Adventure Camp

Ages 10-12

Adventure Camp for ages 10-12 provides excellent opportunities to experience the rewards of outdoor life. All programs include involvement in primary activities to provide a consistent focus on team building, skills, and environmental awareness. Our accessory programs provide even more opportunities each week for our campers to learn and have fun by adding variety to every program. In order to maintain a fun and healthy atmosphere for all our campers, emotional and physical safety is our top priority. All equipment is provided. There is a 6:1 camper-to-staff ratio with 12 campers per session.

Camp Dates & Registration

Links to online registration are below. If you’d rather register by phone, you must complete a waiver online before calling to register. The call agent is unable to sign a waiver for you and will not be able to register you without one.

  1. June 10-14
  2. June 17-21
  3. June 24-28
  4. July 1-5
  5. July 8-12
  6. July 15-19
  7. July 22-26
  8. July 29-August 2
  9. August 5-9

James Island County Park

Sea Kayak & Archery

Kayakers will learn the graceful operation and control of a sea kayak on the sparkling lake at James Island County Park. Trained camp staff will provide instruction in proper paddling techniques, wet exits, and kayak rescues. After obtaining confidence and comfort on the lake, training  will culminate with a day paddle in one of our beautiful Charleston-area waterways.Campers will also learn about the age-old tradition of competition archery. We'll  develop the skills to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss. Through active participation,  archers will learn terminology, technique, and additional characteristics and practices necessary for successful target shooting.

Trail Bike & High Course

Young cyclists will be introduced to the proper handling and  maintenance of a mountain bike. We will practice safe riding techniques initially on the flat trails around James Island County Park. We'll then  utilize our new knowledge and skills to ride some of Charleston's local trail  systems.Campers will also have the opportunity to be 25-35 feet in  the air working together to solve challenging problems on the High Course.  Educational development and social interaction are both parts of the thrill!


Palmetto Islands County Park

Rock Climb & Skateboard

You  can do it, stick that move on the 5.10c! We're going to learn terminology,  strap on our harnesses, and do some rock climbing! Campers will be guided  through the basics of knot tying, belaying, and climbing techniques by trained  staff. Climbers can utilize the more accessible "portable" wall as a  first step in developing comfort and technique before tackling JICP's famous 50-ft. outdoor climbing wall. Our day trip experience will be at JICP where we will have the opportunity to participate in other high adventure challenges like  crate climbs, leap of faith, and a rappelling experience.Campers will also learn some skateboard basics with the pro staff at SK8 Charleston. We'll explore equipment, safety, basic technique, and  keeping it radical. It's a form of transportation, fun, and competition. From  the sidewalk to the X Games, get ready to skate!

SUP Tour & High Course

Campers will experience this historic Pacific Island craft on the lake at JICP. They will learn how to paddle properly and be introduced to simple rescue techniques and safety protocols from trained instructors. The  adventure concludes with a SUP trip through one of Charleston's beautiful  marshlands and area waterways.Campers will also have the opportunity to work together to solve problems at the 25-35 feet Challenge Course. Educational development and social interaction are both parts of the thrill!

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