OLD SANTEE

CANAL PARK

PROGRAMS

Educational programs at the park deal with the wide range of historical events that took place on or around Stony Landing Plantation, such as children's life, archeology and canal history. Environmental programs emphasize the vast diversity of plant and animal life found throughout the park. Topics include insects, reptiles, trees and wetlands. All programs meet the state curriculum standards, and all but a handful can be taken from the park to the classroom.

 

Cost is $2 per student for two programs. Additional programs are $2 each. Maximum class size is 30, including students and chaperones. An ideal chaperone ratio is 1:8 with a maximum of four adults per class. Extra adults will be charged $2. Students should wear name tags and be dressed appropriately for activity and weather.

The Great Charleston Earthquake Exhibit

The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur. The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina.

June–July 2013

Lowcountry Explorers Camp

If you have a youngster between the ages of 9 and 12, we will be offering summer day camps, which will explore the Lowcountry?s rich history and lush environment. During the weeklong camps, activities will include crafts, sports, science discoveries, and field trips to area attractions. You must call the park to register as registration on-line is not available for this program. The brochure for the camp will be available later this spring.

Monday, June 17–Friday,  June 21 and

Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26, 2013

9–12

Junior Naturalist Camp

If you have a youngster between the ages of 6 and 8, we will be offering summer day camps, which will explore the Lowcountry?s rich history and lush environment. During the weeklong camps, activities will include crafts, sports, science discoveries, and field trips to area attractions. You must call the park to register as registration on-line is not available for this program. The brochure for the camp will be available later this spring.

Monday, June 11–Friday, June 15 and

Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19

6-8

Hunt for History Camp

If your child is between the ages of 7 and 12, then sign them up for this week of fun and adventure. We will be going to Patriots Point and Middleton Gardens. We will learn about the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 and a whole lot more. They will be having fun even though they do not realize that they are learning things too!

Monday, June 24–Friday, June 28 and

Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12

7–12

Time for Tots

Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3 - 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, do some seasonal related arts and crafts or maybe go out on the boardwalk to catch a view of a dragonfly or a turtle.

Wednesdays—July 3, August 7 and September 4, 2013

3-5

10–11:30 am

Interpretive Center

12

Must register by Monday, June 3

$5 per child

Sandlappers Teen Camp

We are excited to offer the Sandlappers Teen Camp! We have heard the requests and are happy to offer this camp for 13 – 15 year olds. This summer camp will take you beyond your typical summer, as we will be exploring more of the Lowcountry with more field trips, hands on activities and fun perfectly suited for your teenager. Check back for more details and registration, but rest assured that this will be a summer they will never forget!

Monday, July 29–Friday, August 2, 2013

13–15

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