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April 2016 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
3/31/2016 5:01:28 PM


 

April Special Events

 

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Sunday, Apr. 3, 12 – 6 p.m.

James Island County Park

A Lowcountry tradition turns 25 this year. Experience a full day of Louisiana culture with Zydeco music, hot and spicy crawfish, and an all-around ragin' Cajun good time! Featuring the legendary musician Buckwheat Zydeco. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food, alcohol, coolers, and dogs are not permitted. Fee: $15. Free for ages 12 & under and Gold Pass Holders.

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Wine Down your Wednesday and explore Old Towne Creek County Park, one of West Ashley's hidden gems. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music while experiencing the beauty of this natural site. A commemorative wine glass is included with your admission. Fee: $20/$15 CCR Discount/$20 on-site

 

Brewsday

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Top off your Tuesday with Brewsday! This event will feature live music, tasty eats from a food truck, craft beer, and yoga! New for 2016, Beth Cosi with Bendy Brewski Yoga will present an all levels yoga class from 6 - 6:45 p.m. Food truck fare will be available for purchase onsite. Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount/$15 on site

 

Charleston Outdoor Festival

Friday, Apr. 15 – Sunday, Apr. 17

James Island County Park

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find excitement at the Charleston Outdoor Festival! The festival includes a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf, open to all ages. It also features the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Symposium, one of the country’s premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Try out equipment, compete in tournaments and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport. Park admission starts at $2 per person. To try activities, get the Try It pass for $10. Or, register for the symposium to experience classes, demos and much more. For a full event schedule, visit charlestoncountyparks.com or call 843-795-4386.

 

Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition

Saturday, Apr. 16, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (times below)

The Climbing Wall at James Island County Park

Junior (ages 6-19) competition will take place from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. This nationally sanctioned Flash Format event plays host to climbers from around the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A Citizens Competition will begin at 2:30 for climbers ages 16 and up who are not participating in the USA Climbing Sanctioned Event. This fun and relaxed competition will be red point format. Join us for live music, food, and drinks after. Online registration will end Apr. 14 at midnight. There will be no on-site registration for either event. Fee: $45 on or after Apr. 4/$40 before Apr. 4. Competitors not registered with USA Climbing will pay $5 for a Day Membership.

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Wine Down your Wednesday and explore Old Towne Creek County Park, one of West Ashley's hidden gems. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music while experiencing the beauty of this natural site. A commemorative wine glass is included with your admission. Fee: $20/$15 CCR Discount/$20 on-site

 

Mullet Haul 5 and 10K Trail Run and Walk

Saturday, Apr. 23, 8:30 a.m. race start

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Dash then bash at the new Mullet Haul 5K/10K. Stick around for the awards ceremony and post-race party with delicious food, cold beverages, and live music. Online registration ends Apr. 22. Open to ages 10 and up; parent/guardian must sign waiver for ages 17 and under. Fees: 5K: $34/$28 CCR Discount; 10K: $44/$36 CCR Discount; 10K Relay: $60/$50 CCR Discount.

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Saturday, Apr. 23, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Advance purchase is recommended. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on site (if available)

 

Brewsday

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Top off your Tuesday with Brewsday! This event will feature live music, tasty eats from a food truck, craft beer, and yoga! New for 2016, Beth Cosi with Bendy Brewski Yoga will present an all levels yoga class from 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Food truck fare will be available for purchase onsite. Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount/$15 on site

 

 

April Programs

 

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.

Ongoing: Every Wed. and Sat., Apr. 2, 6, 9, 13, 15, 20, 23, 27, 30    8:30 -11:30 a.m.         Course # 44664

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free Gold Pass Holder and Move IT! Pass Holder

 

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.

Ongoing: Offered every Wednesday in April: Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27                                              12 -7 p.m.             

Meets at: James Island County Park                                                                                               Fee: $12

 

Yoga Therapy

This class uses gentle movement to increase flexibility and gain strength, and teach breathing techniques to promote relaxation and manage common chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Ongoing: Offered every Monday and Wednesday in April: Apr. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                              1:30 -2:45 p.m.    

Meets at: Move IT Office (West Ashley)                                          Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount/Free: Move IT! Pass Holder.  Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

Walk and Restore at Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops through the breathtaking natural habitat of Caw Caw. Practice gentle and restorative yoga techniques to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

Ongoing: Offered every Monday and Thursday in April: Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                  9:30 -10:30 a.m. 

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free to Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Walk and Restore at McLeod Plantation

Participants will be led by yoga professionals along short walking loops through the sweeping oak allée of the McLeod Plantation. Afterwards you will practice gentle and restorative yoga techniques at the riverside outdoor pavilion.

Ongoing: Offered every Monday and Thursday in April: Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 9:30 -10:30 a.m.  

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free to Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Walk and Restore Palmetto Islands County Park

Let out yoga professionals lead you along short walking loops through the stunning natural habitat at Palmetto Islands County Park. Practice gentle and restorative yoga techniques to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

Ongoing: Offered every Monday and Thursday in April: Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 9:30 -10:30 a.m.  

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free to Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Yin Yoga

Balance your job, gym workouts, and even other styles of yoga practice with yin yoga. Yin promotes stress release and improves connective and fascia tissue by holding poses for up to 4 minutes. Open to all fitness levels.

Ongoing: Offered on Sundays in April: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24                                                         5 -6:15 p.m.         

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount/Free: Move IT! Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Disc Golf League

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding for all skill levels. Compete for weekly prizes and claim your spot on the League Champions Plaque. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 2                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                      Course # 44417

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $4

 

Baptist Hill T-Ball: Instructional Clinic

This instructional league is designed to teach children fundamental skills and rules of baseball, develop basic motor skills, and teamwork. The number of teams will determine how many games are scheduled.

Apr. 2-May 21              Sat                                  11 -12 p.m.                                                           Course # 44462

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 4-7

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The McLeods of Edisto and James Islands

Follow McLeod’s history from Edisto to James Island as they reinvented themselves from rice planters to Sea Island cotton planters. After the Civil War, the family transitioned from landlord farmers to sellers of plantation real estate. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 2                             Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 44689

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Baptist Hill Coach Pitch: Instructional Clinic

This is an instructional program designed to transition participants into league play. Participants will learn basic motor skills, rules, fundamentals of baseball, and teamwork.

Apr. 2-May 21              Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 44490

Meets at: Schroder Community Center          Age: 8-10

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: On Belay! Intro to Belaying

This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn more about getting started with rock climbing. Have fun, meet new people, and learn the safety basics in a no pressure environment! Pre-registration required.

Apr. 3                             Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44749

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 4                             Mon                                9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 45976

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Baptist Hill Youth Coed Track and Field

This program uses instruction in track and field fundamentals to support physical fitness, team dynamics, fun, and participation. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in area open meet events including those hosted by USA Track and Field.

Apr. 4-May 23              Mon                                5:30 -7 p.m.                                                          Course # 44454

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 7-14

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Ongoing, Mondays and Wednesdays in April

Apr. 4                             Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44578

Apr. 6                             Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44583

Apr. 11                           Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44579

Apr. 13                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44584

Apr. 18                           Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44580

Apr. 20                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44585

Apr. 25                           Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44581

Apr. 27                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44586

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Baptist Hill Fitness Fun Club

Get active with your friends during this series of light aerobics, walking, fun sports, dance and more! All fitness levels are invited. On-site registration only.

Apr. 5-May 10              Tue                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44522

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 16 & up                         Fee: Free

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Ongoing, Tuesdays and Thurdays in April

Apr. 5                             Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44589

Apr. 7                             Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44595

Apr. 12                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44590

Apr. 14                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44596

Apr. 19                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44591

Apr. 21                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44597

Apr. 26                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44592

Apr. 28                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44598

Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park                                                Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

HIIT the Beach

Maximize calorie burn, decrease body fat, and improve overall fitness level in this heart pumping beach body boot camp. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy and accomplishment. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 5-26                       Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44614

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 16 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Intermediate Climbing: Training

Learn valuable training techniques and strategies from the coaches of Team Charleston. 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.

Apr. 6                             Wed                                5:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44759

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

Fee: $72/$60 CCR Discount/$48 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels.

Apr. 7                             Thu                                 9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44547

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder - Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

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.

Ongoing: Every Thursday in April: Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28    5 -10 p.m.                                           Course # 44740

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount/$9 Move IT! Pass Holders

 

HIIT the Beach

Maximize calorie burn, decrease body fat, and improve overall fitness level in this heart pumping beach body boot camp. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy and accomplishment.

Apr. 7-28                       Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44615

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 16 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Photography Series: Sunset 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. A registered chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 7                             Thu                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 44424

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount/$5 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk

Birding experts help participants explore the wonderfully diverse opposite ends of Folly Beach. We will see a variety of colorful and coastal birds. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Painted Bunting and Wilson's Plover.

Apr. 8                             Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 44653

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Competitive Programs Try Out

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

Apr. 9                             Sat                                  9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 44717

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

Fee: $19/$17 CCR Discount

 

McLeod's Wild Side

As the former plantation awakens from winter's nap, explore its wild side in search of the plants and animals that have flourished alongside the people living here for so many centuries. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 9                             Sat                                  9 -10:15 a.m.                                                        Course # 44697

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 10 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Master Naturalist Sampler: Naturalist Training at Harmony Hall in Meggett

This addition to your park system is a great place to study the benefits of active land management like prescribed burning. A recently planted stand of Longleaf Pine will be a gateway to learning longleaf ecology and its role in Southern history. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 9                             Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 44428

Meets at: Meggett Future County Park Site                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Disc Golf League

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding for all skill levels. Compete for weekly prizes and claim your spot on the League Champions Plaque. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 9                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                      Course # 44418

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $4

 

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

This course will prepare you for our lead climbing and belay test by covering clipping quick-draws, safe belaying, efficiency, risk management, and safely taking a lead fall. Participants should be comfortable climbing 5.8 on top rope before taking this class. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 10                           Sun                                 9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                        Course # 44757

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

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount/$24 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Lowcountry Voices-Freedom Songs

Following performances at the Lincoln Center and with singer James Taylor, Lowcountry Voices come to McLeod Plantation Historic Site to sing songs of freedom in a powerful setting. From slavery through civil rights to the unrest of today, music is the cry of pain, the call to action, and the balm that heals. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 10                           Sun                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 44705

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 11                           Mon                                9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44549

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Wannamaker Bird Walks

Join an expert to search for a variety of birds along the trails of Wannamaker, a known hotspot for migrant birds. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 14                           Thu                                 8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 44682

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount/Free: Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 14                           Thu                                 9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44550

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Youth Archery

Youth will learn about the basics of archery through National Archery in the Schools' program curriculum. They will receive coaching to develop and improve their skills, learn course protocols, safety, and shoot in fun and game-style formats. Equipment is provided to all students for use during this course. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 14-May 5              Thu                                 4 -5:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 45875

Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 11-14

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

East Coast Pre-Festival Offerings: Greenland Paddle Carving Workshop

Learn how to carve, shape, and finish your own handmade Greenland paddle. Benjamin will walk you through the process of crafting a custom paddle from sizing to finishing. Each student will leave the workshop with a custom made, water ready, Greenland stick as well as the knowledge to continue making paddles at home.

Apr. 15                           Fri                                   8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                  Course # 45086

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

Fee: $198/$180 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf Doubles Tournament: Professional

Cash payout and “closest-to-the-pin” prizes! This is a PDGA sanctioned event; membership is NOT required, but non-members are subject to a $10 fee. Suggested ratings for participation can be found on the PDGA website.

Apr. 16                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                        Course # 44850

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $50

 

Disc Golf Doubles Tournament: Amateur

Have fun while competing with other disc golfers. All amateur participants receive a free player pack! This is a PDGA sanctioned event; membership is not required, but non-members are subject to a $10 fee. Suggested participation ratings available on the PDGA website.

Apr. 16                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                        Course # 44851

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $25

 

Disc Golf Doubles Tournament: Junior

All participants receive a free player pack! Age divisions determined on-site. Age does not restrict registration into higher classes. This is a PDGA sanctioned event; membership is NOT required, but non-members are subject to a $10 fee. Suggested ratings for participation can be found on the PDGA website.

Apr. 16                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                        Course # 44852

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $25

 

Johns Island Community Events: Community Block Party

On-site registration only. Families will enjoy activities for all ages including local vendors, jump castle, adult flag football and volleyball competition, live performances and more.

Apr. 16                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                      Course # 43864

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                  Fee: Free

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The McLeods of Edisto and James Islands

Follow McLeod’s history from Edisto to James Island as they reinvented themselves from rice planters to Sea Island cotton planters. After the Civil War, the family transitioned from landlord farmers to sellers of plantation real estate. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 16                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 44690

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Introduction to Climbing: On Belay! Intro to Belaying

This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn more about getting started with rock climbing. Have fun, meet new people, and learn the safety basics in a no pressure environment! Pre-registration required.

Apr. 17                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44750

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

East Coast Post-Festival Offerings: L-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

This workshop with the certification exam is for the ACA L-2 Basic SUP Instructor who teaches students in areas with mild winds and modest tidal currents. It emphasizes safety, efficiency, and self-reliance for those traveling by SUP in controlled conditions.

Apr. 18-20                     Mon-Wed                      8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                  Course # 45082

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

Fee: $300/$275 CCR Discount

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 18                           Mon                                9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44551

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Baptist Hill Micro Soccer

Program will concentrate on fun, league play, fundamental skills, teamwork, character development, and social skills.

Apr. 19-May 24            Tue                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44476

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 7-12

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Sprint Triathlon 101 Clinic

Thinking of trying a triathlon? Our clinic is perfect whether competing in your first triathlon or returning to competition. This 5-week clinic provides the tools and motivation needed to give it a try. Each participant receives professional land based and race course specific instruction. Course registration includes entry to Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 1.

Apr. 19-May 19            Tue, Thu                        5:45 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 43172

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

Fee: $165/$150 CCR Discount/$120 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: iSUP

This series uses intervals of barre, Pilates and yoga to build core stability, develop upper body strength, and lift and tone the lower body.

Apr. 19-May 26            Tue, Thu                        5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44648

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

Fee: $132/$120 CCR Discount/$96 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 21                           Thu                                 9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44552

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

HIIT the Wall

High intensity interval training at the Climbing Wall will cycle participants through rounds of plyometric and climbing wall intervals to create heat and maximize caloric burn. Open to all fitness levels. Experience not required. Belay instruction/cards included.

Apr. 21-May 26            Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44625

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

Fee: $87/$72 CCR Discount/$57 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: yoSUP

Stand-up paddleboarding meets yoga on the lake, a beginner-friendly setting with no current or tide. Calm water allows participants to focus on the workout and have more fun.

Apr. 23-May 28            Sat                                  8 -9 a.m.                                                                Course # 44649

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

Fee: $75/$62 CCR Discount/$49 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Salt Marsh Paddle

Explore past the old tea farm into a gnarled ghost forest and through abandoned rice fields while looking for elusive clapper rails and other creatures during a paddle into the salt marshes of Caw Caw. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under.

Apr. 23                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                Course # 44426

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

Fee: $27/$22 CCR Discount/$17 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Disc Golf League

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding for all skill levels. Compete for weekly prizes and claim your spot on the League Champions Plaque. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 23                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                      Course # 44419

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $4

 

Family Climbing: Belay Lesson

Spend time together climbing and learning new skills. 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.

Apr. 24                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44720

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

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 25                           Mon                                9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44554

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yoga in the Meadow

The sights and sounds of the great outdoors provide the backdrop for this invigorating yoga class. Teachers guide participants through a flowing series of yoga postures while maintaining a focus on alignment and breath to build heat, flexibility, and strength. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Apr. 28                           Thu                                 9 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 44555

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up         Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Equestrian Shows: Coastal Islands Horse Show

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park hosts year-round horse shows that are open to the public. Events include Hunter, Jumper, and Open shows consisting of Hunter, Equitation, and Western. Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows for free. Contact Terri Skinner at skinnertraining@aol.com.

Apr. 30                           Sat                                  7 a.m.                                                                     Course # 44470

Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Fee: Free for spectators

 

Disc Golf League

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding for all skill levels. Compete for weekly prizes and claim your spot on the League Champions Plaque. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 30                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                      Course # 44420

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $4

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP - Level 1

This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace.

Apr. 30                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44701

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The McLeods of Edisto and James Islands

Follow McLeod’s history from Edisto to James Island as they reinvented themselves from rice planters to Sea Island cotton planters. After the Civil War, the family transitioned from landlord farmers to sellers of plantation real estate. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 30                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 44691

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Kayak Quickstart - Level 1

This program is a fun and educational introduction to paddling a kayak, touching on a range of skills for the beginner.

Apr. 30                           Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 44765

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Advance registration required for many programs. Call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com to register.
Many programs require that a minimum number of participants be met. CCR = Charleston County Resident rate

 

 

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