YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center

YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center The YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor center features acres of forest, streams, and fields for outdoor education, summer day camps, and experiential learning.
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Happy First Day of Spring! Beautiful sunset for the first mow of the season!
03/19/2020

Happy First Day of Spring! Beautiful sunset for the first mow of the season!

Did you know there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every "lucky" four-leaf clover? The leaves of four-le...
03/17/2020

Did you know there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every "lucky" four-leaf clover? The leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

03/09/2020

"We never underestimate the simplest lesson or the briefest wink of time. It may be a star in someone's horizon for all eternity."

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the little things that can make a lasting impact this summer! Register for day camp online today!

Hollingsworth Day Camp means archery, campfires and life-long friendships! Register today online!
03/06/2020

Hollingsworth Day Camp means archery, campfires and life-long friendships! Register today online!

We've got the magic at Hollingsworth! Come join us this summer for a magical Day Camp experience at Hollingsworth Outdoo...
02/12/2020

We've got the magic at Hollingsworth! Come join us this summer for a magical Day Camp experience at Hollingsworth Outdoor Center! We are excited to offer 6 weeks of day camp starting on July 6th and our last session August 10th.

Online registration opens this Saturday February 15th! See you this summer!

We are excited to introduce the new Hollingworth Outdoor Center Manager. Please join us in welcoming Alex Beavers to the...
01/23/2020

We are excited to introduce the new Hollingworth Outdoor Center Manager. Please join us in welcoming Alex Beavers to the YMCA of Greenville team.

Looking for a super fun field trip close to home? Check out the YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center! We have a wide variet...
08/16/2019

Looking for a super fun field trip close to home? Check out the YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center! We have a wide variety of activities that meet standards in science and history as well as an excellent team building course!

Looking for something to do the day before school? Sign up for the SOS day at the Hollingsworth Outdoor Center! Register...
08/07/2019

Looking for something to do the day before school? Sign up for the SOS day at the Hollingsworth Outdoor Center! Register at any Y branch today!

Would it be camp without ooy gooy s'mores?
07/31/2019

Would it be camp without ooy gooy s'mores?

07/31/2019

Slip n slide was epic today!

Today we played gaga ball and searched the creek for fish!
07/29/2019

Today we played gaga ball and searched the creek for fish!

It's going to be a great week 8 @ Hollingsworth Day Camp! Stay tuned for an inside look throughout the week!
07/29/2019

It's going to be a great week 8 @ Hollingsworth Day Camp! Stay tuned for an inside look throughout the week!

Here's a few highlights from Hollingsworth Day Camp this week. Call or visit the Y today if you'd like to register for o...
07/26/2019

Here's a few highlights from Hollingsworth Day Camp this week. Call or visit the Y today if you'd like to register for our last week!

It feels a little too much like Fall to not do hayrides this morning!
07/24/2019

It feels a little too much like Fall to not do hayrides this morning!

Team building activities are something that set Hollingsworth Day Camp apart from other Y camps. These activities teach ...
07/23/2019

Team building activities are something that set Hollingsworth Day Camp apart from other Y camps. These activities teach campers patience, positive communication and of course team work!

Bouldering, disc golf and arrow making are camper favorites here at Hollingsworth! We still have spots available for wee...
07/18/2019

Bouldering, disc golf and arrow making are camper favorites here at Hollingsworth! We still have spots available for weeks 7 and 8. Stop by the Y today!

Yesterday at Hollingsworth Day camp we built forts and got to try our hand at Ax Throwing! What could be in store today?
07/16/2019

Yesterday at Hollingsworth Day camp we built forts and got to try our hand at Ax Throwing! What could be in store today?

A beautiful foggy sunrise welcomed December at the Hollingsworth Outdoor Center!
12/01/2017

A beautiful foggy sunrise welcomed December at the Hollingsworth Outdoor Center!

We so enjoyed having Greer Middle School visit!
11/21/2017

We so enjoyed having Greer Middle School visit!

‪8th graders experience Antebellum South Carolina through an on-site field trip (w/ YMCA Hollingsworth Center), 4 sessions: New Beginnings, spinning/wool, shingles & blessing dolls, and hoe & ash cakes. Thanks to Mrs. Shawn Myers for coordinating this event. Greenville County Schools YMCA of Greenville

10/05/2016

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY
IN YOUR BACK YARD

Twilight Tours at Oakland Plantation

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Where: YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center

How Much: Free to GHS YMCA members and their families.

Activities will include:
Lantern tours of a historic 1823 plantation, including 10 buildings eligible for the National Historic Register
Crafting hand-dipped candles
Making bricks the old-fashioned way
Riving a cedar shingle
Blacksmith demonstration
Gospel singing by the Old Time Gospel Duo
Hoe cakes, apple cider, and ash cakes
Hayrides around the plantation

For more information, contact Greg McKee at 864-704-0378.

Week 9 - almost end of summer and another busy week with Under Construction.  Lots of projects flying out the door and a...
08/03/2016

Week 9 - almost end of summer and another busy week with Under Construction. Lots of projects flying out the door and a big thank you to the Home Depot on Woodruff Road for their kind donation of bird houses and a new football game for the kids to construct. Another successful week is underway!

Week 8 Under Construction summer camp at Hollingsworth - a hot, but fun week!!
08/03/2016

Week 8 Under Construction summer camp at Hollingsworth - a hot, but fun week!!

A few more pictures to share...the staff and volunteers for Camp Cultura at the end of a hot July 4th week;  Da Bears (h...
07/25/2016

A few more pictures to share...the staff and volunteers for Camp Cultura at the end of a hot July 4th week; Da Bears (ha!) digging during week 6, Archaeology Camp; Fire building during week 7 of Wilderness Ways and finally, last week, week 7, the end of the Overmountain Trek coming back dirty and happy from a fun adventure on the road!!

Wilderness Ways, week 7, had a blast shooting archery, making ice cream...we even dripped the cold bag on our heads and ...
07/19/2016

Wilderness Ways, week 7, had a blast shooting archery, making ice cream...we even dripped the cold bag on our heads and faces to cool off. The older group created intricate shelters during our shelter building unit. Check these out!!

Week 7 at Hollingsworth...the summer is whipping by!!  This week we have the Overmountain Group and a Wilderness Ways Ca...
07/19/2016

Week 7 at Hollingsworth...the summer is whipping by!! This week we have the Overmountain Group and a Wilderness Ways Camp going on.

The Overmountaineers learned camping skills early in the week and will be heading out from Hollingsworth on Wednesday morning to retrace the Overmountain Settlers footsteps. (The overmountain men and women were backcountry settlers who defeated the loyalist militia at the battle of King's Mountain in 1780. Campers will retrace their steps with visits to Kings Mountain, Roan Mountain and Sycamore Shoals Historic Park)

Today, I caught the campers playing campfire games that they'll play around the campfire while on their trip - Werewolf was this game!!

The Overmountaineers learned camping skills early in the week and will be heading out from Hollingsworth on Wednesday morning to retrace the Overmountain Settlers footsteps. (The overmountain men and women were backcountry settlers who defeated the loyalist militia at the battle of King's Mountain in 1780. Campers will retrace their steps with visits to Kings Mountain, Roan Mountain and Sycamore Shoals Historic Park)O

Week 6 brought Greenville Schools again for a survival type of field trip...shelter building, archery and learning how t...
07/19/2016

Week 6 brought Greenville Schools again for a survival type of field trip...shelter building, archery and learning how to build a fire with a nice marshmallow to reward our hard work!!! Fun to get out into the wilds of Hollingsworth!! (If you're quiet, you'll hear birds, bugs and babbling brooks along with kids giggling!) A fun experience for all!

Week 6 - Archaeology time!!  The older crowd found a new spring, next to the spring house - wow!!!  The younger group to...
07/19/2016

Week 6 - Archaeology time!! The older crowd found a new spring, next to the spring house - wow!!! The younger group took a break from all of that digging and made bricks and ice cream...perfect for a hot day!!

Hi all!!  Been working (teaching archery and fire building!) rather than posting pictures...sorry!!  Week 5 from Wildern...
07/13/2016

Hi all!! Been working (teaching archery and fire building!) rather than posting pictures...sorry!! Week 5 from Wilderness Ways - the older group - I let the kids take pictures with my phone! Here they are!

This week was a busy one with Archaelogy Camp, Greenville Schools coming for survival games as well as The Sports Club K...
06/23/2016

This week was a busy one with Archaelogy Camp, Greenville Schools coming for survival games as well as The Sports Club Kids Camp. Greenville Schools and Sports Club kids got to shoot archery, created a shelter and even learned how to build a fire. The reward at the end of the session was a "special treat" for the campers. Here are some pictures of the Sports Club Kids Camp...

The older team in week 3 Archaeology camp found a treasure trove of goodies in our new dig site - a bunch of tools and e...
06/23/2016

The older team in week 3 Archaeology camp found a treasure trove of goodies in our new dig site - a bunch of tools and electronic type of things. Take a look at all of the pictures, it was a hot week, but the kids should be extremely proud of what they found!! Fun to dig and find all of these things...history in the making!!

More from Archaelogy camp, the younger group having fun next to the Wash House, finding all sorts of artifacts!
06/23/2016

More from Archaelogy camp, the younger group having fun next to the Wash House, finding all sorts of artifacts!

3rd week of fun at Hollingsworth...even through the heat!!  Here's archaeology camp - the younger group, having fun digg...
06/23/2016

3rd week of fun at Hollingsworth...even through the heat!! Here's archaeology camp - the younger group, having fun digging for pieces of plates.

06/20/2016
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Wow, the German's kind of have the right idea! A bit like Hollingsworth! Maybe not quite ready to give them knives but tools - definitely!!

Knives and fire in kindergarten?

At Germany's forest schools, everything is outdoors and the toys are tools.

Our annual Juneteenth was held last Friday June 17th and John Fowler again was there to share his songs and storytelling...
06/20/2016

Our annual Juneteenth was held last Friday June 17th and John Fowler again was there to share his songs and storytelling. Several folks made brooms and everyone shared in a good old fashioned barbecue lunch - courtesy of Bucky's BBQ! Fun was had by all!

Greenville Schools connected at Hollingsworth with an exploration of our 55 acres.  The theme this week was survival so ...
06/20/2016

Greenville Schools connected at Hollingsworth with an exploration of our 55 acres. The theme this week was survival so firemaking, archery and shelter building were top of the list!

Our new American Roots camp with Flannery leading the charge, caught a break and was indoors for their "instrument makin...
06/20/2016

Our new American Roots camp with Flannery leading the charge, caught a break and was indoors for their "instrument making" activity! They had a blast and let their "creative" side out while learning a bunch about the origins of our American heritage and folklore!

Week 2 was a HOT one!!!  Plenty of shade and water was provided and of course...fun was had by all!!  Wilderness ways ha...
06/20/2016

Week 2 was a HOT one!!! Plenty of shade and water was provided and of course...fun was had by all!! Wilderness ways had a blast dipping themselves in "spring water" to keep cool. The younger Wilderness Ways group built a shelter and of course everyone shot lots of archery!!

Our red tailed hawks were at it again at Hollingsworth - I had my zoom with me this time - tee hee!!  Don't forget to co...
06/10/2016

Our red tailed hawks were at it again at Hollingsworth - I had my zoom with me this time - tee hee!! Don't forget to come on out and check out our wonderful camps this summer! Sign ups are still being accepted at the front desk - we're just getting started!! We are kicking off summer with beautiful weather, great staff and fantastic campers!! And...oh by the way...a whole bunch of nature!! What could be better!!???

Finally, who doesn't like a challenge of "finding the 4 leaf clover"!!  Apparently the Grizzlies in Under Construction C...
06/10/2016

Finally, who doesn't like a challenge of "finding the 4 leaf clover"!! Apparently the Grizzlies in Under Construction Camp were pro's!! Never seen so many found!! Ian's astounded!!

Check out the cool fort we built in Under Construction Camp at Hollingsworth!  Archery too!!
06/10/2016

Check out the cool fort we built in Under Construction Camp at Hollingsworth! Archery too!!

Under Construction Group Photo's for fun!!!
06/10/2016

Under Construction Group Photo's for fun!!!

Under Construction Camp at Hollingsworth Outdoor Center had us building from our Creation Station and we made planes and...
06/10/2016

Under Construction Camp at Hollingsworth Outdoor Center had us building from our Creation Station and we made planes and vehicles throughout the week and even a cedar bench!

The first full week of camp at Hollingsworth Outdoor Center was our Under Construction Camp and it was a fun one!! Many ...
06/10/2016

The first full week of camp at Hollingsworth Outdoor Center was our Under Construction Camp and it was a fun one!! Many projects were built and tie dye was one of our projects to end the week...

We "captured" the two red tailed hawks - our resident birds at Hollingsworth!!! Hard to get a good close up!!!  Aren't t...
05/31/2016

We "captured" the two red tailed hawks - our resident birds at Hollingsworth!!! Hard to get a good close up!!! Aren't they gorgeous!!

More fantastic volunteers from Creative Builders for Hands on Greenville, this time working at the Y Program Center - st...
05/04/2016

More fantastic volunteers from Creative Builders for Hands on Greenville, this time working at the Y Program Center - staircase done!! A big thank you to all!!

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259 Adams Mill Rd
Simpsonville, SC
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Shelter building at Wilderness Ways camp
Learning to identify plants during Wilderness Ways!
Campers "dig" archaeology camp!