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March 2015 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
3/1/2015 12:29:37 PM


 

March Special Events

 

Mullet Haul Trail Run

Saturday, Mar. 7, 8:30 a.m.

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
Get ready to haul your mullet through Johns Island at the 5th annual Mullet Haul! This trail run at scenic Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island encourages runners to sport real or imitation mullet hairstyles during their participation. The race features both a 5- and 10-mile off-road run on March 7. Runners are not required to have a mullet, but a prize will be awarded for the best the race. Races begin at 8:30 a.m., and will be followed by an awards ceremony and a post-race party featuring live music and beverages. The race is open to ages 10 and older; ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs and strollers are not allowed at this event. To register, visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com. Online registration ends Mar. 6. 5-mile race fee: $34/$28 CCR (Charleston County Resident) Discount/$34 on-site. 10-mile race fee: Fee: $44/$36 CCR Discount/$44 on-site.

 

St. Paddy's Pawlooza

Saturday, Mar. 14, 12 – 4 p.m.

North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Dog owners, bring your pup for this new event in celebration of green spaces and green beverages! Dogs and their people are invited to the Wannamaker County Park dog park for live music, craft beer, and food trucks. St. Patrick’s Day attire is encouraged, especially for your four-legged friend. All dogs must remain on leash. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Registration not required. Fee: $5. Food and beverages are an additional fee.

 

Customer Appreciation Day

Sunday, Mar. 15

All Charleston County Parks

Come enjoy all the play with none of the pay during Customer Appreciation Day at Charleston County Parks!  On Sunday, March 15, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission says “thank you” by offering free gate admission to Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, North Charleston Wannamaker, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands and James Island County Parks. Plus, enjoy free parking at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Folly Beach County Park and Isle of Palms County Park. Fishing will be free for the day at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and the Mount Pleasant Pier. Visit charlestoncountyparks.com for details on events and giveaways at each park.

 

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Sunday, March 29, 12 - 6 p.m.

James Island County Park

Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, Cajun Fest is a full-day of foot-stompin’ tunes, hot and spicy foods, children’s activities and all around ragin’ Cajun entertainment! Throughout the day, enjoy live music performed on stage by Roux du Bayou Cajun Band and Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. Don’t forget to sign up for the crawfish eating contest! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers, outside beverages, or pets permitted. Festival admission: $15 for adults (13 and up); free for children 12 and under and Gold Pass holders.

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, April 1, 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, you are invited to visit this property during Wine Down Wednesday. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music in the new West Ashley park. Commemorative wine glass included with admission. Fee: $20/$15 CCR Discount with advance registration.

 

 

March 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 visitwww.charlestoncountyparks.com.

 

Introduction to 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 required.

Mar. 1                            Sun                                 1-4 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36281

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 2                            Mon                                9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36451

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

Mar. 2                            Mon                                10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36469

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Mar. 3                            Tue                                 5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36886

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Master Naturalist (Meets Weekly)

Master Naturalist candidates will complete a 13-day field study course led by a variety of experts in some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas as they learn and practice skills naturalists use to “read” the natural world. The program develops volunteer citizen scientists, conservationists, and educators who can positively impact the state’s natural resources. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 3-May 2        Tue         (Mar. 3) 6-8:30 p.m. & (Mar. 10-May 26) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.                            Course # 36705

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                          Age: 18 & up

Fee: $625/$600 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Open Recreation

Open gym for community and recreational basketball play. A chaperone is required for ages 12 and under. Check-in required.

Mar. 3-May 26              Tue                                 6:30-9:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36354

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex           Age: 9 & up

Fee: Free

 

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.

Mar. 4                            Wed                                8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36780

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

College Days

Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and meet new people, and also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular admission price. Registration not required.

Mar. 4                            Wed                                12-7 p.m.                                                               Course # 36258

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Archery Club: Team SeeWee

This will be eight weeks of fun, excitement, and challenge. Your child will learn the basics of archery and have the opportunity to receive coaching and practice to hone their skills. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 4-Apr. 8                Wed                                4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36426

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                         Age: 8-16

Fee: $108/$90 CCR Discount

 

Start Smart Soccer: Ages 3-5

Start Smart Soccer is a parent and child developmentally appropriate introduction to soccer. This program will prepare children and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 4-Apr. 8                Wed                                6-7 p.m.                                                                 Age: 3-5

Baptist Hill                     Meets at: Schroder Community Center                              Course # 36232

Johns Island                 Meets at: St Johns High School                                            Course # 36233

McClellanville              Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex               Course # 36234

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Coach Pitch

Youth Co-ed Coaches Pitch is an instructional league designed to transition children ages 7-9 from t-ball. Participants will learn basic motor skills, rules, and fundamentals of baseball. Equipment is guaranteed for those who register prior to the first practice.

Mar. 4-Apr. 15              Wed                                6-7 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36412

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                          Age: 7-9

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Micro Soccer

This is an instructional program concentrating on fundamental skills, teamwork, and developing character, and social skills. Fee includes a team jersey, shorts, and socks. Birth certificate must be submitted prior to course start date. Equipment is guaranteed for participants who register prior to the first practice. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 4-Apr. 22              Wed                        6-7:30 p.m.                           Meets at: Schroder Community Center

Age: 5-8 Course # 36247

Age: 9-11              Course # 36248

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Micro Soccer

Youth Co-ed Micro Soccer is an instructional program concentrating on fundamental skills, teamwork, and developing character and social skills. Fee includes a team jersey, shorts, and socks. Birth certificate must be submitted prior to course start date. Equipment is guaranteed for participants who register prior to the first practice. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 4-Apr. 22      Wed        6-7:30 p.m.           Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex

Age: 5-8 Course # 36427

Age: 9-11              Course # 36428

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

T-Ball

Youth Co-ed T-ball is a fun instructional league that teaches basic motor skills and the rules and fundamentals of baseball. The number of teams will determine how many games are scheduled. Equipment is guaranteed for those who register prior to the first practice.

Mar. 4-Apr. 22              Wed                        6-7 p.m.                                 Age: 4-6

Baptist Hill                     Meets at: Schroder Community Center                              Course # 36244

Johns Island                 Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                      Course # 36245

McClellanville              Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex               Course # 36246

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Youth Track and Field

Youth Co-ed Run, Jump, and Throw is designed to support physical fitness, team dynamics, and participation using instruction in basic track and field event skills, such as running, standing long jump, and softball throw. Participants will compete in a local Run Jump and Throw Track meet. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 4-Apr. 22              Wed                        6-7 p.m.                                 Age: 7-14

Baptist Hill                     Meets at: Schroder Community Center                              Course # 36251

Johns Island                 Meets at: St John’s High School                                           Course # 36249

McClellanville              Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex               Course # 36250

Meets at: St John's High School                                      

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

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.

Mar. 5                            Thu                                 5-10 p.m.                                                               Course # 36293

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Archery Club: Team Stono

This will be eight weeks of fun, excitement, and challenge for your child. They'll learn the basics of archery and have the opportunity to receive coaching and practice to hone their skills. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 5-Apr. 9                Thu                                 4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36425

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 8-16

Fee: $108/$90 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 5                            Thu                                 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36462

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

Mar. 5                            Thu                                 10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36485

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                          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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Mar. 7                            Sat                                  8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36781

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Youth Archery

Learn the basics of archery and have the opportunity to receive coaching, practice, and hone your skills. Basic equipment is provided for use during class. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 7-28                      Sat                                  10-11:30 a.m.                                                       Course # 36368

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                          Age: 11-17

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf League: Week 1

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding of all skill levels. Enjoy our 18-hole course with other local players. Compete for prizes and to claim your spot on the league trophy. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Mar. 7                            Sat                                  1-3 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36813

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $4

 

Family Climbing: Family 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. Registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 8                            Sun                                 1-4 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36271

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

Fee: $22/$18 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 9                            Mon                                9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36452

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

Mar. 9                            Mon                                10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36472

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Johns Island Ready Set Run for Girls

Ready, Set, Run is an instructional running program that prepares youths to participate in a 5K run, while reinforcing positive social and character building skills. This curriculum-based program equips youth with the physical training and goal-setting mentality needed to accomplish their running goals. Mandatory parent meeting will be held on Mar. 4 at 6 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 9-Apr. 15              Mon, Wed                      4:30-5:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36252

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                  Age: 8-13

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 9                            Mon                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36511

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: High Challenge Course

Challenge yourself at new heights. This is a two level structure where kids will have the opportunity to be 25-35 feet in the air working to solve challenging problems. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 10                          Tue                                 4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36690

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 10-14

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

Stewardship Series: Water Wise Gardening

Clemson Extension will show how to conserve and use water runoff to support healthy yards and protect clean water. Rain gardens, native plants, shorescaping, soil health, and best lawn practices will be discussed. Participants receive two great guide books. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 10                          Tue                                 4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36317

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 10                          Tue                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36728

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Mar. 11                          Wed                                8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36782

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

College Days

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.

Mar. 11                          Wed                                12-7 p.m.                                                               Course # 36259

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 11                          Wed                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36522

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Wannamaker Bird Walks

Join an expert to search for a variety of birds along the trails of Wannamaker, a known hot spot for migrants. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Mar. 12                          Thu                                 8:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36823

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                               Age: 12 & up

Fee: Free with regular park gate admission

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 12                          Thu                                 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36464

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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.

Mar. 12                          Thu                                 5-10 p.m.                                                               Course # 36294

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 12                          Thu                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36739

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Night Walkabouts: Nocturnal Noisemakers

Have you ever wondered about noises in the night? Join a naturalist and figure some of them out. We will listen for owls, frogs, and others, and shine some gators and spiders along the way! Registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 12                          Thu                                 6-8 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36830

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve

This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Wilson's Plovers and Painted Buntings. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Mar. 13                          Fri                                   8:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36771

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

Fee: Free

 

Stewardship Series: Backyard Composting

Charleston County Environmental Management's composting guru will show what can be composted, how to create a simple composting structure, and how to prepare and maintain a system that works for you. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 13                          Fri                                   10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36315

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Disc Golf

Disc golf is a casual and fun activity that provides individuals with a new way to get into the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of our 18-hole disc golf course while learning the basics from an experienced instructor. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 13                          Fri                                   4:30-6 p.m.                                                           Course # 36699

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

Fee: $11/$10 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.

Mar. 14                          Sat                                  8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36783

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Archery Merit Badge

This class meets all the requirements for obtaining the Archery Merit Badge using compound bows. During this course, you'll learn range safety, techniques, care/maintenance of equipment, and more. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 14                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                Course # 36693

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 10-17

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

 

Stewardship Series: Gardening for Hummingbirds

Attract hummingbirds to your garden without using a feeder! Clemson Extension will show how to make your yard irresistible to hummingbirds and how you can do your part to support these winged wonders. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 14                          Sat                                  10-11:30 a.m.                                                       Course # 36318

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf League: Week 2

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding of all skill levels. Enjoy our 18-hole course with other local players. Compete for prizes and to claim your spot on the league trophy. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Mar. 14                          Sat                                  1-3 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36814

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $4

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Kayak Quickstart - Level 1

This program is a fun and educational introduction to paddling a kayak, touching on a spectrum of skills for the beginner. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 15                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 36838

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

Fee: $30/$25 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.

Mar. 15                          Sun                                 1-3 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36841

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: 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 required.

Mar. 15                          Sun                                 1-4 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36285

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 16                          Mon                                9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36453

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

Mar. 16                          Mon                                10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36473

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 16                          Mon                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36512

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Archery-Family Edition

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

Mar. 17                          Tue                                 4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36696

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

Fee: $11/$10 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

Mar. 17                          Tue                                 5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36887

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 17                          Tue                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36729

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Mar. 18                          Wed                                8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36784

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

College Days

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.

Mar. 18                          Wed                                12-7 p.m.                                                               Course # 36260

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 18                          Wed                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36523

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 19                          Thu                                 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36465

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

Mar. 19                          Thu                                 10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36486

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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.

Mar. 19                          Thu                                 5-10 p.m.                                                               Course # 36295

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 19                          Thu                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36740

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Master Naturalist Sampler: Naturalist Training at Beachwalker County Park

Learn the importance of undeveloped areas on barrier islands and improve your ability to identify seabirds, shorebirds, and songbirds, as well as the many plants and animals of dune systems, salt marshes, and maritime forests. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 20                          Fri                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 36768

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                              Age: 16 & up

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Tiny Tot Olympics

Fun, active, Olympic-style group event for school and childcare groups. Teams rotate through activities such as basketball hoop throw, obstacle course, golf putt, trike race. Event includes athlete parade and participation awards. Group registration is required no later than 2 weeks prior to the event by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 20                          Fri                                   10-11:30 a.m.                                                       Course # 36337

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex           Age: 3-5

Fee: $3/$2 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Disc Golf

Disc golf is a casual and fun activity that provides individuals with a new way to get into the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of our Charleston County Parks while learning the basics from an experienced instructor. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 20                          Fri                                   4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36700

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

Fee: $11/$10 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.

Mar. 21                          Sat                                  8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36785

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge: Canoe Merit Badge

This class meets all the requirements for obtaining the Canoe Merit Badge, except First Aid and Leave No Trace. During this course, you'll learn boating safety, paddling techniques, rescues, and more. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 21                          Sat                                  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.                                                  Course # 36692

Meets at: James Island County Park                               Age: 10-17

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf League: Week 3

Our leagues are designed to be fun, challenging, and rewarding of all skill levels. Enjoy our 18-hole course with other local players. Compete for prizes and to claim your spot on the league trophy. PDGA membership is not required, but members will get points toward their ranking. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Mar. 21                          Sat                                  1-3 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36815

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $4

 

ACA Instructor Certification Courses: L-3/4 Coastal Kayak Development Workshop (IDW)

This Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) will allow aspiring instructors to experience the ACA curriculum and work on their own teaching techniques. Combined with additional personal experience and expertise in coastal kayak instruction, this workshop will help to prepare students for the ACA Level 3 or 4 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Pre-registration required.

Mar. 22-25                    Sun-Wed                       8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36238

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

Fee: $500/$475 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.

Mar. 22                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 36842

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Intermediate Climbing: Sport Climbing

Lead climbing, specifically sport climbing, is the next step after top roping. Climbers must rely on their skills to climb, as the rope is no longer above. Skills covered include clipping, falling, belaying, and more. Participants must have a current CCPRC Belay Card and must be comfortable climbing 5.8-rated routes. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 22                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 36273

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

Fee: $39/$32 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 23                          Mon                                9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36454

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

Mar. 23                          Mon                                10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36474

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Interpretive Volunteer Training: Beach Program Volunteer

Learn skills and techniques to enrich your experience when volunteering with the Interpretation department. Learn how to pull a seine net and identify local fish so you can assist the environmental education team with school field trips. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 23                          Mon                                4-5 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36333

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                  Age: 18 & up

Fee: Free

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 23                          Mon                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36513

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Archery-Family Edition

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

Mar. 24                          Tue                                 4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36697

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                         Age: 8 & up

Fee: $11/$10 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 24                          Tue                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36730

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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 paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

Mar. 25                          Wed                                8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36786

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

College Days

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.

Mar. 25                          Wed                                12-7 p.m.                                                               Course # 36261

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Pre-Karate

Co-ed course instructed by Buchen Martial Arts provides age-appropriate curriculum that enables students of every level to develop coordination, strength, self-confidence, and character. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 25-May 13           Wed                                5:30-6 p.m.                                                           Course # 36353

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                          Age: 3-6

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 25                          Wed                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36524

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Karate

Co-ed course instructed by Buchen Martial Arts provides age-appropriate curriculum that enables students of every level to develop coordination, strength, self-confidence and character. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 25-May 13           Wed                                6-7 p.m.                                                                 Course # 36352

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                          Age: 7-14

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 26                          Thu                                 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36466

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

Mar. 26                          Thu                                 10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36487

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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.

Mar. 26                          Thu                                 5-10 p.m.                                                               Course # 36296

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 26                          Thu                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36741

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

Fee: $10/$8 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.

Mar. 27                          Fri                                   8:30-11 a.m.                                                         Course # 36702

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                              Age: 12 & up

Fee: Free

 

After School Adventures: Disc Golf

Disc golf is a casual and fun activity that provides individuals with a new way to get into the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of our Charleston County Parks while learning the basics from an experienced instructor. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 27                          Fri                                   4:30-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36701

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                               Age: 8-12

Fee: $11/$10 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.

Mar. 28                          Sat                                  8:30-11:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36787

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Caw Caw: Heritage to Habitat Canoe Tour

Paddle through Caw Caw's old canals and rice fields. Historians and naturalists will point out evidence of rice culture and the incredible wildlife diversity found here. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 28                          Sat                                  9-11:30 a.m.                                                         Course # 36750

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Stewardship Series: Grow Great Veggies with Fewer Chemicals

Manage pests and diseases in your garden using natural and chemical methods. Clemson Extension will share simple effective tips and strategies to keep your plants healthy throughout the growing season. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 28                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 36328

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Intermediate Climbing: Climbing Self Rescue

Learn valuable rescue skills for your next rock-climbing trip. Rescue theories, belay escapes, and counter balance ascents will be covered. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card. Pre-registration required.

Mar. 29                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                      Course # 36278

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

Fee: $44/$36 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 required.

Mar. 30-Apr. 3              Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36429

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

Fee: $176/$160 CCR Discount

 

Walk and Restore

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga to build strength, flexibility, balance. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount; call (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 30                          Mon                                9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                   Course # 36455

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

Mar. 30                          Mon                                10-11 a.m.                                                            Course # 36477

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 30                          Mon                                5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36514

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Short Circuit

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an efficient get-in, get-out style. Work every major muscle group and leave with a renewed sense of energy. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount by calling (843) 795-4386.

Mar. 31                          Tue                                 5:45-6:30 p.m.                                                      Course # 36731

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Fitness Programs: Empowering Moves

Empowering Moves is a no-nonsense approach to nutrition and fitness. These nutrition and exercise workshops equip you with the tools you need to realize your wellness goals. Participants are first given nutrition tips and guidelines in a relaxed, Q&A style format. Then participants get up and move through progressive body weight exercises with an emphasis on proper form, and modifications for pre-existing conditions and various fitness levels.Employees and members of Berkeley Electric Cooperative receive a 50% discount on course registration when calling 843-795-4386. Pre-registration required.

Apr. 6 – May 13                 Mondays and Wednesdays                         6-7 p.m.               Age: 16 & up

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex   

Meets at: St John's High School

Meets at: Schroder Community Center

Fee: $24/$28 CCR Discount for all 12 classes. Berkeley Electric Coop employees and members: $12 CCR/ $14 NCR

 

 

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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