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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.


Registration locations:

For Children’s Programs, registration locations are dependent upon each program. Please refer to the details of each program or contact your local community center for registration.


Ages: 5–12, (children must turn 5 by May 31, 2022)

Registration Opens on Monday, March 14, 2022
Registration fee: $325 (North Charleston residents ONLY)
Location(s): Felix Pinckney, Gethsemani, Northwoods Park

Dates: June 13th – August 5th

Times: 8:00am-5:30pm


The NCRD hosts an exciting summer camp from June 13-August 5, 2022.  Camp runs Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm.  The camp provides a safe and secure environment and offers the opportunity for children to have fun during the summer.  Children enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, sports, and much more.  Each camper receives a colorful camp shirt.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.

For more information, contact Robert Fludd at (843) 745-1036 or email rfludd@northcharleston.org



7:30am-5:30pm • Various CCSD Holidays
Ages: 5–12
Registration: Continuous
Registration fee: Residents, $7; Non-Residents, $12
location(s): Select North Charleston Community Centers

Activity & Play Day is offered during most school holidays, to provide a safe haven for children while parents are working. Children will be entertained with a variety of activities throughout the day. Participants must bring a bag lunch, drink, and snack. Please register early as space is limited.


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.

Register Now: https://recreation.northcharleston.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=25&cat=2


Ages: Pre-school-2nd grade
Registration: Begins January 14
Registration fee: Free
Location(s): Park Circle

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.

For more information, please call Katrina Page at (843)-740-5803 or email kpage@northcharleston.org.


Date: Tentatively December 5 • 9:00am-2:00pm

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 kpage@northcharleston.org.