The Hive’s 2023 SC Survivor Summit – April 14-15

March 23, 2023

The Hive’s Annual SC Survivor Summit is back and this year as a two-day retreat

The theme for this year’s Summit is “Release: Holding Space to Heal”

The Hive Community Circle (The Hive) announced that the annual SC Survivors Summit will be hosted during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2023.

The Summit will occur on Friday, April 14th, beginning at 10 am and conclude on Saturday, April 15th at 8 pm at Camp Cole, located at 1571 Crossing Creek Rd Eastover, South Carolina 29044.

As a result of the previous year’s growth, impact, and needs identified by survivors, the 2023 Summit is a two-day overnight weekend retreat experience.

“We wanted to transition from our traditional summit format to a retreat to provide survivors with an intensive healing experience that is more in-depth rather than your general breakout sessions for a large group of people,” said Tayler Simon, Education and Outreach Manager at The Hive.

This year’s Summit is free of cost for participants through the continued support of surrounding businesses and organizations via sponsorships.

The last four years have shown to be a continued success ensuring that some of the most marginalized survivors in SC are being reached.

“I love this space that was created today. It felt very safe and peaceful. I appreciated how much community I received. This was a wonderful location, the speakers were relatable, and the staff/volunteers were kind. Today was truly a phenomenal event,” stated a 2022 SC Survivor Summit participant.

As a dedicated space for healing, participants gain and develop socio-emotional skills and tools to enhance how they show up for themselves, their relationships, and their communities. The retreat will focus on self-forgiveness, inner safety, and empowering oneself to move forward through their healing journey.

Through an intensive therapeutic healing experience facilitated by trained professionals and Hive staff, the retreat will center the needs and development of survivors. The itinerary consists of healing circles, community bonding, holistic wellness practices such as yoga, and a keynote and fireside chat, with national author and healing advocate, Tarana Burke, activist and advocate for sexual violence and racial justice.

“I am very excited that this year, we are able to host the SC Survivors Summit as a two-day retreat. It is an honor to have internationally known professionals curate an intentional healing weekend experience. Survivors will have the opportunity to truly engage and focus on their healing without the worry of time, space, and accessibility. This year we celebrate the opportunity to host the Summit as a retreat as well as the ability to provide the event free of charge for survivors as a result of the continued support of our sponsors,” said Ashley Thomas, Executive Director and Founder of The Hive.

For more information about the 2023 SC Survivor Summit, visit the summit website at

For inquiries, contact Tayler Simon, Education, and Outreach Manager/Summit Coordinator, at [email protected] or (803) 888-7725 ext. 104.


About The Hive Community Circle

Founded in 2015, The Hive is a local, culturally specific peer advocacy organization serving women and girls who have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking in SC. To learn more about The Hive, visit