Looking for something for your child to do after school? Look no more! We are pleased to provide a unique 6 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**
What will we do?
Each week will have a different activity and topic. Some weeks are pure fun, like Sailing and Paddleboarding, 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 April 29 | 6 Weeks
4/29 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.
5/6 Biodisc Project – We have partnered with SC Biodiscovery project to place a rack of acrylic disks on the dock. We will pull up the rack and use our microscope and ID books to see what critters have made their home there. Learning topic: Basics of the scientific process and how to ask, research, and answer a question. Learn to identify common marine invertebrates that grow on surfaces in the river. Compare our findings to classrooms all over the state!
5/13 All About Sharks! – Find out about some of the larger predators in the ocean as we search for sharks teeth then turn our treasures into jewelry! Learning topics: All about sharks. What species live here? Learn to ID teeth.
5/20 Sea turtles – Hit the beach to look for turtle nests and “excavate” a nest. Learning topics: The life of the sea turtle. Turtle patrol, excavating a nest, where do the babies go.
5/27 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.
6/3 Barrier Islands – Today we meet on the beach to take a walk and learn about the islands many of us call home. Try your hand at finding sharks teeth! Learning topics: Barrier island geology. Zones of the beach and what animals live in each. Find and ID sharks teeth (and maybe even how to make a necklace out of some of the treasures we find!)
***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 paddleboarding in a windstorm! Rain date is June 10***
Time and Cost?
Each session will last two hours and is $45/week.
Your child may attend all 6 sessions or choose only a few!
*At this point we are only taking bookings for children who want to attend all sessions. If your child is interested in only a few weeks please fill out the questionnaire and we will let you know availability.
*We are currently accepting children for the Thursday timeslot. If you want to attend but can only come one Wednesday please 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.
All children and staff will be required to wear a facemask while in close quarters. This includes while on the boat and indoors. Fortunately many of our activities are done in an outdoor setting where it’s not a problem to have plenty of space for each person. For example, a child will not have to wear a mask while in a kayak or on a paddle board. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer with us at all times.