Explorers Camp

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(Ages 6-9) Camp is a fantastic first step for children to experience the many joys and infinite beauty of the surrounding natural world. Campers will explore and learn about the Lowcountry environment, create arts and crafts, and play cooperative games within the comfort of one of the Charleston County Parks. This experience introduces kids to the wonders of being outside, and builds physical, social, and decision-making skills while providing recreational fun. Our programs are designed with the philosophy that physical and emotional safety has to be the base on which all fun and education can be achieved. Minimum enrollment required two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Environmental Education


Hands-on and experientially-based activities like catching and release a crab, turtle, or insect allow campers to gain a more personal view of nature. Campers will learn about some of the plants and wildlife in the Charleston area, and we'll offer weekly theme-based educational sessions with naturalists from Caw Caw Interpretive Center and other local programs.

Adventure


Opportunities for adventure are endless! We'll go canoeing and/or pedal boating, bicycling, plus crabbing and/or fishing. Campers will splash around in Whirlin’ Waters, Splash Island, or Splash Zone waterparks, and take exploration treks around the park.

Arts & Crafts


Each week will feature new, interesting, and fun arts and crafts projects based on the weekly theme.

Games


What's camp without games? Cooperative and fun games will encourage and promote positive self-image, social interactions, and exercise.

Weekly Themes


Activities will focus on a different educational theme each week:
  • June 5-9: PetSMART

    - Explore the life of a pet. We will learn responsible pet practices and how important this is for our pets. We will talk about our fuzzy friends at home, discuss pet care, and learn about the responsibilities of owning a pet and how they can bring smiles to our faces!
  • June 12-16: PARKemon GO

    - It's time to get up and move! This week we will set aside our virtual activities and appreciate the natural world. Get ready to get outside and explore your parks!
  • June 19-23: To Infinity & Beyond

    - Find your inner Buzz Lightyear as we blast off into space! In this session, we will take a journey into the dark skies of space and the many galaxies it holds. Join us as we explore the wonders of the universe.
  • June 26-30: Dynamite Decades

    - This week we will take a look at life from the 50's to the 80's and compare it to today. Get ready to travel back in time with us as we flashback to some of the great decades of the 20th century.
  • July 3-7: Trashformers

    - This week we will transform our world as we learn about the importance of recycling. We will learn how recycling can help to reduce our impact on the environment and that it can be fun too!
  • July 10-14: Under Construction

    - Get your hard hats ready! Learn about how things are made. From modern marvels to everyday items, we will go behind the scenes and take a look at 'how it's made.'
  • July 17-21: Explorers Got Talent

    - Lights! Camera! Action! Show off your talents during a week filled with the discovery of singers, magicians, dancers, contortionists, and much more.
  • July 24-28: Hawaiian Hullabaloo

    - Say hello to summer, Hawaiian style! Show off your hula skills at our Hawaiian Luau. Get ready for some fun as we learn about the beautiful island of Hawaii and the ocean that surrounds it.
  • July 31-August 4: S.C. Invaders

    - This week we will explore some interesting invasive species that are entering our state and why this is a challenge to our natural resources.
  • August 7-11: Oh, the Places You'll Go

    - "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!" Discover a world with Truffala trees, cats in hats, and much more as we explore some of the great works of Dr. Seuss. 

Camp Fee Per Session & Hours

  • $210
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    Drop-off time: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
    Pick-up time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.