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Camp Burnt Gin

Camp Burnt Gin Donations

Camp Burnt Gin is a service of the DHEC Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs.  With support of public and private funds, DHEC has operated Camp Burnt Gin since 1945 to provide summer camping experiences for children and young adults with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

Although DHEC does not actively solicit funds for Camp Burnt Gin countless parents, campers, organizations, and state agency employees contribute to Camp operation through: volunteer activities before, during and after summer Camp season; providing professional services; gifts of regularly used items; selecting Camp for service projects; and/or monetary donations (check or money order only).

To make arrangements for donations of supplies or equipment, contact the Camp Director (Marie Aimone) at 803-898-0784, 803-898-0455 or, or send message to
Checks should be made out to “DHEC: Camp Burnt Gin” or “Camp Burnt Gin” and mailed to:

Camp Burnt Gin
P.O. Box 101106
Columbia SC 29211-0106

Monetary donations will be deposited into a “restricted use” account that is only used for support of Camp services. 

All donations to Camp Burnt Gin are tax deductible as DHEC is a charitable organization in compliance with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act (Charitable Public ID# P8111, tax ID# 57-6000286).

Thank you for your support of Camp Burnt Gin.

Wish List

Most are items used constantly and needed every Camp season.

Bathroom cleaner
Toilet bowl brushes
Shower curtain liners
Flashlights and batteries
Bug spray (for the body)
Postcard stamps

Swimming and Boating
Swim goggles
Sunscreen (SPF 45)
Soft wax earplugs (Wal-Mart)
Beach balls
Life jackets
Pool chemicals

Sports and Games
Balls (football, playground)
Flag football flags

Arts and Crafts
Clear plastic storage containers (assorted sizes: shoe box to 20+ gallon)
Small precut wood projects
16 8oz hammers
Paint pens
Leather lacing
Markers-water based
Glue-bottle and glue sticks
Construction paper
Beads for jewelry
Paint-non-toxic, water based
Face Paint
Miscellaneous craft items

Food Service
Paper products (napkins, paper towels, plates)
Paper cups (5 oz for water stations)
Liquid dish soap
Heavy-duty oven mitts and potholders
Plastic pitchers with lids
Coolers with spouts (5+ gallons)

Shower chairs
Antibacterial liquid hand soap
Baby wipes
Lysol disinfectant spray
Clorox disinfecting wipes

Laundry detergent
Liquid bleach

Maintenance and Grounds
Energy wise light bulbs –60 watt, 100watt
Bedding plants and vegetable plants
Children’s gardening tools
Ant poison
Roundup weed killer
Heavy-duty garden hose
Spray nozzle
Golf cart

Food Items
Snacks for teen camp (crackers, cookies)
Large marshmallows
Bottled water for camper outings

Copy paper
Laminating sheets
Masking Tape (10-20 rolls)
Ballpoint pens
Permanent markers (Sharpie’s)

Contact Information:
Camp Director: Marie Aimone
Phone: (803) 898-0784