Support from Colonial Life has made it possible for Camp Cole to provide enriching programming to over 1,000 campers. By providing Horsemanship Experience opportunities, Camp Cole improves the mental wellness of their campers. To learn more, visit here.
In The News
Charter Policy Helps Camp Cole With Internet Connectivity
Access to broadband internet is incredibly important to us, so we are grateful for Charter Policy’s commitment to providing reliable services to rural communities. To learn more, click here.
Steels Hands Training Camp: WLTX
On July 16th, 2022, Steel Hands Brewing held Training Camp, an event that benefited Camp Cole. Attendees watched former football players from the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and Wofford College compete in a series of physical competitions to see who has the best “steel hands.” More information can be found at the article below.
Read article: https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/steel-hands-hosts-a-fundraiser-for-camp-cole/101-c97ee155-83f1-436a-a092-1c971ae4e10f
Steel Hands Training Camp: Cola Daily
Steel Hands Training Camp will be held on July 16th at 5 PM. The event will feature football legends from the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and Wofford College. Proceeds will benefit Camp Cole! More information is at the link below.
Read article: https://www.coladaily.com/communities/cayce/steel-hands-brewing-to-host-annual-event-saturday-to-benefit-camp-cole/article_71277a66-0222-11ed-89ae-8be093a31102.html
Mini-Grant Pollinator Project
Thanks to funding from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, we were able to place pollinator gardens around our campus! More information can be found at the link below.
Read article: https://thenewirmonews.com/mini-grant-boosts-pollinator-project-at-camp-cole/
Camp KEMO at Camp Cole
When Cole was diagnosed with cancer, he and his big sister Kelsey got the chance to attend Camp KEMO, a camp for children who have cancer and their siblings. During a time in their lives where so much was changing, camp allowed them to just be kids. To this day, the memories Kelsey and Cole made at camp are some of her favorites. Years later, Kelsey and Margaret Deans, our Director of Development & Marketing, served as Camp KEMO counselors for over 10 years each. Mike, our Lead Counselor and Head of Morale, was a Camp KEMO camper for multiple years, then later became a counselor. Camp Cole is thrilled to host Camp KEMO this year! WLTX has more information at the link below.
Watch video: https://www.wltx.com/article/news/community/summer-camp-for-kids-with-cancer/101-dd1ed02c-dbb6-4073-b1d6-db3caf35d016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp94zkPZzQc
WLTX’s Brandon Taylor interviewed Cassidy Green about Camp Cole’s involvement in Midlands Gives, the 18-hour online fundraiser held each spring to raise funds for local non-profits. To watch the interview, click here.
Ken Corning Wins the Limitless Impact Award
We are proud of Ken Corning, our Director of Operations, for receiving the Limitless Impact Award for Limitless Purpose! To learn more about the award and Ken’s commitment to helping others, click here.
Saluda Hill Helps Cole’s Kids Paint Rocks for Epworth Children’s Home
This year, Epworth Children’s Home celebrated its 125th year of serving children who come from stressed family situations. On October 3rd, our Cole’s Kids members heard about Epworth from a representative from the organization, then they painted rocks that will go in Epworth’s new courtyard. This service-learning activity was made possible by Saluda Hill Landscapes.
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp94zkPZzQc
Suburban Propane Collaborates with Camp Cole Copy
“Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil, and related products and services, has collaborated with Camp Cole, a Columbia area camp retreat facility, to provide a variety of adaptive sporting equipment.”
Read More: https://www.thecolumbiastar.com/articles/suburban-propane-collaborates-with-camp-cole/