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May 2016 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
4/14/2016 10:51:30 AM


 

May Special Events

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, May 4, 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

 

Charleston County Waterparks Open Weekends Only!

Starting May 7

Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park, Splash Island at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, and Whirlin’ Waters at Wannamaker County Park are now open weekends only in May! VisitCharlestonCountyParks.com for hours, fees, and other details.

 

Brewsday

Tuesday, May 10, 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

 

Special Needs Dance Party: Superhero Dance Party

Wednesday, May 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park – Cooper River Room

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night! Dust off your dancing shoes and boogie the night away while enjoying your favorite music. Come dressed as your favorite super hero! Purchase tickets in advance at CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/$5 on site (if available)

 

Yappy Hour: Soul Fish Duo

Thursday, May 12, 4 – 8 p.m.

James Island County Park

Bring your pup and join us after work for live music and beverages. No outside alcohol, food, or coolers permitted. Event is free with regular gate admission, registration is not required. Free with regular park gate admission ($2 per person)

 

Friday Night Boogie

Friday, May 13, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

For ages 21 and up. The Mount Pleasant Pier will be rockin' with the sounds of DJ Jim Bowers as he plays a variety of line dancing hits, unforgettable oldies, and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. You must be 21 years of age to gain entry into the event; photo ID required. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on site (if available)

 

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, May 14, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Prizes awarded for these categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+), and Total Weight of Five Fish. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fees vary; visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for more information.

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Saturday, May 14, 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)

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, May 14. Movie begins approximately 8:15 p.m.

Join us for movies under the stars. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Socialized dogs on a short leash are welcome. No alcohol is permitted. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for movie titles. Free with park admission fee ($2/person).

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series

Sunday, May 22, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James Island County Park

Celebrating its 26th year, this five-race series includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run. Participants are divided into the following categories: Open/Elite, Age Group and Masters, Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater and under age 40), Masters Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater and age 40+), and Athena (women 150 pounds or greater). Participants must be comfortable swimming 600M in open water and riding a bicycle on roads open to traffic. Registration options vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

 

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, May 27, 7 – 11 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays all of the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on site (if available)

 

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, May 28, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Prizes awarded for: Adult, Lady, Youth (12 & under), and Senior (60+) Angler catagories; Total Weight of Five Fish, and King Mackerel. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. Prizes awarded immediately following the tournament. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fees vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for more information.

 

Splash Zone Waterpark Opens Daily!

Starting May 30

Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park is now open every day through August 12! Visitwww.CharlestonCountyParks.com for hours, fees, and other details.

 

 

May Programs

 

Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club: Wheel to Surf Adaptive Surfing Clinic

Catch a wave on an adaptive surfboard with a team of volunteers guiding you. Surfing pros help get you into the water and onto the waves using several adaptive techniques. Let the ocean and CCPRC take you to new and exciting places.

May 1                             Sun                                 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                        Course # 44886

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park  Fee: Free

 

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.

May 1                             Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44751

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

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

 

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. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Sundays in May: May 1, 8, 15, 22                                                                                  5 -6:15 p.m.         

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee per class: $12/$10 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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in May (except May 30): May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26             9 -10 a.m.             

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

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

 

Walk and Restore at 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. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in May (except May 30): May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26             9:30 -10:30 a.m. 

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

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

 

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. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in May (except May 30): May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26             9:30 -10:30 a.m.

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

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

 

Walk and Restore 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. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in May (except May 30): May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26             9:30 -10:30 a.m. 

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

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

 

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: Mondays and Wednesdays in May (except May 30): May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25        1:30 -2:45 p.m.    

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount/Free Move IT! Pass Holder. Register for 6+ classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 2                             Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44582

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

May 3                             Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44593

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

Fee per class: $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.

May 3-24                       Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44616

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

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

 

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.

Every Wednesday and Saturday: May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                                          8:30 -11:30 a.m.  Course # 44673

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.

May 4                             Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 44731

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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

May 4-25                       Wed                                5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44521

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 11-17

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 4                             Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44587

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

May 5                             Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44599

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

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

 

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.

May 5                             Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 44744

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount/$9 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.

May 5-26                       Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44617

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

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

 

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. Pre-registration required.

May 7                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44702

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

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

 

Alligator Adventure

Search for alligators as we separate fact from fiction on this journey to learn why these large reptiles carry the special title of 'keystone species.' A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 7                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44431

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

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Children at McLeod

The transition from slavery to freedom held special meanings for children at McLeod. No longer subject to being torn and sold from their families, their lives improved in some ways but new challenges were presented as well as new opportunities. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 7                             Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.                                        Course # 44692

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

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

 

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 9                             Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44601

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

May 10                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44594

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

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

 

After School Adventures: Kayaking

Come paddle with us after school! We'll learn basic kayak strokes and play fun paddling games. Pre-registration required.

May 10                           Tue                                 4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 44707

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 8-12

May 11                           Wed                                4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 44709

Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8-12

Fee per session: $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.

May 11                           Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 44732

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 11                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44588

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

May 12                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44600

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

Fee per class: $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.

May 12                           Thu                                 8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 44683

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 12 & up

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

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) One Design Race Series

Join us for these friendly SUP competitions in the BIC SUP One Design Challenge race series. All competitors use the same board design and gear and will be entered into a national drawing for a stand up paddleboard. On-site registration available.

May 12                           Thu                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44699

Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 10 & up

Fee: Free

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Folly Beach County Park Bird Walk

This walk focuses on the southern shoreline of Folly Beach. We hope to see a variety of shorebirds and seabirds such as American Oystercatchers and Least Terns. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

May 13                           Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 44654

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

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

 

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.

May 14                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44703

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

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

 

Indigo at Old Towne

Learn to make dye from manufactured indigo or directly from the plant. Dye your own t-shirt or material while talking about indigo's fascinating history in South Carolina. Take an indigo plant home with you. A registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 14                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44783

Meets at: Old Towne Creek County Park                                        Age: 5 & up

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Children at McLeod

The transition from slavery to freedom held special meanings for children at McLeod. No longer subject to being torn and sold from their families, their lives improved in some ways but new challenges were presented as well as new opportunities. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 14                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 44693

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.

May 14                           Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 44766

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

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

 

Family Climbing: 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.

May 15                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44721

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

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 16                           Mon                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44602

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

May 17                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44606

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

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

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

After your school day ends, come to the park and have some fun on stand up paddleboards. We'll learn basic paddling skills as we splash around on the water. Pre-registration required.

May 17                           Tue                                 4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 44710

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 8-12

May 18                           Wed                                4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 44711

Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8-12

Fee per session: $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.

May 18                           Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 44733

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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 for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

May 18                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44604

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

May 19                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44608

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

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

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: 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.

May 20                           Fri                                   5:30 -8:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 44427

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

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

 

Basic Sailing: Level 1

Learn basic sailing nomenclature, along with rigging and de-rigging skills, safety, and the basics of tacking, jibing, and docking. Pre-registration required.

May 20 & 22                 (Fri) 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. & (Sun) 9:30 a.m-1 p.m.                                      Course # 44698

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $132/$120 CCR Discount

 

Equestrian Shows: Coastal Islands Horse Show

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center hosts 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.

May 21                           Sat                                  7 a.m.

Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Fee: Free for spectators

 

Canoe Programs: Long Savannah Interpretive Canoe Tour

From Bulow Boat Landing, we'll paddle through woodlands and the old rice fields that once covered the area. With its remoteness, and help from our interpretive guide, this trip will surely offer some wonderful wildlife sightings.

May 21                           Sat                                  8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                Course # 44700

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $46/$38 CCR Discount

 

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. Pre-registration required.

May 21                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44704

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Transition to Freedom-Tour and Discussion

For residents of McLeod, transitions from slavery to freedom and from Jim Crow era racism to the civil rights movement were experienced in different ways. Explore buildings and lands where these changes happened and discuss how they still affect us today. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 21                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44708

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.

May 22                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 44752

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

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

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.

May 23                           Mon                                5:45-6:45 p.m.                                                      Course # 44603

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

May 24                           Tue                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44607

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

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

 

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.

May 25                           Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 44734

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.

May 25                           Wed                                5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44605

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

May 26                           Thu                                 5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 44609

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

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

 

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.

May 27                           Fri                                   5-9 p.m.                                                                 Course # 43864

Meets at: St. Johns High School                       Fee: Free

 

Alligator Adventure

Search for alligators as we separate fact from fiction on this journey to learn why these large reptiles carry the special title of “keystone species.” A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 28                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44432

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

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. Pre-registration required.

May 28                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 44706

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

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Children at McLeod

The transition from slavery to freedom held special meanings for children at McLeod. No longer subject to being torn and sold from their families, their lives improved in some ways but new challenges were presented as well as new opportunities. Pre-registration required.

May 28                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 44694

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up - Chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

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

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intermediate SUP - Level 2

Take the next step in SUPing. We'll practice some fun balance drills, improve stroke technique, and learn more safety skills. Pre-registration required.

May 28                           Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 44768

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

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

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Introduction to Kayaking - Level 1

This is a comprehensive program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry-level paddlers. Pre-registration required.

May 29                           Sun                                 9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                        Course # 44767

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

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount/$32 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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