Jaycee Camp Hope
Jaycee Camp Hope takes place at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab located on Lake Hartwell in Pendleton, SC. Our camp offers an exciting setting where campers enjoy fun, challenging and educational group activities that include swimming, canoeing, fishing, drama, archery, crafts, pontoon boat rides, nature activities, overnight campouts and more. Campers develop independence through daily camp activities as they learn to do things for themselves.
Housing is provided in comfortable cabins with 10 single beds for campers and supervising staff. Cabin groups are determined by age, providing campers with opportunities to adjust socially with peers. Showers and bathrooms are located within each cabin for safety and convenience.
In addition to meals prepared by our cooks, campers enjoy camp out foods and nutritious snacks. Our trained staff provides twenty-four hour supervision for the safety of the campers. We also have a health center located on site that is managed by full-time medical personnel.
Any individual with an Intellectual Disability age 7 or older may apply to attend Jaycee Camp Hope.
The SC Junior Chamber of Commerce has provided financial support for every camper attending Jaycee Camp Hope since 1969. To date, the Jaycees have subsidized more than 10,000 individuals to the camps at a cost in excess of $950,000. The Jaycees were also instrumental in establishing the Outdoor Lab as a permanent home for Jaycee Camp Hope in 1975. Please attend local events sponsored by the Jaycees and let them know you appreciate their continued support of Jaycee Camp Hope.