September events and programs in the County Parks on James Island & Folly Beach

September Special Events

Yappy Hour: Dallas Baker
Thursday, Sep. 14, 4 p.m. – sunset
James Island County Park
Bring your pup and join us after work in the dog park at James Island County Park for live music by Dallas Baker and beverages. No outside alcohol, food, or coolers permitted. Free with regular admission to James Island County Park ($2 per person).

Moonlight Mixer
Friday, Sep. 15, 7 – 11 p.m.
Folly Beach Pier
Dance the night away as DJ Jim Bowers plays the hottest oldies and beach music classics! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and coolers are strictly prohibited. Advance purchase is recommended. Photo ID required to gain entry. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $8 in advance; $10 on site if available.

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series
Saturday, Sep. 23, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Folly Beach Pier
Join the fun at the final Folly Beach Pier fishing tournament of the season! Prizes awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Prizes will be awarded following the tournament. Catches will also be included in the Reel It In Weekly Challenge. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. Adult chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for further information.

September Programs

Advance registration or minimum number of registrants required for many programs. Call 843-795-4386 or visit charlestoncountyparks.com to register

Walk and Restorative Yoga at James Island County Park
Join us for an invigorating walk mixed with relaxing and rejuvenating yoga in an incredibly beautiful setting. It is the perfect way to start your day in a positive and restoring way. Open to all levels, including young mothers with children in strollers.
Ongoing: Mondays and Thursdays in September:
Sep. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28       9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up
Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

College Days at the Climbing Wall
Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not required.
Ongoing: Wednesdays in September:
Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27      12 -7 p.m.
Meets at: James Island County Park
Fee: $12

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Power yoSUP
Prepare to work up a sweat in this fitness-based approach to yoga on the paddle board. Participants flow from one pose to another using breath as an anchor to increase strength, flexibility, and calorie burn. Yoga and paddleboarding experience preferred.
Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in September:
Sep. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27        5:45 -6:45 p.m.
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up
Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

Yoga Unplugged
Bask in the sights and sounds of the beach during this sunset yoga series complete with live acoustic music. Open to all fitness levels.
Ongoing: Mondays and Wednesdays in September:
Sep. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27        5:45 -6:45 p.m.
Meets at: Folly Beach County Park
Age: 16 & up
Fee: $8/Free Move IT! Pass Holders. Register for six or more classes and receive a discount. Coupon code: FITMULTI

Night Climbing
Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.
Ongoing: Thursdays in September:
Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28         5 -10 p.m.
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up
Fee: $12/$9 Move IT! Pass Holder

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness: Gentle yoSUP
Stand-up paddleboarding meets yoga on the lake, a beginner-friendly setting with no current or tide. Calm water allows participants to focus on poses to stretch and strengthen the torso, hips, and legs while quieting the mind and creating a state of ease through breath and relaxation. Open to all levels.
Ongoing: Saturdays in September:
Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30            8 -9 a.m.
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up
Fee: $8/Free Move IT Pass Holder

Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Wall Crawlers
Our Wall Crawlers program is 12 weeks full of fun, excitement, and challenge for your child. They’ll learn to belay and climb through fun and interesting games and activities.
Sep. 2-Nov. 18
Sat    9 -11 a.m.  Course # 52727
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 9-11   Fee: $225

Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Junior Team
The Junior Team is for the climber eager to challenge their skills in the competition setting. Climbers will learn competition rules, disciplines, and fundamentals, while developing a strong foundation in sportsmanship behavior.
Sep. 2-May 21
Sat (9 -11 a.m.) & Mon (5 -7 p.m.)   Course # 52723
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 7-12
Fee: $955. Fees cover practices Sep.-May (monthly payment options available). Additional fees required for Championship Season in May.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP – Level 1
This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Pre-registration required.
Sep. 2
Sat    10 a.m.-12 p.m.   Course # 52655
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up    Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

Team Charleston Recreational Programs: Little Monkeys – Saturday
Our Little Monkeys program offers a way for young novice climbers to learn about climbing in a fun and safe environment. The program will build self-confidence and stronger climbing skills in the new climber.
Sep. 2-Nov. 18
Sat    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Course # 52728
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 6-8   Fee: $200

Banana Spiders and the War Doctor
Ever see a banana spider and panic? Not all respond this way. Overcome your fears with some spider sleuthing while learning how this creature inspired one McLeod occupant to become a scientist and children’s author. Chaperone required for ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Sep. 2
Sat    11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.    Course # 52576
Meets at: McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Age: 8 & up    Fee: $20

Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Intermediate Team
The Intermediate Team is for climbers that are serious about competing and have a desire to learn how to train. Team members will focus their training on how to become a stronger, smarter, more efficient climber. Fees cover practices September -May.
Sep. 2-May 22
Sat (11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.) & Tue (5 -7 p.m.)        Course # 52725
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 9-17    Fee: $1,110. Monthly payment options are available.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Walk-up Instructional Classes
This 1-hour quick start class is taught by ACA-certified instructors. You will learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, from proper stance and form to safety. Six students per class will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration not required.
Sep. 2                            Sat   1 -2 p.m.     Course # 52642
Sep. 2                            Sat   2:30 -3:30 p.m.    Course # 52643
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 10 & up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $15

Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Kayak Quickstart – Level 1
Learn about the fun-filled sport of kayaking. During this 2-hour hands-on informal program, our experienced guides will show you how you can enjoy the local waterways and wildlife from a sea kayak. Pre-registration required.
Sep. 2
Sat   1 -3 p.m.    Course # 52741
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 16 & up  Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holder

Team Charleston Competitive Programs: Elite Team
The Elite Team is for climbers that are dedicated to climbing as a sport. Team members will focus their training on how to become stronger, smarter, more efficient climbers. Climbers in this program have a strong desire to compete on a national level. Fees cover September-May.
Sep. 2-May 23
Sat (1 -4 p.m.), Mon & Wed (5 -7 p.m.)     Course # 52724
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 10 & 19    Fee: $1,265. Monthly payment options are available.

Introduction to Climbing: Intro to Climbing
This clinic is tailored for first time climbers and people wanting to learn more about getting started with rock climbing. Have fun, meet new people, and learn the safety basics in a no pressure environment! Pre-registration required.
Sep. 3
Sun    2 -4 p.m.     Course # 52712
Meets at: James Island County Park
Age: 14 & up   Fee: $25/$20 Move IT! Pass Holde

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