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July 2016 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
6/17/2016 12:23:04 PM


 

July Special Events

 

Uncle Sam Jam

Monday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Get your tickets early – this event will sell out. Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Dance to live classic oldies and beach music performed by Permanent Vacation, at an excellent venue for viewing fireworks displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol, beverages and coolers are strictly prohibited. Tickets are $10 and are limited; advance purchase is recommended. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Photo ID required to gain entry.

 

Yappy Hour: Return of the MAC

Thursday, July 7, 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)

 

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: Selah Dubb

Friday, July 8. Gates open at 7:30; music starts at 8:30 p.m.

James Island County Park

Relax and enjoy traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to live music by Selah Dubb! Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Fee: $10/Free: children ages 12 & under and Gold Pass Holders.

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, July 9. Movie begins approximately 8:15 p.m.

Wannamaker County Park

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: Race #3

Sunday, July 10, 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.

 

Friday Night Boogie

Friday, July 15, 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.

 

Cartoon Character Visit

Saturday, July 16, 12 – 3:30 p.m.

Splash Zone Waterpark (within James Island County Park)

Scooby Doo will be on hand for visits with guests to Splash Zone Waterpark on July 18 only! Free with park admission fee. For details on Splash Zone Waterpark, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

 

Special Needs Swim Night

Saturday, July 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

People with special needs and their families are invited to an unforgettable night at Whirlin’ Waters! Enjoy the lazy river, race down the slides and take a dip in the pool. To avoid the line, advanced purchase is recommended. Paid chaperone required for all participants. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $9; free for Super Splash Pass holders and ages 2 and under

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper: Recollections

Saturday, July 16, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

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

 

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, July 22, 7 – 11 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays 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. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on site (if available)

 

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, July 23, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Prizes awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish Category. 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.

 

Cartoon Character Visit

Saturday, July 30, 12 – 3:30 p.m.

Splash Island Waterpark (within Palmetto Islands County Park)

Bugs Bunny will be on hand for visits with guests to Splash Island Waterpark on July 30 only! Free with park admission fee. For details on Splash Island Waterpark, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #4

Sunday, July 31, 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.

 

 

July Programs

 

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

 

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 Wednesday and Saturday in July: July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30                       8:30 -11:30 a.m. 

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free Gold Pass Holder and 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.

July 2                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46180

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

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: McLeod's Golden Haze

Experts have learned that during the first decades of the 20th century the McLeods profoundly altered the plantation. Discover how this place changed and what it may reveal about those living here at the time. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 2                             Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 46144

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

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.

July 3                             Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46189

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

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

 

H2O Moves Palmetto Islands County Park

Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after regular water park hours.

July 5-Aug. 11              Tue, Thu                        8:30 -9:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 45566

Meets at: Splash Island Waterpark                                                  Age: 16 & up

Fee: $72/$60 CCR Discount/$48 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.

July 5-Aug. 11              Tue, Thu                        5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                                     Course # 45585

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

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

 

How to Belay

Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of our popular Introduction to Climbing class.

July 5                             Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 46066

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

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

 

H2O Moves James Island County Park

Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after regular water park hours.

July 5-Aug. 10              Tue-Wed, Mon             6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 45564

Meets at: Splash Zone Waterpark                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $102/$85 CCR Discount/$68 Move IT Pass Holder

 

HIIT the Water Palmetto Islands County Park

Run, jack, and lunge your way to a new fitness level with high-intensity interval training in the water. Offered after regular water park hours.

July 5-Aug. 11              Tue, Thu                        6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 45568

Meets at: Splash Island Waterpark                                                  Age: 16 & up

Fee: $72/$60 CCR Discount/$48 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.

July 6-Aug. 10              Wed, Mon                      6:30 -7:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 45582

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

Fee: $121/$110 CCR Discount/$88 Move IT Pass Holder

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Wo'Se African Dance

Discover the art of African dance and enjoy a traditional dance performance accompanied by the rhythmic music sounds of traditional African drumming. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 6                             Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 46012

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle practice of traditional yoga poses performed while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support when standing. The practice improves range of motion, reduces stress and pain, and increases the overall sense of well-being. Open to all fitness levels.

Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in July: July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                         Wed        11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    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

 

H2O Moves Wannamaker County Park

After regular park hours, take your workout to the water with a total-body aerobics class focusing on form, flexibility, strength and balance.

July 6-Aug. 10              Wed, Mon                      6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 45562

Meets at: Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark                            Age: 16 & up

Fee: $66/$55 CCR Discount/$44 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: Every Wednesday in July: July 6, 13, 20, 27                                                              12 -7 p.m.             

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $12

 

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.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in July: July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                              9 -10 a.m.              Course # 45853

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$0 Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Walk and Restore Palmetto Islands County Park

Let our 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: Mondays and Thursdays in July: July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                              9:30 -10:30 a.m.  Course # 45753

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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.

 

Walk and Restore 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: Mondays and Thursdays in July: July 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 Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

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.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in July: July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28                              9:30 -10:30 a.m.  Course # 45728

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          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

 

Challenge Course Open Day

Join the fun on the High Challenge Course. Experience the excitement of walking across a cable suspended between utility poles and zipping down a 200-ft. cable. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 7                             Thu                                 3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 45602

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount/$10 Move IT Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) One Design Race Series

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

July 7                             Thu                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 46139

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

Fee: Free

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Folly Beach County Park

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 Wilson's Plovers. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 8                             Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 46084

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

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

 

SUP the Surf Zone

Surf SUP! Enjoy the sun, sand and surf in this popular pastime. Join a trained professional and learn fundamental surfing skills, important wave/ocean dynamics, board/paddle design, etiquette, and safety. You'll come away with a basic understanding of surfing that will give you the confidence to continue catching waves and growing as a SUP surfer anywhere you choose to go. Pre-registration required.

July 9                             Sat                                  8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 46157

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

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount/$24 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.

July 9                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46181

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

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: McLeod's Golden Haze

During the first decades of the 20th century the McLeods profoundly altered the plantation. Discover how this place changed and what it may reveal about those living here at the time. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 9                             Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 46145

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 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.

Ongoing: Select Sundays in July: July 10, 17, 24, 31                                                                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 and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Baptist Hill Football Clinic

Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of passing, catching, kicking, tackling, and blocking through drills and fun game scenarios.

July 11-27                     Mon, Wed                      5 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 45940

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-12

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Capoeira Charleston

Capoeira is a blend of martial arts, game, and dance originating in Brazil. This show is both dynamic and energetic, and is set to traditional music featuring authentic Brazilian songs and instruments. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 13                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 45996

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Palmetto Islands Bird Walks

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

July 14                           Thu                                 8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 46127

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 9 & up

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

 

FUNshine Excursions: Jump Into Sky Zone

Teens will enjoy this fun exciting excursion, try a new activity, and make new friends. This excursion is supervised by Community Recreation adult staff members. Fee includes transportation, lunch, and any admission fees.

July 15                           Fri                                   10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                      Course # 45966

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 13-15

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

FUNshine Excursions: Whirlin' Waters Waterpark Adventure

Teens will enjoy this fun exciting excursion, try a new activity, and make new friends. This excursion is supervised by Community Recreation adult staff members. Fee includes transportation, lunch, and any admission fees.

July 15                           Fri                                   10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                      Course # 45970

Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 13-15

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Junior Naturalist Sampler: Marine Mammal Maniacs

Learn and discuss the importance of marine mammals, discover their unique features, and dolphin watch at the beach. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend and require no registration. Pre-registration required.

July 15                           Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 46014

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 8-12

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Rec Boat Rally

Bring your recreational kayak and gear to this fun and informative session! We will cover basic strokes, rescues and provide other tips and tools to help you get familiar with your kayak.

July 16                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 46276

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

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

 

Nature Rambles: Exploring Edisto Island Future County Park

Join a Master Naturalist instructor to see the natural wonders of our parks in a new light. You'll discover plants and animals and learn about their connections to the world around them. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.  Pre-registration required.

July 16                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 46097

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 12 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount/$9 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.

July 16                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46182

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

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

 

Banana Spiders and the War Doctor

Ever see a banana spider and panic? Overcome your fears with some spider sleuthing while learning how this creature inspired one McLeod resident to become a scientist and children's author. A chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.  Pre-registration required.

July 16                           Sat                                  11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.                                        Course # 46155

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

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

 

Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club: Adaptive Paddling

Spend a summer afternoon in a kayak on James Island County Park's lake. Top-notch instructors trained to use adaptation techniques make this a fun and rewarding program for people of different ability levels. CCPRC and Adaptive Expeditions are excited to join forces to offer this fun activity designed specifically to serve community members with disabilities. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under.

July 16                           Sat                                  2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 46274

Meets at: James Island County Park                                               Age: 8 & up

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

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

Learn a new sport comfortably and enjoyably. Using a variety of boats, this entry-level course teaches you the basic strokes and skills to have fun on the water! Pre-registration required.

July 17                           Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 46172

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

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount/$32 Move IT Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: Sunset by SUP Marsh Paddle

It's a beautiful night for a paddle! Enjoy the sunset on one horizon and the full moon rising on the other, as we glide through the marsh. Pre-registration required.

July 17                           Sun                                 6:30 -9 p.m.                                                          Course # 46135

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

Fee: $44/$36 CCR Discount/$28 Move IT Pass Holder

 

How to Belay

Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of our popular Introduction to Climbing class.  Pre-registration required.

July 19                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 46067

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

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

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 20                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 46008

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 21                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 46009

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Challenge Course Open Day

Join the fun on the High Challenge Course. Experience the excitement of walking across a cable suspended between utility poles and zipping down a 200-ft. cable. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 21                           Thu                                 3 p.m.-7 p.m.                                                        Course # 45603

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount/$10 Move IT Pass Holder

 

Mystical Moths

Extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, moths pollinate plants and feed birds, bats, and even people. We will check out our black lights and baits to see what species we can discover! A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.  Pre-registration required.

July 21                           Thu                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.                                                        Course # 46092

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 12 & up

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

 

FUNshine Excursions: Jump Into Sky Zone

Teens will enjoy this fun exciting excursion, try a new activity, and make new friends. This excursion is supervised by Community Recreation adult staff members. Fee includes transportation, lunch, and any admission fees.

July 22                           Fri                                   10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                      Course # 45971

Meets at: St James Santee Elementary School                            Age: 13-15

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

FUNshine Excursions: Whirlin' Waters Waterpark Adventure

Teens will enjoy this fun exciting excursion, try a new activity, and make new friends. This excursion is supervised by Community Recreation adult staff members. Fee includes transportation, lunch, and any admission fees.

July 22                           Fri                                   10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                      Course # 45967

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 13-15

Fee: $24/$20 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.

July 23                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46183

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

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

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Mcleod's Golden Haze

Experts learned that during the first decades of the 20th century the McLeods profoundly altered the plantation. Discover how this place changed and what it may reveal about those living here at the time. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 23                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 46146

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

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

 

Kayak the Surf Zone: Beginner Short Boat Surf Kayaking

Treat yourself to some summer fun by learning to ride the waves in a kayak. We'll provide whitewater (short boats) and sit-on-top kayaks, along with instruction in safety and technique. Pre-registration required.

July 24                           Sun                                 8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 46154

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

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

 

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.

July 24                           Sun                                 2 p.m.-4 p.m.                                                        Course # 46078

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

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

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Gullah Storytelling

Sharon Cooper-Murray joins us for this exhilarating show as we prepare to travel through time and experience stories of the Gullah people in their native language. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 27                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 46010

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Decoding Dolphin Behavior

Did you know dolphins often work as a team to harvest fish schools and they also hunt individually? Join a naturalist to learn more about Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and their unique feeding strategies like strand-feeding. Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under.  Pre-registration required.

July 28                           Thu                                 9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 46132

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 9 & up

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

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Gullah Storytelling

Sharon Cooper-Murray joins us for this exhilarating show as we prepare to travel through time and experience stories of the Gullah people in their native language. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 28                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 46011

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Sunrise Salt Marsh Paddle

Experience Caw Caw at sunrise! While paddling out into the gnarled boneyard forest of Tea Farm Creek, we will watch for otters playing, swallow-tailed kites hawking insects, and other creatures in and around the salt marsh. Registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 30                           Sat                                  6 -8:30 a.m.                                                          Course # 46090

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

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

 

Canoe Programs: Intro to Canoeing

This is the perfect craft for exploring the Lowcountry's natural and cultural history. This class will cover basic strokes, safety, and technique in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Pre-registration required.

July 30                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46164

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount/$20 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.

July 30                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 46184

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

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

 

Christianity on the Plantation

Discover how Christianity was used to both resist and perpetuate slavery. Whether as a tool of oppression or survival, Christianity impacted McLeod's residents differently. A registered and paid chaperone required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 30                           Sat                                  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 46203

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount/$16 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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