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Adventure Camper flying high at James Island County Park

Spring 2015 - March, April, May

Everything Under the Sun!

PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Advance registration is required for most programs and
many fill up quickly. Please register early! Where indicated,
chaperones are required and must be registered and pay fees.
Programs may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.
= Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.
= Chaperone required for ages 15 & under.
3 Easy Ways to Register
(please have program and payment information ready):
· Online: CharlestonCountyParks.com - Click on

“Programs & Activities” link
· Phone: (843) 795-4386
· In Person: Park & Program Services Center, Mon. - Fri. only
861 Riverland Drive on James Island

McLEOD
PLANTATION

Historic Site

RESIDENCY AND FEES
Charleston County residents pay discounted program fees due to
contributions to the local tax base. Program registration fees are per
person unless otherwise noted. CCR = Charleston County Resident
REFUND POLICY
Our refund policies vary by program or event. Please visit
www.CharlestonCountyParks.com/refunds for complete details.

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Spring

ACCESSIBILITY
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to utilize CCPRC facilities
and to register for programs. Reasonable accommodations will be
made on an individual basis. Please contact our office to discuss any
accommodations needed at least two weeks prior to your program.
WEATHER
Many CCPRC activities are held in outdoor settings. In general,
these activities are held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly
and be prepared for anticipated conditions.
RISK
All recreational activities, including those offered by CCPRC, have
inherent risks which include personal injury and property loss or
damage. Prior to participation, you may be required to sign a form
acknowledging your understanding and acceptance of these risks
(parents/guardians must sign for youth 17 and under) and waiving
your rights for claims of negligence.
PHOTOGRAPHS
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission reserves the
right to use photos taken of visitors while they are at CCPRC facilities
or CCPRC-related events for publicity purposes.
All prices and programs are subject to change.
Visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com for updates.
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission does not
discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, national origin,
religion, political affiliation, or disability in its employment
opportunities, programs, services, or activities. CCPRC operates
select programs under a special use permit with the Nantahala,
Pisgah, and Francis Marion National Forests.

For updates visit
CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Park & Program Services Center
Spring 2015 Operating Schedule
TELEPHONE BUSINESS HOURS:
8:30am - 5:30pm (7 days a week)

TRANSITION TO FREEDOM

WALK-IN BUSINESS HOURS:
9:00am - 5:30pm (Monday - Friday only)

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Closed on Easter Sunday
Drop box available after hours
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= Chaperone required for ages 15 & under.
= Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.

Nature & History

Canoeing at Caw Caw

Parklands VIP Tours

Birding

Canoeing At Caw Caw

Mar 27 Fri 8:30am-11:00am Course # 36702
Apr 24 Fri 8:30am-11:00am Course # 36703
May 22 Fri 8:30am-11:00am Course # 36704
Meets at: Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Fee: Free
Age: 12 & up

Paddle through Caw Caw’s old canals and rice fields with
historians and naturalists as your guide.
Mar 28 Sat 9:00am-11:30am Course # 36750
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Beachwalker Bird Walks

Heritage to Habitat Canoe Tour

Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve Bird Walk

Salt Marsh Paddle

Mar 13 Fri 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36771
May 8 Fri 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36773
Meets at: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
Fee: Free
Age: 12 & up

Explore past the old tea farm into a gnarled ghost forest and
through abandoned rice fields.
Apr 19 Sun 9:00am-12:30pm Course # 36766
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $27/$22 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Folly Beach County Park Bird Walk

Apr 10 Fri 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36772
Meets at: Folly Beach County Park
Fee: Free
Age: 12 & up

Caw Caw Sunset/Moonrise Paddle

May 2 Sat 6:00pm-8:30pm
Course # 36751
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $27/$22 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Early morning bird walks at Caw Caw
Wed & Sat
8:30am-11:30am
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $5/FREE Annual Gold Passholders

Parklands VIP Tours

Wannamaker Birdwalks

Awendaw Future Park

Birding Jaunts - Future Awendaw Park

Course # 36828

Mar 14
Sat
9:00am-12:00pm
Meets at: Off-Site Location
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Age: 12 & up

Stono River Future Park at Limehouse Point

Dominated by coastal forests and marshlands bordering Francis
Marion National Forest and the Intracoastal Waterway, this site
has been used by humans for over 3,000 years and includes the
remains of a colonial plantation.

Mar 12 Thu 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36823
Apr 9 Thu 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36824
May 14 Thu 8:30am-10:30am Course # 36825
Meets at: Wannamaker County Park
Fee: Free with gate admission
Age: 12 & up
Mar 21 Sat 9:00am-12:00pm
Meets at: Off-Site Location
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount

Course # 36753
Age: 16 & up

Get muddy trekking across the marsh to the isolated hammock
island at the heart of this parkland on the Stono River. Look for
wildlife and talk about the future of this little gem.

Discovering County Parks - Exploring Caw Caw

Apr 2
Thu
2:00pm-4:00pm
Meets at: Off-Site Location
Fee: $21/$17 CCR Discount

Walk the trails with a guide and explore its unbelievable past as a
tea farm, rice plantations, and even a battlefield.
Apr 10
Fri
9:00am-12:00pm
Course # 36756
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Course # 36754
Age: 16 & up

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.
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Nature & History

Master Naturalist Sampler

= Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.

Gardening for Hummingbirds

Master Naturalist

Stewardship Series
Water Wise Gardening

Master Naturalist (meets weekly)

Clemson Extension will show how to conserve and use water
runoff to support healthy yards and protect clean water.
Participants receive two great guide books.
Mar 10 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36317
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

CCPRC and Clemson University are offering a
certified Master Naturalist (MN) program for people
interested in understanding and protecting the state’s
valuable natural resources. MN candidates complete
a 13-day field study course led by a variety of experts
in some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas
as they learn and practice skills naturalists use to
‘read’ the natural world. The MN program develops
volunteer citizen scientists, conservationists, and
educators who can positively impact the natural
resources of the state.
Mar 3-May 26 Tue
8:00am-5:00pm
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $625/$600 CCR Discount

Backyard Composting

Charleston County Environmental Management’s composting
guru will show what can be composted, how to create a
composting structure, and how to prepare and maintain a system.
Mar 13 Fri 10:00am-11:00am Course # 36315
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 12 & up

Gardening for Hummingbirds

Course # 36705

Clemson Extension will show how to make your yard irresistible to
hummingbirds and how you can do your part to support them.
Mar 14 Sat 10:00am-11:30am Course # 36318
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 12 & up

Age: 18 & up

Master Naturalist Sampler

Grow Great Veggies with Fewer Chemicals

We offer half-day Master Naturalist sessions filled with natural
history goodness!

Clemson Extension will share simple strategies to manage pests
and diseases in your garden using natural and chemical methods.
Mar 28 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36328
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 12 & up

Naturalist Training at Beachwalker Park

Learn the importance of undeveloped areas on barrier islands
and improve your ability to identify a variety of birds, as well as
the many plants and animals of dune systems, salt marshes, and
maritime forests.
Mar 20 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm Course # 36768
Meets at: Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Protect Your Family by Protecting Waterways

Wading in waste? Fishing in feces? Paddling in poo? Learn about
pollution sources and how you and Charleston Waterkeeper can
team up to make a difference for our local waterways.
Apr 7 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm
Course # 36316
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 12 & up

Naturalist Training at Palmetto Islands County Park
The hammock islands and salt marshes of this park provide a
superb outdoor classroom for learning how to read landscapes.
May 16 Sat 9:00am-12:00pm Course # 36767
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Fee: $15/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

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= Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.

Nature & History

Volunteer to Seine with School Children

Alligator Adventure

McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Night Walkabouts - Nocturnal Noisemakers

Praise House to Play Ground: Call and Response Music

This musical style, popular at places like McLeod Plantation, found
its way to the worship house and into the games children play.
Come prepared to sing and play!
May 9 Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm
Course # 36872
May 23 Sat 11:00am-12:00pm Course # 36873
Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount
Age: 5 & up

Join us for exploration of our county parks in the dark! Join a
naturalist and listen for owls, frogs, and others, and shine some
gators and spiders along the way!
Mar 12 Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm
Course # 36830
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Sunset Photography Session

The Preservation of McLeod Plantation Historic Site

May 21 Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm
Course # 36826
Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 12 & up

Historic preservation architect Glenn Keyes will present on the
work his firm undertook to stabilize and preserve the interiors
and exteriors of the buildings at this site, which is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
May 14 Thu 7:00pm-8:00pm
Course # 36877
Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount
Age: 15 & up

Alligator Adventure

Search for alligators as we separate fact from fiction on this
journey to learn why these large reptiles carry the special title of
‘keystone species.’
Apr 11 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36763
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up
May 23 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36764
Meets at: Wannamaker County Park
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

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

Following the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans
from the North and the South joined the fight for freedom. We’ll
explore the experiences of this African American regiment, while
it was headquartered at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, after
Charleston’s fall.
May 2 Sat 10:30am-11:30am Course # 36874
May 16 Sat 11:30am-12:30pm Course # 36875
May 30 Sat 1:30pm-2:30pm
Course # 36876
Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount
Age: 1 & up

Indigo at Old Towne

Learn to make dye from manufactured indigo, or directly from
the plant, and dye your own t-shirt while talking about indigo’s
history in South Carolina. Take an indigo plant home with you.
Apr 11 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36755
Meets at: Old Towne Creek County Park
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount
Age: 5 & up

Interpretive Volunteer Training - Beach Program

Learn skills and techniques to enrich your experience when
volunteering with the Interpretation department. Learn how to
pull a seine net and identify local fish so that you can assist the
team with their school field trips.
Apr 27 Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm
Course # 36333
Meets at: Folly Beach County Park
Fee: Free with gate admission
Age: 18 & up

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.
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Outdoor Adventure

= Registered and paid chaperone
required for ages 15 & under.

Advanced Climbing

Beginner Climbing

Family Belay Session

College Days

Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental.
Mar 4-May 27
Wed
12:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
College Student Fee: $12
Age: 16 & up

Introduction to Climbing

Learn proper technique, how to belay, basic knots, and use of gear.
Mar 1 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36281
Apr 5 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36282
May 3 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36283
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 14 & up

How to Belay
Mar 3 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36886
Mar 17 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36887
Apr 7 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36888
Apr 21 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36889
May 5 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36895
May 19 Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 36896
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 14 & up

Climbing Movement

You’ll learn better footwork, balance, body positioning, and more.
Mar 15 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36285
May 17 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36288
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 14 & up

Night Climbing

Enjoy an night under the stars! Bring your own headlamp/flashlight.
Mar 5-May28
Thu
5:00pm-10:00pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $14/$12 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Intermediate Climbing
Sport Climbing

Take the next step after Top Roping. Skills covered include
clipping, falling, belaying, and more. CCPRC Belay Card and ability
to climb 5.8-rated routes required.
Mar 22 Sun 10:00am-2:00pm Course # 36273
May 24 Sun 10:00am-2:00pm Course # 36274
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $39/$32 CCR Discount
Age: 14 & up

Family Belay Lesson

Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Ages 14
and up can learn to belay as well as climb.
Mar 8 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36271
Apr 12 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36272
May 10 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
Course # 36897
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $22/$18 CCR Discount
Age: 4 & up

Climbing Self Rescue

Learn valuable rescue skills for your next rock-climbing trip.
Rescue theories, belay escapes, and counter balance ascents will
be covered. Participants should have a current CCPRC Belay Card.
Mar 29 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Course # 36278
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $44/$36 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition
Join us for our annual competition in conjunction with USA
Climbing. This nationally sanctioned event plays hosts to 70+
climbers from around the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.
Registration will end April 16, 2015 at midnight.
All participants registered before April 6 will receive a free event
T-shirt. Participants ages 14 and under must be accompanied by
an adult chaperone. No on-site registration.
Apr 18 Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
Course # 36302 (Junior)

Course # 36303 (Adult)
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $40/$45 after April 5
Age: 6 & up

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.
Apr 26 Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm Course # 36890
May 31 Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm Course # 36892
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $33/$27 CCR Discount
Age: 14 & up
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= Registered and paid chaperone
required for ages 15 & under.

Outdoor Adventure

High Challenge Course

Disc Golf

Archery Club

After school Adventures

Archery Club

Mar 10 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36690
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount
Age: 10-14

Team SeeWee

In six weeks, your child will learn the basics of archery and receive
coaching and practice to hone their skills.

High Challenge Course

Mar 4-Apr 8 Wed
4:30pm-6:30pm
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Fee: $108/$90 CCR Discount

Disc Golf

Mar 13 Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36699
Meets at: James Island County Park
Mar 20 Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36700
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Mar 27 Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36701
Meets at: Wannamaker County Park
Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount
Age: 8-12

Course # 36426
Age: 8-16

Team Stono
Mar 5-Apr 9 Thu
4:30pm-6:30pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $108/$90 CCR Discount

Course # 36425
Age: 8-16

Boy Scout Merit Badge

Kayaking

Archery Merit Badge

Apr 28 Tue 4:30pm-6:00pm
Course # 36836
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Apr 29 Wed 4:30pm-6:00pm
Course # 36833
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount
Age: 8-12

This class meets all the requirements for obtaining the Archery
Merit Badge using compound bows.
Mar 14 Sat 9:00am-12:30pm Course # 36693
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount
Age: 10-17

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Canoe Merit Badge

May 5 Tue 4:30pm-6:00pm
Course # 36835
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
May 6 Wed 4:30pm-6:00pm
Course # 36837
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount
Age: 8-12

This class meets all the requirements for obtaining the Canoe
Merit Badge, except First Aid and Leave No Trace.
Mar 21 Sat 9:00am-3:30pm
Course # 36692
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount
Age: 10-17

Archery - Family Edition
Mar 17 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36696
Meets at: James Island County Park
Mar 24 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36697
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Fee: $12/$10 CCR Discount
Age: 8 & up

Spring Break Explorers Camp

Kids will spend their days having a blast doing arts and
crafts, playing cooperative games, scaling The Climbing
Wall, and exploring the natural world.

Disc Golf League

Mar 30-Apr 3 Mon-Fri 8:30am- 4:30pm Course # 36429
Compete for prizes and claim your spot on the league trophy.
Meets at: James Island County Park
PDGA membership is not required but members will get points
Fee: $176/$160 CCR Discount
Age: 6-9
toward their ranking. Saturdays this spring (except March 28 and
April 18).
Mar 7-May 9
Sat
1:00pm-3:00pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.
Fee: $4
Age: All ages welcome
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Outdoor Adventure
SUP Instructional Classes

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes

Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes

The following courses may be taken as stand-alone
learning opportunities or as part of an eight-week
series building toward an ACA skills assessment.
Kayaking Sweeps and Draws

Learn new skills or take your abilities to the next level! Fast track
your improvements with American Canoe Association (ACA)certified instructors who keep an eye on safety while creating an
exciting learning environment.

Learn how to move and maneuver your kayak efficiently
and effectively.
Apr 25 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Course # 36851
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

ACA Kayak Quickstart - Level 1

This program is an introduction to paddling a kayak, touching on
a range of skills for the beginner.
Mar 15 Sun 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36838
Apr 4 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm Course # 36839
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Kayak Bracing and Rudders

Learn the tools necessary to stay upright and in control in various
coastal conditions.
May 2 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Course # 36852
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

ACA Introduction to Kayaking - Level 1

This is a more comprehensive program emphasizing safety,
enjoyment, and skill acquisition for entry-level paddlers!
Apr 26 Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm Course # 36861
May 31 Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm Course # 36862
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Kayak Practice in a Coastal Environment
May 9 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm
May 30 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm
Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters
Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Instructional Classes

May 16 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Course # 36854
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Kayak Rescues

Course # 36841
Course # 36842
Course # 36843
Course # 36844
Course # 36925
Course # 36846
Course # 36847
Course # 36848

May 23 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Course # 36855
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $30/$25 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Kayak Navigation

June 6 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm
Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters
Fee: $42/$35 CCR Discount

Age: 16 & up

Kayak Trip Planning

Intermediate SUP - Level 2
May 30
Sat
1:00pm-3:00pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Age: 16 & up

kayak Forward Stroke

Intro to SUP - Level 1

Mar 15
Sun
1:00pm-3:00pm
Mar 22
Sun
10:00am-12:00pm
Apr 25
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
May 2
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
May 9
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
May 16
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
May 23
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
May 30
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount

Course # 36853
Course # 36856

June 12 Fri 6:00pm-8:00pm
June 13 Sat 10:00am-1:00pm
Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters
Fee: $78/$65 CCR Discount

Course # 36849
Age: 16 & up

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.
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Course # 36863
Age: 16 & up
Course # 36864
Age: 16 & up

= Registered and paid chaperone
required for ages 15 & under.

Basic Sailing

Outdoor Adventure

SUP BIC®
Advanced
One Design
Climbing
Race

ACA Instructor Certification Courses

Kayak Rolling

Introduction to Kayak Rolling

Increase your confidence and abilities while learning how to roll a
kayak, reviewing rescue techniques, or other skills. All classes take
place in a controlled environment to ensure your comfort.
Mar 23, 25, 27 Mon, Wed, Fri 7:00pm-8:00pm
Course # 36850
Meets at: Off-Site Location
Fee: $54/$45 CCR Discount
Age: 13 & up

Certification is based upon successful demonstration of technical
competency and teaching skills. For more information, visit
www.americancanoe.org. Participants requiring an update only
must contact Joshua Hall at (843) 762-2172 or jhall@ccprc.com
for details and pricing.

L-3/4 Coastal Kayak Development Workshop (IDW)

Paddlesports Team

The IDW will allow aspiring instructors to experience the ACA
curriculum and work on their own teaching techniques. This
workshop will help to prepare students for the ACA Level 3 or 4
Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Exam.
Mar 22-25
Sun-Wed
8:30am-5:30pm
Course # 36238
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $500/$475 CCR Discount
Age: 18 & up

Learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking, and SUPing in a fun club
atmosphere. Registration includes entry into the SUP BIC® One
Design Race May 14.
Apr 27-May 18
Mon
4:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36860
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $72/$60 CCR Discount
Age: 12-17

Long Savannah Interpretive Canoe Tour

L-3/4 Coastal Kayak Certification Exam (ICE)

From Bulow Boat Landing, we’ll paddle through woodlands and
the old rice fields that once covered the area. This trip will surely
offer some wonderful wildlife sightings.
May 3
Sun
8:00am-12:30pm
Course # 36832
Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters
Fee: $46/$38 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

The ICE will allow aspiring instructors to demonstrate their
own teaching ability, personal skills, on-water leadership, and
knowledge of the ACA Coastal Kayak curriculum. Participation in
this course does not guarantee certification. Candidates should
be proficient in all skills on the appropriate ACA course outlines
before attending the ICE.
Apr 15-16
Wed-Thu
8:30am-5:30pm
Course # 36239
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $250/$225 CCR Discount
Age: 18 & up

Basic Sailing Level 1

Learn the basics of sailing from US Sailing Certified Instructors,
and feel comfortable on the water. Learn basic sailing
nomenclature, along with rigging and de-rigging skills, safety, and
the basics of tacking, jibing, and docking.

ECPOF One Design Challenge

May 15, 17
Fri
5:30pm-8:00pm
Course # 36831

Sun 9:30am-8:00pm
Meets at: CCPRC Headquarters
Fee: $132/$120 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

All competitors will use the same SUP design and gear and be
entered into a national drawing for a SUP. No registration required
for festival participants. Just show your wristband at registration.
Apr 18
Sat
4:30pm- 6:30pm Course # 36879
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $5/Free for ECPOF registrants
Age: 16 & up

WIlderness First Aid Training

This intensive 2-day hands-on certification, taught by
Wilderness Medical Associates, covers how to deal with medical
emergencies in the wilderness, at summer camp, or on the trail.
Class supplements lectures with realistic simulations.
May 16-17
Sat, Sun
8:00am-6:00pm
Course #
37173
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $237/$215 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

SUP BIC® One Design Race Series
Join us for these friendly SUP competitions in the BIC® SUP One
Design Challenge. All competitors will use the same board design
and gear and be entered into a national drawing for a SUP.
May 14
Thu
5:30pm-6:30pm
Course # 36840
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $5
Age: 16 & up
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Adventure awaits in the Summer Camp programs offered by your Charleston County parks! Our younger campers will enjoy the hands-on
fun of Explorers Camp and Odyssey Camp, while older youth can explore a diverse assortment of outdoor activities at Adventure Camp, Teen
Venture Camp, Sailing Camp, and our Junior Lifeguard Program. Designed to challenge, entertain, and inspire, our summer programs focus
on developing physical, social, and decision-making skills while promoting self-confidence, environmental awareness, and, plenty of fun.
We are committed to providing a positive and supportive summer experience for your child and you. Come out and play with us!

Available at James Island County Park and
Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park:
Explorers Camp ages 6-9
Adventure Camp ages 10-12
Available at Wannamaker County Park:
Explorers Camp ages 6-9

Departs from James Island County Park:
Teen Venture Camp ages 13-16
Available at Folly Beach County Park and
Isle of Palms County Park:
Jr. Lifeguard Program ages 10-16
Available at recreation facilities in Baptist Hill,
Johns Island, and McClellanville:
Odyssey Camp ages 5-12

To register, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.

Equestrian

Trail Riding

Equestrian Shows

TIdelands COmbined Training

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County
Park hosts year-round horse shows that are open to the
public. Events include Hunter, Jumper, and Open shows.
Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows for free.

Contact Christy Mackanass at 843-324-5381.
April 11
Sat
9:00am-5:00pm
Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Coastal Islands Horse Show

Ashley Hall Horse Shows

Contact Terri Skinner at skinnertraining@aol.com.
Mar 28
Sat
9:00am-5:00pm
April 25
Sat
9:00am-5:00pm
May 16
Sat
9:00am-5:00pm
Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

Contact Heidi Ravenel at hravenel@arjrc.com.
Mar 14-15 Sat,Sun
9:00am-5:00pm
Meets at: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

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Community Recreation

T-Ball

= Chaperone required for
ages 12 & under.

Soccer

Programs Available at Baptist Hill,
McClellanville, and Johns Island

Track and Field

McClellanville only
Micro Soccer

Age: 5-8
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:30pm Course # 36427
Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Age: 9-11
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:30pm Course # 36428
Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

T-Ball

Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Haut Gap Middle School
St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Ages 4-6

Start Smart Soccer

Bicycle Rodeo

Mar 4-Apr 8
Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: St John’s High School
St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Age: 3-5

Fun, instructional clinic for kids to learn about safe bike riding
skills, enjoy a bike parade, bike care, obstacle course, and games.
Apr 11
Sat
10:00am-12:00pm
Course # 36356
Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $3/$2 CCR Discount
Age: 5-11

Co-Ed Youth Track and Field
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
St John’s High School
St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Age: 7-12

Community Recreation
Open Gym Hours

Tiny Tot Olympics

McClellanville Middle School

Group event for school and childcare groups. Activities include
basketball, obstacle course, golf putt, and a trike race.
Registration required no later than April 3.
Mar 20
Fri
10:00am-11:30am Course # 36337
Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
Apr 17
Fri
9:30am-10:30am Course # 36338
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
May13 Wed
10:00am-11:30am Course # 36336
Meets at: St John’s High School
Fee: $3/$2 CCR Discount
Age: 3-5

Youth Archery

Mar 7-28
Sat
10:00am-11:30am
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Apr 11-May 2 Sat
10:00am-11:30am
Meets at: St James Santee Rural Rec Complex
May 2-May 23 Sat
10:00am-11:30am
Meets at: St John’s High School
Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount

Adult Basketball and Weight Room
Available:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays 7-9:30pm

Schroder Community Center

Basketball, Fitness, Weight and Game Rooms
Available:
Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Saturdays 10am-7pm

Course # 36368
Course # 36365

For additional details about all Community
Recreation facilities, visit
CharlestonCountyParks.com

Course # 36505
Age: 11-17
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Community Recreation
Best Bets for SPRING 2015
For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

March Events

March 7: The Mullet Haul Trail Run 8:30a - 2p
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park
March 14: St. Paddy’s Pawlooza* 12p - 4p
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Karate

Baptist Hill only
Baseball - Coach Pitch

Mar 4-Apr 15
Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount Ages 7-9

March 15: Customer Appreciation Day 12p - 4p
Select County Parks, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com

Course # 36412

March 29: Lowcountry Cajun Festival*
James Island County Park, 12p - 6p

Micro Soccer

Age: 5-8
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:30pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Age: 9-11
Mar 4-Apr 22
Wed
6:00pm-7:30pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount

Pre-Karate

Mar 25-May 13 Wed
5:30pm-6:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

Introduction to Karate

Mar 25-May 13 Wed
6:00pm-7:00pm
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount

Course # 36247

April Events

April 1, 15 & 29: Wine Down Wednesday
Old Towne Creek County Park, 5p - 7p

Course # 36248

April 7 & 21: Brewsday
Old Towne Creek County Park, 5p - 7p

Course # 36353

April 11 & 12: Pet Fest*
Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, 10a - 4p

Age: 3-6

April 17: Reggae Nights Concert*
James Island County Park, 7:30p - 11p

Course # 36352
Age: 7-14

April 17-19: East Coast Paddlesports
& Outdoor Festival
James Island County Park, 9:00p - 5p

Youth Trips and Tours - Hike the Bridge

Visit locations by participating in these fun trips. Exciting, group
hike across the Ravenel Bridge with possible additional stops. Bring
lunch money for stop along the way. Transportation provided.
Apr 4
Sat
9:45am-3:00pm
Course # 36370
Meets at: Schroder Community Center
Fee: Free
Age: 10 & up

April 25: Where the Wild Things Run/Walk 5K
Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 8:30a - 12p
April 25: McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Grand Opening
McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 9a - 4p

Johns Island only

April 25: Shaggin’ on the Cooper*
Mount Pleasant Pier, 7p - 11p (All-Access discount available)

Ready Set Run For Girls

Ready, Set, Run is an instructional running program that prepares
youth to participate in a 5K run. Age cut off December 31, 2014.
Mar 9 -Apr 22 Mon,Wed 4:30pm-5:30pm
Course # 36252
Meets at: Haut Gap Middle School
Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount
Age: 8-13

* Events Sponsored by:
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Fishing
Best Bets for SPRING 2015

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

May Events

May 5: Brewsday
Old Towne Creek County Park, 5p - 7p
May 9: Wannamaker Movie Nights
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8:15p - 11p
May 14: Yappy Hour*
James Island County Park, 4p - 8p

Folly Beach Fishing Pier

May 16: Shaggin’ on the Cooper*
Mount Pleasant Pier, 7p - 11p (All-Access Discount available)

Folly Pier Fishing

May 22: Moonlight Mixer*
Folly Beach Fishing Pier, 7p-11p (All-Access Discount available)

Summer Pier Kickoff Tournament

Online registration ends the Thursday before each tournament.
On-site registration begins at 6:00am. Prizes awarded at 2:15pm.
Prizes will be awarded for the largest game fish catch in Adult
Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler
(60+), and Total Weight of Five Fish.
May 23 Sat 6:00am-2:00pm
Course # 35549

Course # 35550 King Mackerel
Meets at: Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Fee: $13/$10 CCR Discount

$8 seniors & ages 3-12
$5 Fish Pass-holders
$15/$13 CCR Discount - King Mackerel

May 31: Charleston Sprint Triathlon - Race #1
James Island County Park, 7a-12p
(All remaining triathlon dates: #2:Jun 21, #3:Jul 12, #4:Jul 26, #5:Aug 9)

Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing

Online registration ends the Thursday before each tournament.
On-site registration begins at 6:00am. Prizes awarded at 2:15pm.
Tournaments held rain or shine.

Spring Fishing Kickoff

A Lowcountry expert will be on hand to share techniques that
will make fishing the Mount Pleasant Pier a fun and rewarding
experience.
May 3 Sun 1:00pm-2:00pm Course # 36243
Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier
Fee: Free
Age: 3 & up

Kahuna on the Cooper

Enter the spring’s largest fishing tournament with prizes awarded
for the largest game fish catch in Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth
Angler (12 & under), Senior Angler (60+), and Total Weight of Five
Fish. Compete for a chance to win a two year lease on a Subaru
with a state record catch of southern flounder.
May 9 Sat 6:00am-4:00pm
Course # 35548
Meets at: Mount Pleasant Pier
Fee: $13/$10 CCR Discount

$8 seniors & ages 3-12

$5 Fish Pass-holders

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Fitness
yoSUP (stand up paddleboard)

SUP meets yoga on the lake, a beginner-friendly setting with no
current or tide. (10 classes total)
Apr 20-May 20 Mon, Wed 7:15am-8:15am Course # 36444
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $99/$82 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

iSUP (stand up paddleboard)

This series uses intervals of barre, Pilates, and yoga to build core
stability and develop full body strength. (10 classes total)
Apr 21-May 21 Tue, Thu
5:45pm-6:45pm Course # 36443
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $99/$82 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

Short Circuit

Walk and Restore

This 45-minute class is designed to maximize calorie burn in an
efficient get-in, get-out style.
Mar 9-May 20 Mon, Wed 5:45pm-6:45pm
Meets at: James Island County Park
Mar 10-May 21 Tue, Thu 5:30pm-6:30pm
Meets at: Palmetto Islands County Park
Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount - per class
Age: 16 & up
$7/$5 CCR Discount - if registered for 6 or more classes
$10 Drop-in fee

Restorative yoga professionals lead participants along walking
loops, stopping intermittently to stretch, then focus on restorative
yoga. Note: Class is not offered on May 25.
Mar 2-May 28 Mon, Thu
9:30am-10:30am
Meets at: James Island County Park
Mar 2-May 28 Mon, Thu
10:00am-11:00am
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount - per class
Age: 16 & up
$7/$5 CCR Discount - if registered for 6 or more classes
$10 Drop-in fee

Yoga Unplugged

Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this sunset yoga
series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.
Apr 6-May 20
Mon, Wed 5:45pm-6:45pm
Meets at: Folly Beach County Park
Apr 7-May21
Tue, Thu
5:45pm-6:45pm
Meets at: Isle of Palms County Park
Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount - per class
Age: 16 & up
$7/$5 CCR Discount - if registered for 6 or more classes
$10 Drop-in fee

Sprint Triathlon 101 Clinic

This clinic will provide helpful tips/training for those planning on
a triathlon. Fee includes entry into one Charleston Sprint Triathlon
Series race.
Apr 28-May 28 Tue, Thu 5:45pm-6:30pm Course # 36776
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $176/$160 CCR Discount
Age: 16 & up

= Chaperone required for ages 15 & under.
= Registered and paid chaperone required for ages 15 & under.

Accessability

Special Needs Swim Night at Splash Zone

People with special needs and their families are invited to an
unforgettable night at one of our water parks! Enjoy the lazy river,
race down the slides and take a dip in the pool. A paid chaperone is
required for all participants. The raindate for this event is May 16.
May 9 Sat 6:30pm-8:30pm
Course # 35914
Meets at: Splash Zone at James Island County Park
Ages 3 and up: $7
Ages 2 and under: Free

Animal Vocalizations for the Visually Impaired

We will listen for and learn about owls, frogs, insects, and other
nocturnal noisemakers. Blind and visually impaired, as well as
sighted persons with an interest in sharpening listening skills, are
welcome. Join naturalists to discover who is making noises at night.
Apr 10 Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm
Course # 36769
Meets at: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
Age: 9 & up

Special Needs Dance Party

People with special needs and their families and friends are
invited to an unforgettable night on the pier! Dance the night
away under the stars while enjoying your favorite music.
May 13 Wed 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course # 35540
Meets at: Cooper River Room at Mt Pleasant Pier
Ages 4 & up: $5/$4 CCR Discount Ages 3 & under: Free

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.
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3 Mount Pleasant Palmetto
Islands County Park
Splash Island

4 North Charleston

Wannamaker County Park
Whirlin’ Waters
Adventure Waterpark

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5 Caw Caw Nature & History
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2 James Island County Park
Boat Landings

13 McLeod Plantation Historic Site
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10 Isle of Palms County Park

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Splash Zone
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Cottages and Campground

6 Mullet Hall Equestrian Ctr

at Johns Island County Park

7 Mount Pleasant Pier

8 Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor
Fishing Pier

Community Recreation Facilities

17 Schroder Community Center
18 Baptist Hill Tennis Complex
19 Haut Gap Recreation Complex
20 Thompson Hill Recreation Complex
21 St. James Santee Recreation Complex
Future County Park Sites

22 Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
23 Folly Beach-East Arctic Ave
24 Edisto Island
25 Meggett
26 Limehouse Point
27 North Charleston-Ashley River
28 Mount Pleasant-Rifle Range Road
29 Awendaw
30 McClellanville

For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call (843) 795-4386.