Expedition Sewee

Discover the wonders of marine science while exploring the South Carolina coast over the course of a one-day or three-day field study experience.

Dive into a learning adventure with Expedition Sewee! With age-appropriate programs designed for grades 2-8, Expedition Sewee offers an unforgettable study of coastal ecosystems—how they function, what they provide and why they’re important to preserve. Led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff, students and teachers will explore beaches, salt marshes, and Native American cultural resources; get an

Operating as usual


For ONE NIGHT ONLY! If you missed our Harvest Moon night walks out at camp you are in luck. We are opening November 21st for another night walk! Join us on a fun and educational walk suitable for ages 6 and up where we will learn about all our natural night life in the Lowcountry and end with an evening campfire and a sweet smores treat. Check in is from 6:00 pm-6:30 pm and class will start at 6:30 pm. The cost is $15/person. Spots are limited, so if you are interested in signing up please email Megan Griffith [email protected] to register!


We are excited to announce another NEW OPPORTUNITY, beginning next week we will host Family Day Camps at Camp Sewee! Family Days will consist of one outdoor marine science-based activity and additional time for families to picnic and enjoy Camp Sewee and the intracoastal waterway. We operate programs that align with SC Science Standards throughout the year, and now more than ever it is important to get kids outside to learn and love the outdoors!

The three activities we are offering this fall are as follows:
-Marine Life: crabbing and cast netting in the intracoastal waterway
-Coastal Ecosystems: Nature walk around camp to learn about different ecosystems in the lowcountry and SC flora and fauna
-Salt Marsh Exploration

If you are interested in signing up please email Megan Griffith at [email protected] or direct message our page for more information!


So excited for this week at CAMP SEWEE!


Thanks Angel Oak Elementary for exploring the world of Marine Science with us at Expedition Sewee!!


These smart, strong, positive ladies will be impacting hundreds of children by teaching them about marine science this spring at Expedition Sewee! #girlpower #internationalwomensday


We loved learning about South Carolina history and marine science this week at Expedition Sewee with Holly Hill Academy!!


We loved learning about Marine Science this week at Expedition Sewee with Ben Lippen School!!


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Expedition Sewee


Expedition Sewee's cover photo


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Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute is now taking applications for the 2016 Youth Development Practitioner Award! The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding performance in the creation and implementation of youth development programs or services. Please see the attached PDF for more information including evaluation criteria and eligibility requirements.

Nominations will be accepted October 24, 2016 – December 15, 2016 and the winner will be notified in mid-January. The link to nominate yourself or others is here: https://goo.gl/forms/Uq9qqkk5S1toRLU42

The winner of the Youth Development Practitioner Award will be recognized at the US Play Coalition Play Conference at Clemson University April 2-5, 2017. The winner will have conference fees paid, hotel accommodations and up to $500 in travel to attend the Play Coalition.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Bargar at 864-787-2893.

amazon.com 09/08/2016

Transforming Stress for Teens: The HeartMath Solution for Staying Cool Under Pressure (The Instant Help Solutions Series)

We are happy to announce our newest book Transforming Stress for Teens: The HeartMath Solution for Staying Cool Under Pressure, co-written by the Youth Learning Institute’s Executive Director, Stephen Lance. We encourage you to see for yourself the difference these tools will make in your child’s progression to adulthood. To learn more, click on the link below.

amazon.com It’s stressful being a teen! In Transforming Stress for Teens, leaders from the world-renowned Institute of HeartMath and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute team up to teach overwhelmed and stressed-out teens how to use HeartMath skills—proven-effective tools and tech...

Marlboro Academy 05/02/2016

Eighth grade tradition: getting hands on at Expedition Sewee!

Eighth grade tradition: getting hands on at Expedition Sewee!


Merrywood Elementary


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marinesciencetoday.com 04/12/2016

Humans aren’t the only ones who bond over food

At Expedition Sewee we definitely bond over food and fish!

marinesciencetoday.com Some fish prefer to swim with other fish that eat the same food, rather than swim with other members of their own species.


Merrywood Elementary


Charleston Collegiate

techtimes.com 03/24/2016

Narwhal tusk - Scientists finally solve its real purpose

Narwhals just got a whole lot cooler...

techtimes.com The unicorns of the sea are unusual. Now we know why they have that unusual horn.

Tigerville Elementary 03/23/2016

Getting down with some magical Marine Science.

Getting down with some magical Marine Science.

Tigerville Elementary 03/22/2016

Getting down with some magical Marine Science.

Getting down with some magical Marine Science.

McCormick Elementary 03/14/2016

McCormick Chiefs getting scientific at Expedition Sewee!

McCormick Chiefs getting scientific at Expedition Sewee!


McCormick Elementary


McCormick Elementary

hngn.com 03/09/2016

Rare Great White Pelican Appears At Florida Refuge, 4,000 Miles From Home

It just needs to come a little farther north.

hngn.com A great white pelican has been spotted at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, about 4,000 miles from home. This rare visit may be the first time the bird has been seen in North American.


McCormick Elementary


South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Box crabs are little armored tanks of the marine world. Their limbs fold up neatly into a compact shape, leaving no vulnerable parts exposed to predators. They can bury themselves in the sand for further protection.

The way a box crab’s claws fold over its face—as if in embarrassment—earned it the nickname "shame-faced crab," but it’s not exactly timid. An adept predator in its own right, the box crab’s powerful claws are perfect for cracking open mollusk shells it finds as it scuttles along the seafloor.

This species, called the flame box crab (Calappa flammea), is one of about 50 in the genus. Image from the Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center collections.

#TaxonomyTuesday #crustaceans #crabs

postandcourier.com 01/26/2016

Right whale calving grounds expanded to include SC

This is so exciting!

postandcourier.com Federal fisheries managers Tuesday expanded critical habitat for the perilously endangered right whale, a move that includes adding South Carolina waters to the winter calving ground.

washingtonpost.com 12/03/2015

The world’s oldest bird is ready to do the unthinkable – have yet another baby

Shorebirds are awesome! So thankful that we get to view so many different species of shorebirds here at camp.

washingtonpost.com The oldest known bird to lay an egg and raise a chick landed over Thanksgiving weekend at a refuge in the Pacific Ocean, apparently to do it again.


We had an incredible fall season of Expedition Sewee, on behalf of the fall 2015 staff, we would like to thank all who made it possible. Now we all part ways for the winter. Happy holidays we hope its filled with the magic of marine science!


We were visited by the tech wizards again and they were "enchanted" by the "magic" of marine science.


We hired our local Sasquatch to take pictures of the roaring good time Williamsburg academy had here at sewee this week.


Promoting our Outdoor Ed programs at the SC Squared Conference in Columbia until 3pm today. Come over and see us.

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Dive into a learning adventure with Expedition Sewee!

With age-appropriate programs designed for grades 2-8, Expedition Sewee offers an unforgettable study of coastal ecosystems. Teachers and students will explore beaches, salt marshes, landforms and cultural resources of the Lowcountry. Surrounded by Francis Marion National Forest and Camp Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Expedition Sewee is perfectly staged to give your students an up-close look at plant and animal interactions in the natural world, while focusing on SC state science standards.





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Awendaw, SC
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