August 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

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August Special Events

 

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: Mystic Vibrations

Friday, Aug. 4. Gates open at 7:30; music starts at 8:30 p.m.

James Island County Park

The final event in the annual concert series will feature Mystic Vibrations. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude. Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Band is subject to change. Fee: $10/Free: children ages 12 & under and Gold Pass Holders

 

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, Aug. 12. Movie begins approximately 8:15 p.m.

Wannamaker County Park

Join us for movies under the stars. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Socialized dogs on a short leash are welcome. No alcohol is permitted. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for movie titles. Free with park admission fee ($2/person).

 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper: Vinyl Daze

Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music by Vinyl Daze. Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10.

 

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Championship Race

Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James Island County Park

This fifth and final race in the annual series includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Participants are divided into the following categories: Open/Elite, Age Group and Masters, Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater under the age of 40), Masters Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or greater over the age of 40), and Athena (women 150 pounds or greater). Participants must be comfortable swimming 600M in open water and riding a bicycle on roads open to traffic. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

 

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, Aug. 18, 7 – 11 p.m.

Folly Beach Pier

Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $8 in advance; $10 on site if available.

 

Special Needs Prom
Friday, Aug. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night! Come dressed in your best attire and dance the night away while enjoying your favorite music. Advance purchase is recommended. A chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Held at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne Street. Please call (843) 795-4386 to register. Fee: $4/$5 on-site.

 

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, Aug. 26, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Pier

Prizes awarded for the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+), and Total Weight of Five Fish. Prizes will be awarded following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. Adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for further information.

 

 

August Programs

 

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.

 

Creekside Yoga

Experience yoga with the sights and sounds of Horlbeck Creek in the background. Certified yoga instructors will guide you through a flowing series of yoga postures that focus on alignment and breath to build flexibility and strength. Open to all levels. Well-behaved leashed dogs and children in strollers are welcome.

Ongoing: Tuesdays and Thursdays in August: Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31                       8:30 -9:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

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.

Ongoing: Every Wednesday and Saturday in August: Aug. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30                 8:30 -11:30 a.m.

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free Gold Pass Holder and Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Yin Yoga

Balance your job, gym workouts, and even other styles of yoga practice with yin yoga. Yin promotes stress release and improves connective and fascia tissue by holding poses for up to 4 minutes. Open to all fitness levels.

Ongoing: Wednesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Sundays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27                                                              5 – 6:15 p.m.

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $10/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes for a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle practice of traditional yoga poses performed while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support when standing. The practice improves range of motion, reduces stress and pain, and increases the overall sense of well-being. Open to all fitness levels.

Ongoing: Offered Mondays and Wednesdays in August: Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30                           11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Meets at: Move IT Office                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Power yoSUP

Prepare to work up a sweat in this fitness-based approach to yoga on the paddle board. Participants flow from one pose to another using breath as an anchor to increase strength, flexibility, and calorie burn. Yoga and paddleboarding experience preferred.

Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in August: Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30          5:45 -6:45 p.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

 

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. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

Aug. 2                            Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51084

Meets at: James Island County Park Edisto Hall

Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

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.

Aug. 2                            Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51388

Meets at: James Island County Park               Fee: $12

 

Walk and Restorative Yoga at James Island County Park

Join us for an invigorating walk mixed with relaxing and rejuvenating yoga in an incredibly beautiful setting. It is the perfect way to start your day in a positive and restoring way. Open to all levels, including young mothers with children in strollers.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in August: Aug. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31            9:30 -10:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

Walk and Restorative Yoga at Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Yoga professionals lead participants along short walking loops through the breathtaking natural habitat of Caw Caw. Practice gentle and restorative yoga techniques to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in August: Aug. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31            9:30 -10:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

 

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. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

Aug. 3                            Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51085

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 on site (if available)

 

Challenge Course Open Day

Join the fun on the High Challenge Course. Experience the excitement of walking across our team challenges suspended by cables and exiting down our tandem zip line. Participants must show up between 4-6:30 p.m. in order to participate. This is not a drop-off program; an on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

Aug. 3                            Thu                                 4 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51117

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

Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder/$25 on-site (if available)

 

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.

Aug. 3                            Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51417

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

Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Homeschool in the Parks: Conserving our Seas – Middle School

We live on a blue planet. Learn the many ways to care for the marine world and meet some of its inhabitants. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 4                            Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51008

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 10-13

Fee: $5

 

Homeschool in the Parks: Conserving our Seas – Elementary

We live on a blue planet. Learn the many ways to care for the marine world and meet some of its inhabitants. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 4                            Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51009

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 7-9

Fee: $5

 

Canoeing At Caw Caw: Sunrise Salt Marsh Paddle

Experience Caw Caw at sunrise! While paddling out into the gnarled boneyard forest of Tea Farm Creek, we will watch for otters playing, swallow-tailed kites hawking insects, and other creatures in and around the salt marsh.

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  6:30 -9:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 51118

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                          Age: 9 & up. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Gentle 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 poses to stretch and strengthen the torso, hips, and legs while quieting the mind and creating a state of ease through breath and relaxation. Open to all levels.

Ongoing: Saturdays in August: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26                                                                      8 -9 a.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

 

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

This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51450

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

This tour delves deeply into history and reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51369

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Kayak Quickstart – Level 1

Learn about the fun-filled sport of kayaking. During this 2-hour hands-on informal program, our experienced guides will show you how you can enjoy the local waterways and wildlife from a sea kayak. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 51530

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51507

Aug. 5                            Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51508

Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $15

 

Tai Chi

For adults experiencing muscular tension, fatigue, arthritis pain, and intestinal distress, Tai Chi has proven effective as part of a holistic approach to wellness. With a focus on stability and balance, Tai Chi may help reduce or prevent falls commonly associated with aging.

Ongoing: Saturdays in August: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26                                                                      4 -5 p.m.

Meets at: Move IT Office    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

 

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

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

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51456

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51509

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51510

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51511

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

Fee: $15

 

Special Needs Events: Say Yes to the Dress

Ladies, come select your evening gown to wear for the prom on Friday, August 18. Admission is free and a chaperone is required.

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 1 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 51791

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park

Fee: Free

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: Full Moon SUP Paddle

It’s a beautiful night for a paddle! Enjoy the sunset on one horizon and the full moon rising on the other, as we glide through the marsh. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 6                            Sun                                 6:30 -9 p.m.                                                          Course # 51461

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

Fee: $36/$28 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Sprint Tri Tune Up

Ready to give it a “tri”? Tune up your skills on the actual Charleston Sprint Triathlon course under the direction of professional triathlon coaches. The open water clinic will cover anxiety, starts, sighting, drafting, going around buoys, pacing, and exits. After a review of these skills, you’ll get in the water and put your new knowledge into practice on the swim course. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 7                            Mon                                6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 52861

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

Fee: $15/Free: Move IT! Pass Holder

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 8                            Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51401

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

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

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.

Aug. 9                            Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 51389

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Aug. 10                          Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51418

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

Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

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.

Aug. 11                          Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 51056

Meets at: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve                                Age: 12 & up. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Fee: $7/$5 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Staging the Solar Eclipse

Advance registration required. Did you know that Charleston is in the path of totality? Join a Master Naturalist instructor for all you need to know about the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979! Registered chaperone required for ages 15 and under.

Aug. 12                          Sat                                  10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51123

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

Fee: $7

 

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

This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 12                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51451

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

This tour delves deeply into history and reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 12                          Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51371

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

Aug. 12                          Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51512

Aug. 12                          Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51513

Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $15

 

SUP the Surf Zone

Join a trained professional and learn fundamental surfing skills, important wave/ocean dynamics, board/paddle design, etiquette, and safety. You’ll come away with a basic understanding of surfing that will give you the confidence to continue catching waves and growing as a SUP surfer anywhere you choose to go. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 13                          Sun                                 8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51459

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

Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Aug. 13                          Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51514

Aug. 13                          Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51515

Aug. 13                          Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51516

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

Fee: $15

 

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.

Aug. 16                          Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 51390

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Aug. 17                          Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51419

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

Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Junior Naturalist Sampler: Sharks!

Sharks are amazing animals and often misunderstood. Join us as we dispel the fears of many and discuss the importance of sharks in our ecosystem. You may even find a shark tooth to take home! Adult chaperones are welcome to attend and require no registration. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 18                          Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 50960

Meets at: Folly Beach Fishing Pier                                                   Age: 8-12

Fee: $10

 

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

This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 19                          Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51452

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

This tour delves deeply into history and reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 19                          Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51372

Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site                                      Age: 8 & up. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

Aug. 19                          Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51517

Aug. 19                          Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51518

Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $15

 

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

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

Aug. 20                          Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 51533

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

Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.

Aug. 20                          Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51519

Aug. 20                          Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51520

Aug. 20                          Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51521

Meets at: James Island County Park               Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $15/$15

 

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

Aug. 20                          Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 51396

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

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Eclipse Extravaganza

How does wildlife respond to a total eclipse? Very little is known about this, and your observations will count. Experience this once in a lifetime celestial event alongside a naturalist. Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 21                          Mon                                1:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51124

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

Fee: $20/$16 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

SunShadow Yoga

Practice yoga in the sun’s shadow and enjoy the harbor views as we prepare for Charleston to go dark during the total solar eclipse. Register by Aug. 1 and receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses. Open to all fitness levels. No refunds issued.

Aug. 21                          Mon                                1:30 -2:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51537

Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier                                                          Age: 12 & up

Fee: $5/Free: Move IT! Pass Holder/$8 on-site

 

How to Belay

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

Aug. 22                          Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51402

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

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

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.

Aug. 23                          Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 51391

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Night Climbing

Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.

Aug. 24                          Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51420

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

Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site

This tour delves deeply into history and reflects our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 26                          Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51373

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

Fee: $15/$12 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Kayak the Surf Zone: Beginner Short Boat Surf Kayaking

Treat yourself to some summer fun by learning to ride the waves in a kayak. We’ll provide whitewater (short boats) and sit-on-top kayaks, along with instruction in safety and technique. Pre-registration required.

Aug. 27                          Sun                                 8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51526

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

Fee: $48/$38 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes

This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Aug. 27                          Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51522

Aug. 27                          Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51523

Aug. 27                          Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51524

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

Fee: $15

 

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.

Aug. 30                          Wed                                12 -5 p.m.                                                              Course # 51392

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

Photography Series: Sunrise Session

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

Aug. 31                          Thu                                 6:30 -8:30 a.m.                                                     Course # 51120

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

Fee: $7/$7

 

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.

Aug. 31                          Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51421

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

Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

 

 

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.

Aug-01-17 1:15 pm - Sep-01-17 1:15 pm