Camp Leopold

| SCWA’s school-year program |

The mission of Camp Leopold is “To create an ecologically literate citizenry by heightening student awareness of the natural world, fine-tuning the skills necessary to read the landscape, and instilling a love, respect, and admiration for the land so that each individual might develop a personal land ethic.”

Camp Leopold is named after Aldo Leopold, who is recognized as the father of wildlife conservation and management. Camp activities are designed to provide a creative outdoor classroom focusing on wildlife, wetland and upland ecology. The Camp Leopold curriculum is uniquely designed to help students and teachers achieve academic standards in science, reading and math through hands on outdoor education. 

Camp Session Rates

1-day session | $40 per student, $20 per chaperon
2-day session | $110 per student, $55 per chaperon
3-day session | $160 per student, $80 per chaperon

Educators are ALWAYS free. There are opportunities for the cost of students to be covered by our corporate sponsors or SCWA chapters. Reach out to Joe Gonzalez at joe@scwa.org to inquire about scholarships.

Explore Camp

Take a look at our expansive facility through these photos. Air-conditioned accommodations are sure to satisfy, and we’re always growing. The Wildlife Education Center now boasts a waterfowl aviary, dual water zip-line, and a new 300-person dining hall coming soon!

Schedule Trip

Camp Leopold hosts students and educators on 1-day, 2-day or 3-day trips. Educators always attend Camp Leopold for free, and there are opportunities for scholarships to cover the cost of students and chaperones. You choose the classes for your trip, and we handle the rest!

Forms & Policies

Access all of the paperwork that you need to prepare for your trip. Connect to permission forms, the parent handbook, and information about cancellation and refunds. Your reservation packet will be sent to you by Camp Leopold staff when you schedule your trip.


Camp Leopold In-School Trips

Due to COVID-19 and schools not being able to have field trips this Fall, we’re bringing Camp Leopold to your classroom! This opportunity is free to all schools in South Carolina. Contact Joe Gonzalez at joe@scwa.org if you are interested in organizing a Camp Leopold +PLUS trip for your class! You can view more details by downloading the file below.


“We did a ton of team building exercises that really helped us learn about each other in a way we wouldn’t have been able to before. The things we learned are things we never would have been able to learn if we didn’t come here.”

-HANNAH, St. Anne’s Catholic School

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