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 In the Classroom

After School & Homework Help Programs

Staff and tutors will assist children with homework and school activities. Games, crafts, and sports may be provided at some locations. Please call specific facility for more details on after school programs. 

 Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Monday-Friday
3:00pm-4:30pm
5-12              $125/child/school year 570410

Shaw Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Monday-Friday
   2:45pm-3:45pm
   4:30pm-5:15pm

5-12 
13-18           
FREE          N/A

St. Julian Devine Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Monday-Friday
2:30pm-6:00pm
5-12              $25/child 581612

Forest Park, Freddie Whaley, Lenevar, Martin, Mitchell, & Willie Gaines Playgrounds

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Monday-Friday
4:00pm-6:00pm
12 & under             FREE              N/A

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz programs utilize LEGO® Bricks and Robotics materials to inspire an alternative way of learning and explore STEAM-FUNdamentals through building! Students will design and build motorized machines and other constructions then work together to expand their gadgets,  developing collaboration and problem-solving skills. Pre-registration is required, as spots are limited. Click on our BLRC flyer  or JIRC flyer to share! 

Bees Landing Recreation Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:30pm   
6-12             $60/4-week session 471805

James Island Recreation Complex

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Mondays
5:30pm-6:30pm   
6-12             $60/4-week session 372519

Coding Class

Kids will be introduced to computer basics and coding in this free workshop for all ages. They will receive one-to-one professional training as well as tours of neighborhood tech companies. There will be prizes awarded for goals reached, including a laptop as the grand prize! Computers and snacks will be provided. No experience necessary. 

Freddie Whaley Playground

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Wednesdays
5:00pm-6:00pm
All              FREE      N/A

Little Nature Lovers

Little Nature Lovers is an environmental class all about creating a bond with the natural world through interaction, information and fun! Nature walks, handmade journals, Leave No Trace Ethics and even microscopes are some of the ways that we will learn about local plants and animals as well as the ecosystem on a larger scale. Children will leave with a greater appreciation for our natural world and our place in it. Share our flyer with friends and neighbors!  

Bees Landing Recreation Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Mondays
5:00pm-6:00pm   
6-12             $100/8-week session 371803



 In the Kitchen

Love Baking 101 

This baking class offers small class sizes with an opportunity for one-on-one instruction. The class instructor encourages creativity and will support your vision when making a cake or cupcakes you will love and be proud to share!

 Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Wednesdays
5:00pm-6:00pm
10-16              $60/month 570701


Kids in the Kitchen

Children will be given a wonderful opportunity to learn about cooking and kitchen safety. They will be instructed on how to make healthy delicious snacks.

St. Julian Devine Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Thursdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
6-12              FREE       581342


Cooking Class

Kids Cooking Class is design to help students cook healthy meals. Learn how simple meals can be made in no time. Nutritional facts about ingredients. Recipes will be given to try with family at home. Class will start February 5.

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Tuesdays
4:00pm-5:30pm
8-12              $5/6-week session 170001



 For the Leader

Manners & Mindfulness

Manners & Mindfulness is a new program designed by International Etiquette Consultant, Aly Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Manners. The classes have fun, interactive, and mindful activities aimed to help strengthen social and emotional learning with focus on self-presentation, introductions, body language, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, and mindful dining. Call for additional program dates. 

Hazel Parker Playground

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
January 10-31
April 25-May 16
Thursdays
3:30pm-4:30pm
5-9              $65/participant 280133


UpLift M.E.

This program is designed to uplift, motivate, and encourage young individuals in life. Sessions include nutrition and health, career building, self-worth, personal finance, social media, and other great personal development topics. 

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Mondays
6:00pm-7:00pm
12-18              FREE N/A



 In the Pool

Lifeguard Training & Certification Courses

This is a blended learning class where a portion will be completed online and the rest will be done at the pool. Participants must pass prerequisites: swim 300 meters, retrieve a brick from deep water, and tread water for two minutes without using hands. Course includes CPR–PR, First Aid, and AED certifications. Books are not included, but may be downloaded for free or purchased at www.redcross.org. Please register online at 
rectrac.charleston-sc.gov and call for exact course location. 

Course Dates
February 4-16
March 4-16
April 1-13
May 6-18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool OR W.L. Stephens Pool

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Monday & Wednesday
    6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays                        
    9:00am-4:00pm
15+            
$125/Resident
$145/Non-Resident   
250762-250765 (Spring)
450765 (Fall)


Starfish Swim Lesson Instructor Training

Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instructor curriculum. This innovative and learner-focused program uses an "ages and stages" format to develop instructors through in-water training and small group discussions. Participants must pass prerequisites to show water competency and basic knowledge of swimming skill. Participants must pass written exam with 80% or higher in addition to technical performance and simulation to show understanding of concepts.

Course Date
April 2-13


Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool OR W.L. Stephens Pool

 Days/Time Ages Cost Activity #
Tuesday & Thursday
    6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays
    9:00am-4:00pm
16+               $145/Resident
$165/Non-Resident
550765