Camp Welfare | Olde English District

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Camp Welfare

6653 Camp Welfare Rd.
Winnsboro, SC 29180
(803) 482-3633

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