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What's Happening this Month

Children's Festival - May 1st

at Park Circle

Children’s Festival will be Friday, May 1st, 2015 at Park Circle.  This is a free preschool event that kicks off the beginning of Cultural Arts Week.  This year Mr. Al will be performing!!  The event is from 9 am – 1 pm.  Registration begins in March.  For more information, Please call Dominique Manigault at 740-5807.


Take a Look at what our kids do in the summer!

Operation Summer Camp

2015 Camp SumFun

2015 Fishing Camp

Happening In March 2015

2015 Camp Sum Fun Registration

Registration for Camp Sum Fun begins

Monday, February 9th

Camp runs from Thursday, June 11 – Friday, August 7, 2015. 

Please register as soon as possible spaces are limited! 

Camp SUMFUN was enjoyed by over 700 campers last summer.  During camp they visited the Yorktown, Fire Museum, Riverfront Park, Water Parks, and the swimming pool.  Boeing's educational program came out to the camp sites and the campers got to build paper airplanes.  The campers also enjoyed Cultural Arts and Girl Scouts.  Camps were visited by representatives from our local libraries and participated in the libraries summer reading program.  Campers enjoyed swimming, arts and crafts, and sports activities and participated in Operation Safe Summer activities.  Please mark your calendars and plan to register for Camp SUMFUN early next year.  For more information, Please call Dominique Manigault at 740-5807.

Perry Webb (formerly Accabee Community Center) is now hosting an after school program.  Please contact Robert Fludd, Program Director, at (843) 745-1036 for further information. 

Aquatics

Winter Pool Pass

The winter pool pass is now available for purchase at the Armory.  For residents the cost is $30 individual/$50 family.  The cost for non-residents is double.  This pass gives you unlimited access to Danny Jones during open swim from January 1 – Memorial Day weekend.

Outdoor Pools at Northwoods Park, Collins Park & Felix Pinckney Pools
All outdoor pools in North Charleston will close on Labor Day and re-open Memorial Day weekend.

Indoor Pool at Danny Jones

Open Swim**
Monday - Friday:                                                 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings:      7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday:                                                                10:00 am-1:00 pm

Lap Swim
Monday - Friday :                                                  6:00 am-2:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings:     7:00 am-8:30pm
Saturday:                                                               10:00 am-1:00 pm
 

**2 lanes will be available during open swim hours for lap swimmers at Danny Jones**

North Charleston Swim Team

The North Charleston kids swim team has begun!  We are offering practice for home school children Monday -Thursday from 10:00am -11:00am.  An additional practice is offered 3:30pm -4:15pm Monday & Thursday Children should be at least 8 years old and able to swim the length of the pool. For more information, please contact Doug Fetchen at (843) 745-1028.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics continues to be a big hit with our seniors with some classes growing to nearly 40 in attendance.  The cost is $20 per month and is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00am and 6:00pm if you would like to join. For more information, call (843) 745-1028.

Special Olympic Swim Practice

In January, Danny Jones will be hosting swim team practice once a week for area residents practicing for the Special Olympics state meet later this spring.  

Youth Athletics 

 

Baseball and Softball

Practices can begin the week of March 9th and opening day is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th. This year we have 62 teams competing in Baseball and Softball  and cross over with some of our t-ball, Machine Pitch, 9-10, 11-12 baseball, and our softball teams with teams from the Murray Hill League.

For more information on Youth Athletics, please call Mike Maksim at(843) 767-0782 or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804. 

Middle School Athletics

Winter Sports

Basketball

The North Charleston Recreation Department Middle School Basketball Tournament is being played at Northwoods Middle School starting Tuesday, March 3rd-5th.

Soccer

Registration will be held the month of March for Soccer and Track & Field at participating Middle Schools; Military Magnet Academy, Morningside Middle, Northwoods Middle and Zucker Middle.

Registration Fee: – Soccer               $30.00;                   Track & Field    $15.00

For more information, contact Edwina Peterson at (843) 740-5802 or e-mail  epeterson@northcharleston.org.

Adult Sports

Adult Basketball

Adult Men's Industrial Basketball is underway for the Winter season at the Stereet Hall Gymnasium.   Games will be played on Saturday mornings beginning at 10am.  For more information, contact Cindy Dambaugh at 740-5801 or Mike Gillison at 745-1033.

Adult Kickball

The Adult Kickball program continues play at MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park. Games are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:40pm.

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football

The Adult Co-Ed Flag Football program is in action each Monday night at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games begin at 6:30pm on the football field.

Adult Softball

Adult Co-Ed Softball is playing on Sundays beginning at 10:00am at Lent's Field opn the Danny Jones Complex.

Adult Tennis

The North Charleston Recreation Department has a very active Adult Tennis Program. Our team tennis program offers a variety of levels of competition and is open to men and women. Matches are played against teams across the Greater Charleston area.

Tennis Clinics/Lessons

The North Charleston Recreation Department offers Tennis Lessons and Clinics at the Collins Park Tennis Center on the Collins Park Complex (4115 Fellowship Road off Dorchester Road). Fees vary depending on type of lesson or clinic (group or private), Lesson Packages are available.  Lessons are available for Adults and Children. For more information call Glenn Cobb, Tennis Pro, at 552-9446 after 5:00 pm.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played on the outer 8 islands around Park Circle Monday – Sunday from dusk to dawn, continuously.  Tuesday night doubles are played beginning at 6:00 pm.  Registration takes place at the #1 tee box at 5:00 pm.  For more information on Disc Golf, call (843) 740-5801 or (843) 745-1028.

Fly Dog Fitness

The North Charleston Recreation Department and "Fly Dog Fitness" have joined together to offer Adult Fitness programs in callaborative effort to make "North Charleston More Physically Fit"!  Together we are offering the most unique, creative and exciting workouts in the area.  Whether you consider yourself to be in good shape or can't remember the last time you did more physical activity required at work, we can cater to your fitness level.

We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself, raise your self-esteem, and increase your social value and influence...all while getting an invigorating workout.

Classes take place for the majority on the outside; utilizing some of North Charleston's most beautiful green spaces at Park Circle, Danny Jones Complex and Riverfront Park. Morning classes meet on M,W,F (3 days a week, 12 sessions) 6:00 am - 7:00 am.  Evening classes meet Mon.-Thurs. (4 days a week, 16 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  In addition to our 6am and 6pm sessions, we offer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am and 5 pm classes.  Once you sign up for one time slot, you may attend as many different sessions in a 4 week camp as you like!  For more information, call Cindy Dambaugh at (843) 740-5801 or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.  Visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com

Programs

Community Centers

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the Afterschool Program at twelve of our community centers across the City of North Charleston.  The twelve centers include Perry-Webb (formerly Accabee) Russelldale, Highland Terrace, Persephone Moultrie, Raymond Buck Miller, Northwoods Park, Ferndale, Felix Pinckney, Whipper Barony, Gethsemani, Murray Hill and the newly built, Miner Crosby, located in the Wando Woods community will also host the Afterschool Program as well.   We will be able to accommodate 400 children for the 2014 – 2015 school year.   While we understand that recreation is important for the physical growth of the children, we will also place emphasis on academics in order to enhance the mental growth of the children as well.  Our goal is to offer a program that will enrich the development of the whole child.  For more information, you may contact either of the centers located above or Robert Fludd, Programs Director at (843) 745-1036. 

Step Teams in the Community Centers

The Step Team program is offered at the Afterschool Program of Northwoods Park Community Center (elementary team) and Persephone Moultrie Community Center (middle school team). Registration for the program runs until February 27, 2015. The cost is $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident. Practice for Northwoods Park are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Persephone Moultrie; unless there is preparation for an upcoming performance/competition. The team will be participating in several competitions held in Sumter, SC, Greenville, SC, and Columbia, SC. For more information about the program please contact Dominique Manigault, Program Manager at (843) 740-5807.

Double Dutch

The Double Dutch Program will be offered at the Afterschool Program locations again this year.  Registration for the program began on November 17, 2014 and will run until December 8, 2014. The cost is $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident.  Practices will begin on December 1, 2014.  Practices will be held at Murray Hill Community Center on Mondays & Fridays, Persephone Moultrie Community Center on Wednesdays and Northwoods Park Community Center on Tuesday & Thursdays.  The program is limited to ages 8 – 17 years old.  For more information, please call Dominique Manigault at (843) 740-5807.

Step Team- Step Masters Spring Jam

The Step Masters Spring Jam will be Saturday. April 18, 2015 at Northwoods Middle School. Admission is $5.00 and it completes the 2014/2015 Step Team Program season. The event begins at 6:00pm. For more information, please call Dominique Manigault at (843) 740-5807.

Senior Programs

"Senior Sneakers"

Join us as we "Walk the Circle" at our leisure!  Log your laps inside the community center at the receptionist desk and become eligible for Incentive Prizes for walking milestones.  Registration is required for this FREE program.  Men and women 50+ years of age are eligible to take part.  registration is continuous!

Senior Water Aerobics

Registration for Senior Water Aerobics .  Registrations are accepted at Armory Park or Park Circle. The cost is $20 a month.

Self Defense

A Self-Defense class is now being held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle each Thursday afternoon beginning at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Belinda swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Classes at Park Circle

Kelli offers a Tuesday and Thursday evening class at 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  Cost is $5 per class.  For more information, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Gold at Thomas M. Evans, Sr. Communtiy Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, 760-4289.

Senior Line Dancing (class registration is continuous)

Each Monday morning at Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 9:30 am - 11:00 am.  Classes in December will be held at Armory Park due to Christmas Festivities at Park Circle.

Seniorcize

This very low impact senior exercise class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

"JOY” Table Tennis

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am – Armory Park

"Joy Bocce"

Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-noon – Armory Park

North Charleston Ceramic House

North Charleston Ceramic House
1919 Bolton Street
Classes available Monday - Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please call 745-1031

For more information on all Senior Programs, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028 or e-mail belindaswindler@yahoo.com.

Annual Events

Youth

Pitch, Hit and Run

This program allows young athletes to showcase their individual skills in pitching, hitting and running. Local competition is tentatively schedule during April. All around winners will advance to a sectional competition. Participants must play in local league. Ages 7-8 years; Ages 9-10 years; Ages 11-12 years; Ages 13-14 years.  For more information, contact Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5803 or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804.

           

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