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August 2014 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
8/1/2014 12:28:48 PM

August Special Events

 

Reggae Concert Series: Mystic Vibrations

Fri., Aug. 1, 7:30 - 11 p.m.

James Island County Park

Now on Friday nights! Relax and enjoy an evening of reggae music performed live in beautiful James Island County Park. Bring a chair or blanket and rock the night away to music by Mystic Vibrations. Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Advance tickets will not be sold. Band is subject to change. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; music begins at 8:30 p.m. Fee: $8; free for Gold Pass Holders & ages 12 & under.

 

Nickelodeon Character Wednesdays at your Charleston County Waterparks!

Wednesdays, ongoing now through Aug. 13

Some favorite Nickelodeon characters will be making special appearances at the waterparks on Wednesdays this summer! Characters will make appearances between the hours of 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386. August schedule:

Aug. 6: Diego from Nickelodeon's Go, Diego, Go! at Splash Island (located within Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park)

Aug. 13: Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer at Splash Zone (located within James Island County Park)

 

Yappy Hour: Dreamland Band

Thurs., Aug. 7, 4-8 p.m.

James Island County Park dog park

Free event with park admission! Join us after work at the James Island County Park dog park for live music by Dreamland Band and beverages available for purchase. No pre-registration required! Simply pay gate admission upon arrival.

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, Aug. 9, movie begins around sunset (approx. 8:15 p.m.)

Wannamaker County Park

Join us for a movie under the stars! Refreshments will be available for purchase. Socialized dogs on a short leash are welcome. No alcohol is permitted. Call (843) 795-4386 or visit charlestoncountyparks.com for movie title. Movie is free with park admission fee of $1 per person.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Championship Race

Sunday, Aug. 10, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

James Island County Park

This is the championship race of this 24th annual five-series swim-bike-run event! The race begins with a 600-meter open freshwater swim in the lake at James Island County Park, continues with a 12-mile bike ride through the scenic paved paths of the park and nearby roads, and finishes with a flat 5K run. Fees start at $50 per race. Spectators welcome! For more information, visit charlestoncountyparks.com/csts. Open to ages 12 and up.

 

Thursday Night Boogie

Thurs., Aug. 14, 6 - 10 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Join us for this new event at the Mount Pleasant Pier specifically for the 21-and-up crowd! The 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 and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. A photo ID is required to gain entry into the event. For ages 21 and up. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available).

 

Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Enter the summer's largest fishing tournament! Prizes will be awarded in: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+), Total Weight of Five Fish, and King Mackerel. Tournaments held rain or shine. Pre-registration ends Aug. 14. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. Prizes awarded at 2:15 p.m. For additional information, call (843) 588-3474. Open to ages 3 and up; an adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fees range from $8-$15.

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper with The Coppertones

Sat., Aug. 16, 7 - 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Spend an evening dancing on the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier to live music by the The Coppertones! Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. A photo ID is required to gain entry. A registered and paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $10.

 

Pups, Yups, and Food Trucks

Thursday, Aug. 21, 5 - 8 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park

It's a party in the park with your dog! You and your pup are invited to join us after work for live music performed by Katina Rose, beverages, and food from Refueler's Mobile Café! All dogs must remain on leash. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Free event with your regular park gate admission!

 

Special Needs Prom

Friday, Aug. 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

Bees Landing Recreation Center

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to a themed prom! Come dressed in your best attire and dance the night away with a live DJ playing your favorite music. Advance purchase is recommended. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/$5 on site (if available)

 

Lowcountry Master Games Track and Field

Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Park West Recreation Complex - Mount Pleasant

Lowcountry Master Games promotes physical/mental well-being and fitness for citizens age 50 plus by encouraging healthy lifestyles and social relationships, participation in sports, recreational activities, and athletic competition. Join us for a friendly track and field meet on Aug. 23 at the Park West Recreation Complex! Activities will include 100M run, 200M run, 400M run, 800M run, 1600M run, 3200M run, 100M hurdles, 400M hurdles, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus, and javelin. All events are open to all fitness levels and ages 50+. Fees to participate: $10 per person. For details, visit charlestoncountyparks.com or call 843-795-4386.

 

 

August Programs and Camps


Advance registration required for many programs. Call 795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com to register. Many programs require that a minimum number of participants be met. "Don't let a good program get canceled - register in advance!"

 

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 will be available. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 1                            Fri                                   3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 33494

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33593

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Practical Navigation for Paddlers

Apply navigation rules, VHF radio communication, and more to operate safely in our dynamic Charleston Harbor. We'll employ chart and compass to take bearings, triangulate, and use ranges to address wind and tidal influences. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 33665

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 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 basic strokes and skills to have fun on the water! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 33613

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

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Earth Heroes: Worms Ate My Garbage!

Worms are not only cool; they can be used to compost leftover kitchen waste. Participate in worm science, set-up a compost bin, and leave with the bin and knowledge to successfully maintain it. Program fee includes the cost of a basic worm bin. A registered chaperone is required for participants ages 12 and under. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 33306

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                          Age: 8-12

Fee: $57/$47 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard Trips: Palmetto Islands Historical SUP Tour

Mingle with the locals - such as snowy egrets, osprey, and more - while looking back through time with a trained naturalist. This is a casual paddle with a historical twist for a unique Charleston stroll on the water. All that's missing is iced tea! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  12:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                  Course # 33683

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

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement - Level 3

Paddling hard and getting nowhere? It's time to perfect your technique! Using on-water practice, instructors will assist you in performing your strokes and maneuvers with less effort and more efficiency, fluidity, and control. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 2                            Sat                                  1 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 33618

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

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Youth Football Clinic

Participants will enjoy two days of drills while they have fun learning the basic fundamental of passing, throwing, catching, kicking, tackling, blocking, and playing games.

Aug. 2-9                         Sat                                  4 -6 p.m.                                                                Course # 34421

Meets at: Schroder-Blaney Recreation Complex                          Age: 5-14

Fee: Free

 

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.

Aug. 3                            Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 33625

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Canoe Programs: Intro to Canoeing

This class will cover basic strokes, safety, and technique in a relaxing, enjoyable environment. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 3                            Sun                                 12 -2 p.m.                                                              Course # 33604

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

Fee: $30/$25 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 required.

Aug. 3                            Sun                                 1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 33630

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Explorers Camp at Wannamaker: Space: The Final Frontier

Learn about the final frontier that mankind has yet to conquer: SPACE! We will learn about our race to space and the development of NASA. Together we'll explore the dark skies to see if we can discover new territory in the last frontier together! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 4-8                         Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 32703

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                               Age: 6-9

Fee: $176/$160 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 5                            Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 33432

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 6                            Wed                                8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33594

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Sam's Path Petting Zoo

Enjoy a fun-filled show starring a kangaroo and other exotic animals. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Show starts at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

Aug. 6                            Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 33006

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/$5 walk-in (if available)/Free: children ages 2 & under.

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Sam's Path Petting Zoo

Enjoy a fun-filled show starring a kangaroo and other exotic animals. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Show starts at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

Aug. 7                            Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 33008

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/$5 walk-in (if available)/Free: children ages 2 & under.

 

Stand Up Paddleboard One Design Race Series

Join us for this friendly SUP competition in the BIC SUP One Design Challenge race series. All competitors will use the same board design and gear and will be entered into a national drawing for a stand up paddleboard.

Aug. 7                            Thu                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 33550

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

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 chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 8                            Fri                                   7:30 -9:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 33525

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

Fee: Free

 

Junior Naturalist Sampler: Loving Loggerheads

Learn more about South Carolina's state reptile, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. We will understand its life cycle, discover its importance, and create a mock Loggerhead nest. Adult chaperones can attend and require no registration. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 8                            Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 33296

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                              Age: 8-12

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

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 will be available. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 8                            Fri                                   3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 33495

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33595

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Outdoor "TRY IT" Adventure Sampler

Explore many of the different outdoor activities located at James Island County Park. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                        Course # 32795

Meets at: CCPRC Outdoor Recreation

Fee: $10

 

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101

We'll teach you about gear, basic knots, technique, and how to belay. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to take a belay test upon their next visit to The Climbing Wall. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 33441

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Nature Notebook: Animals on the Move

Keeping a nature notebook connects you to the environment through the arts. Draw animals in motion and train your eyes to focus on characteristics that aid in identification. Participants must bring art supplies and a journal to class. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 33300

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Slacklining

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.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  12:30 -1:30 p.m.                                                  Course # 33447

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Pre-Race Fitness: Yoga

Renew your sense of adventure and recharge your energy with our community-minded, Mother Nature-inspired yoga programs.

Aug. 9                            Sat                                  5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 33984

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

Fee: Free

 

Stand Up Paddleboard 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.

Aug. 10                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 33626

Aug. 10                          Sun                                 1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 33627

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard Trips: Full Moon SUP 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.

Aug. 10                          Sun                                 5:30 -8:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 33684

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

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 12                          Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 33433

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 13                          Wed                                8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33596

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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. Regular gate admission is required. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 14                          Thu                                 8 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 33528

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

Fee: Free

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayaking Forward Stroke

Get faster and more efficient for convenience or a competitive edge. Topics include sitting position, body mechanics, grip position, and the path of the paddle. This class accommodates both standard touring paddles and wing paddles. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 14                          Thu                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 33827

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Family Beach Walks

Spend quality time with your family outdoors! This summer stretch your legs on a guided walk at the beach as we investigate tide pools, the swash zone, and the wrack line. Children of all ages welcome. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 15                          Fri                                   10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 33304

Meets at: Beachwalker Park

Fee: Free with regular park gate admission

 

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 will be available. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 15                          Fri                                   3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 33496

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33597

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring - Level 2

This course will teach beginners to paddle sea kayaks safely and enjoyably on lakes, calm ocean environments, and other flat-water settings. We'll cover boats, equipment, safety, plus basic strokes and rescues. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                        Course # 33617

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

Fee: $54/$45 CCR Discount

 

SUP the Surf Zone

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.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                        Course # 33660

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Volunteer at McLeod Plantation

McLeod Plantation will open soon and we need volunteers to help tell the site's fascinating history. If you enjoy history and want to share with others then join us to learn more about upcoming opportunities. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 33456

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: Free

 

McClellanville Youth Football Clinic

Participants will enjoy one day of drills while they have fun learning the basic fundamental of passing, throwing, catching, kicking, tackling, blocking, and playing games. Camp will take place at Lincoln High School.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 34424

Meets at: Lincoln High School                                          Age: 8-12

Fee: Free

 

Alligator Adventure

Search for alligators as we separate fact and 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.

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 33351

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard Instructional Classes: Intermediate SUP - Level 2

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

Aug. 16                          Sat                                  2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 33631

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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.

Aug. 17                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 33609

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 19                          Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 33434

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 20                          Wed                                8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33598

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Nature Rambles: Looking Around Laurel Hill

Pre-registration required. 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. Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.

Aug. 21                          Thu                                 8 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 33530

Meets at: Laurel Hill                                                            Age: 9 & 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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 23                          Sat                                  8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33599

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Intermediate Climbing: Climbing 201: Sport Climbing

Lead climbing, specifically sport climbing, is the next step after top roping. Skills covered include clipping, falling, belaying, and more. Participants must have a current CCPRC Belay Card and be comfortable climbing 5.8-rated routes. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 23                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                        Course # 33442

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

Fee: $30/$25 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.

Aug. 24                          Sun                                 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                                             Course # 33614

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

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Sea Kayaking

Paddle with us! Spend some time reviewing and learning basic kayak strokes; then play some fun paddling games and take a tour! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 25                          Mon                                4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 33539

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                         Age: 6-12

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

Photography Series: Sunrise Session

Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world while stretching your photographic eye. Bring your camera and let a park naturalist lead you to inspirational locations. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 26                          Tue                                 6:30 -8:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 33355

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                              Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Sea Kayaking

Paddle with us! Spend some time reviewing and learning basic kayak strokes; then play some fun paddling games and take a tour! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 26                          Tue                                 4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 33541

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 6-12

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 26                          Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 33435

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

Fee: $14/$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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 27                          Wed                                8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33600

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Try out stand up paddleboarding. Learn basic paddling skills and then have some fun on the water. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 27                          Wed                                4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 33540

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                         Age: 7-13

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Try out stand up paddleboarding. Learn basic paddling skills and then have some fun on the water. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 28                          Thu                                 4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 33542

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 7-12

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Caw Caw Sunrise Paddle

Experience Caw Caw at a rarely available time. sunrise. While paddling canals of the old rice fields, we will watch for otters playing, swallows hawking insects and other creatures settling or preparing for the day. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 29                          Fri                                   6:15 -9:15 a.m.                                                     Course # 33517

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Mullet Hall Open Trail Ride: Labor Day Weekend Trail Ride

Bring your horse, camping gear, and supplies for three nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails. Full restrooms and shower facilities available. Pre-registration required by 12 p.m. on Aug. 29. Call (843) 795-4386 to register or for more information. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 29-Sep. 1             Fri-Mon                          12 p.m. (Fri)-12 p.m. (Mon)                               Course # 32812

Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Fee: $50/$40 MHEC Trail Pass Holder

 

After School Adventures: Archery

Archery is an age-old activity that has become a fast growing sport for youth. Enjoy a fun afternoon while you learn safe practices of archery and get your chance to shoot a bull's-eye! Pre-registration required.

Aug. 29                          Fri                                   4:30 -6 p.m.                                                          Course # 33543

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 6-14

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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Aug. 30                          Sat                                  8:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 33601

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Practical Navigation for Paddlers

Apply navigation rules, VHF radio communication, and more to operate safely in our dynamic Charleston Harbor. We'll employ chart and compass to take bearings, triangulate, and use ranges to address wind and tidal influences. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 30                          Sat                                  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                          Course # 33667

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Nature Notebook: Seashell Study

Join us on a beach walk as we discover treasures in the sand and practice drawing the items. Keeping a nature notebook connects you to the environment through the arts. Participants must bring art supplies and journal. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 30                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 33301

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                              Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Advance registration required for many programs. Call 843-795-4386 or visitwww.CharlestonCountyParks.com to register. 
Many programs require that a minimum number of participants be met.

 


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