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!
Ask us about creating a program for your group! We regularly have events with older/younger children and would be happy to add another program to better meet your needs. Please note that we have a minimum of 6 children in order to start a new session.
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 September 22 | 8 Weeks
9/22 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?
9/29 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.
10/6 Seining – We stay on Folly Beach today and use our seine net to catch fish in the shallows. Learning topics: Fish anatomy, species ID,
10/13 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.
10/27 Recycled Sea Creature– Today we turn some common recycled goods into art! Halloween themed sea creatures? Yes please! Learning topics: Recycling
11/3 Shelling– Hit the beach to look for shells. Learning topics: Shell ID. How are they formed? How are they important in the ecosystem?
11/10 Marine Science – Today we put on our scientists hat and hit the water to explore. Learn how to use a secci disk and refractometer to assess water samples in different locations and learn about how water quality affects our local estuary!
11/17 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!***
Time and Cost?
Each session will last two hours and is $50/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.