Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Program and Training Center


Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Program and Training Center is located in Marlboro County near Bennettsville, S.C. The site includes 500 acres of beautiful sandhills that have been developed for the enjoyment of Girl Scouts. Activity facilities include a swimming pool, two lakes, an archery range, 2 Lake waterslides, sports fields, a clay pit and an air conditioned dining hall. The housing facilities are cabins with two heated and air-conditioned units (Windy Hill and Whispering Pines) making Sandy Ridge ideal for year-round use.  We also look forward to opening a Lake Zip-Line in Spring 2014. Sandy Ridge has a  Partnership with our Neighboring Camp, Camp Pee Dee which means that we can now offer year round Horseback riding and an Extreme High Ropes course!  To get a detailed look at our accommodations, please check out a gallery of site photos here.

Sandy Ridge is open daily for independent troop camping and events. Staff and or volunteers run program events one weekend each month. The 2014 Resident Camp season will run June 16th-August 1st. If all weeks fill to more than 75% we will add an additional week from August 3rd -8th. 

 We are proud to announce that Sandy Ridge is making the move to Electronic Registration which will begin Feb 3rd.  An Early Bird Discount will run from Feb 3rd-10th.   If you register during this time you will receive a 20% discount off your camp fees!   

Letter From Loretta Graham (CEO)

Dear Parents and Campers,

As we leap into summer adventure, the words of one of our most familiar camp songs seem more relevant to our work today: “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.”

In this brochure you will see exciting programs highlighting adventures the girls will be embarking on this summer. We are fortunate to have Chuck Iler, such a motivated and dedicated Camp Director who has been working hard to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible for our girls. He has listened to their feedback and implemented new and creative ideas to bring together the aspects of a thoroughly enjoyable and educational camp experience. He has gone out of his way to ensure phenomenal camp sessions.  

We want the Girl Scout camping experience to be available to every girl. Now more than ever, we are reaching out to girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be a part of the camp experience at Sandy Ridge.  It is gratifying how many old friends still contribute their invaluable time, resources and enthusiasm to Girl Scouts. Without their persevering commitment, we could not continue to bring inspiration and support to girls in this council.  As we approach a new camp season in Girl Scouting, it is immensely satisfying to know that the reputation and legacy Girl Scouting has built and sustained since 1912 continues to be an attractive path to build tomorrow’s leaders by providing them leadership skills today.

For some girls, we are taking them to a camp they have never seen before! The surroundings may be new but the fun and the friends will seem quite familiar. With old friends and new they will encounter opportunities for growth as individuals, teams and as Girl Scouts. 

In the spirit of friendship, both old and new, we invite you to an eagerly awaited 2014 camp season. You are an   integral part of helping Girl Scouts have a unique and memorable outdoor experience. From my heart, I say, “Thank You” to our old friends and to our new friends I say, “Welcome to Camp!”

So, let us lead the leap; as we move into an exhilarating outdoor adventure! Together, we truly are shaping tomorrow’s leaders…one girl at a time.

Have a great summer!

 Loretta Graham

CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

And a few words from our Camp Director:

Hello Campers and Parents,


Another summer of singing, high adventures, water fights, horseback riding, water sliding, zip-lining, high ropes climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, paddle boating, kayaking, s’mores eating, food fights, mosquito-squashing, dance parties, acting, friend making, fishing, nature exploring, clay pit squishing, raft building, bug spraying, game playing, arrow shooting, Dutch auctioning, slumber parties, laughing, being goofy and having the Best Time of Your Life is right around the corner!

I am so excited to welcome Girl Scouts to Summer Camp 2014. We have many new adventures awaiting girls this summer, including:

¨ Counselor-in-Training program

¨ Early Bird Pricing

¨ Later Check-Out time on Friday—extending the time at camp

¨ A skill progressive Horseback Riding program

¨ Lake zip-line

¨ International staff members from Australia, New Zealand, England, and Scotland

¨ Travel trips to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte and Carowinds

¨ Themed Weeks

¨ On-line camp registration

¨ Science and Nature Center

¨ Transportation from Beaufort, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Florence

All girls who attend Sandy Ridge will get to experience the same basic activities. Everyone will experience swimming on a daily basis, weather permitting. Arts and crafts, cookouts, campfires, hikes, science and nature activities, singing, and team building activities will be experienced each week. By signing up for a specialized program girls do all traditional camp activities as well as focus on the themed program.

Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young ladies to learn important life skills while enjoying the fun and  excitement camp has to offer. At camp, we work hard to help your camper find out who she is, who she wants to be, and realize she can do anything she sets her mind to! Developing courage, confidence, and character is part of daily life at camp. Girls will develop the courage to try new things and to achieve a higher goal on activities she done in the past. She will strengthen her confidence in knowing that everyone is different and it is okay to be herself. Her character will come through when she knows she pushed herself to her limit and tried her hardest. Please feel free to contact me with anycomments or concerns. I know sending your daughter to camp can be stressful. I am here to help make it as smooth as possible. Thank you so much! See you at camp!

Work Hard, Play Hard, Change Lives!  

Chuck Iler

Summer Resident Camp Director

843-479-6814 or



2014 Online Camp Brochure

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