An Environment of Unconditional Acceptance
Camp Spearhead is more than just a camp. It’s a place where children and adults with special needs are able to escape the social isolation they often experience; in this extraordinary place, they are understood, included, appreciated. Here, our campers intuitively sense they belong. Camp Spearhead offers opportunity, choice, self-determination and delivers experiences we all value and treasure – challenges to try new and exciting things, the development of new friendships, and the chance to “get away from it all” for a few days.
Founded in 1968, Camp Spearhead offers 8 one-week-long residential camp sessions in the summer and two different seasons of The Weekend Program throughout the school year. The camp facility is nestled in beautiful northern Greenville County off scenic highway 11 and was specifically designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of our campers. If you’re interested in getting involved at Camp Spearhead, please familiarize yourself with the details on our programs below.
|9/9||Pizza & Bowling I||11 am – 3 pm|
|9/16||Coastal Critters||11 am – 3 pm|
|9/30||Strawberry Hill||10 am – 3:30 pm|
|10/7||Movie Day||10 am – 2 pm|
|10/14||Greenville Zoo||11 am – 3 pm|
|10/21||It’s a Breeze||11 am – 3 pm|
|10/28||Family Day at Furman Football||1 pm – 4 pm|
|11/11||Pizza & Bowing II||11 am – 3 pm|
|11/18||Dance Party||11 am – 3 pm|
Eligible Ages: 8 and older
*Fee for non-residents is 25% more
Summer Camp Information
Eligibility: Children and adults with special needs ages 8 and older. (No upper age limit)
Location: Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
4232 Hwy 11, Marietta, SC 29661
Camper Registration: Camp Applications will be made available on March 1, 2023. All applications are completed online. Please note: this is an application NOT a registration.
Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, giant swing, zip line, high ropes course, alpine tower, nature activities, archery, fishing, bowling, swimming, basketball, crafts, group games, and much more!
Contact Us: email@example.com
(864) 288-6470 (year-round office)
(864) 836-8028 (summer camp office)
SUMMER 2024 Dates and Rates
Week 1 May 26-May 31
Week 2 June 3- June 7
Week 3 June 10- June 14
Week 4 June 17-June28
NO CAMP WEEK OF June 24
Week 5 July 1-July 5
Week 6 July 8- July 12
Week 7 July 15- July 19
Week 8 July 22- July 26
• Greenville County Residents: $370/week
• Non Greenville County Residents: $463/week
• Out-of-State Residents: $860/week
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 288-6470 with questions.
Campers’ medical needs are met by our healthcare team which includes an RN and four Medications Technicians. Additionally, all camp staff are certified in CPR/AED/First Aid. Some campers have needs that may technically be considered medical needs but are so routine for them that they are met by non-medical caregivers regularly in the home setting. In such cases we prefer needs like this to be handled in the cabin by our Cabin Counselors as matters of daily, routine care. Please contact us for discussion about your camper’s particular need.
To help ensure a safe, fulfilling, and fun week of camp we maintain a staff to camper ratio of better than 1:2.
We love meeting potential new campers and their families and it is our pleasure to share with them the Spearhead story and the wonderful facilities we are fortunate to have. Please email us at email@example.com if this is of interest to you.
Yes, but we cannot promise that we will be able to place your camper with their friend; however, we promise to do our best.