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Camp Welfare


(803) 482-3501

This is one of the two known campgrounds in the Olde English District and of only a handful that remain in the state. Founded in 1878, situated on eleven acres of land in rural Winnsboro, it includes Camp Welfare African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church, its cemetery, the open-air arbor and many small cinder block or wood houses know as tents. The annual religious and fellowship services or “camp meetings,” held in August, are well-attended. The church, line many in the South, was started after the Civil War as a brush arbor church.