Camp Burnt Gin Donations

Camp Burnt Gin is a service of the DHEC Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs. With support of public and private funds, DHEC has operated Camp Burnt Gin since 1945 to provide summer camping experiences for children and young adults with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

Although DHEC does not actively solicit funds for Camp Burnt Gin countless parents, campers, organizations, and state agency employees contribute to Camp operation through: volunteer activities before, during and after summer Camp season; providing professional services; gifts of regularly used items; selecting Camp for service projects; and/or monetary donations (check or money order only).

To make arrangements for donations of supplies or equipment, contact the Camp Director (Marie Aimone) at 803-898-0784, 803-898-0455 or , or send message to .

Checks should be made out to "DHEC: Camp Burnt Gin" or "Camp Burnt Gin" and mailed to:

Camp Burnt Gin
2100 Bull Street
Columbia SC 29201

Monetary donations will be deposited into a "restricted use" account that is only used for support of Camp services.

All donations to Camp Burnt Gin are tax deductible as DHEC is a charitable organization in compliance with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act (Charitable Public ID# P8111, tax ID# 57-6000286).

Thank you for your support of Camp Burnt Gin.

Camp Burnt Gin Wish List

Most are items used constantly and needed every Camp season.


  • Pillows
  • Fans
  • Brooms
  • Windex
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Toilet bowl brushes
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Bug spray (for the body)
  • Postcard stamps

Swimming and Boating

  • Swim goggles
  • Sunscreen (SPF 45)
  • Soft wax earplugs (Wal-Mart)
  • Beach balls
  • Life jackets
  • Pool chemicals

Sports and Games

  • Balls (football, playground)
  • Flag football flags
  • Bubbles

Arts and Crafts

  • Clear plastic storage containers (assorted sizes: shoe box to 20+ gallon)
  • Small precut wood projects
  • 16 8oz hammers
  • Paint pens
  • Leather lacing
  • Markers-water based
  • Glue-bottle and glue sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Glitter
  • Beads for jewelry
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint-non-toxic, water based
  • Face Paint
  • Miscellaneous craft items

Food Service

  • Paper products (napkins, paper towels, plates)
  • Paper cups (5 oz for water stations)
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Heavy-duty oven mitts and potholders
  • Plastic pitchers with lids
  • Coolers with spouts (5+ gallons)


  • Shower chairs
  • Antibacterial liquid hand soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes


  • Laundry detergent
  • Liquid bleach

Maintenance and Grounds

  • Energy wise light bulbs - 60 watt, 100watt
  • Rakes
  • Bedding plants and vegetable plants
  • Children's gardening tools
  • Ant poison
  • Roundup weed killer
  • Heavy-duty garden hose
  • Spray nozzle
  • Sprinkler
  • Golf cart

Food Items

  • Snacks for teen camp (crackers, cookies)
  • Large marshmallows
  • Bottled water for camper outings


  • Copy paper
  • Laminating sheets
  • Masking Tape (10-20 rolls)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Permanent markers (Sharpie's)

Contact Information:
Camp Director: Marie Aimone
Phone: (803) 898-0784


Camp Burnt Gin