Kiawah Island Week


Kiawah Island Week

Grades: 9-12
Cost: TBD
Dates: TBD

Kiawah Island Details

Located only 25 miles south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Week promises to be six days of fun beach activities and exciting water adventures on one of top-ten beaches in the United States. Come and meet new friends while relaxing on the beach or paddle boarding through the tidal marshes. Through engaging talks, creative presentations, and open discussions, the program offers age-appropriate conversations about God, Christianity, and other big issues.

With a lush Lowcountry setting on an unspoiled barrier island, Kiawah Island beaches deliver natural beauty, water activities and boundless relaxation. Kiawah’s 10-mile stretch of sandy shoreline ranks amongst the best in the world, earning numerous awards and honors, year after year, including Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches in America.

Activities for the week will include both relaxing on the beach and adventure in the water. Options include paddling boarding along the coast, kayaking to Deveaux Bank island, exploring the Tidal creeks and salt marshes at Pioneer Point, boogie boarding and skimboarding at Beachwater ocean beach, fishing, sailing and much more. With access to the island’s 30 miles of paved trails, we will be able to enjoy biking or walking along the beautiful coastal line. Off of the island, we will have the option to check out ice cream shops and the local boutiques as well as a day trip to Charleston.

We will be staying at a waterfront retreat center on Seabrook Island. With breathtaking sunrises and relaxing sunset beachside fires, we will enjoy all the beach has to offer. The retreat center is on the mouth of North Edisto River and the Atlantic Ocean giving us access to incredible marshes and marine life. 


Students may be dropped off at the retreat center or fly into the Charleston airport.
Students arriving by car should be dropped off at St. Christopher’s Retreat Center (2810 Seabrook Island Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455) between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on June 28, 2022 and picked up between 9:00am and 11:00am on July 4, 2022.
Students arriving by plane should schedule flights to arrive at the Charleston airport before 4:00pm on June 28, 2022, and departing after 12:00pm on July 4, 2022. FOCUS will meet students at the Charleston airport before traveling together as a group to the retreat center on Seabrook Island. Due to the distance from the airport, we are unable to accommodate flights outside of these time constraints

Our cancellation and refund policy is as follows: full refund before May 15; no refund after May 15 unless we are able to fill the open spot in the program.