Looking for something for your child to do after school? Look no more! We are pleased to provide a unique 8 week long after school program for children in the Charleston area.
**If numbers allow will we divide up into ages 7-9 and 10-12**
As of now we plan to meet on Thursday afternoons. Please select the appropriate box if you would prefer Wednesday. If we have enough interest in a separate day we will happily add a second day!
What will we do?
Each week will have a different activity and topic. Some weeks are pure fun, like Sailing and Kayaking, some are more nature based and provide a hands on learning experience. Whatever the topic, we like to have a good mix of learning while we play!
3:45 – 5:45 PM | Every Thursday | Starting March 31 | 8 Weeks
3/31 Barrier Islands – Today we climb on the boat for an introductory day. We’ll head over to Kiawah to stretch our legs and learn about about the barrier islands protecting our homes. Learning topics: Barrier island geology. Zones of the beach and what animals live in each.
4/7 Marine Mammals – Back on the boat to search for everyone’s favorite local cetacean – bottlenose dolphins!. Learning topics: The life of the dolphins. What other marine mammals do we have here and abroad?
4/21 Sand Castle Competition – Time to get those creative juices flowing! Today we’re having a friendly competition to test our architectural abilities (and learn a bit about sand – where it comes from, why it’s important – while we’re at it!).
4/28 Shelling– Hit the beach to look for shells. Learning topics: Shell ID. How are they formed? How are they important in the ecosystem?
5/5 All About Sharks!– Find out about some of the larger predators in the ocean as we search for sharks teeth! Learning topics: All about sharks. What species live here? Learn to ID teeth.
5/12 Kayak– Hop in a kayak to get up close and personal with the marsh today. This trip is planned around the high tide for maximum enjoyment! Learning topics: Tides and currents. How to paddle.
5/19 Crabbing– Back on the boat for this activity. Today we catch crabs in one of our top secret locations. Learning topic: How to catch a blue crab, basics of anatomy and how the crab lives its life.
5/26 Sailing *If group size and weather permits* – Catch the wind on one of Folly’s extremely stable and safe catamaran sailboats. Learning topic: The basics of sailing, terminology, how to read the wind, and weather patterns.
***While we will do our best to have a set schedule of what topic occurs each week, we will substitute and rearrange if weather dictates so that we’re not kayaking in a windstorm! Rain date is June 2***
Time and Cost?
Each session will last two hours and is $45/week.
*Again, We are currently accepting children for the Thursday timeslot. If you want to attend but can only come one Wednesday please send us an email at [email protected] to let us know and we will put you on the waitlist for that day*
Payment is required up front and can be done via credit card, venmo, or cash if you live locally!
Groups will be limited to 7 children per instructor and we will have a max of 14 per day.