Camp Cole Unveils New Statue in Memory of Camp’s Namesake

“The sculpture shows that Cole and his everlasting spirit shine a light on all of our past, present, and future campers who have experienced or will get to experience the beauty of Camp Cole,” said Margaret Deans Grantz, Camp Cole director of development and marketing. 

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BlueCross BlueShield Highlights Camp Cole

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina stopped by our campus to take a look at how far we’ve come and learn about why we worked so hard to get here.

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SC Children’s Camp Receives Donation of 12 Noritz Tankless Water Heaters

Installed by Piedmont Plumbers Inc. (Lexington, SC), the dozen contributed tankless units—Models NR98 and EZTR50—were specified based on a peak usage by 200 occupants. Noritz Builder Sales Manager Beau McLeod and Regional Sales Manager Chris Martin assisted in the sizing of the system and in the procurement of the units from local distributors.

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Camp Cole, Designed for Children with Life Challenges, Opens Thursday

Camp Cole, located in the town of Hopkins in Richland County, is set to open Thursday.

The camp is designed for children and teenagers who are facing serious illnesses and other physical, mental, and emotional health or life challenges.

Founder and Executive Director, Kelsey Carter, and Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Margaret Grantz, joined WIS Midday to elaborate on the fully accessible camp and retreat facility.

Camp Cole is named in memory of Kelsey’s brother, Cole, who at the age of 11 died of cancer. Their mom, Stacy Sawyer, had the idea of creating a unique camp in his memory — but Stacy died unexpectedly a few years into planning.

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BIA Construction Team Recognized with Community Service Award

Members of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina were recognized with the REGAL Award for Community Service sponsored by The State newspaper.

Camp Cole and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina have been working together to create a safe, accessible, and inspirational gathering place where groups can connect, share, encourage and shine.

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Lexington Life Magazine Highlights Camp Cole: A Place to Shine

Cole Carter was 11 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. His big sister Kelsey, Camp Cole Founder and Executive Director, then 13, watched as the lives of her family were turned upside down in an instant.

Visitors are sure to witness the spirits of Cole and Stacy shining brightly across the beautiful campus.

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