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After School Programs

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. 

Ages 7-12

**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 KayakHop 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 SeiningWe stay on Folly Beach today and use our seine net to catch fish in the shallows.   Learning topics:  Fish anatomy, species ID, 

10/13 CrabbingBack 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 CreatureToday we turn some common recycled goods into art!  Halloween themed sea creatures? Yes please!  Learning topics: Recycling

11/3 ShellingHit the beach to look for shells.  Learning topics: Shell ID.  How are they formed?  How are they important in the ecosystem?

11/10 Marine ScienceToday 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!


Group size?

Groups will be limited to 7 children per instructor and we will have a max of 14 per day.


To register:

Call us at 843-813-5009.

Fill out the form and send it to us!  We will be in touch with you shortly.

Sign up directly online by clicking the following link:

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