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Camps & Children’s Programs

North Charleston Recreation Department offers a wonderful selection of Children’s Programs available to the community.

Some programs require a registration application and registration fee while others may not. Please note this listed under each program. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED AT REGISTRATION; only checks, money orders or cashier checks.



Ages: 5-12 (as of May 31, 2023)
Registration Fee: $350 (Pre-registration required) NO REFUNDS!

2023 Registration: Opens March 6, 2023

The North Charleston Summer Camp program takes place at three locations across North Charleston – Felix Pinckney Community Center, Gethsemani Community Center & Northwoods Community Center.

This program is open to North Charleston RESIDENTS ONLY!

All registration space are non-refundable and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Ages: 5–12
Registration Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required)
Location(s): Felix Pinckney, Gethsemani and Northwoods Park

The North Charleston after school program is designed to keep your child motivated and active after school while providing quality supervision and guidance.

We focus on academic enrichment and recreational activities designed to teach your child valuable leadership and life skills they can use in their everyday decision making processes.

Commitment, responsibility, socialization, creativity and physical activity are the key components of the program which ensures that children are on track to become productive citizens of society.

Registration Currently Closed!


Date: Friday, May 5th, 2023
Ages: Pre-school-2nd grade
Registration fee: Free
Location(s): CCSD Regional Stadium

Held on the first Friday in May from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, the Children’s Festival is a major part of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival. Children are encouraged to dress in weather appropriate, comfortable clothes as activities will be held outdoors.

In 2023, we’re bringing the Peace, Love & Fun back to North Charleston! So grab your favorite tie dye shirt and join us for a groovy day of fun! Attendees will enjoy an exciting day of themed activities to include: Music | Arts and Crafts | Games | Inflatables | Performances and More

For more information, please call Katrina Page at (843)-740-5803 or email [email protected].



Date: TBA
Ages: Pre-school-2nd grade
Registration: Month of October
Registration fee: Free
Location(s): North Charleston Convention Center

Children are invited to come enter the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. Santa’s elves are on hand to lead children through several fun stops including a music room, arts and crafts, dancing and more. The children will also have a chance to see Santa and take a group Christmas photo.

For more information, please call Katrina Page at (843)-740-5803 or email [email protected].

Our Programs Staff

(843) 745-1036
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(843) 740-5803
[email protected]