A Special Camp for Special Children
Camp Burnt Gin is a residential summer camp in Wedgefield, South Carolina for children who have physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. Between June and August each year we offer four 6-day sessions for children (ages 7-15 years), two 6-day sessions for teens (ages 16-20 years), and one 4-day session for young adults (ages 21-25 years).
Campers participate in a variety of activities including instructional and recreational swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, sports and games, fine arts, nature study and an overnight camp out to sleep in the woods and cook meals over a campfire.
Staff members live with the children and assist those who require help with their personal needs or participation in Camp activities. Camp staff includes two on-site nurses responsible for medication administration, first aid and overseeing medical treatments. Medical back up is provided by DHEC staff and/or local pediatricians, hospitals and emergency services. Nutritious meals are planned by a registered dietician and served to the children as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer feeding program.
Each summer Camp Burnt Gin provides a fun, safe camp experience to over 400 children who might not otherwise have the chance to attend camp because of their special health care needs. The Burnt Gin experience offers them an opportunity to meet new friends, develop recreational skills, become more independent and improve their self-confidence.