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May 2015 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
5/1/2015 4:29:12 PM


 

May Special Events

 

Charleston County Waterparks Open Weekends Only!

Starting May 2

Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park, Splash Island at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, and Whirlin’ Waters at Wannamaker County Park are now open weekends only in May! Visit SplashParks.com for hours, fees, and other details.

 

Brewsday

Tuesday, May 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Old Towne Creek County Park

Who needs Tuesday when you have Brewsday! Old Towne Creek County Park's newest event will feature live music, tasty eats from food trucks, and craft beer from a local brewery! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission can be purchased online in advance or at the gate on the day of the event. Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount (in advance)/$6 at the gate

 

Cast Off Monthly Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 9, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enter the pier’s first fishing tournament of the season, with prizes awarded for the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+), and Total Weight of Five Fish. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Tournaments held rain or shine. For additional information, call (843) 762-9946. Fee: $13/$10 CCR Discount/$8 Youth/$5 Fishing Pass Holder

 

Special Needs Swim Night

Saturday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (rain date: May 16)

Splash Zone Waterpark (at James Island County Park)

People with special needs and their families are invited to an unforgettable night at Splash Zone! Enjoy the lazy river, race down the slides and take a dip in the pool. A paid chaperone is required for all participants. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $7

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, May 9, 8:15 – 11 p.m.

Wannamaker County Park

Join us for movies under the stars! Movie will begin just after sunset. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Socialized dogs on a short leash are welcome. No alcohol permitted. For more information visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. Fee: Free with regular park gate admission.

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13, 5 – 7 p.m. (rescheduled rain date from April 15)

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 live music by Dave Landeo in the new West Ashley park. Commemorative wine glass included with admission. Fee: $20/$15 CCR Discount with advance registration.

 

Special Needs Dance Party

Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night on the pier! Dance the night away under the stars while enjoying your favorite music. Advance purchase is recommended. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/$4 CCR Discount/$5 on-site (if available)

 

Yappy Hour

Thursday, May 14, 4 – 8 p.m.

James Island County Park dog park

Free event with park admission! Join us after work for live music in the dog park and beverages available for purchase. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Registration not required.

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Saturday, May 16, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge! Gates open at 7 p.m. and music by The Sugarbees begins at 8 p.m. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Admission is limited, advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Purchase the All-Access Discount and save; call (843) 795-4386 for more information. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available)

 

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, May 22, 7 – 11 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

The Moonlight Mixers are back! Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays all of the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Admission is limited, advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Purchase the All-Access Discount and save; call (843) 795-4386 for more information. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available)

 

Cast Off Monthly Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 23, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

It’s the kickoff of the summer’s fishing tournaments at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier! This tournament awards prizes for the following categories: King Mackerel, Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60 and over), and Total Weight of Five Fish. Tournament held rain or shine. For more information, call (843) 588-3474. An adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: Ages 13 & up: $13/$10 CCR Discount; Ages 3-12: $8; Fishing Pass Holders: $5 & King Mackerel: $15/$13 CCR Discount

 

Splash Zone Waterpark Opens Daily!

Starting May 25

Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park is now open every day through August 14! Visitwww.splashparks.com for hours, fees, and other details.

 

Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Waterparks Open Daily!

Starting May 30

Splash Island Waterpark at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park and Whirlin’ Waters at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park are now open every day through August 14! Visit www.splashparks.com for hours, fees, and other details.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #1

Sunday, May 31, 7 a.m. start

James Island County Park

Celebrating its 25th year! This race includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run at James Island County Park. Participants must be comfortable swimming 600M in open water and riding a bicycle on roads open to traffic. Participants are divided into 3 divisions: Open/Elite; Age Group and Masters; and Clydesdale, Masters Clydesdale, and Athena. The 5-race series continues throughout the summer. Register for one of the multi-race options and save. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/CSTS. $72.


May 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

 

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.

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30            Saturdays       8:30 -11:30 a.m.        Course # 36797

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

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.

May 2   Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36844

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Following the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans from the North and South joined the fight for freedom. Explore the experiences of this African American regiment, after Charleston's fall, while it was headquartered at McLeod. Pre-registration required.

May 2   Sat     10:30 -11:30 a.m.       Course # 36874

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayak Bracing and Rudders

Learn the tools necessary to stay upright and in control in various coastal conditions! This course may be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity or as part of an eight-week series building toward an ACA skills assessment. Pre-registration required.

May 2   Sat     1-3 p.m.        Course # 36852

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

Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf League: Week 7

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 participants ages 15 and under.

May 2   Sat     1 -3 p.m.       Course # 36931

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $4

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Caw Caw Sunset/Moonrise Paddle

Witness the sun as it slips below the trees of Caw Caw Swamp and watch the moonrise over Tea Farm Creek. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Enjoy an interpretive paddle at dusk.

May 2   Sat     6 -8:30 p.m.    Course # 36751

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

Fee: $27/$22 CCR Discount

 

Canoe Programs: Long Savannah Interpretive Canoe Tour

From Bulow Boat Landing, we'll paddle through woodlands and amongst the old rice fields that once covered the area. With its remoteness, and help from our interpretive guide, this trip will surely offer some wonderful wildlife sightings.

May 3   Sun     8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.       Course # 36832

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $46/$38 CCR Discount

 

Fishing on the Cooper: Spring Fishing Kickoff

A Lowcountry expert will be on hand to share techniques that will make fishing the Mount Pleasant Pier a fun and rewarding experience. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

May 3   Sun     1 -2 p.m.       Course # 36243

Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier   Age: 3 & up

Fee: Free

 

Introduction to Climbing

Learn about gear, basic knots, technique, and how to belay. After completion, you will be prepared to take a belay test upon you next visit to The Climbing Wall. Pre-registration required.

May 3   Sun     1 -4 p.m.       Course # 36283

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. Discount not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 4   Mon     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36449

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

May 4   Mon     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36482

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 4   Mon     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36537

Meets at: Folly Beach 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.

May 4   Mon     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36519

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

After your school day ends, come to the park and have some fun on stand up paddleboards. We'll learn basic paddling skills as we splash around on the water. Pre-registration required.

May 5   Tue     4:30 -6 p.m.    Course # 36835

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

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

May 5   Tue     5:30 -7:30 p.m. Course # 36895

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 5   Tue     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36549

Meets at: Isle of Palms 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.

May 5   Tue     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36736

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

May 6           Wed     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36530

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw

Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Registration is not required.

May 6, 13, 20, 27       Wednesdays      8:30 -11:30 a.m.        Course # 36798

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.

May 6   Wed     12 -5 p.m.      Course # 36267

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

After School Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding

After your school day ends, come to the park and have some fun on stand up paddleboards. We'll learn basic paddling skills as we splash around on the water. Pre-registration required.

May 6   Wed     4:30 -6 p.m.    Course # 36837

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

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 6   Wed     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36544

Meets at: Folly Beach 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 by calling 843-795-4386.

May 7   Thu     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36503

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

May 7   Thu     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36493

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.

May 7   Thu     5-10 p.m.       Course # 36309

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 7   Thu     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36555

Meets at: Isle of Palms 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.

May 7   Thu     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36747

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

Fee: $10/$8 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 Plover and Painted Bunting. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

May 8   Fri     8:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36773

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

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.

May 9   Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36925

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Youth Archery

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

May 9-30        Sat     10 -11:30 a.m.  Course # 36505

Meets at: St John's High School Age: 11-17

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Disc Golf League: Week 8

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 participants ages 15 and under.

May 9   Sat     1 -3 p.m.       Course # 36819

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $4

 

Praise House to Play Ground: Call and Response Music

This musical style, popular at places like McLeod Plantation, found its way to the worship house and into the games children play. Come prepared to sing and play! A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 9   Sat     1 -2 p.m.       Course # 36872

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site       Age: 5 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayak Practice in a Coastal Environment

Refine your kayaking skills in more dynamic setting! This course may be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity or as part of an eight-week series building toward an ACA skills assessment. Pre-registration required.

May 9   Sat     1 -4 p.m.       Course # 36853

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

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

May 10  Sun     1 -4 p.m.       Course # 36897

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. Discount not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 11  Mon     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36450

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

May 11  Mon     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36483

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 11  Mon     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36538

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

May 12  Tue     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36550

Meets at: Isle of Palms 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.

May 11  Mon     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36520

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

May 12  Tue     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36737

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

Fee: $10/$8 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.

May 13  Wed     10 -11:30 a.m.  Course # 36336

Meets at: St John's High School Age: 3-5

Fee: $3/$2 CCR Discount

 

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.

May 13  Wed     12 -5 p.m.      Course # 36268

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.

May 13  Wed     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36531

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

May 14  Thu     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36748

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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.

May 14  Thu     8:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36825

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 by calling 843-795-4386.

May 14  Thu     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36508

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

May 14                  Thu     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36494

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.

May 14  Thu     5 -10 p.m.      Course # 36310

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) One Design Race Series

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

May 14  Thu     5:30 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36840

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 14  Thu     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36556

Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park     Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

The Preservation of McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Historic preservation architect Glenn Keyes will present on the work his firm undertook to stabilize and preserve the interiors and exteriors of the buildings at this site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pre-registration required.

May 14  Thu     7 -8 p.m.       Course # 36877

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site       Age: 15 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Wilderness First Aid

This intensive 2-day hands-on certification, taught by Wilderness Medical Associates, covers how to deal with medical emergencies in the wilderness, at summer camp, or on the trail. Class supplements lectures with realistic simulations. Pre-registration required.

May 16-17       Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-6 p.m.   Course # 37173

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

Fee: $237/$215 CCR Discount

 

Master Naturalist Sampler: Naturalist Training at Palmetto Islands County Park

The hammock islands and salt marshes of this park provide a superb outdoor classroom for learning how to read landscapes. Walk away with a greater understanding of your natural surroundings. Pre-registration required.

May 16  Sat     9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Course # 36767

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

Fee: $15/$12 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.

May 16  Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36846

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Following the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans from the North and the South joined the fight for freedom. We'll explore the experiences of this African American regiment, after Charleston's fall, while it was headquartered at McLeod Plantation. Pre-registration required.

May 16  Sat     11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Course # 36875

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayak Forward Stroke

Learn how to efficiently and effectively go forward! This course may be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity or as part of an eight-week series building toward an ACA skills assessment. Pre-registration required.

May 16  Sat     1 -3 p.m.       Course # 36854

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

Fee: $30/$25 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.

May 17  Sun     1 -4 p.m.       Course # 36288

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. Discount not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 18  Mon     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36506

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

May 18  Mon     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36484

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 18  Mon     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36539

Meets at: Folly Beach 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.

May 18  Mon     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36521

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

May 19  Tue     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36738

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park  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.

May 19  Tue     5:30 -7:30 p.m. Course # 36896

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 19  Tue     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36558

Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park     Age: 16 & up

May 20  Wed     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36557

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

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.

May 20  Wed     12 -5 p.m.      Course # 36269

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.

May 20  Wed     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36532

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

May 21  Thu     5:45 -6:30 p.m. Course # 36749

Meets at: Palmetto Islands 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 by calling 843-795-4386.

May 21  Thu     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36509

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

May 21  Thu     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36495

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.

May 21  Thu     5 -10 p.m.      Course # 36311

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this moving sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Discount is not available online; call (843) 795-4386.

May 21  Thu     5:45 -6:45 p.m. Course # 36559

Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park     Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Photography Series: Sunset 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.

May 21  Thu     6:30 -8:30 p.m. Course # 36826

Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park     Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Beachwalker Bird Walks

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

May 22  Fri     8:30 -11 a.m.   Course # 36704

Meets at: Beachwalker Park      Age: 12 & up

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.

May 23  Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36764

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park        Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 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.

May 23  Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36847

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Praise House to Play Ground: Call and Response Music

This musical style, popular at places like McLeod Plantation, found its way to the worship house and into the games children play. Come prepared to sing and play! A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

May 23  Sat     11 a.m.-12 p.m.  Course # 36873

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site       Age: 5 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayak Rescues

Learn new skills or take your abilities to the next level! Fast track your improvements with ACA-certified instructors who keep an eye on safety while creating an exciting learning environment. Learn the fundamentals of rescuing and being rescued from a kayak! This course may be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity or as part of an eight-week series building toward an ACA skills assessment. Pre-registration required.

May 23  Sat     1 -3 p.m.       Course # 36855

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

Fee: $30/$25 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.

May 24  Sun     10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Course # 36274

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

Fee: $39/$32 CCR Discount

 

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.

May 27  Wed     12 -5 p.m.      Course # 36270

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

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 by calling 843-795-4386.

May 28  Thu     9:30 -10:30 a.m.        Course # 36510

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

May 28  Thu     10 -11 a.m.     Course # 36496

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.

May 28  Thu     5 -10 p.m.      Course # 36312

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

Fee: $14/$12 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.

May 30  Sat     10 a.m.-12 p.m. Course # 36848

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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

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

May 30  Sat     1 -3 p.m.       Course # 36849

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: Kayak Practice in a Coastal Environment

Refine your kayaking skills in more dynamic setting! This course may be taken as a stand-alone learning opportunity or as part of an eight-week series building toward an ACA skills assessment. Pre-registration required.

May 30  Sat     1 -4 p.m.       Course # 36856

Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: The 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Following the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans from the North and the South joined the fight for freedom. We'll explore the experiences of this African American regiment, after Charleston's fall, while it was headquartered at McLeod Plantation. Pre-registration required.

May 30  Sat     1:30 -2:30 p.m. Course # 36876

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Intermediate Climbing: Training for Climbing

Learn valuable training techniques and strategies from the coaches of Team Charleston. We will provide you with the tools to improve your climbing on and off the wall. Pre-registration required.

May 31  Sun     12 -3 p.m.      Course # 36892

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

Fee: $33/$27 CCR Discount

 

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

This is a more comprehensive program emphasizing safety, enjoyment, and skill acquisition for entry-level paddlers! Pre-registration required.

May 31  Sun     12 -4 p.m.      Course # 36862

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

Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

 

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

 

 

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