After School Program – The Outdoor School | Ages 5-9 Book Now

***Open for Fall registration on Tuesday, June 4th, at 10 am

Sign up for the Outdoor School with Coastal Expeditions (Ages 5-9) that takes them on an adventure of the Lowcountry!

Our after-school program is now open 5 days a week! Sign-ups are available by the month. By signing up for the month your child can come all 5 days a week or just one. We are creating a community for students to be outdoors and away from screens after school.

Our after-school outdoor adventure program allows kids to take a ride on our version of the Magic School Bus (our Coast Guard-certified ferry with a master captain at the helm) from Shem Creek and learn about our local ecosystems, bringing STEM lesson plans to life. The trip includes various activities listed below and will change day to day based on the tide and weather conditions.   Read a full description of activities here.

Details:

  • The program schedule coincides with the Charleston Country School District schedule.
  • Drop off and pick up is from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. You can drop off after 2:30 pm and pick up before 5:30 pm, we are flexible!
  • Mondays and Wednesdays are field trip days where we will be heading out on the boat! To participate in the field trip they will need to be there before 3:30 pm and be able to stay until 5 pm. On these days we will go fossil hunting and take the boat to various islands near the Charleston Harbor.
  • Students will be able to engage in a range of activities and have the opportunity to hone in on what is particularly interesting to them. Some of the activities include fishing, cast-netting, kayaking, paddle-boarding, arts and crafts, birding, fossil hunting, and much more.
  • Animal of the week! Each week we will choose an animal to learn about and focus our projects around.
  • Project of the month! Each month we will engage in science-related projects that develop scientific method skills. This could include water sampling, marine debris surveys, marsh and oyster restoration, and more!

Things to Know

DURATION
3 hours

WHAT TO WEAR
Kids should be dressed for the weather, including a hat to protect them from the sun.  Even if it is warm, a windbreaker is recommended for the boat ride.  Wear shoes that can get wet and will stay on their feet (Tevas/Chacos/sneakers are better than flip flops)

WHAT TO BRING
Water bottle, snack, and sunscreen

ARE ADULTS ALLOWED TO COME, TOO?
This is an experience for kids only.  You’re welcome to hang out on our creekside deck or walk to the nearby Vintage Coffee Cafe for a break if you want to stay close.  Or you could rent kayaks or paddleboards and have an adventure of your own!

STAFF
All Coastal Expeditions guides are trained in first aid, CPR, and lifeguarding.  As year-round leaders of day camps and school field trips, our staff is well-trained to keep safety at the forefront.  Our Mount Pleasant campus offers on-site parking, private bathrooms & changing areas, and a waterfront campus at the quiet end of Shem Creek.

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After School Program – The Outdoor School | Ages 5-9

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