July 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

July Special Events

 

Uncle Sam Jam

Tuesday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Get your tickets early! Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Dance to Carolina beach and party music performed by Recollections, at an excellent venue for viewing fireworks displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol, beverages and coolers are strictly prohibited. Tickets are $10 and are limited; advance purchase is recommended.

Moonlight Mixer

Friday, July 7, 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.

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series

Saturday, July 8. 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).

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #3

Sunday, July 9, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James Island County Park

This race 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. Registration options vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

Friday Night Boogie

Friday, July 14, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

For ages 21 and up. 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! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on site. You must be 21 years of age to gain entry into the event; photo ID required. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $8 in advance, $10 on site (if available).

Special Needs Swim Night at Whirlin’ Waters

Saturday, July 15, 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! 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. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $9.

Shaggin' on the Cooper: The Counts

Saturday, July 15, 7 – 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enjoy scenic views of the Charleston Harbor while dancing to live classic oldies and beach music by The Counts. 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.

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: Jah Works

Friday, July 21. Gates open at 7:30; music starts at 8:30 p.m.

James Island County Park

Relax and enjoy traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to live music by Jah Works! 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

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series

Saturday, July 22, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Folly Beach Pier

Prizes are awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information on registration and fees.

Special Needs Swim Night at Splash Zone

Saturday, July 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Splash Zone Waterpark

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. To avoid the line, advanced purchase is recommended. A paid chaperone is required for all participants. Advance purchase is recommended. Fee: $7.

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series: Race #4

Sunday, July 30, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James Island County Park

This race 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. Registration options vary. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for information.

July 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. CCR = Charleston County Resident rate

 

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 July: July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29                       8:30 -11:30 a.m.

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Fee: $10/Free Gold Pass Holder and 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 July: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                                                                        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.

July 1                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51445

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

July 1                             Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51364

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

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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 1                             Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51482

July 1                             Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51483

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

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. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI.

Ongoing: Saturdays in July: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                                                                        4 -5 p.m.

Meets at: Move IT Office    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $8/Free 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.

July 2                             Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51484

July 2                             Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51485

July 2                             Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51486

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

Fee: $15

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: Sundays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                        5 – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26                       5:30 – 6:45 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.

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 July: July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 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 July: July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 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

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 every Monday and Wednesday in July: July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31                        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 July: July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31              5:45 -6:45 p.m.

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

Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

H2O Moves with Tot Palmetto Islands County Park

This adult focused aqua fitness class builds aerobic capacity and strength while you exercise in the water with your toddler age 12-36 months. Instructors keep it fun with playful, functional movements that use the water's natural resistance and buoyancy to tighten and tone muscles, shape the abdominal core, and ease joint and muscle pain. Jump in and get the exercise you crave without sacrificing time with your toddler. One adult registration and one child registration required. Pre-registration required.

July 3-Aug 9                 Mon, Wed                      8:30 -9:15 a.m.                                                     Course # 51236

Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 18 & up

Fee: $96/$77 Move IT! Pass Holder/Free for toddler

Summer Entertainment Series: Beach Finds with the South Carolina Aquarium

Learn about the amazing critters we can find right here on our beaches! We'll show you some common beach finds and you'll even get to meet live animals that call the beach habitat home. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating

July 5                             Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51076

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.

July 5                             Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51384

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

 

H2O Moves James Island County Park

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

July 5-Aug 9                 Wed, Mon-Wed            6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50958

Meets at: Splash Zone                                                                        Age: 16 & up

Fee: $80/$64 Move IT! Pass Holder

H2O Moves Wannamaker County Park

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

July 5-Aug 10               Wed-Thu, Mon             6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51016

Meets at: Whirlin' Waters                                                                    Age: 16 & up

Fee: $55/$44 Move IT! Pass Holder

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 July: July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                            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

Summer Entertainment Series: Beach Finds with the South Carolina Aquarium

Learn about the amazing critters we can find right here on our beaches! We'll show you some common beach finds and you'll even get to meet live animals that call the beach habitat home. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating

July 6                             Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51077

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 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.

July 6                             Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51413

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

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

H2O Moves Palmetto Islands County Park

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

July 6-Aug 10               Thu, Tue                        6:30 -7:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 50953

Meets at: Splash Island                                                                      Age: 16 & up

Fee: $55/$44 Move It! Pass Holder

Homeschool in the Parks: Sea Turtle Talk

Learn more about South Carolina's state reptile, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

July 7  Fri                      10 -11:30 a.m.              Course # 51002                                                   Age: 10-13 (Middle School program)

July 7   Fri                     10 -11:30 a.m.              Course # 51003                                                   Age: 7-9 (Elementary School program)

Fee: $5

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 8                             Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51446

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

July 8                             Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51365

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

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

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.

July 8                             Sat                                  1 -3 p.m.                                                                Course # 51455

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.

July 8                             Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51487

July 8                            Sat                                   2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                     Course # 51488

July 9                             Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51489

July 9                             Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51490

July 9                             Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51491

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

Fee: $15

Team Adventure Challenges: Family Challenge

Enjoy an afternoon with your family, taking your relationship to new heights! Experience some seriously fun challenges at James Island County Park's High Course. Face obstacles together, walk across a suspended cable at heights, help each other over obstacles, and enjoy racing down our 200 ft. zip line. Pre-registration highly recommended. Paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 9                             Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 51103

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder/$30 on-site (if available)

How to Belay

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

July 11                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51399

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

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

Summer Entertainment Series: Friends of Coastal South Carolina

This is an exciting presentation about snakes, turtles, and alligators that live in the Lowcountry! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 12                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51078

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.

July 12                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51385

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

Summer Entertainment Series: Friends of Coastal South Carolina

This is an exciting presentation about snakes, turtles, and alligators that live in the Lowcountry! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 13                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51079

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.

July 13                           Thu                                 4 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51115

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.

July 13                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51414

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

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

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 registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

July 14                           Fri                                   8:30 -10:30 a.m.                                                  Course # 51055

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

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

Junior Naturalist Sampler: Marine Mammals

Hands-on science discovery, journaling, and art encourage children to have fun while learning about the natural world. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend and require no registration. Learn about the importance of marine mammals, discover their unique features, and dolphin watch at the beach.

July 14                           Fri                                   10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.                                              Course # 50956

Meets at: Folly Beach County Park                                                  Age: 8-12

Fee: $10

Early Birds

Early birds get the worms, and early birders get to watch and listen! Join a birding professional that will lead this unique daybreak adventure in search of songbirds, wading birds, and perhaps a raptor or two! A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 15                           Sat                                  6 -9 a.m.                                                                Course # 51111

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

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

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.

July 15                           Sat                                  8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51458

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

Fee: $48/$38 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.

July 15                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51447

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

July 15                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51366

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

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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 15                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51492

July 15                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51493

July 16                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51494

July 16                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51495

July 16                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51496

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

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.

July 16                           Sun                                 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                      Course # 51532

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

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

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

July 19                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51080

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.

July 19                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51386

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

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

July 20                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51081

Meets at: Wannamaker County Park Cypress Hall

Fee: $4/Free Ages 2 & under/$5 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.

July 20                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51415

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

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

Homeschool in the Parks: Dragonfly Spy - Middle School

Darners, Hawks, and Skimmers are a few of the dragonflies you will spy in this class. Bring your insect nets and sense of adventure! Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

July 21                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51004

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 10-13

Fee: $5

Homeschool in the Parks: Dragonfly Spy - Elementary

Darners, Hawks, and Skimmers are a few of the dragonflies you will spy in this class. Bring your insect nets and sense of adventure! Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

July 21                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51005

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 7-9

Fee: $5

Mystical Moths

Extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, moths pollinate plants and feed birds, bats, and even people. We will check out our black lights and baits to see what species we can discover! A registered and paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.

July 21                           Fri                                   7:30 -9:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51110

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

Fee: $7/$7

Canoe Programs: Intro to Canoeing

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

July 22                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51528

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

Fee: $25/$20 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.

July 22                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51448

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

July 22                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51367

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

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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 22                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51497

July 22                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51498

July 23                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51499

July 23                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51500

July 23                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51501

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

Fee: $15

Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club: Adaptive Paddling

Spend a summer afternoon in a kayak on James Island County Park's lake. Top-notch instructors trained to use adaptation techniques make this a fun and rewarding program for people of different ability levels. A chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 23                           Sun                                 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                                                Course # 52637

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

Fee: $10. Veterans receive a full discount (call 843-795-4386 to register).

Team Adventure Challenges: Couple's Challenge

Enjoy an afternoon with your sweetheart, taking your relationship to new heights! Experience some seriously fun challenges at James Island County Park's High Course. Face obstacles together, walk across a suspended cable at heights, help each other over obstacles, and enjoy racing down our 200 ft. zip line. Pre-registration highly recommended. Paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and under.

July 23                           Sun                                 2 -5 p.m.                                                                Course # 51107

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

Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder/$30 on-site (if available)

How to Belay

Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of our popular Introduction to Climbing class.

July 25                           Tue                                 6 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51400

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

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

Summer Entertainment Series: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

Traveling from Florida, this entertaining duo will be performing The Tortoise and The Hare...The Musical. Aesop's fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical performance with an anti-bullying message. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 26                           Wed                                10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51082

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.

July 26                           Wed                                12 -7 p.m.                                                              Course # 51387

Meets at: James Island County Park

Fee: $12

Nature Rambles: Peeking Around Palmetto Islands

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 27                           Thu                                 9 -11 a.m.                                                              Course # 51121

Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park                                         Age: 9 & up

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

Summer Entertainment Series: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

Traveling from Florida, this entertaining duo will be performing The Tortoise and The Hare...The Musical. Aesop's fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical performance with an anti-bullying message. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

July 27                           Thu                                 10 -11 a.m.                                                           Course # 51083

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.

July 27                           Thu                                 4 -8 p.m.                                                                Course # 51116

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.

July 27                           Thu                                 5 -10 p.m.                                                              Course # 51416

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

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

Homeschool in the Parks: Flower Friends - Middle School

Explore the many connections between flowers and their animal pollinators. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

July 28                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51006

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 10-13

Fee: $5

Homeschool in the Parks: Flower Friends - Elementary

Explore the many connections between flowers and their animal pollinators. Chaperones welcome to attend but not required.

July 28                           Fri                                   10 -11:30 a.m.                                                      Course # 51007

Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center                                          Age: 7-9

Fee: $5

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.

July 29                           Sat                                  8 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                      Course # 51525

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

Fee: $48/$38 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.

July 29                           Sat                                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                   Course # 51449

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

July 29                           Sat                                  11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                              Course # 51368

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

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. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 29                           Sat                                  1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51502

July 29                           Sat                                  2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51503

July 30                           Sun                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Course # 51504

July 30                           Sun                                 1 -2 p.m.                                                                Course # 51505

July 30                           Sun                                 2:30 -3:30 p.m.                                                     Course # 51506

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

Fee: $15

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trips: Palmetto Islands Natural SUP Tour

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

July 29                           Sat                                  1 -3:30 p.m.                                                          Course # 51460

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

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

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.

July 30                           Sun                                 2 -4 p.m.                                                                Course # 51395

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

Fee: $15/$12 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. CCR = Charleston County Resident rate

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