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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Staff members, in a ratio of one for every two campers, live with the children and assist those children who require help with their personal needs and participation in the activities. Camp Burnt Gin has two nurses in residence and a physician on call for specialized medical care. Balanced meals and special diets are planned by a registered dietician.

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 7 to 19

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Average Member Fee: Less than $100 per week.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Burnt Gin:
A Special Camp for Special Children Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp in Wedgefield, South Carolina, for children who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. From early June until mid August, Camp Burnt Gin operates five, seven day sessions for 7 through 15 year old children and two six day session for teenagers.

During the course of a session, campers have the chance to participate in a variety of programs such as:

  • instructional and recreational swimming
  • boating
  • fishing
  • arts and crafts
  • sports and games
  • fine arts and nature study
Each cabin group has the opportunity to enjoy an overnight camping trip in which they sleep in the woods and cook their meals over a campfire.

Camp Burnt Gin provides a fun, safe summer camp experience to over 460 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.