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Learning To Live And Apply A Deeper Orthodox Christian Faith

Location of Camp:

Diakonia Center- 455 Quail Ridge Road, Salem, SC 29676.
Visit: www.diakoniaretreatcenter.org
The Diakonia Center is located approximately 45 miles Northwest of Greenville, SC.


The Diakonia Center is located in Upstate South Carolina in Oconee County near the towns of Salem, Seneca & Wahalla

From Charlotte and points northeast:
Take I-85 South towards Gastonia
Take SC Exit 92 West- Highway 11 (Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway);
STAY ON HIGHWAY 11 UNTIL YOU ARE ONLY 3 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
Take Highway 11 West, passing through Chesnee and various crossroads
towns; watch the signs carefully; there are a couple of right-hand turns at
T-intersection; ALWAYS TAKE HWY. 11.
There is one place near TABLE ROCK where you bear off to the LEFT
STAYING ON Hwy. 11 (Hwy. 276 bears off to the RIGHT; DO NOT TAKE
HWY. 276)
You will pass Table Rock State park. Shortly after you cross the bridge
over Lake Keowee, you will cross Hwy. 130. Continue @ 1 mile past Hwy.
130.
Watch for the CITGO station on your right.
Turn right at the CITGO station onto North Little River Road; go @ 2 miles
Watch for a brown Piedmont Forestry Resources sign; turn left at the sign
onto Easy Street
Go a little over 1⁄2 mile, and watch for the green DIAKONIA CENTER sign
on your left. It is easy to miss; use your odometer. There is a corral and
shelter for horses across the street from the entrance.
Turn left into the Center and then left into the Parking lot. We will bring
your luggage from the parking area with a golf cart. Just go down the
gravel path to the dining hall and check in there.
The trip is approximately 160 miles from Charlotte and takes about three hours in
normal traffic.

From Atlanta and points south
1. Take I-85 North toward South Carolina
2. Take SC exit 1 going north east on the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11;
3. STAY ON HWY. 11 for approximately 32 miles. (After approximately 15 miles after you get off of exit 1, you will pass
through Westminster and then cross Highway 28 near Wahalla; you will be driving about 15 more miles past Hwy. 28, for a total of 32 miles!)
4. Watch for the CITGO station on your left; if you cross Highway 130, you have gone too far.
5. Turn left at the CITGO station on North Little River Road; go @ 2 miles.
6. Watch for a brown Piedmont Forestry Resources sign; turn left at the sign onto Easy Street Go a little over 1⁄2 mile.
7. Watch for the green DIAKONIA CENTER sign on your left. It is easy to miss; use your odometer. There is a corral and shelter for horses
across the street from the entrance, on the right side of the road.
8. Turn left into the Center and then left into the Parking lot. We will bring your luggage from the parking area with a golf cart.
9. Go down the gravel path to the dining hall and check in there.

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