Kyndra and Bryan Luce, co-owners
Kyndra was born and raised in Charleston. She has a BS in Outdoor Education from Appalachian State University and an MEd in Recreation Administration from UGA. She has worked with kids in outdoor adventure camps since 1998. Kyndra has competed in triathlons, bicycled across NC, and recently completed her first half marathon.
Bryan holds an MEd from UGA in Education and Creativity. He's been a high school math teacher, and technologist at CofC and Porter-Gaud. Bryan has ridden his bicycle across the entire U.S. and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Ghana (as a math teacher). Bryan is a SC Coastal Master Naturalist with Clemson Extension and can often be found volunteering at beach sweeps and bagging oysters.
Bryan and Kyndra met while employed as backpacking guides near Boone, NC. They thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail together in 2003. They have been married FOREVER (ha!) and have two children who attend camp often: Grayson (10) and Avery (9). The Luces were lucky enough to spend fall 2020 traveling and camping in our National Parks while remote schooling.
...that every child is full of great ideas, capable of achieving their dreams, and in-need of inspiring adults.
We believe that developing their connection to the natural world -- and to one another -- will help them find their greatest passions. When kids unplug, when they slow down, when they focus on the world around them, they begin to discover who they are. We firmly believe nature facilitates introspection and positive development.
While your children are young, give them time to observe the rise and fall of the tides, to sketch the details of a seashell, and to push their limits on a high ropes course. With each step outside of their comfort zones, children begin to figure out how strong and smart they really are.
Famous Adventures provides campers with outdoor adventure opportunities in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We believe in experiential learning to promote personal success. We strive to teach self-confidence, decision-making and social skills, and environmental awareness.
We emphasize kindness above all else. We recognize the value of our campers and staff from all races, colors, national origins, religions, creeds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.