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April Events and Programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation
Published:
4/1/2014 10:23:01 AM


 

April Special Events

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, April 2, 16 & 30, 5 - 7 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Old Towne Creek County Park is not yet open to the public, but on select dates throughout the year, you are invited to visit this property during Wine Down Wednesday. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music while visiting this new West Ashley park. A commemorative wine glass is included with admission. Fee: $20/$15 CCR Discount with advance registration.

 

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Sunday, April 6, 12-6 p.m.

James Island County Park

Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, Cajun Fest is a full-day of foot-stompin' Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children's activities and all around ragin' Cajun entertainment! Enjoy live music throughout the day from performers Shelly Waters, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, and Felix y Los Gatos. Don't forget to sign up for the crawfish eating contest, held at 2:30 p.m. Plenty of Cajun and Creole foods as well as other dishes will be available for purchase. Carpooling is recommended. No coolers, outside beverages, or pets permitted. Admission: $10 for adults (13 and up); free for children 12 and under and Gold Pass holders.

 

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival (ECPOF)

Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13

James Island County Park

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find something exciting at the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, with activities and entertainment throughout the weekend!

One of the country's premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, the festival now includes a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf. Attendees can try out equipment, compete in races and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport. Afterward, stay to enjoy tasty fare from food vendors on site at the park, enjoy a beverage, and listen to live music. Park admission starts at $1 per person. To try activities, get the Try It pass for $10. Or, register for a full-day or full-weekend pass to experience all of the classes, demos and much more. For a full event schedule and to register, visit charlestoncountyparks.com or call 843-795-4386.

Sol Driven Train in concert at the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival
Friday, April 11, 7 p.m.
James Island County Park

Kicking off the festival weekend is a concert in the park by local favorite Sol Driven Train. Sol Driven Train blends American influences with Afro-Caribbean rhythms through a talented five-piece, multi-instrumental group featuring horns, strings and percussion. Bring chairs or a blanket and settle in for some great music, with plenty of food and beverages for sale. Concert is open to the public and admission is $10. Then, come back over the weekend to try out some awesome outdoor activities at the festival. Concert-goers will receive a discount on the festival's Try It Pass for Saturday or Sunday.

 

Where the Wild Things Run 5K

Saturday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Explore your wild side on this scenic run on the trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Runners may experience a wildlife sighting or two! An award ceremony with light food and beverages will be held immediately afterward. Online registration will end April 25. Participants ages 10-15 can register for this course, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.Fee: $34/$28 CCR Discount

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin' on the pier! Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music. Music performed by Royal Scotsmen Band will begin at 8 p.m. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. A photo ID is 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)

 

The Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival

Sunday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and the Mount Pleasant Pier

The Mount Pleasant Pier is proud to be a part of this highly-anticipated annual event hosted by the Town of Mount Pleasant. The festival features a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp and fishing fleet, plus savory seafood samplings from local restaurants, live music, an arts and crafts show, shag dancing and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities. Admission to the event and parking is free of charge! For a full list of activities taking places throughout the week, and for details on the Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, visit www.comeonovermp.com.  

 

Charleston County Waterparks open May 3

Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, Splash Zone on James Island, and Whirlin' Waters in North Charleston open for weekends only in May starting May 3! For details, visit www.splashparks.com.

 

April Programs

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

 

After School Adventures: Kayaking

Paddle with us after school! We'll learn basic kayak strokes, and then play some fun paddling games. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 1                     Tue                         4:30 -6 p.m.                                          Course # 32882

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit Training

Make the most of your lunch break. This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy to take on the rest of day. Register for six or more classes and receive a reduced rate by calling 843-795-4386.

April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30         Mondays and Wednesdays                    12- 12:45 p.m.

Meets at: James Island County Park                   Ages 16 and up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 2                     Wed                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32836

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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 receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not necessary.

Apr. 2                     Wed                       12 -7 p.m.                                             Course # 32483

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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.

Apr. 3                     Thu                         5 -10 p.m.                                             Course # 32471

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Walk and restore your mind and body on the shaded trails of James Island County Park. Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch and relax. Then, we will head to the Conference Center to focus solely on restorative yoga - strength, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Apr. 3                     Thu                         5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                      Course # 32931

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Birding Trips: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

The marshes, forests, and impoundments of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge provide incredible wildlife viewing. CCPRC birding professionals will lead this quest to find a variety of wading birds, songbirds, and other species. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 5                     Sat                         7 a.m.-4 p.m.                                        Course # 32416

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

Fee: $21/$17 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 5                     Sat                         8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32837

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Discovering County Parks: Exploring Caw Caw

An exploration of this park's landscape reveals the story of a groundbreaking and earth shattering response by Jeremy, an Angolan living near Charleston, to a changing political and natural landscape during the colonial period. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 5                     Sat                         9 -10:30 a.m.                                         Course # 32765

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101

This class is designed to introduce you to the world of climbing. We will teach you about gear, basic knots, technique, and how to belay. After completion, participants will be prepared to take a belay test upon their next visit to The Climbing Wall. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 5                     Sat                         1 -4 p.m.                                               Course # 32463

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Slacklining

Come learn the basics of slacklining. Our instructors will give you some tips and tricks to get you on the line and having fun in our slackline park. Course fee covers daily admission to The Climbing Wall. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 5                     Sat                         4 -5 p.m.                                               Course # 32465

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Walk and restore your mind and body on the shaded trails of James Island County Park. Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch and relax. Then, we will head to the Conference Center to focus solely on restorative yoga - strength, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Apr. 7                     Mon                        9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32926

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

ECPOF Pre-Festival Offerings: The Coaching Process

This course is designed to expose instructors, instructor trainers, and instructor trainer educators in all disciplines to core coaching competencies and behaviors that enhance long term paddler development by increasing efficiency, student motivation, and an individual's access to learning. While is based on current educational theory and best practice, at its core it's a fun, hands on, collaborative experience designed to harness the talents of each participant. This course is appropriate for American Canoe Association Level 1-5 Instructors, Instructor Trainers, and Instructor Trainer Educators in any discipline.

Apr. 8-9                  Tue-Wed                 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                    Course # 34028

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

Fee: $150/$150

 

ECPOF Pre-Festival Offerings: ACA Adaptive Paddling Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide instructors, outfitters, recreation program providers, and rehabilitation professionals with the information they need to integrate paddlers with disabilities into their programs. You'll learn how to compensate for a paddler's loss of function due to disability, how to adapt equipment and instruction, and how to focus on the paddler's ability. Also included is classroom and hands-on learning of adaptation development and instruction with a person who has a disability in both a pool session and an open water paddle. Upon successful completion of this class, all will receive a certificate of completion. ACA certified paddling instructors receive the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement and an ACA Update credit applied to their paddling instructor certification. Visit: www.americancanoe.org or contact Joe Moore at:  for more information.

Apr. 8-10                Tue: 5 -8 p.m. & Wed & Thu 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                        Course # 33448

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

Fee: $250

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 9                     Wed                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32838

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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 necessary.

Apr. 9                     Wed                       12 -7 p.m.                                             Course # 32484

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

James Island Bird Walks

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

Apr. 10                   Thu                         8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32725

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

Fee: Free with regular park gate admission

 

ECPOF Pre-Festival Offerings: ACA L1-4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Update

This is course is in addition to the The Coaching Process course and provides the on-water component for an instructor aiming to continue a certification. Multiple Instructor Trainer Educators will be on-hand to offer the appropriate level of assessment for participants. A morning reviewing ACA instructor requirements will be followed by joint and small group on-water sessions based on course instructors' determinations and participant needs.  Be prepared to travel off-site. This course is appropriate for ACA Level 1-4 Kayak Instructors who will have completed The Coaching Process course.

Apr. 10                   Thu                         8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                    Course # 34067

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

Fee: $50

 

ECPOF Pre-Festival Offerings: ACA L2 Canoe Instructor Update

This is course is in addition to the The Coaching Process course and provides the on-water component for an instructor aiming to continue a certification. An Instructor Trainer Educator will be on-hand to offer the appropriate level of assessment for participants. A morning reviewing ACA instructor requirements will be followed by on-water sessions. This course is appropriate for ACA Level 2 Canoe Instructors who will have completed The Coaching Process course.

Apr. 10                   Thu                         8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                    Course # 34066

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

Fee: $50

 

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.

Apr. 10                   Thu                         5 -10 p.m.                                             Course # 32533

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Walk and restore your mind and body on the shaded trails of James Island County Park. Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch and relax. Then, we will head to the Conference Center to focus solely on restorative yoga - strength, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Apr. 10                   Thu                         5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                      Course # 32932

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk

This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Peregrine Falcon and Piping Plover. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Register in advance. 

Apr. 11                   Fri                          8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32800

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

Fee: Free

 

Photography Series: Sunrise Session

Pre-registration is required. 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 and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 12                   Sat                         7 -9 a.m.                                               Course # 32414

Meets at: Laurel Hill                   Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 12                   Sat                         8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32839

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Stand Up Paddleboard One Design Race Series: ECPOF One Design Challenge

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. Races held during Spring, Summer, and Fall. All competitors will be entered into a national drawing for a stand-up paddleboard. Free for ECPOF registrants; just show your wristband at registration.

Apr. 12                   Sat                         4:30 -6:30 p.m.                                      Course # 33010

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount/Free ECPOF Registrants

 

ECPOF Post-Festival Offerings: L-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

This workshop (IDW) with the certification exam (ICE) is for the ACA's L-2 Basic Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor. This certification is for those teaching 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. Visit www.americancanoe.org for more information.

Apr. 14-16               Mon-Wed                8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.                                    Course # 33207

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

Fee: $325/$300 CCR Discount

 

Spring Break Explorers Camp

This camp introduces children to the beauty of your county parks. They'll spend their days having a blast doing arts and crafts, playing cooperative games, scaling The Climbing Wall, and exploring the natural world. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 14-18               Mon-Fri                   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                               Course # 32721

Meets at: James Island County Park                   Age: 6-9

Fee: $154/$140 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Walk and restore your mind and body on the shaded trails of James Island County Park. Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch and relax. Then, we will head to the Conference Center to focus solely on restorative yoga - strength, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Apr. 14                   Mon                        9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32927

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 16                   Wed                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32840

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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 necessary.

Apr. 16                   Wed                       12 -7 p.m.                                             Course # 32485

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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.

Apr. 17                   Thu                         5 -10 p.m.                                             Course # 32535

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Portable Planetarium: Evident Eclipses and Magical Meteors

April is filled with interesting celestial events! We will investigate the lunar eclipse, the solar eclipse, and the Lyrids Meteor Shower. Participants will leave with tips on viewing these upcoming events on their own. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 17                   Thu                         5 -6 p.m.                                               Course # 32723

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                   Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Yoga: Yogathon

Renew your sense of adventure and recharge your energy with our community-minded, Mother Nature-inspired yoga programs. Celebrate the moon and the sun during our month-long yoga series. From the beach to the meadows of the county parks, yoga takes on a whole new dimension with earthly views. Truly reach your arms to the skies, take in the sights and sounds of nature, and ignite childlike wonder and awe.

Apr. 17                   Thu                         5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                      Course # 32957

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Walk and restore your mind and body on the shaded trails of James Island County Park. Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch and relax. Then, we will head to the Conference Center to focus solely on restorative yoga - strength, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Apr. 17                   Thu                         5:45 -6:45 p.m.                                      Course # 32933

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Explore Your Parklands: Tea Farm

Pre-registration is required. The forest, adjacent to the meandering Tea Farm Creek, is dominated by the exotic and invasive Camellia sinensis. A visit to this, one of South Carolina's most unique sites, reveals this plant's fascinating history here. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 18                   Fri                          1 -4 p.m.                                               Course # 32815

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 19                   Sat                         8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32841

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Yoga: Yogathon

Renew your sense of adventure and recharge your energy with our community-minded, Mother Nature-inspired yoga programs. Celebrate the moon and the sun during our month-long yoga series. From the beach to the meadows of the county parks, yoga takes on a whole new dimension with earthly views. Truly reach your arms to the skies, take in the sights and sounds of nature, and ignite childlike wonder and awe.

Apr. 19                   Sat                         9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32964

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101

This class is designed to introduce you to the world of climbing. We will teach you about gear, basic knots, technique, and how to belay. After completion, participants will be prepared to take a belay test upon their next visit to The Climbing Wall. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 19                   Sat                         1 -4 p.m.                                               Course # 32458

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Intermediate Climbing: Climbing 202: Intermediate Technique

Are you hitting a plateau in your climbing? This intermediate technique class will help you progress to the next level. Students should have a current CCPRC belay card and be able to climb in the 5.9 range. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 20                   Sun                        1 -4 p.m.                                               Course # 32454

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

Fee: $33/$27 CCR Discount

 

Fishing on the Cooper: Spring Fishing Kickoff

Spend some quality time at the Mount Pleasant Pier while learning new techniques to land a big one during these free fishing tutorials. A Lowcountry expert will be on hand to share techniques that will make fishing at the pier a fun and rewarding experience. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Apr. 20                   Sun                        1 -2 p.m.                                               Course # 32796

Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier                            Age: 3 & up

Fee: Free

 

Paddlesports Team

Learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding in a fun club atmosphere. Registration includes entry into the SUP BIC One Design Race May 15.

Apr. 21-May 26       Mon                        4:30 -6:30 p.m.                                      Course # 32895

Meets at: James Island County Park                   Age: 10-16

Fee: $108/$90 CCR Discount

 

Rock Climbing Trips: Gym to Crag Weekend

This course is perfectly matched to the climber with limited experience who is looking for the skills to climb outdoors. The high-friction routes of Crowders Mountain, NC offer a unique and aesthetic setting for learning outdoor movement skills and top rope anchoring techniques. Belay skills are a pre-requisite.

Apr. 22-27      Tue 5:30p.m-6:30 , Departs Sat 12 p.m., Returns Sun 8 p.m.                   Course # 32472

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

Fee: $165/$150 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 23                   Wed                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32842

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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 necessary.

Apr. 23                   Wed                       12 -7 p.m.                                             Course # 32486

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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.

Apr. 24                   Thu                         5 -10 p.m.                                             Course # 32537

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Nocturnal Noisemakers

Have you ever wondered about noises in the night? Come with us and figure some of them out. Listen for owls, frogs, and others, and shine some gators and spiders along the way. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 24                   Thu                         7 -9 p.m.                                               Course # 32418

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Beachwalker Bird Walks

The southwestern end of Kiawah Island is an excellent place to spot seabirds and shorebirds. We'll hike nearly two miles of pristine beach looking for a variety of birds, including raptors and songbirds. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 25                   Fri                          8:30 -11 a.m.                                         Course # 32817

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                               Age: 12 & up

Fee: Free

 

North Trail Mountain Biking

Have some fun and get a great work out! Join us for some exciting mountain biking. Gather some of your friends and come out to the North Trail for one of the best trails in the Lowcountry. Bikes will be available for check-out and you may arrive at any time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for your ride. All equipment is provided and permits are included. Helmets are required and provided. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         8 a.m.-2 p.m.                                        Course # 32871

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                   Age: 10 & up

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32843

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/$5

 

Master Naturalist Sampler: Naturalist Training at Harmony Hall in Meggett

Would you like to take our Master Naturalist course, but don't have the time? We now offer half-day sessions. 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 is required.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                        Course # 32420

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Yoga: Yogathon

Renew your sense of adventure and recharge your energy with our community-minded, Mother Nature-inspired yoga programs. Celebrate the moon and the sun during our month-long yoga series. From the beach to the meadows of the county parks, yoga takes on a whole new dimension with earthly views. Truly reach your arms to the skies, take in the sights and sounds of nature, and ignite childlike wonder and awe.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32963

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                   Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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

Fast track your improvements with ACA-certified instructors who will keep an eye on safety while creating an exciting learning environment. 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 is required.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         12 -4 p.m.                                             Course # 32902

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

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 103: Climbing Movement

Climb smarter, not harder, as we cover the basics of climbing technique where small gains in technique lead to big gains in ability. You'll learn better footwork, balance, body positioning, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 26                   Sat                         1 -4 p.m.                                               Course # 32462

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Advanced Climbing Clinics: Climbing 302: Advanced Rescues

Learn what to do when a storm hits and you have to retreat from a route or if your climber is injured and can't be lowered. This class will help you handle these scenarios and much more. Class is taught by an American Mountain Guides Association-Certified Single Pitch Instructor. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card and have taken Climbing 205: Top Rope Rescues or have equivalent experience. Pre-registration is required.

Apr. 27                   Sun                        9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                        Course # 32447

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

Fee: $68/$56 CCR Discount

 

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

Whether for fun or fitness, you'll love this new way of playing on the water. 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 is required.

Apr. 27                   Sun                        10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                     Course # 32907

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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

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

Apr. 27                   Sun                        1 -3 p.m.                                               Course # 32908

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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 is required.

Apr. 29                   Tue                         4:30 -6 p.m.                                          Course # 32879

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome.

Apr. 30                   Wed                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                    Course # 32844

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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 necessary.

Apr. 30                   Wed                       12 -7 p.m.                                             Course # 32487

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Sign up for a fun after school adventure! Join your friends or make new ones as you learn new outdoor skills. 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 is required.

Apr. 30                   Wed                       4:30 -6 p.m.                                          Course # 32880

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

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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