South Carolina
Outdoor Photography At Its Best
You’ll do more than just point and shoot on this outdoor adventure. Improve your photography technique alongside experts in idyllic Pickens County and learn about local history, too.
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 2479RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
Arrival, Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
Campbell's Covered Bridge, Jones Gap Park, Falls Creek Park
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
Caesars Head, Pretty Place, Saluda Hill, Table Rock
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
Eastatoe Valley Eastatoe Falls Chau Ram Park McKinney Park
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
Boat Trip on Lake Jocassee, Upper falls,SC Botanical Garden
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
Sassafras Mountain, Sign Barn, Program Concludes
Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens,SC
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At a Glance

Elevate your photography skills to a new level on the historic sites, nature trails and wildlife areas of Pickens County. Refine existing techniques and learn new ones with photography experts and put your knowledge to work in a variety of settings. At each site, learn about the history and ecology of the area and share what you capture with other photography buffs.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking up to two miles on varied surfaces. Elevations of 3,266 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover South Carolina’s Botanical Garden located at Clemson University along trails with over 20 different gardens spread out over 200+ acres.
  • Explore several South Carolina waterfalls in the area and photograph different types of foliage around the falls.
  • Photograph Table Rock State Park from Caesars Head State Natural Area, where a 3,266-foot elevation also provides views of other distant peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Featured Expert
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Nicholas Brookins
Nicholas Brookins is both the Group Leader and local expert when out in the Carolinas. Originally from Virginia, he moved to South Carolina shortly after graduating college in 2013. Nicholas has been sharing the beauty of South Carolina with Road Scholars since early 2016 and can’t wait to share his love and all that the state has to offer with you.
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Nicholas Brookins

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