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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

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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

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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/

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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

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Midlands Gives

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. 

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Ken Corning Wins the Limitless Impact Awar

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. 

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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

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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/

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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.  Read More: https://www.coladaily.com/communities/columbia/camp-cole-unveils-new-statue-in-memory-of-camps-namesake/article_fcaae2aa-253f-11ec-b648-57f12db85087.html

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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. Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyA6KkUu35Y

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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

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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

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COLA Q+A with the women behind Camp Cole

“As we wrap up Women’s History Month, we wanted to share a Q+A we had with the women behind one of Columbia’s organizations — Camp Cole. As the team of local ladies gears up to welcome the first campers to the new facility (T-76 days away), we wanted to get to know them a little better.” Read More: https://colatoday.6amcity.com/cola-interview-camp-cole/

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Camp Cole Gears Up for Midlands Gives Day

“For us, Midlands Gives provides hope for our community members and it provides a way for them to get involved,” said Kelsey Carter with Camp Cole. “For them to give and make a meaningful gift.” Read More: https://issuu.com/columbiabuilders/docs/columbia_homes_spring_2021_final/s/11822898

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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

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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

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Jefferson Award Honorees Create Camp Honoring Loved Ones

“Kelsey Sawyer Carter is a big sister. A title she takes seriously, and one she will always hold even with the passing of her younger brother. In 2004, 11-year-old Cole lost his battle to cancer, but his story doesn’t end there.” Read More: https://wach.com/features/jefferson-awards/jefferson-award-honorees-create-a-place-for-cancer-patients-to-shine

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2020 Hearthstone Winner Michael Nieri Supports His Community in Any Way Possible

“The founder of Great Southern Homes may construct homes for his business, but builds up his community through his various charitable endeavors.” Including Camp Cole! Learn more about Nieri’s connection to Camp Cole: https://www.builderonline.com/design/awards/2020-hearthstone-winner-michael-nieri-supports-his-community-in-any-way-possible_o

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