Hands-On Learning Opportunities Are in High Demand Throughout South Carolina Schools

PINEWOOD, S.C. (January 10th, 2023) – The South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s (SCWA) program, Camp Leopold, is quickly growing and making a difference in student’s educational opportunities in and out of the classroom. The Camp Leopold program is on track to have its largest year since its launch in 2012. So far, Camp Leopold has had 2,615 students attend our on-site program this school year, and nearly 4,500 students have had the curriculum brought to them via in-school programs.

So far in the 2022-2023 school year, Camp Leopold has seen a 35% growth in the number of students in attendance. In November, Camp Leopold hosted its largest overnight group in history that consisted of 121 students. We are so thankful for the students, educators, administrators, staff members, corporate sponsors, and SCWA chapters who have supported the program this year and have helped fund its continuation.

The Camp Leopold Director of Sales and Marketing, Joe Gonzalez, says that “It is rewarding to see this program finally gain traction after years of providing experiential learning opportunities for students. Schools around the state are realizing the impact that outdoor education activities have on their student’s mental well-being as well as their test scores.”

The growth Camp Leopold has experienced over recent years has been truly rewarding. Camp Leopold remains committed to offering the best outdoor education experience to students and will continue to improve, adapt, and create new opportunities and activities for a dynamic experience.

The South Carolina Waterfowl Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to enhance and perpetuate South Carolina’s wildlife heritage through education and habitat conservation.


Media Contact:

Maria Hackney

Communications Director


(803) 825-8078

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