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What's Happening this Month

Happening In July 2017

Fall Sports Registration

Fall Sports Parent's Letter

Youth Programs

Afterschool Program

The City of North Charleston Recreation Department continues registration for Summer Camp.  Summer Camp is for kids between the ages of 5-12 as of May 31, 2017.  We have 19 camp sites this year.  Registration takes place at the following locations: Armory Park Community Center, Felix C. Davis Community Center at Park Circle, Felix Pinckney Community Center, Gethsemani Community Center, Jeanene Batten Community Center, Miner Crosby, North Charleston City Hall in the Rec Department, Northwoods Park Community Center, Perry Webb Community Center, and Thomas M. Evans Sr. Community Center.  You may also register online at recreation.northcharleston.org (A fee will apply/Northwoods Park will not be available for online registration).  Registration will end when camps are full.  Sites fill up quickly so register fast. Camp runs from June 15 until August 4 from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  A late fee will be charged for campers that are picked up after 5:30pm.  The cost is 275.00 for city resident and 250.00 for each additional sibling.  The cost for non-residents is 400.00 and 375.00 for each additional sibling.  Rates are for entire summer camp and includes breakfast, lunch, and all activities and field trips.  To register, you must bring a current South Carolina issued driver’s license or South Carolina issued identification card, a current bill, and birth certificate.  Parent or guardian must be present.  For more information, please call (843) 740-5807.  


Summer Pool Pass

If you plan on being at our city pools all summer we offer summer passes at a great price. The cost is $30 individual/$50 family for North Charleston residents and gets you access to any of our 4 pools from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The cost for non-residents is $60 individual/$100 family. You can get your pass at the Armory across the street from the Danny Jones pool.  

Water Aerobics

Our popular year round water aerobics class continues on M/T/Th at 9:30 am for the morning session and 6pm for the evening session. The cost is $20 per month. If you have any questions feel free to stop by a class and talk to our instructor Catherine Dixon. During the summer months the class is held at Felix Pinckney.

Pools Hours 

All 4 city swimming pools at Collins Park, Danny Jones, Felix Pinckney and Northwoods Park are open 7 days a week until the Charleston County School district starts back up for the new school year in mid-August.  


Collins Park and Northwoods Park Pool Hours

Monday - Saturday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Felix Pinckney Pool Hours

Monday - Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Danny Jones Hours – Open/Adult Lap Swim

Open Swim

Monday – Thursday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Friday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday – Noon – 4:00 pm

Adult Lap Swim

Monday – Thursday – 9am – 4pm and 6pm – 8:15 pm

Friday – 9am – 4pm

Saturday – 10am – 4pm

Sunday – 12pm – 6pm


Swim Lessons

You can register at the Armory (Danny Jones), Felix Pinckney or Northwoods Park. The cost is $30 residents/$60 non-residents. We offer 4 different 2 week sessions during the summer. Children should be at least 3 years old to register for Level 1. Friday is a make-up day if the pool is closed for bad weather during the week.

Session IV – July 17-28

Youth Swim Team

Information about the City of North Charleston youth swim team can be found at www.watermocs.com. You can find upcoming tryout dates, fees, pool location, practice times, coaches, age(s), equipment needed, meet schedule and much more. The minimum age is 6 years old and kids must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke to be considered for the team for safety and competitive reasons. We look forward to seeing you at one of our tryout days!!

Masters Swim Team

Masters Swim Team early July our masters swim team will be headed to Greenville for the LCM State Meet. Following that several athletes will be headed to Minneapolis, MN for Nationals. If you would like to join the team they practice M-F at 6:00 am at the Danny Jones pool. The cost is $30 per month and the team ranges in age from 18-70 years old. 

For more information, please contact Bora Yatagan (843) 745-1028 or email byatagan@northcharleston.org. 

Youth Athletics

Spring Baseball 

Our Pepperhill/Wescott Machine Pitch team will begin State tournament play July 8th in Lexington, SC. Our 11-12 Pepperhill/Wescott team will begin State tournament play July 8th in Conway, SC.  This year North Charleston will be hosting the 15U State tournament starting July 8th as well as the 15-16 and 17-19 year old State tournaments starting July 15th at Collins Park.

Summer Basketball

The 2017 Summer Basketball teams will continue to playing teams through out the Lowcountry from other recreation departments. The games are being played at Danny Jones, Ferndale, Northwoods, River Oaks, Cathedral, Palmetto Scholars Academy and Stall High School gyms. 

Fall Sports Registration

Registration for our Youth Cheerleading, Tackle Football, Flag Football, Soccer, Fall Baseball and Fall Softball will be taken the month of July. Registration will be taken at Armory Park, Park Circle Community Center, Accabee Community Center, Jeanene Batten Community Center, Northwoods Park, Gethsemani Community Center, Wescott Park and City Hall Recreation offices.

For more information on all youth athletic programs, call Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5808 or e-mail mmaksim@northcharleston.org or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804 or e-mail jbrown@northcharleston.org.

Middle School Athletics

Volleyball Camp  

Registration is underway for girl's Volleyball Camp.  Ages 8-14 years old are eligible to participate.  The cost of the camp is 50.00 per child, 40.00 for each additional siblings. Camp will be held at River Oaks Middle School Gymnasium July 17 - 22 from 9am - 12pm.  Registrations are accepted at the following locations:

North Charleston City Hall

(Recreation Department, second floor), 2500 City Hall Lane (843) 740-5802

Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle
8am - 8pm 
4800 Park Circle, (843) 745-1028

Wescott Park
8:30am -
9006 Dorchester Road, (843) 767-0782

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

Adult Sports

Men's Senior Softball

The Men's Lowcountry Senior Softball Fall League will begin play in August.  The league plays games Monday -Wednesday at Kapstone Park beginning at 6:45pm.  For more information or to join the league, please call Marshall Goldstein at (843) 819-6917 or Cindy Dambaugh at (843) 740-5801 or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org


The fall season for Co-Ed Adult Kickball will begin play at Ingevity-Kapstone Park and Wescott Park. Kickball sees competitive play on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Ingevity-Kapstone Park and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Wescott Park beginning at 6:30pm.  To join the league, please visit our registration site at www.charlestonssc.com.

Flag Football

The fall Adult Co-Ed Flag Football will begin play in July. Game site is to be determined. Games begin at 6:30pm each Monday night.  Come check out Monday Night Football!

Co-Ed Softball

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed Softball continues play.  Games begin at 10am each Sunday morning and are played at Lent's Field.

For information on Kickball, Flag Football or Co-Ed Softball, e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org or charlestonssc@gmail.com. Player and team registration can be found at www.charlestonssc.com.

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 6pm.  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 collaborative 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 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am - 6:30am; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6am - 7am.  Evening class meets Tuesdays from 6pm - 7pm.  All levels are welcome!   For more information, visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com

For more information on Adult Sports, e-mail cdamabugh@northcharleston.org.

Senior Programs

Pickleball 101

All Seniors are invited to come out and play the new and exciting game of PICKLEBALL, Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays at 7pm at the Danny Jones Complex.

3 on 3 Basketball

Bring your game, bring your team and join us as we build our 3 on 3 basketball league. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register and participate.  Join us at Northwoods Gym, 8348 Greenridge Rd., Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm and/or Danny Jones Gym, 1455 Monitor St., Thursday, 10am-12noon

Thomas Evans CC Seniors

Chair Exercise
Chair Exercise is held each Friday at 10am.  All seniors are invited to come take part in this low impact exercise program.

Men's Coffee Gathering
Calling all Senior Men!  Join us each Wednesday morning beginning at 10am for coffee and fellowship.

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing continues on Thursdays at 7pm, at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.   This class is designed for all ages including seniors.

"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. Community Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, (843) 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

"Joy Tappers" Basic Tap Lessons

 The JOY Tappers meet on Wednesdays at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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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