical disability or chronic illness. The disabilities of the campers may include such conditions as; cerebral palsy, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, hearing impairments, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, seizures, cleft lip and palate, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, amputations, burns, head and spinal cord injuries.
The campers are placed in cabin groups according to their age. Approximately eight children and four staff members live together in a completely accessible cabin. The close staff to camper ratio allows for close supervision and attention to the children's personal needs.
The majority of the children who attend Camp Burnt Gin are unable to participate is another camping program because of their physical limitations and special needs. The basic desire of each child at Camp Burnt Gin is to have fun and be accepted by others, regardless of his or her disability.