Enrich Your Summer Camp

Kids enjoying camp
Enrich the experience of your summer campers without leaving your site, or incorporate learning into a day at the park with exciting programs offered by professional naturalists and historians. Choose experiences for your campers that explore the mysteries of nature, relive the history of the lowcountry, or challenge them to climb to new heights! Space is limited, so book your programs early. Programs are appropriate for youth ages 6 to 12 and are available at your county parks. Select programs may be brought to your camp. For more information or to make reservations, please call the Environmental Education staff at 843-889-8898.

Pond Poking
Beetles that utilize SCUBA skills and underwater dragonfly larva with harpoon-like jaws are just a few of the surprises waiting for campers as they survey a freshwater pond by using dip nets to capture insects, fish, and amphibians before releasing them.
  • Program Length: 30 minutes
  • Locations: James Island County Park and Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Fee: $50 per group of up to 25 campers
Secrets in the Sand
You have heard of digging for clams, but have you heard of clams digging? Thousands of animals live beneath and between the sand grains. We use trowels and strainers to discover them and release them unharmed.
  • Program Length: 30 minutes
  • Locations: Isle of Palms County Park and Kiawah Beachwalker Park
  • Fee: $50 per group of up to 25 campers
Seining the Sea
You would be surprised to discover what’s swimming, crawling, and floating by you at the beach! We pull a huge net through the surf to catch fish, crabs, jellies, and other sea life to observe and later release.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: Isle of Palms County Park and Kiawah Beachwalker Park
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers
Barrier Island Ecology
Students of ecology study the relationships between organisms and their environment. In this program, we do just that on a barrier island. Participants build barrier islands out of sand, collect animals in the swash zone, and use a seine net to collect fish in the ocean. Through these activities, campers gain an understanding about the ties that link living things with their environment.
  • Program Length: 90 minutes
  • Locations: Isle of Palms County Park and Kiawah Beachwalker Park
  • Fee: $90 per group of up to 25 campers
Indigo
Discover the mysteries and power of indigo and how locals have used this plant to heal, protect, and make the world a more colorful place. Bring a t-shirt to dye.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Location: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  • Fee: $110 per group of up to 25 campers
Native Americans of Coastal South Carolina
Before Europeans and Africans arrived in South Carolina a thriving Native American culture lived along our coast. Engage in a hands-on exploration of the natural resources and technology these tribes employed in their daily lives.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: Wannamaker County Park, James Island County Park, Palmetto Islands County Park, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Insects
It has 6 legs and its skeleton is on the outside; what is it? An insect of course! Enter the miniature yet mesmerizing world of insects as we learn about their characteristics.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: CCPRC parks or your camp location
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Earth Heroes
With a population around 7 billion, humans can have quite an impact on the environment we all share. Learn about natural resource use, land development, and ways you can make a difference to keep our home planet healthy.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: CCPRC parks or your camp location
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Makes Sense
Animals, like humans, rely on their senses to help them survive. In fact, some animals have very specific sensory adaptations that are amazing and awe-inspiring. Through games and activities we learn about these adaptations and may even gain new appreciation of our own senses.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: CCPRC parks or your camp location
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Marine Mammal Maniacs
Discover the unique features of marine mammals and discuss their importance. If this program takes place at a beach park, we go for a walk to try and find dolphins swimming nearby.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: CCPRC beach parks or your camp location
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Loving Loggerheads
Learn more about South Carolina's state reptile: the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Understand its life cycle, discover its importance, and create a mock Loggerhead nest.
  • Program Length: 60 minutes
  • Locations: CCPRC beach parks or your camp location
  • Fee: $80 per group of up to 25 campers at a park or $90 at your location
Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.