Explorers Camp

(Ages 6-9) Camp is a fantastic first step for children to experience the many joys and infinite beauty of the surrounding natural world. Campers will explore and learn about the Lowcountry environment, create arts and crafts, and play cooperative games within the comfort of one of the Charleston County Parks. This experience introduces kids to the wonders of being outside, and builds physical, social, and decision-making skills while providing recreational fun. Our programs are designed with the philosophy that physical and emotional safety has to be the base on which all fun and education can be achieved. Minimum enrollment required two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Environmental Education


Hands-on activities like catching and releasing a crab, turtle, or insect allow campers to gain a more personal view of nature. Campers will learn about some of the plants and wildlife in the Charleston area, and we'll offer weekly theme-based educational sessions with our naturalists.

Adventure


Adventure awaits with canoeing, pedal boating, bicycling, trips to the waterpark, and nature discovery and exploration treks around the park.

Arts & Crafts


Theme-related arts and crafts projects each week will feature new, interesting, and fun activities.

Games


What's camp without games? Cooperative and fun games encourage and promote positive self-image, social interactions, and exercise.
Explorers campers on the fishing dock

Camp Fees & Hours

  • $215 per session
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Drop-off time: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
    Pick-up time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Sessions

June 4-8: The Great Outdoors
Start your summer adventuring in the great outdoors! In this session we will take a look at life outdoors, from the mountains to the oceans.


June 11-15: Around the World...Cup
As the World Cup kicks off, we are going to take a look at different countries and cultures. Bring your passports, and get ready to travel with us around the world in just five days!


June 18-22: Barnyard Bonanza
We are gettin' down on the farm this week! We will take a look at the farm life and the impacts they make on our everyday lives.


June 25-29: Camp Avengers
This week, we will celebrate our community heroes and discover techniques that we can use to be heroes in our own way. Join us for this session as we appreciate all our Supermen and Wonder Women in the community, including YOU!


July 2-6: Moovin' & Groovin'
We will be moovin' and groovin' to different sounds all week long. Come jam out with us and discover your musical talents! (Please note that no camp will be held on July 4, and session fee is $172.)


July 9-13: A Bug's Life
Ants, butterflies, and worms oh my! We will take a look at some crazy critters and explore the day in the life of bugs. Come explore with us as we learn about why these creatures are important to our ecosystem!


July 16-20: Flintstones to Jetsons
Yabba Dabba Doo! This week, we're all about time travel. From old school to the latest trends, we will take a trip back to simpler times and fast forward into the future.


July 23-27: Shark Tank
It's all about sharks in this session! We will discuss sharks of the deep and their roles in the ocean's ecosystem. We will take a look at the many different species of shark, how their behaviors differ, and learn why they are important.


July 30-August 3: Explorers Experiments
Join us for a week full of experimenting! We will explore the inner scientist in all of us and get our hands on some crazy experiments.

August 6-10: Life is Good
Life is good when you feel good! This week we will take a look at healthy habits and explore how to live a healthy lifestyle. Join us as we celebrate being happy and healthy! (No sessions at Wannamaker this week.)

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.