THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Kids Programs and Camps

Where to go now on the coast

— Coastal Living Magazine

AFTER SCHOOL & DROP OFF PROGRAMS

Half-day Fossil Adventure


Offered on school holidays and teacher workdays to give kids an educational and fun outing! These 3-hour adventures are led by an Outdoor School educator and include a boat ride to Morris Island and fossil hunting on the beach. Ages 8-12.

Check the schedule for upcoming trips!

Full-day Bulls Island Adventure


This full-day outing combines a boat ecotour in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge with a walkabout on Bulls Island! Ages 8-12. Offered on school holidays!

Check the schedule for upcoming trips!

After School Sea Kayaking Program


This 4-session program teaches kids the basics of sea kayaking and paddleboarding, including paddle strokes, safety and trip planning. Ages 9-12.

Spring sessions begin in March!

CAMPS

Young Naturalist Camp at SHEM CREEK


Weekly day camp offered at spring break and all summer! Since 1994, this camp teaches Charleston kids how to kayak, paddleboard and explore the Lowcountry. Ages 8-12.

Registration is open!

Young Naturalist Camp at KIAWAH RIVER


NEW! We're offering our classic summer camp at our newest outpost at Kiawah River on Johns Island! Hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding and boat tours. Ages 8-12.

July 19-23
July 26-30

Tidal Trek Camp


For high school students who want to learn advanced outdoor skills, this camp combines 3 day trips and one night of camping in Francis Marion National Forest.

Offered one week each summer.

We Make Welcome the Wild Child

Once a child has made a connection with nature, it is with them forever. Coastal Expeditions programs and camps are designed to teach them how to interact with this incredible network of creeks and rivers that wind through our local landscape in a safe and comfortable manner.

Our educators teach water safety, paddling techniques, birding, shelling, fossil hunting, crabbing, estuary basics and so much more! We have programs year round, so check it out!

Looking for More?

The Outdoor School is your Charleston home base for getting kids outside!

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Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text

Isle of Palms Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Isle of Palms tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text