Low Country Camping Trip

This sign is from the Penn Center in St. Helena, South Carolina.
We are camping down the road from this historic site and an important piece of African American history. This site is on the National Historic register.
Here is a description from the Beaufort S.C visitor bureau.
"With its abundant farms and shrimp docks, St. Helena Island, just 5 miles east of Beaufort, offers visitors a glimpse into rural Low-country life past and present. St. Helena is home to the Penn Center, one of the first schools for the children of freed slaves the location of a small rural cottage, where Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted his famous “I have a dream speech”.

After visiting the Penn Center we were moved and felt inspired by the culture of the Gullah/Geechee people.
There are 15 historic buildings and structures on the Penn Center Campus, and over 50 acres of beautiful live oak trees leading to a expansive salt marsh
Salt Marsh behind the Penn Ctr.

Penn Center St. Helena S.C.
This area is a must see, for all people not just African Americans, so much culture, art and history.
Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.


Stay tuned for more of this historic area.
The Camping Consultants


  1. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Great post! I have been following your blog since you started it. It is just a wonderful camping blog, just wonderful. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to read your next post.

  2. Great information! I am from SC and I am embarrassed to say that I never heard of Penn Center! Thanks for educating me!

  3. This is just terrific! I just posted this link on the Outdoor Afro facebook group and referenced The Gullah Geechee Nation's site as well. It means so much to make visible our national treasures that honor the legacy of people of color.

    Keep up the great work you guys!

    Founder, Outdoor Afro

  4. Thank you for writing your blog. I am enjoying all of your stories, pictures and advice from experience.