Youth Programs, School Programs & Camps

What could be better than spending your days exploring your county parks, learning about the natural world, and having some really cool fun at one of our youth or camp programs?

Youth Climbing Team

The Climbing Team and Climbing Club are made up of dedicated and ambitious climbers ages 7 to 17 who want to reach new heights through training and competition.

Challenge Course

Schedule your youth or school group for a personalized session at the Challenge Course for an adventure-based learning opportunity to grow as an individual or as a team.

Summer Entertainment Series

Back by popular demand, this year's summer entertainment series will feature a variety of local and regional children's entertainers at James Island County Park's Edisto Hall and North Charleston Wannamaker County Park's Cypress Hall. Best suited for ages 3 to 12.


Our youth camps are very hands-on, activity focused, and of course, geared towards the success and safety of all youth involved. Camps are offered for spring break, winter break, and throughout the summer.

After-School Adventures

Sign up for fun after-school adventures! Join your friends or make new ones as you learn new outdoor skills, from rock climbing or paddling to an afternoon mountain bike journey. Search online for after-school adventures.

Scouting Opportunities

Charleston County Parks is pleased to offer exciting Scouts program opportunities from programs that meet badge and special project requirements to a fun day at the water park.

Group Nature & History Programs

Kids can learn about the environment and our rich cultural history through hands-on programs designed for groups. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to ensure that your youth, scout or summer camp group’s educational needs are met.

Parent-Child Programs

Searching for activities that will entertain the kids and allow you to spend time together as a family? We offer a variety of parent-child programs. Rock climb together or canoe down the Edisto - we’ll teach you the skills you need and guarantee fun. Search online for youth and family programs.

School Programs

Your Charleston County Parks offers the perfect destinations for your school field trip. Students visiting parks have the opportunity to learn by doing through activities such as operating a seine net, fanning rice in a fanner basket, or a variety of other great programs. Learn more...