About Camp Burnt Gin

Who We Are

Wooden sign with green border and white paint is near the edge of a dirt road. In green paint, the sign reads "Camp Burnt Gin for Children who have Special Health Care Needs".

Camp Burnt Gin is an overnight summer camp in Sumter County for children, teens, and young adults with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. The camp, operated by SC DHEC, is a program within the Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

Our Mission

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Camp Burnt Gin’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and chronic illness by providing a camp experience designed to improve self-esteem, independence, and skills necessary to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Our Core Values

Our core values are integral to our camp culture, defining how we interact with others, shaping our decision-making processes and guiding our organizational beliefs about how we achieve our mission.

  • Focusing on Safety
  • Embracing Service
  • Inspiring Innovation
  • Promoting Teamwork
  • Pursuing Excellence
  • Advancing Equity
Wooden sign with colorful horizontal planks reading: Safety, Service, Innovation, Teamwork, excellence, Equity"

Our Commitment

A caucasian teenage girl wearing a gray tank top and who has brown hair in a pony tail is kneeling next to a female camper with short brown hair who is wearing a pink swim shirt and is in a motorized wheelchair. Both girls are smiling at the camera.

Camp Burnt Gin is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all employees, volunteers, and campers whatever their disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities. At Camp Burnt Gin, we celebrate differences and build a safe community where campers and staff can learn, grow, and experience acceptance.

For more information about Camp Burnt Gin, call 803-898-0784 and/or email campburntgin@dhec.sc.gov.


Camp Burnt Gin