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What's Happening this Month

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

Operation Summer Camp

2015 Camp SumFun

2015 Fishing Camp

Happening In MAy 2015

2015 Camp Sum Fun Registration

Registration for Camp Sum Fun is ongoing!

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. 

Camps that are currently FULL.
Northwoods Park
Thomas M. Evans Community Center
Charleston Farms Community Center
Miner Crosby
Armory Park Community Center
Fishing Camp


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.

All City of North Charleston pools will be open for the Memorial Day weekend holiday.  One day pool entrance fees are $1 residents/$2 non-residents.


Collins Park, Felix Pinckney, & Northwoods Park

May 23 2pm-7pm

May 24 2pm-5pm

May 25 (Memorial Day) 2pm-5pm


Danny Jones

May 23 10am-4pm

May 24 noon-6pm

May 25 (Memorial Day) 2pm-5pm

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**

Swim Lesson Registration

Registration for summer swim lessons starts weekdays on May 1 at Danny Jones, Felix Pinckney, and Northwoods Park.  The cost is $30 residents/$60 non-residents and classes will be offered weekdays during the following 4 sessions. 

Session I June 8-June 19

Session II June 22-July 3

Session III July 6-July 17

Session IV July 20-July 31

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.


Youth Athletics 


Baseball and Softball

The teams took team pictures Saturday April 11th at Northwood’s and River Oaks. The teams participated in River Dogs Youth Night at the Joe. The regular season started the following Tuesday, April 14th.  We will have 70 teams competing this year in Baseball and Softball out of the City of North Charleston.  We also play games with other cities throughout the Lowcounty.  

Summer Basketball

Summer Basketball registrations will be taken the month of April at Various parks and community centers around North Charleston as well as online on the City website at www.northcharleston.org. Summer Basketball is for boys and girls ages 9-17 years of age.

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

Middle School Athletics

Spring Sports


Middle School Soccer continues play in May.  Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Games will be played at Doc Hursey Field and Zucker Middle School.

Volleyball Camp Registration

Middle School Volleyball Camp Registration will be held May 12 - July 10.  The camp will be held at River Oaks Middle School July 20-24.  Registration sites are Wescott Park (M-F, 8:30am  - 4pm), City Hall(M-F, 8:30am - 4pm) and Park Circle (M -F 8:30am - 8:00pm).  Registration is $50.00 for the first child and $40.00 for each sibling.

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

Adult Sports

Adult Kickball

The Adult Kickball will begin the spring season on May 6 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 will begin the spring season on May 4 and be in action each Monday night at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games begin at 6:30pm on the football field.

Adult Softball

Adult Co-Ed Softball will be gin the spring season May 10 and play each Sunday beginning at 10:00am at Lent's Field opn the Danny Jones Complex.

Men's Adult Senior Softball

The Adult Men's Senior Softball league is underway.  Games are played Monday - Wednesday evenings at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games begin at 6:45pm

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



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). 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 throughout the state of South Carolina. For more information about the program please contact Dominique Manigault, Program Manager at 843.740.5807.

Double Dutch

The Double Dutch Program is offered at the Afterschool Program. Practices are 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. The cost is $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident. For more information about the program please contact Robert Fludd, Program Director at 843.745.1036.


Senior Programs

Senior Outreach

Monday, May 4 – Tim Lowery Performance – Park Circle – 1:30

Pickleball 101

Friday, May 8 – Danny Jones Complex - 10am
Learn about and experience Pickelball through Pickelball 101 -  Exhibition and participation available to seniors.  Racquets and balls available

Senior Music Festival

Senior Music Festival – Friday, May 8 – Park Circle- 5:30pm  (Ticketed event)

"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.


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


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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