What to Know

What to bring to camp

Clothing/Bedding

1 swimsuit, 1 pair of sturdy pants, 4 t-shirts, 1 raincoat or poncho, 2 pairs old tennis shoes, 5 pairs of socks, 1 long sleeve shirt, 5 pair of shorts, 1 sleeping bag or 2 sheets with blanket and pillow

Toiletries

Toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, 2 old towels, soap, deodorant, comb or brush, sunscreen, bug spray, bug bite lotion

Required Items

Water bottle, water shoes (for the swimming pool), flashlight/headlamp, safety glasses, and ear plugs/ear protection

Items you May Want

Stamped envelopes, sunglasses, camera, energy, enthusiasm, smiles, duck call, open mind, interest in nature, bow & arrows (with Camp Director approval), personal fishing gear

DO NOT BRING

Cell phones, knives, candy/food, any lighting device with a flame, fireworks, firearms, ammunition, radios, cds, IPods

Forms

Directions

We are located at 8444 Old River Road, Pinewood, SC 29125. One of the main bridges leading to camp was damaged in the major flooding back in 2015 and has yet to be repaired. Because of this outage, your GPS may not be dependable when trying to navigate to the Wildlife Education Center. Follow the directions below.

I-77, I-26 & I-20 traveling South or East
I-26 traveling through Columbia turn North onto I-77
I-20 traveling through Columbia turn South onto I-77
From I-77 in Columbia turn at exit #9 onto Hwy 378/76 east (Garner’s Ferry Road) toward Sumter. Follow 378/76 about 25 miles to Highway 261 and turn right. Follow 261 for approximately 12 miles and turn right onto Camp Mac Boykin Rd. Follow Camp Mac Boykin Road for approximately 9 miles and cross the railroad tracks in Rimini, take the left fork onto Governor Richardson road. Travel 5.6 miles and turn right onto St. Philip Church UME road. Travel 2.5 miles on St. Phillips Church Road to Old River Road and turn right. Travel 3.1 miles on Old River Road and turn right at large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign onto Kinnette Trail (gravel road) and travel 0.2 miles. Turn right at the large wooden and iron gates – there is a sign adjacent to them that reads “Marshall Collins Gateway.”

I-95 traveling South – Exit I-95 at milepost 115 (Highway 301) and go West (right). Follow 301 to the second traffic light in the town of Summerton. Continue straight through Summerton for 4.5 miles and turn left onto St. Phillips Church Road. Travel 2.5 miles on St. Phillips Church Road to Old River Road and turn right. Travel 3.1 miles on Old River Road and turn right at large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign onto Kinnette Trail (gravel road) and travel 0.2 miles. Turn right at the large wooden and iron gates – there is a sign adjacent to them that reads “Marshall Collins Gateway.”

I-95 traveling North – Exit I-95 at milepost 108. Turn left on Buff Road and travel 0.8 miles to Church Street (Hwy 15/301). Turn right on Church street and travel 0.7 miles to traffic light. Turn left on Larry King Road (Gov. Richardson Road) and travel 4.5 miles. Then turn left onto St. Phillips Church Road. Travel 2.5 miles on St Phillips Church Road to Old River Road and turn right. Travel 3.1 miles on Old River Road and turn right at the large wooden and iron gates – there is a sign adjacent to them that reads “Marshall Collins Gateway.”

Professional Instructors

Hugh McLaurin / Big Lake Duck Calls

Mr. Hugh is a proud resident of South Carolina and the founder of Big Lake Duck Calls. An avid outdoorsman and a true hunter, Mr. Hugh takes the time to teach campers of all skill levels how to call ducks, geese, and turkeys. His many years of experience, coupled with his high level of enthusiasm and his love for Camp Woodie make for a really great calling seminar!

Palmetto Gun Dogs

Alan and Shannon Wooten visit camp with some of South Carolina’s best trained retrievers. They demonstrate proper training techniques for dogs of all ages, using methods that campers can utilize at home with their own retrievers.

Terry Coleman / TNT Taxidermy

Terry of TNT Taxidermy in Sumter, visits camp and presents campers with a seminar on taxidermy. Mr. Terry will provide valuable information regarding preparation and storage of harvested trophies. And he will mount a duck during his talk!

SCDNR

Officers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will occasionally visit the Wildlife Education Center to talk to campers about career opportunities in the natural resources field or present animals that they have recently rescued.

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