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Without your support, SCWA's youth conservation education and waterfowl habitat conservation programs would not be possible. There are many ways to support SCWA's mission to enhance and perpetuate South Carolina's wildlife heritage through education and waterfowl habitat conservation. Your donations can provide critical scholarship funding for underprivileged youth to attend Camp Woodie and Camp Leopold. Donations can also support waterfowl habitat enhancement projects, waterfowl research, or the operation and expansion of the 518-acre SCWA Wildlife Education Center. You may also be interested in making a gift to the SCWA endowment to leave a lasting legacy of support. We greatly appreciate your consideration of support and hope that you will make a tax-deductible donation to SCWA. To give to SCWA, visit the "Donate" tab on the main menu.

Camp Woodie breaks ground and attendance record

Camp Woodie found great success this summer, hosting 1,125 campers throughout the 11-week duration of summer camp. This new record attendance signifies development and growth that Camp Woodie’s staff and supporters worked so hard for this summer. Over 260 campers received their hunter’s safety certification, while 102 campers completed the boater’s education course.

Camp Woodie staff looked to Camp Director, Keller Kissam, Jr. and Assistant Camp Director, Cortlyn Maner for leadership this summer. Keller managed the staff through another strong summer with the help of his dynamic assistant director. Although this was her first year in an administrative role at camp, Cortlyn has been a vital part of Camp Woodie since her first year as a camper at 8 years old.

Through her 14 summers spent at Camp Woodie as a camper, CIT, counselor, photographer and now assistant director, Cortlyn has developed a connection with camp that few can match. Cortlyn had this to say about the summer of 2018:

“Camp has always had a special place in my heart, and this summer, I was able to see it from a different perspective. As the assistant director, I was able to share my passion with campers and staff, while growing as a person. I’m happy to have been fortunate enough to be a part of another record-breaking summer, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

The Wildlife Education Center will boast a brand new entrance next summer, as well as a new lodging building, which will allow Camp Woodie to accommodate 60 more campers than summers past. Camp staff members are working hard to develop new, captivating activities for next summer to keep Camp Woodie’s quality at an all-time high.

Camp Director, Keller Kissam stated, “With all of this new growth, we have the potential to expand our current activities, as well as add new ones. Each time campers return to camp, they should have a new experience compared to the previous year. We’re excited for so many opportunities to grow, and we hope that next year will be even better than before. We couldn’t do it without everyone who has contributed to camp in years past.”

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Without your support, SCWA’s youth conservation education and waterfowl habitat conservation programs would not be possible. There are many ways to support SCWA’s mission to enhance and perpetuate South Carolina’s wildlife heritage through education and waterfowl habitat conservation.

Your donations can provide critical scholarship funding for underprivileged youth to attend Camp Woodie and Camp Leopold. Donations can also support waterfowl habitat enhancement projects, waterfowl research, or the operation and expansion of the 518-acre SCWA Wildlife Education Center. You may also be interested in making a gift to the SCWA endowment to leave a lasting legacy of support. We greatly appreciate your consideration of support and hope that you will make a tax-deductible donation to SCWA.