Who We Are

We are a non-profit ministry that partners with church groups, professional organizations, and many others to provide special places for retreats, camps, and conferences. We proudly operate under the South Carolina Synod (ELCA) and joyfully open our doors to all groups, regardless of faith or professional background. We invite you to schedule your next group retreat or overnight event with us here at Camp Kinard or Coastal Retreat!

Camp Kinard | Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Camp Kinard sits on 325 acres and is the ideal location in the midlands for retreats, camps, and conferences. With various lodging options, meeting spaces, RV and tent camping sites, and picnic pavilions - it has something for every group!

Camp Kinard offers 18 Lodge Rooms each furnished with two beds and a private bathroom. Camp Kinard's six Cottages are set up "bunk bed style" and can sleep up to 16 people per building. Between the Lodge Rooms and Cottages, Camp Kinard can host overnight groups as large as 160 people!

For more information, we invite you to call (803) 532-2235 or email us today!

Coastal Retreat | Isle of Palms, SC

Coastal Retreat offers all the beauty and fun of the beach while providing a place apart for renewal and growth. The retreat centers has 20 bedrooms and a private suite, sleeping a maximum 84 people. Each room comes equipped with its own private bathroom and shower. Guests may provide their own linens and towels or can rent them from the center.

Meeting rooms are located on the first and second floors and can accommodate small to large groups. Coastal Retreat's kitchen is also available for groups wanting to prepare their own meals while on retreat.

To find out more information, we invite you to call (803) 532-3183 or e-mail us today!

It's amazing what can be accomplished when you bring together a group of volunteers for a fun day of service! Whether it's painting the inside of one of the Cottages, clearing off our many walking trails, landscaping at Coastal Retreat, or doing other minor construction or repair work, we can always use a few people who are willing to break a sweat and give back to this ministry.

Can't make here but still want to help? Another way you can support Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat is to collect supplies on our wishlist. We can also come and pick them up wherever you may be!

For more information on how your volunteer group can become involved at Camp Kinard or Coastal Retreat, we invite you to contact our main office today!

"Words can't describe this camp, the adventure I had, and how much closer I came to God."

These powerful words were found written by a girl named Natalie on one of the bunk beds at Camp Kinard. She attended a youth group retreat and left with memories of a weekend that had changed her life and relationship with God. These words serve as witness to the transformational opportunities that all groups can experience here at Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat.

Last year, the South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers served more than 7,000 people at Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat. While retreat groups provide approximately 80% of our funding and grants from the SC Synod make up an additional 10% - the remainder of our operating funds come through contributions from individuals, congregations, and generous people just like you!

We invite you to make a gift today to our Building+Renewing+Believing Capital Campaign and help more people like Natalie experience life changing retreats at the South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers! Remember, the greater the gift, the greater the possibilities!

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