We are a not-for-profit educational service for public and private school students and the program welcomes all kinds of groups. Up to 170 can be accommodated with all teaching, full room and board and just about everything you need provided during your stay.
The campus includes nearly one mile of beach, 100 acres of salt marsh, 200 acres of undisturbed maritime forest, freshwater ponds, and a freshwater swamp. Barrier Island facilities include classrooms, numerous outdoor teaching sites, arts and crafts building, climate controlled gymnasium, low ropes course, beachfront recreation hall, lighted outdoor recreation field, a health center, full-service dining hall and climate controlled beachfront cabins with bathrooms.
The Barrier Island program is and always has been a ministry of St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, located 25 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina on Seabrook Island.
Since 1980, the Barrier Island Environmental Education Program has provided public and private school students in Kindergarten through 12th grades a unique opportunity to learn about and experience nature in a way that is hands-on, memorable and a whole lot of fun. Our carefully designed program impacts over 8,000 school-aged children each year by giving them the chance to discover the scientific world with all of their senses in an open and encouraging environment designed to see, smell, touch, hear and, yes, even taste lessons in biology, ecology, conservation, astronomy, botany and much more. The kids love it, and very often have their eyes opened to a world they have never experienced or understood before.
Barrier Island’s sessions run throughout the school year. Schools come for either a 3 day or a 5-day session. With over 35 years of professional educational experience, the program and naturalist staff have earned the approval and admiration of educators throughout the Southeast. Will your students be among those who get to share in this amazing experience?