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July 2015 events and programs at Charleston County Parks
Published:
6/25/2015 11:56:38 AM


 

July Special Events

 

Charleston County Waterparks Now Open Daily!

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 every day this summer through mid-August! Visit SplashParks.com for details.

 

Uncle Sam Jam

Saturday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Celebrate the Fourth of July on the pier! Dance to live classic oldies and beach music performed by Permanent Vacation. The Mount Pleasant Pier is an excellent venue for viewing firework displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended as this event will sell out in advance. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Yappy Hour

Thursday, July 9, 4 – 8 p.m.

James Island County Park dog park

Free event with park admission! Join us after work for live music by the Brady Smith Band Duo, on stage in the dog park. Beverages will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Registration not required.

 

Reggae Nights Concert Series: Coolie G & Lion Soul Reggae Band

Friday, July 10, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

James Island County Park

Relax and enjoy an evening of reggae music performed live in beautiful James Island County Park. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to music by Mystic Vibrations! Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Gate opens at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8:30. Fee: $10/Free: Gold Pass Holders, ages 12 & under

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, July 11, 8:15 – 11 p.m.

Wannamaker County Park

Free event with park admission! 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 a list of movie titles, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #3

Sunday, July 12, 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 a multi-race option and save. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/CSTS. Fee: $72.

 

Thursday Night Boogie

Thursday, July 16, 6 – 10 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

The Mount Pleasant Pier will be rockin' with the sounds of DJ Jim Bowers as he plays a variety of line dancing hits, unforgettable oldies, and beach music classics! For ages 21 and up; a photo ID is required to gain entry into the event. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available)

 

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, July 18, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Prizes awarded for the largest catch in the King Mackerel category and three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Tournament catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. Held rain or shine. 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

 

Special Needs Swim Night

Saturday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

People with special needs and their families are invited to an unforgettable night at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! Enjoy the lazy river, race down the slides, and take a dip in the pool. To avoid the line, advanced purchase is recommended. A paid chaperone is required for all participants. Fee: $9 per person/Free: Super Splash Pass Holders and children ages 2 & under.

 

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Saturday, July 18, 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 Sneakers begins at 8 p.m. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase. Advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry. Purchase the All-Access Discount and save; call (843) 795-4386 for details. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site (if available)

 

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, July 24, 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)

 

Jump in the Park

Saturday, July 25, 12 – 4 p.m.

Wannamaker County Park

Enjoy a day of family fun in the park meadow! We will have multiple jump castles on site, with unlimited jumps available for $5. One inflatable attraction will be available for 2 to 4-year-olds only. Facepainting will also be on site, as well as fresh popcorn, ice cream, and drinks for sale. Park admission fee is $1 per person or free with the Gold Pass; $5 for wristband to jump is a separate charge.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #4

Sunday, July 26, 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 a multi-race option and save. For details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/CSTS. Fee: $72.

 

Reggae Nights Concert Series: Jah Works

Friday, July 31, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

James Island County Park

Relax and enjoy an evening of reggae music performed live in beautiful James Island County Park. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to music by Jah Works! Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Gate opens at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8:30 p.m. Fee: $10/Free: Gold Pass Holders & ages 12 & under

 

 

July 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. Registration is not required.

Every Wednesday and Saturday: July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29                                                      8:30 -11:30 a.m. 

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free for Gold Pass Holders

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Birds of Prey

This presentation features birds from all around the world. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

July 1                             Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36986

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

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

 

College Days at the Climbing Wall

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

Every Wednesday - July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29           12 -7 p.m.                                                     

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

H20 Moves

Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength and balance. Offered after water park hours.

July 1-Aug. 12              Wed                                6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37224

Meets at: Splash Zone                                                                        Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI

July 2                             Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37449

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

July 2                             Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37423

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Birds of Prey

This presentation features birds from all around the world. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

July 2                             Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36987

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

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

 

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.

Every Thursday - July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30              5 -10 p.m.                                                           

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

HIIT the Water

Run, jack, and lunge your way to a new fitness level with high-intensity interval training in the water. This is an ideal cross-training option for the hot summer months! Offered after regular water park hours.

July 2-Aug. 13              Thu                                 6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37220

Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Freed People and the Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau established a field office at McLeod, which became a center of activity for freed people seeking assistance. The office also helped blacks and whites navigate new relationships following emancipation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 4                             Sat                                  10:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                Course # 37588

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 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.

July 5                             Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 37927

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 safety skills. Pre-registration required.

July 5                             Sun                                 1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 37935

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

Fee: $24/$20 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

July 6                             Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37410

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

July 6                             Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37436

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

 

H20 Moves

Take your workout to the water with this total-body aerobics class that focuses on form, flexibility, strength, and balance. Offered after water park hours.

July 6-Aug. 10              Mon                                6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37223

Meets at: Splash Zone                                                                        Age: 16 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: yoSUP

Stand-up paddleboarding meets yoga on the lake, a beginner-friendly setting with no current or tide. Calm water allows participants to focus on the workout and have more fun. Pre-registration required.

July 6-Aug. 5                Mon, Wed                      6:30 -7:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 37404

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

Fee: $99/$82 CCR Discount

 

Explorers Camp at Wannamaker: Back to the Future

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads." Believe it or not, there once was a time before the Internet and iPods and it wasn't that long ago! Fasten your seatbelts as we travel back in time and learn about the 80's...wild hair and crazy pants? Pre-registration required.

July 6-10                       Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36395

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 6-9

Fee: $198/$180 CCR Discount

 

Advanced Junior Lifeguard Program

This two-week course allows participants to become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard upon completion of all requirements. Students must have completed at least one session of the Junior Lifeguard Program and set up a swim test by calling (843) 762-8049. Pre-registration required.

July 6-17                       Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36021

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 15-16

Fee: $440/$400 CCR Discount

 

Johns Island Odyssey Camp: Dr. Seuss Week

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 6-10                       Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37530

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 6-10                       Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37523

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 6-10                       Mon-Fri                          12 -6:30 p.m.                                                        Course # 37538

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex                           Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

July 7                             Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 37845

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

Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

 

HIIT the Water

Run, jack, and lunge your way to a new fitness level with high-intensity interval training in the water. This is an ideal cross-training option for the hot summer months! Offered after regular water park hours. Pre-registration required.

July 7-Aug. 11              Tue                                 6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37219

Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Vamos Cantando

Vamos Cantando! Learn to speak Spanish through the power of music. Come sing along to a collection of original and fun songs by Roger Bellow and Berita Martin. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call(843) 795-4386 for group discounts (10+).

July 8                             Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36988

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

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

 

James Island Bird Walks

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

July 9                             Thu                                 8 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 37600

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

Fee: $9/$7 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

July 9                             Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37450

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

July 9                             Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37424

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

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Vamos Cantando

Vamos Cantando! Learn to speak Spanish through the power of music. Sing along to a collection of original and fun songs by Roger Bellow and Berita Martin. Seating begins at 9:30. Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386to receive a group discount for 10 or more.

July 9                             Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36989

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

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

 

Challenge Course Open Day

Experience the excitement of walking across a cable suspended between utility poles and zipping down a 200-ft. cable. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 9                             Thu                                 3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 37338

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) One Design Race Series

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

July 9                             Thu                                 5:30 -6:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37869

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

Fee: $6/$5 CCR Discount

 

Folly Beach Bird Walks: Folly Beach County Park

This walk focuses on the southern shoreline of Folly Beach. We hope to see a variety of shorebirds and seabirds such as American Oystercatchers and Wilson's Plovers. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 10                           Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37565

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Nature Rambles: Meandering Around Meggett

Pre-registration required. Join a Master Naturalist instructor to see the natural wonders of our parks in a new light. You'll discover plants and animals and learn about their connections to the world around them. A registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under.

July 11                           Sat                                  8 -10 a.m.                                                              Course # 37558

Meets at: Meggett Future County Park Site                                    Age: 9 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Introduction to Climbing: Climbing 101

This class will introduce you to the world of climbing. We'll 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.

July 11                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 37857

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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

This relaxed class starts with safety instruction and paddling technique. You’ll progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

July 11                           Sat                                  9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 37928

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

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

Using a variety of boats, this entry-level course teaches you the basic strokes and skills to have fun on the water! Pre-registration required.

July 11                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 37919

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

Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Freed People and the Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau established a field office at McLeod, which became a center of activity for freed people seeking assistance. The office also helped blacks and whites navigate new relationships following emancipation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 11                           Sat                                  10:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                Course # 37589

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI

July 13                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37411

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

July 13                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37437

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 13-17                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37524

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

Johns Island Odyssey Camp: Holiday Extravaganza

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 13-17                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37531

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 13-17                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6:30 p.m.                                                        Course # 37539

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex                           Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Youth Football Clinic

Learn the basic fundamentals of passing, throwing, catching, kicking, tackling and blocking through drills and fun scenarios. Pre-registration required.

July 14-30                     Tue, Thu                        5:30 -7 p.m.                                                          Course # 37602

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 9-14

Fee: $18/$15 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.

July 14                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 37906

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Magic by Chaz

Chaz joins us from Minnesota with his magic show mystifying all in attendance. Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

July 15                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36990

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

July 16                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36991

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

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

 

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. Coupon code: FITMULTI

July 16                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37451

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

July 16                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37425

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Junior Naturalist Sampler: Loving Loggerheads

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

July 17                           Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 37595

Meets at: Beachwalker Park                                                              Age: 8-12

Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Habitat to Heritage

Travel back to the age of rice with this interpretive canoe trip. Paddle through rice fields and canals that now serve as one of the richest wildlife habitats in the Lowcountry. Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 18                           Sat                                  9 -11:30 a.m.                                                        Course # 37563

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

Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

 

Outdoor TRY IT Adventure Sampler

Join us for a day of outdoor fun with the family! We will offer opportunities to experience outdoor activities such as kayaking, climbing, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, archery, and more. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 18                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                      Course # 37345

Meets at: CCPRC Outdoor Recreation

Fee: $10/$10

 

SUP the Surf Zone

Surf SUP! Enjoy the sun, sand, and surf in this popular and historic pastime. Join a trained professional and learn fundamental surfing skills, important wave/ocean dynamics, board/paddle design, etiquette and safety. You'll come away with a basic understanding of surfing that will give you the confidence to continue catching waves and growing as a SUP surfer anywhere you choose to go. Pre-registration required.

July 19                           Sun                                 8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 37911

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

Fee: $36/$30 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.

July 19                           Sun                                 1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 37929

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Junior Lifeguard Program 2

Participants will become familiar with aquatic environments, its hazards, and the demands of the job of a lifeguard. They will be actively involved with beach and waterpark lifeguards, learning the basics of aquatic rescue. This is a very physically demanding program where students are required to participate in running, ocean swimming and lifeguarding drills. First-time participants must pass a 125-yard swim test prior to the first day of the session.

July 20-24                     Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36035

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 12-13

Fee: $220/$200 CCR Discount

 

Explorers Camp at Wannamaker: CCC: Charleston Conservation Corps

In this session we will discuss the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and how it helped develop our country during a time of need. We also practice the positive values with the information of our own camp version of the CCC's.

July 20-24                     Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.                                            Course # 36397

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 6-9

Fee: $198/$180 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

July 20                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37412

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

July 20                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37438

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

 

Johns Island Odyssey Camp: Culture Jam

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 20-24                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37532

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 20-24                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37525

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 20-24                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6:30 p.m.                                                        Course # 37540

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex                           Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

How to Belay

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

July 21                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 37846

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

Fee: $18/$15 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.

July 21                           Tue                                 6:30 -8:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37561

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 12 & up

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

July 22                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36992

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

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

 

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. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

July 23                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37452

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

July 23                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37426

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

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Turtles by the City of Charleston

The turtles are invading the park, so crawl out of your shell and prepare for this reptilian experience! Seating begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386 to receive a group discount for 10 or more people.

July 23                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36993

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

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

 

Challenge Course Open Day

Experience the excitement of walking across a cable suspended between utility poles and zipping down a 200-ft. cable. On-site registration only. This is not a drop-off program; on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 23                           Thu                                 3 -7 p.m.                                                                Course # 37339

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

Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount

 

Mystical Moths

Moths are not only extraordinarily diverse in color, shape and size, they also offer a huge array of ecological benefits. After a brief orientation, we'll head out with black lights and baits to see what species we can discover! Registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 23                           Thu                                 7 -9 p.m.                                                                Course # 37567

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

Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount

 

Intermediate Climbing: Climbing 201: Sport Climbing

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

July 25                           Sat                                  9 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                        Course # 37854

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

July 25                           Sat                                  9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 37930

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Kayak the Surf Zone: Beginner Short Boat Surf Kayaking

Have a blast learning the sport of surf kayaking! Our experienced instructors will guide you through fun and exciting times in the surf of our beloved Folly Beach. Treat yourself to some summer fun by learning to ride the waves in a kayak. We'll provide whitewater (short boats) and sit-on-top kayaks, along with instruction in safety and technique. Pre-registration required.

July 25                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 37955

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

Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Freed People and the Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau established a field office at McLeod, which became a center of activity for freed people seeking assistance. The office also helped blacks and whites navigate new relationships following emancipation. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 25                           Sat                                  10:30 -11:30 a.m.                                                Course # 37590

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Explorers Camp at Wannamaker: Raiders of the Lost Artifact

Get your hammer and chisel ready for some digging into the past! This week we discover how archaeology has helped teach us about our ancestry. Learn how archaeologists gain information from artifacts and how they teach us about the first people in America. Pre-registration required.

July 27-31                     Mon-Fri                          8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                             Course # 36398

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park                                               Age: 6-9

Fee: $198/$180 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI

July 27                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37439

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

July 27                           Mon                                9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37413

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

Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

 

Baptist Hill Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 27-31                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37526

Meets at: Schroder Community Center                                          Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

Johns Island Odyssey Camp: Star Search

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 27-31                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6 p.m.                                                              Course # 37533

Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School                                                  Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 CCR Discount

 

McClellanville Odyssey Camp

Odyssey provides fun, age-appropriate activities that will challenge, entertain and nurture campers; including recreational swimming, a field trip, arts and crafts, educational enrichment, sports, games, outdoor activities, and more. Pre-registration required.

July 27-31                     Mon-Fri                          12 -6:30 p.m.                                                        Course # 37541

Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex                           Age: 5-12

Fee: $60/$50 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.

July 28                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 37902

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

Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

 

Kayak Rolling and Rescues: Intro to Kayak Rolling

Now is the time to learn how to roll a kayak! Small pool classes ensure your comfort and allow you to progress at your own pace. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants age 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 28-31                     Tue, Thu-Fri                  6:30 -8:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 37875

Meets at: Splash Zone                                                                        Age: 13 & up

Fee: $54/$45 CCR Discount

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Gullah Storytelling

Sharon Cooper-Murray joins us for this exhilarating show as we prepare to travel through time and experience stories of the Gullah people in their native language. Seating begins at 9:30. Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386to receive a group discount for 10 or more.

July 29                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36994

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

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

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: Sunset by SUP Marsh Paddle

Cruise our rivers and marshes and see the Lowcountry from a completely new perspective. This is the perfect after work adventure! Paddle out toward the Stono River with a beautiful sun setting and a full moon rising. Pre-registration required.

July 29                           Wed                                6:30 -9 p.m.                                                          Course # 37913

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

Fee: $36/$30 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. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount

July 30                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37427

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

July 30                           Thu                                 9:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 37453

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 16 & up

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Gullah Storytelling

Sharon Cooper-Murray joins us for this exhilarating show as we prepare to travel through time and experience stories of the Gullah people in their native language. Seating begins at 9:30. Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating. Call (843) 795-4386to receive a group discount for 10 or more.

July 30                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 36995

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

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

 

 

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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