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January 2016 Charleston County Parks & Recreation events and programs
Published:
12/31/2015 3:00:25 PM


 

January Programs

Pre-registration is required for many CCPRC programs. Many programs fill up in advance, or do not meet the advance minimum requirement for participation. For more information or to register, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com

Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw

Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Jan. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30                 Sat     8:30 - 11:30 a.m.                                Course # 40900

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free for Gold Pass Holders

Family Climbing: Family Belay Lesson

Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 3                          Sun                              2 - 4 p.m.                                                            Course # 43148

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 4 & up

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Yin Yoga

Poses are held for up to 4 minutes to allow participants to go beyond the physical benefits of yoga. Yin goes deeper than muscle to promote the release of stress from stretching and improve connective and fascia tissue. No previous experience needed. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 3                          Sun                              5 - 6:15 p.m.                                                      Course # 40866

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 4                          Mon                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 40883

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

Baptist Hill Youth Co-ed Basketball

Program will concentrate on fun and skill development such as passing, shooting, defense/offense, rebounding, and teamwork. Involves league play for some age groups and will require some traveling. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 4-Feb. 27           Mon-Sat                      5 - 6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 40602

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                       Age: 7-12

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

College Days at the Climbing Wall

Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.

Jan. 6                          Wed                             12 - 5 p.m.                                                          Course # 43123

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 6                          Wed                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 40884

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Jan. 7                          Thu                              5 - 10 p.m.                                                          Course # 43136

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Teen Club

The Teen Club program offers teenage climbers a chance to develop skills and improve their climbing in a relaxing, non-competitive environment. The club will help build self-confidence and stronger climbing skills. For more information, please email the Climbing Coordinator at rlavarnway@ccprc.com. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 7-Feb. 25           Thu                              5 - 7 p.m.                                                            Course # 43114

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 12-17

Fee: $148/$134 CCR Discount

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve

This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Red-throated Loon and Piping Plover. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Jan. 8                          Fri                                8:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 40918

Meets at: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve                             Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Traditional Paddling Skills: Why All the Talk about Greenland?

Learn the foundation of a Greenland roll and Inuit culture. We will focus on exercises to introduce us to the Greenland roll on warm dry land, and an interactive overview of the Arctic people, history and culture. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 8                          Fri                                6 - 9 p.m.                                                            Course # 42998

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                   Age: 16 & up

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Challenge Course Training: Low Elements & Teambuilding Level 1

Learn to build teams using adventure learning activities and challenge course experiences. Enhance your personal facilitation skills, review current ACCT national standards and best practices, and CCPRC Outdoor Adventure's training manual. Designed for the beginner facilitator who wishes to learn and improve their skills. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 9-10                    Sat-Sun                      8 a.m. - 6 p.m.                                                   Course # 43949

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 18 & up

Fee: $220/$200 CCR Discount

Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Competitive Programs Try Out

This is not your traditional try out. If you are not sure competitive rock climbing is for you, then try us out! Join in on a practice to see if Team Charleston's competitive programs are a good fit. For more information, please email rlavarnway@ccprc.com.

Jan. 9                          Sat                               9 - 11 a.m.                                                          Course # 43118

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 7 & up

Fee: $21/$17 CCR Discount

Seashore Exploration

Winter is a great time to explore the beach, gather a few keepsakes, and learn to identify different types of shells and the organisms that create them. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 9                          Sat                               10 a.m. - 12 p.m.                                              Course # 40860

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                                           Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Adult Archery

Learn the basics of archery including use of equipment, course protocols, and safety. Receive coaching to improve skills, and shoot in fun and game-style formats. Regulation equipment is provided to participants for use during this course. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 9-30                    Sat                               11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                         Course # 40686

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                       Age: 18 & up

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Introduction to Climbing: On Belay! Intro to Belaying

Stack the odds in your favor from the beginning by learning how to belay the right way with proper safety procedures and good habits. This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn about starting rock climbing. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 10                       Sun                              12 - 2 p.m.                                                          Course # 43151

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 14 & up

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 11                       Mon                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 40885

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing Technique Tune-Up

When gravity has you down, lift yourself up with a technique tune-up! Topics will include proper or improved footwork, increased use of the skeletal system versus using pure muscle, and pump management techniques with creative resting. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 10                       Sun                              2:30 - 4:30 p.m.                                                 Course # 43157

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 14 & up

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

Traditional Paddling Skills: Kayak the Inuit Way

Qajaq and Iqyak are Inuit words for a kayak. Learn the foundation of Inuit hunting and kayaking. We will focus on an intro to the Greenland roll, harpooning, and strokes and maneuvers in a warm pool. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 11-15                 7 - 8:30 p.m. (Mon & Wed) & 5:30 - 8 p.m. (Fri)                                              Course # 42999

Meets at: Off-Site Location                                                             Age: 13 & up

Fee: $54/$45 CCR Discount

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Seawatch

Help experienced birders scan the ocean for a variety of ducks, seabirds, and shorebirds. We hope to see “bunches” of Red Knots, “rafts” of scoters, and much more. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Jan. 12                       Tue                              8:30 - 10 a.m.                                                    Course # 42736

Meets at: Folly Beach Fishing Pier                                                Age: 12 & up

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

College Days at the Climbing Wall

Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.

Jan. 13                       Wed                             12 - 5 p.m.                                                          Course # 43124

Meets at: James Island County Park            Fee: $12

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 13                       Wed                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 40886

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

James Island Bird Walks

Birding experts will help identify and count songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds, and others found in the park's diverse habitats. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Jan. 14                       Thu                              8:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 42949

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Jan. 14                       Thu                              5 - 10 p.m.                                                          Course # 43131

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

Photography Series: Sunrise Session

Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world while stretching your photographic eye. Bring your camera and let a park naturalist lead you to inspirational locations. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 15                       Fri                                7 - 9 a.m.                                                            Course # 40852

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                      Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Messages in the Architecture

Explore what the architecture of McLeod Plantation reveals about people who lived here and how the buildings were maintained and repurposed leading to their eventual preservation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 16                       Sat                               10:30 - 11:45 a.m.                                            Course # 42977

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                   Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Intermediate Climbing: Training for Climbing

Learn valuable training techniques and strategies from Team Charleston coaches. We will provide you with the tools to improve your climbing on and off the wall. Participants will receive a month-long training plan. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 16                       Sat                               11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                                                 Course # 43141

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 14 & up

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

Baptist Hill Youth Co-ed Basketball

Program will concentrate on fun and skill development such as passing, shooting, defense/offense, rebounding, and teamwork. Involves league play for some age groups and will require some traveling. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 16-Feb. 27        Sat                               11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                         Course # 40601

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                       Age: 5-6

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Pine Needle Basket Making

Turn the needles from our native Longleaf Pine into a beautiful and useful work of art. As we coil and weave we'll discuss ecology, historical uses, and the decline of Longleaf Pine forests. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 16                       Sat                               1 - 3 p.m.                                                            Course # 40353

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 10 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Intermediate Climbing: On the Sharp End: Intro to Lead Climbing

This course covers the intricacies of lead climbing, from clipping quick-draws correctly to safe belaying, efficient energy conservation to how to safely take a lead fall. Strong emphasis is placed on efficiency and risk management. We recommended participants be comfortable climbing 5.8 on top rope before taking this class. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 17                       Sun                              9 a.m. - 1 p.m.                                                   Course # 43139

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 14 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

Yin Yoga

Poses are held for up to 4 minutes to allow participants to go beyond the physical benefits of yoga. Yin goes deeper than muscle to promote the release of stress from stretching and improve connective and fascia tissue. No previous experience needed. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 17                       Sun                              5 - 6:15 p.m.                                                      Course # 40868

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

Youth Step Dance Team

Participants will learn fundamental techniques of this percussive form of dance in which the entire body is used to produce rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Learn and practice choreographed dances, body positioning, and hand movements, with the potential to perform at local events and showcases. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 18-Feb. 29        Mon             5 - 6:30 p.m.                  Meets at: Schroder Community Center

Course # 40687   Age: 5-7              Course # 40688   Age: 8-12

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 1

This course introduces you to all aspects of coastal navigation. The basics of maps and charts, compasses, aids to navigation, declination/variation, and rules of the nautical road will be covered. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 19                       Tue                              6 - 8 p.m.                                                            Course # 42994

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                   Age: 16 & up

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

College Days at the Climbing Wall

Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.

Jan. 20                       Wed                             12 - 5 p.m.                                                          Course # 43125

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 20                       Wed                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 43648

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Jan. 21                       Thu                              5 - 10 p.m.                                                          Course # 43137

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 2

Learn more advanced navigational skills such as dead reckoning, range lines, fixes, following bearings, triangulation, and compensating for the current. Level 1 Coastal Navigation skills are a pre-requisite. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 21                       Thu                              6 - 8 p.m.                                                            Course # 42995

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                   Age: 16 & up

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle

Enjoy an interpretive paddle at dusk. Witness the sun as it slips below the trees of Caw Caw Swamp and watch the moonrise over Tea Farm Creek. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 22                       Fri                                3 - 6 p.m.                                                            Course # 40855

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 9 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Challenge Course Training: High Elements & Teambuilding Level 1

Learn to build teams using Adventure Learning activities and Challenge Course Experiences. Enhance your personal facilitation skills, review current ACCT national standards and best practices and CCPRC Outdoor Adventure's training manual. This training is designed for the beginner facilitator who wishes to learn and improve their skills. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 23-24                 Sat-Sun                      8 a.m. - 6 p.m.                                                   Course # 43950

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 18 & up

Fee: $220/$200 CCR Discount

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Messages in the Architecture

Explore what the architecture of McLeod Plantation reveals about people who lived here and how the buildings were maintained and repurposed leading to their eventual preservation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 23                       Sat                               10:30 - 11:45 a.m.                                            Course # 42980

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                   Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Night Walkabouts: Wolf Moon

The darkness of night with light from the full moon will provide a unique backdrop for this adventure. Hone your night vision as a naturalist guides you along Caw Caw's trails and discusses the lore of the wolf moon. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 23                       Sat                               5 - 7 p.m.                                                            Course # 40854

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

Intermediate Climbing: Climbing Self Rescue

Learn valuable rescue skills for your next rock-climbing trip. Rescue theories, belay escapes, and counter balance ascents will be covered. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 24                       Sun                              10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                                 Course # 43144

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $54/$45 CCR Discount

Yin Yoga

Poses are held for up to 4 minutes to allow participants to go beyond the physical benefits of yoga. Yin goes deeper than muscle to promote the release of stress from stretching and improve connective and fascia tissue. No previous experience needed. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 24                       Sun                              5 - 6:15 p.m.                                                      Course # 40869

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 25                       Mon                             9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 40276

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                   Age: 16 & up

Jan. 25                       Mon                             9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 40256

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

Yoga Therapy

This class uses easeful movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, breathing techniques for relaxation, and lifestyle tips to support participants in managing stress and common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 25                       Mon                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 43649

Jan. 27                       Wed                             1:30 - 3 p.m.                                                      Course # 43650

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

College Days at the Climbing Wall

Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.

Jan. 27                       Wed                             12 - 5 p.m.                                                          Course # 43126

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 28                       Thu                              9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 40266

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 16 & up

Jan. 28                       Thu                              9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                                              Course # 40285

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                   Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

Master Naturalist Advanced Training: Winter Tree Identification

Identifying trees without their distinctive leaves demands scrutiny, dedication, and practice. Through the use of dichotomous keys and helpful instruction, use your powers of observation to study twigs, buds, and bark! To keep your Master Naturalist certification current, you must take at least eight hours of advanced training per year. If you graduated from a non-CCPRC Master Naturalist program, please contact Keith McCullough directly at kmccullough@ccprc.com before registering.

Jan. 28                       Thu                              1 - 4 p.m.                                                            Course # 42951

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                       Age: 18 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Jan. 28                       Thu                              5 - 10 p.m.                                                          Course # 43138

Meets at: James Island County Park                                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Messages in the Architecture

Explore what the architecture of McLeod Plantation reveals about people who lived here and how the buildings were maintained and repurposed leading to their eventual preservation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Jan. 30                       Sat                               10:30 - 11:45 a.m.                                            Course # 42981

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                   Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Yin Yoga

Poses are held for up to 4 minutes to allow participants to go beyond the physical benefits of yoga. Yin goes deeper than muscle to promote the release of stress from stretching and improve connective and fascia tissue. No previous experience needed. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Jan. 31                       Sun                              5 - 6:15 p.m.                                                      Course # 40870

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                 Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount