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South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina
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Class Director Steve Crum
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 30 - April 2, 2020
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $280 first time students; $240 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop April 3, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing Camp Kinard
    $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class April 3, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Jana Daley, State Coordinator - southcarolina@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

March 30 - April 2, 2020

Welcome, TeenPact South Carolina is excited you will be joining us in Columbia! Please read all the information below to learn how to navigate around the Capitol, parking and especially housing at Camp Kinard! TeenPact evening sessions are a vital part of class and take place at Camp Kinard after the dinner hour. We encourage everyone to participate in the evening even if you are a commuter. Again, welcome – we can’t wait to meet you!

 

The Four Day class is a dynamic, hands-on program where students are taught all the elements of state government and student leadership through field experiences, prayer walks, mock legislation and much more. The class is lead by a well trained student staff team who make learning educational, engaging and fun!

 

capitol

Please meet at the Blatt Building in Capitol Complex at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. A TeenPact staffer will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

camp

For students staying at the Camp Kinard, you must check in at camp prior to arriving at the Capitol. Plan to check in and drop off luggage between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning at the Camp Dining Hall.  Once you have dropped off your luggage, please eat lunch before heading to the Capitol.

 

parking

Metered parking is available on Assembly Street and a parking garage close by on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Lady Streets. Plan to arrive early as parking may require additional time.

 

directions

Camp

Prior to arriving at the Capitol, students should make their way to Camp Kinard to drop off all luggage. No luggage is permitted at the Capitol. Follow this map for directions to Camp Kinard.

Capitol

The Capitol Complex is located on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Pendleton Streets. If you are facing the State House on Gervais Street (where Main Street intersects) the Blatt Building is in the far right corner of the complex.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • $7-$8 per day for lunch.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

Students are asked to bring $7-$8 to purchase lunch each day at a nearby restaurant with their committee each day.

 

Note: Residential students will receive a discounted rate at the residential camp to serve as a Meal Credit towards purchasing lunch each day. You will see this automatically reflected online at time of registration.

 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions that give students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Evening Sessions are an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis in class with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another. We often like to say, “TeenPact is so much more than what happens at the capitol!” 

 

Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Evening Session with the Class Director at 7:30 p.m. Parents and Commuting students are encouraged to join us for afternoon free time, dinner and Evening Sessions. There will be a small charge for parents and commuting students joining camp activities. Please feel free to reach out to your State Coordinating Team for details by emailing them at southcarolina@teenpact.com.

 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and observe the Four Day class. We love having parents learning right alongside their student! If you’re unable to stay for the class, please join us for graduation on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. During graduation, students participate in a short mock legislative session, hear speeches from the elected officials, hear a charge from the Program Director, receive graduation certificates and much more!

 

Political Communication Workshop

April 3, 2020

The Political Communication Workshop allows students to explore different aspects of political communication and public presentation through activities and discussions that will challenge students in their public speaking skills. Attendees will participate in a day filled with academic material ranging from policy debates and mock legislative sessions to field experiences, not to mention continued interaction with like minded teens and curriculum that guides students towards Biblical truth.

 

Please meet at the Blatt Building in Columbia by 9:45 a.m on Friday. A TeenPact staffer will meet and direct you to the classroom.  

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Metered parking is available on Assembly Street and a parking garage close by on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Lady Streets. Plan to arrive early as parking may require additional time.

 

directions

The Capitol Complex is located on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Pendleton Streets. If you are facing the State House on Gervais Street (where Main Street intersects) the Blatt Building is in the far right corner of the complex.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • $7-$8 for lunch.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

Students and families are asked to bring $7-$8 to purchase their own lunch for the Political Communication Workshop. Lunch will not be provided.

 

Parents may either drop off their student at the class or stay and observe the class. We love having parents learn alongside their student!

 

Camp

March 30-April 3, 2020

Students are invited to stay with other students and staff at Camp Kinard, located in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. In addition to the time at the Capitol, staying at the camp gives students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, play Ultimate Frisbee, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Time at Camp Kinard is an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis at the Capitol with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another.

 

Lodging, transportation, breakfasts and dinners are included in the cost of the residential camp fee of $195 for three nights or $240 for four nights.  To reserve your slot at the camp, please include this option online during registration. Students who are not able to stay at Camp Kinard are invited to join us for the afternoon activities and evening sessions.


NOTE: All students and chaperones staying at the camp should drop off luggage between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning at the Camp Dining Hall.  Please eat lunch prior to arriving at the Capitol.

 

Please click here for a Map to Camp Kinard. Detailed directions below.

 

Directions to Camp Kinard:
(East) For those who are traveling toward Columbia on I20: Get off at exit 39 (US-178 West Fairview Rd). Go back across the interstate and go northwest on US-178 for 4 miles. Turn right at state road S-32-77 (Two Notch Road). There is a Samaria Baptist Church at that corner. Travel 3.1 miles on Two Notch Rd, Camp Kinard entrance will be on the right at Kinard Court.


(West) For those who are traveling towards Atlanta on I20: Get off at exit 44 (Pond Branch Rd) and go towards Batesburg-Leesville. Turn right on the exit ramp; do not cross back over interstate. Go 2.9 miles on Pond Branch Rd. Turn left at state road S-32-77 (Two Notch Road). Travel 1 mile on Two Notch Rd, Camp Kinard entrance will be on the left at Kinard Court.

 

bring this

  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Sheets, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Capitol clothes (see dress code)
  • Casual camp clothes (due to warm temperatures, consider bringing extra t-shirts, socks, etc.)
  • Umbrella/Raincoat

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, students will enjoy dinner together at 6:00 p.m., followed by an Evening Session with the Class Director at 7:30 p.m. Commuting students are encouraged to join us for afternoon free time, dinner and Evening Sessions. There will be a small charge for commuting students joining camp activities. Please feel free to reach out to your State Coordinating Team for details by emailing them at southcarolina@teenpact.com.

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to invest in the next generation and make some great new friends along the way? Join us as a chaperone for TeenPact Leadership Schools! You are invited to assist us with carrying out our goal of raising gospel-centered leaders. As a chaperone, you have many responsibilities, including staying in the room with a group of students, assisting with student transportation each day, and having the opportunity to observe or participate in aspects of the class, including Prayer Walks, TeenPact Legislature, and Evening Sessions. You may be asked to assist with preparing and distributing meals and snacks during lunch and Coffeehouse. You are also welcome to join the students for Rendezvous or have a separate Chaperone Rendezvous, which is an amazing time to pour into the students spiritually and be blessed yourself. You will be surprised by how much you personally receive through this week of service. Because you will be on site, you will be able to have the full TeenPact experience alongside your student, seeing first-hand how God uses the ministry to change lives. 

 

If you would like to join us, we would love you to register. As with many ministry opportunities there is a cost to serve. TeenPact invites parents to serve as chaperones for $140 for three nights or $180 for four nights. This registration fee covers your housing and meals for the week at our cost.

 

One Day Class

April 3, 2020

The One Day Class is a “snapshot” of what happens at the Four Day and is filled with worship, skits, prayer walks, discussing bills in committees, elections and much more.  It’s a fabulous day to spend with younger students while introducing them to state government processes.  

 

Please meet at the Blatt Building in Columbia by 9:45 a.m on Friday. A TeenPact staffer will meet and direct you to the classroom.  

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

The Capitol Complex is located on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Pendleton Streets. If you are facing the State House on Gervais Street (where Main Street intersects) the Blatt Building is in the far right corner of the complex.

 

parking

Metered parking is available on Assembly Street and a parking garage close by on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Lady Streets. Plan to arrive early as parking may require additional time.

 

directions

The Capitol Complex is located on Assembly Street, between Gervais and Pendleton Streets. If you are facing the State House on Gervais Street (where Main Street intersects) the Blatt Building is in the far right corner of the complex.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • $7-$8 for lunch.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

We will break midday for lunch.  There are a number of wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the Statehouse where you can have lunch for $7-$8 per person. If you would prefer, you are welcome to bring lunch from home and picnic on the Statehouse grounds.  

 

Parents are required to stay with their students (and students they may be chaperoning from another family) for the entire class.