Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind

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Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind is located in the scenic mountains of northern Pickens County en route to the summit of Sassafras Mountain. This 30 acre site is the perfect setting for recreational and educational activities. Its natural location is enhanced by two richly flowing creeks which bound the camp property, offering delightful acoustic and scenic beauty.

Since 1979, the experience and success of the program has confirmed the belief that fellowship and interaction with other blind people is the best therapy for the person who is experiencing permanent blindness. The adjustment to blindness can be traumatic. The Rocky Bottom Complex is an extremely valuable tool which helps in coping with blindness. The complex is owned by an eight member Board of Directors who are blind and a sighted Rocky Bottom community resident. A prominent Advisory Board consisting of concerned community minded education, business and governmental leaders assists the blind with the implementation of camp policies and resources.

More than 1, 000 blind persons visit Rocky Bottom annually. Children’s Camps, camps for the senior blind, fishing expeditions, annual Labor Day Fun Day Festivals, seminars, leadership retreats at Christmas and year round visits by groups of blind South Carolinians makes this the choice destination by the blind in the state for recreation, fellowship, fun and education.

As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of the blind serving the blind, your tax-deductible financial support is greatly appreciated.

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