About the Camp
Camp WILD Things is a truly unique camp experience, and the kids that attend camp over and over are its best promoters. Camp is an exploration of the wonders of the wild and the creeping, crawling and flying creatures that call it home. Campers meet some of the amazing animals in our care, and make a few new friends that love nature just like they do.
Camp WILD Things strengthens the bond between children and nature, the great outdoors, our environment and all living things. Campers can’t stop talking about their day at camp after leaving, so Mom’s and Dad’s you will learn some new things too!
Nature Explorers (ages 6-8)
Week 1 July 8-12
Our Wildlife Neighbors
Join us for a fun filled week as we explore our “backyard” for the wealth of wildlife native to South Carolina. Through exploration, games, stories, crafts and live animal encounters, we’ll discover an amazing world of animals and their habitats right outside our doors.
We all know about our five senses, how we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around us but how is it different for our wild neighbors? Join us as we get a new look at the world through animal senses using exploration, games, stories, crafts and live animal encounters with our CWC ambassadors.
Junior Naturalists (ages 9-12)
Week 2 July 15-19
Our Wildlife Neighbors
If you love wildlife, you will enjoy this week as we study our wildlife neighbors and their habitat to find how we can best help conserve them. We will use the tools of science to observe, track and investigate South Carolina’s native wildlife as well as share live animal encounters with the CWC ambassadors.
We are all animals with senses that help us navigate the world around us. Find out how very differently the birds, mammals, reptiles and insects around us sense this world we share using experiments, exploration and live animal encounters with our CWC ambassadors.
Registration begins April 1st. Each week of camp is limited to an enrollment of 8 campers. Registration forms can be printed online or picked up at the wildlife center at 5551 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212. Forms along with payment should be mailed to the address above or dropped off at Carolina Wildlife Center.
Every effort is made to fill each week of camp. In the rare event, that fewer than 6 children are registered for a week, Carolina Wildlife Care reserves the right to cancel that week. If demand exceeds the available openings for campers, additional weeks may be added. Parents will be notified in advance with other possibilities.
Camp begins at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm. No extended care is available.
One-week session of Camp WILD Things is $150.
Drop Off/Pick Up
Drop off time is between 8:30 and 8:55 each morning.
Pick up time is 12:00 pm. A late pick up fee of $10 is charged for EVERY 5 minutes late picking up your child after 12:10 pm.
What to Bring
Children are provided a Camp WILD Things t-shirt and name badge that Monday of camp to wear each day. Campers must bring a backpack or bag containing a mid-morning snack, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent and a raincoat. All activities are outside.
For more information on Camp WILD Things, email our education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-772-3994.