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.
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.
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
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
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/
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
“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/
“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
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
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
“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/
“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
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
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
“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