Camp Cherith in the Carolinas operates at Clemson University’s Outdoor Laboratory
in Clemson, SC. With access to Lake Hartwell and a rich campus at the Outdoor Lab, we are able to provide a large variety of skill-based activities as well as activities unique to our Camp.
A Day at Camp
Camp is FUN! At Camp Cherith, our days may be structured, but we incorporate our yearly theme, biblical application and FUN at every level.
- Morning Watch (daily personal devotional)
- Flag Raising Ceremony
- Three Camper Chosen Activity Classes
- Bible Exploration (Cabin Counselor led bible study)
- Rest Time (individual quiet time in bunks)
- Free Time
- Cabin Time (organized activity with the cabin group)
- Evening Program (All camp games, camp out, or Cook Out)
- Campfire Message and Song Fest (Led by Staff member and Camper Leaders.)
- Cabin Devotions
- Lights Out
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Health and Safety
At Camp Cherith in the Carolinas, the health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. Our staff is thoroughly trained and equipped to keep our campers safe during the week.
Our medical staff consists of a licensed nurse that is on-site 24 hours a day and Red Cross certified lifeguards that are ready to provide care at all times. A large portion of our support staff and counselors are also CPR and First Aid certified.
Being an ACA Accredited camp means that Camp Cherith in the Carolinas meets or exceeds the camping standards set by American Camping Association. In order to meet ACA standards, we must prove with actions and documentation that our Staff is fully trained and equipped, that our site has been inspected and meets all expectations, and that our camping program meets health and safety procedures and policies. You can rest assured that your children are happy, safe, and will enjoy a quality program while at Camp Cherith in the Carolinas.
Camp Cherith in the Carolinas is licensed by Pioneer Clubs (link to site) and a member of the Association of Camp Cherith Camps. We are one of six Camp Cherith camps in North America. Camp Cherith in the Carolinas is also a member of the Association of Cedarbrook Camps. Even though we do not use the Cedarbrook name, we are one of 15 Camp Cedarbrook Camps in North America.
What does this mean for you?
By working with other camps in our associations, Camp Cherith in the Carolinas has access to a network of resources from these camps. We bring the best ideas from each of our partners to bring your child the best camping experience in South Carolina.
Q: How much is a week at Camp Cherith?
A: A week at Camp is $450 for room and board. See our Dates and Rates page for more details.
Q: How do you pronounce Camp Cherith?
A: Cherith is pronounced Care-eth.
Q: What does the name Cherith mean?
A: The name Cherith is derived from 1 Kings 17: 2-6—Our counselors and staff have bird names, to mimic the raven from the passage. While at Camp Cherith, your children and spiritually and physically fed by our Counselors.
1Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbea in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2And the word of the LORD came to him:3“Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. 1 Kings 17: 1-6 ESV