At Famous Adventures, we believe that every child is full of great ideas, capable of achieving their dreams, and in-need of inspiring adults.
We believe that developing their connection to the natural world -- and to one another -- will help them find their greatest passions. When kids unplug, when they slow down, when they focus on the world around them, they begin to discover who they are. We firmly believe nature facilitates introspection and positive development.
While your children are young, give them time to observe the rise and fall of the tides, to sketch the details of a seashell, and to push their the limits on a high ropes course. With each step outside of their comfort zones, children begin to figure out how strong and smart they really are.
We also believe that you're never too old to enjoy Adventures to the fullest.
The same rules above apply to you, too! We offer team-building and special events for adults. Join us for an afternoon of Environmental Volunteerism today.
Did you know?
Our staff:camper ratio is 2 staff to 13 campers. An adult (age 25+) and a student (16-21 years old) lead each trip. All of the Famous Adventures staff have completed:
- Background checks and professional references
- Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention and reporting training
- First Aid and CPR. All adult staff are Wilderness First Aid or equivalent (overnight camp standard).
- Staff training specific to Famous Adventures
- Drivers have additional DMV record checks
- Our outfitters exceed the standards in their industries. See our partners below if you're looking for trusted specialty camps.
Kyndra Luce - Owner & Lead Guide
Born and raised in Charleston, Kyndra has been exploring the Lowcountry for decades. Her passion for the outdoors led her to study Recreation at Appalachian State University with a concentration in Outdoor Education. She also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Georgia in Recreation, where she ran the Outdoors Program while attending graduate school.
She is certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid, and has the mantra "Safety First, Awesome Second."
She has thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, worked as a Wilderness Instructor for at-risk youth, competed in an Olympic-distance triathlon, spent 3 months touring the National Parks, and bicycled 500 miles across North Carolina. She still camps on a regular basis, and is serious about s'mores.
Meagan Collins - Lead Guide
Meagan grew up in Atlanta, GA, with a family that often camped and hiked in The National Parks. She is no stranger to Adventure! Meagan graduated from College of Charleston with a degree in Science Education, and is currently earning her MEd from the Citadel. She holds CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications.
A high school physics teacher at Porter-Gaud School, Meagan also coaches the swim team and trebuchet competitions. Meagan and her family sail to the Bahamas each summer to enjoy some serious fishing.
Josh Jettie - Lead Guide
Josh is a Hilton Head native who has traveled all over the world on adventures! In this photo, he's in honeymooning in Iceland. How crazy, cool is that? Seriously adaptive to all climates, Josh is also at home on the water here in the Lowcountry. While serving six years as a river boat Captian in the Navy, Josh spent hundreds of hours teaching young people in Iraq and Honduras about all things water. He is a certified Naval Class 2 Combat Swimmer, "which means I can swim and help people who are drowning." That's quite an understatement, and Josh will be your best buddy this summer with all of this stories and super-hero rescue skills.
Haley Bauer - Instructor
We are so excited to have Haley on the team this summer, and you'll be the first to agree! Haley is a student at West Ashley high school with a passion for camp. She has been zip lining in Mexico, parasailing, cave swimming and snorkeling! Locally, Haley enjoys bicycling on the Greenway, swim team, and heading up her school's DECA club.
Emma Dufresne - Instructor
Emma is a rising junior at Agnes Scott College in Decatur GA. She is a camp gal at heart and is excited to spend the summer at home in Charleston. Emma has been attending summer camp in North Carolina since she was 9 years old, continuing as a counselor for the past three years. She enjoys camping, kayaking, climbing, biking, and ultimate frisbee. Most of all, she loves passing on her outdoor enthusiasm to kids - which is exactly what we aspire to do with Famous Adventures.
Jonathan Laureano - Instructor
Jonathan can often be found at the Tech Help Desk at Porter-Gaud School, where he is currently a Junior. Jonathan's leadership has been crafted as a member of the Community Emergency Response Team with the West Ashley Police and while completing the Outward Bound Leadership course. What a great mentor for kids who love the outdoors!
Ryan Strauchon - Instructor
Ryan is a Junior at Palmetto Scholars' Academy. His preferred outdoor sport is skiing, but in the summers in Charleston he'll settle for outdoor adventures on the water. When he isn't outdoors, Ryan can be founds at a Magic Gathering or Cyber Patriots competition. Ryan is also active in his church Youth Group and is big brother to a Famous Adventures camper. I hope you like puns... After a week with Ryan, you will!
New for our winter camps: learn circus arts with Aerial Fit. Offering a wide range of classes including low aerial classes like aerial yoga, and classes that take students higher including aerial silks, aerial hoop, and static trapeze.