June events and programs in your Charleston County Parks – subject to change, limited capacity

Please note: Program and event capacity is limited and subject to cancellation. Extra safety measures will be in place specific to each event and program. Please visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for details and to register. 

 

June Special Events

 

Starlight Yoga

Folly Beach County Park 

Thu, June 4, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The moon and stars enhance this flowing yoga class while sand serves as the classroom floor and crashing waves as the soundtrack. Participants will receive a special glow in the dark prize. Open to all fitness levels. Rain date: Thursday, June 11. 

Fee: $8

Ages: 12 and up

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Hops and Vines

McLeod Plantation Historic Site 

Thur., June 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Explore beautiful McLeod Plantation Historic Site at Hops and Vines! Enjoy wine, beer, and live music from Ward Buckheister while experiencing the beauty of this historic site. Interpreters will be on-site to illustrate McLeod’s storied history. Admission includes 2 drink tickets. Food truck fare from My Big Fat Greek Trailer and Life Raft Treats will be available on site. Advance registration is required and tickets will be limited to 100.

Fee: $15 in advance only

Ages: 21+

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Wine Down Wednesday

Old Towne Creek County Park 

Wed., June 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come Wine Down your Wednesday and explore Old Towne Creek County Park, one of West Ashley’s hidden gems. Guests will enjoy wine and live music while experiencing the beauty of this natural site. Food truck fare will be available for purchase on site. Advance registration is required and tickets will be limited to 100.

Fee: $15 in advance only

Ages: 21+

Wine Down Wednesday

 

Hops and Vines

McLeod Plantation Historic Site 

Thur., June 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Explore beautiful McLeod Plantation Historic Site at Hops and Vines! Enjoy wine, beer, and live music from Lane Doss while experiencing the beauty of this historic site. Interpreters will be on-site to illustrate McLeod’s storied history. Admission includes 2 drink tickets. Food truck fare from Semilla and Holy Rolly will be available for purchase on site. Advance registration is required and tickets will be limited to 100.

Fee: $15 in advance only

Ages: 21+

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June Programs

 

Ongoing Programs

 

Early Morning Bird Walks

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Wednesdays and SaturdaysJune 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 278:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. 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. Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration is not required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars.  Maximum, 10 participants.  

Fee: $9; free for Gold Pass holders

Caw Caw

 

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m. – Noon

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. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $30

Ages: 16 and up

Learn to SUP

 

Daily Programs

 

Kayak Trip Planning – Classroom Only

Off-Site Location 

Fri, June 5, 6 – 9 p.m.

Learn how to safely plan your own trips for paddling. We will focus on tide, weather, and gear considerations before going on the water. The goal will be for the class to use information learned to plan a trip for the following weekend. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $20

Ages: 16 and up

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Kayak Quickstart

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 6, 10 a.m. – Noon

Learn about the fun-filled sport of kayaking. During this 2-hour hands-on informal program, our experienced instructors will show you how you can enjoy the local waterways and wildlife from a sea kayak. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $30

Ages: 16 and up

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Strokes and Maneuvers – Level 2

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 6, 1 – 3 p.m.

Focus on refining your skills in fun and challenging ways! Improve efficiency and understanding of fundamental strokes, and be introduced to more advanced techniques such as bracing for support, edging the kayak, side slips, and rudders. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $30

Ages: 16 and up

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Kayak Trip Planning – Trip

CCPRC Headquarters 

Sun, June 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn how to safely implement your plans for paddling. We will focus on tide, weather, and gear considerations before going on the water. Participants will use information learned in the previous week’s classroom session to plan for the trip.  Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $55

Ages: 16 and up

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Bird Walk

Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve 

Fri, June 12, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Once the home of a Coast Guard station, this Heritage Preserve protects maritime forest, beach, dune, and marsh habitats for wildlife. This site is a leader in number of bird species seen in South Carolina. At this time of year, we hope to see songbirds, seabirds, and shorebirds such as Painted Bunting, Caspian Tern, Wilson’s Plover, and much more.  Maximum, 9 participants

Fee: $9

Ages: 12 and up

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Homeschool in the Parks: The Struggle is Real

Palmetto Islands County Park 

Fri, June 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m. 

Did you know there’s a competition happening outside your window? Explore the world of competition in nature. Lean how and why animals compete and what happens when something new joins the neighborhood. Maximum, 9 participants

Fee: $9

Ages: At least 7 but less than 13

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Alligator Adventure

Caw Caw Interpretive Center 

Sat, June 13, 9 – 11 a.m. 

Join us as we search for alligators and separate fact from fiction to learn why these large reptiles carry the special title of “keystone species.” Maximum, 9 participants

Fee: $12

Ages: 9 and up

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Intro to Climbing

James Island County Park – Outdoor Zone 

Sun, June 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

There’s a lot to learn about climbing. Getting your footing, learning the lingo, and starting out can be   intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In our Intro to Climbing class, you’ll receive expert instruction on the basics of climbing, the   opportunity to meet and learn with other new climbers, and an overview   of our facility.   This 90-minute class will help kick off   your new adventure with a 1 to 9 instructor to student ratio and small group and partner work. Instruction takes place on both ropes and   boulders, and the class will include your gear rental, too!  Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $20

Ages: 14+

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Nature Ramble

Wannamaker County Park 

Sat, June 20, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Join a Master Naturalist instructor and see the natural wonders of our parks in a new light. Discover plants and animals while learning about their connections to the world around them and how that connectivity may circle back to you! Maximum, 9 participants

Fee: $9

Ages: 12 and up

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Introduction to Kayaking

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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! Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $55

Ages: 16 and up

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Level 2

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Take the next steps in SUPing. We’ll practice balance drills, improve stroke technique, and learn more safety skills. This fun class is a great prep for paddling in more challenging conditions. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $30

Ages: 16 and up

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Dawn Patrol Adult SUP Surf Camp

Folly Beach County Park 

Tue, June 23 – Fri, June 26 6:30 – 8 a.m. 

Greet the mornings with a surf session led by a certified instructor. Hone your skills and appreciation for the sport and culture over the course of a week. But be careful, this could be habit forming! Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $165

Ages: 16 and up

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Beginner Birding

James Island County Park 

Thu, June 25, 9 a.m. – Noon 

Even the best birders were “fledglings” at one time. Join a naturalist to learn birding essentials, like proper gear and basic terminology. We’ll then take a walk to spot and identify some feathered friends. Maximum, 9 participants. 

Fee: $12

Ages: 12 and up

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Introduction to Canoeing

James Island County Park 

Sat, June 27, 1 – 3 p.m. 

This class will cover basic strokes, safety, and technique in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $30

Ages: 16 and up

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SUP the Surf Zone

Folly Beach County Park 

Sun, June 28, 8 a.m. – Noon

Surf SUP! Enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in this popular and historic 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 grow as a SUP surfer. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $65

Ages: 16 and up

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Introduction to Surf Kayaking

Folly Beach County Park 

Sun, June 28, 8 a.m. – Noon

Treat yourself to some fun by learning to ride the waves in a kayak. We’ll provide whitewater (short boats) and sit-on-top kayaks with a trained professional for you to learn fundamental surfing skills, important wave/ocean dynamics, etiquette, and safety. You’ll come away with a basic understanding of surfing that will give you the confidence to continue catching waves and grow as a kayak surfer. Maximum, 3 participants

Fee: $65

Ages: 16 and up

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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.

 

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