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Residents from Epworth Children’s Home Enjoy Afternoon Cruise on The Carolina Girl Yacht



Residents from Epworth Children’s Home Enjoy Afternoon Cruise on

The Carolina Girl Yacht

CHARLESTON, SC (April 22, 2013) – On Sunday, April 21, 2013, 80 children from the Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, SC traveled to Charleston for an afternoon on a 100 foot private yacht, The Carolina Girl.

This was the third year The Carolina Girl has hosted residents from the Epworth Home. The kids returned just as excited and eager as the year before to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to move such a large vessel. Children were able to sit in the captain’s chair, navigate using the GPS, and have their turn at sounding the horn.

Carolina Girl’s DJ played tunes on the yacht’s theater sound system on the upper deck as the kids danced away while cruising Charleston Harbor and the Intracoastal Waterway. “My favorite part of the trip was the music. They always play exactly what I want to hear,” says Mary, a current resident at the Epworth Children’s Home.

All 80 children attended church at Isle of Palms Methodist Church, followed by lunch and then boarded The Carolina Girl for an afternoon of cruising with Captain Bob Murray and mates. “Our crew enjoys this trip every year because for one afternoon these children can forget about everything else and feel they are a part of something that very few kids get to do,” said Captain Bob Murray, owner and operator of The Carolina Girl.

About Carolina Girl:

Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht in Charleston, SC. Comfortably seating 150 people, Carolina Girl delivers the perfect pairing of a posh setting with unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor year-round. The yacht provides a distinctive location for an unforgettable event.

About Epworth Children’s Home:

For more than 100 years, Epworth Children’s Home has grown and adapted to the individual needs of children by providing quality care grounded in faith and responsibility for our neighbor. Established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of what is now the United Methodist Church, Epworth Children’s Home was originally named Epworth Orphanage. Situated in the heart of the state, the Home is located on 35 peaceful acres in Columbia, South Carolina.

Children come to Epworth through private and government placements. Each placement is the result of a fractured family system. Over 70 staff members surround each child with an array of comprehensive services that meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Much CARE and expertise go into assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each child. Together with SCUM congregations and individual volunteer support, the staff of Epworth Children’s Home “live CARE” so each child’s hurts are healed, hopes are nurtured and faith in God, self and others is developed.

The generous financial support of those who have come before and those who partner with Epworth each day are combined to help provide the daily needs of a safe and nurturing environment for the children on campus. More than half of the budget each year comes from congregations, individuals and corporate support. When you make a gift to Epworth, you are insuring each child receives the basics of food and shelter, but more importantly, your gift serves to provide a campus pastor for spiritual direction, counseling staff, educational tutors and cottage staff who guide each child through their journey. Together we live CARE for God’s children at Epworth Children’s Home: Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Encouragement.


For more information, please contact Camille Berge at
or call 843.818.2495

Learn more about The Carolina Girl Yacht