"To describe our growing up in the lowcountry of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open an oyster with a pocket knife and feed it to you from the shell and say, 'There. That taste. That's the taste of my childhood.'"
-Pat Conroy (1945-2016)

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Remember when summers meant being outside all day, exploring the creeks and searching for all things wild and wonderful?  
At Coastal Expeditions it still does.

Let us introduce your young naturalist to the intricacies of the saltwater estuary and help create memories that will last a lifetime.  Our weekly day camp was developed over 20 years ago by the steward of Coastal Expeditions as a way to cultivate kayaking skills and a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Lowcountry.  Many of our campers have later become guides!

Our camp meets each day at our flagship location on Shem Creek and combines outdoor education and kayak instruction with summertime fun!

Each day at Coastal Expeditions brings a new adventure and includes activities like pulling a seining net along the shores of a barrier island , kayaking alongside a manatee in Shem Creek or exploring a bird rookery in the Charleston Harbor.  Your young naturalist will experience the Lowcountry in a way that will foster a life-long love for this unique environment.

Each of our six weeks of camps runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  The cost is $400 per week, with a $25 per child discount for families with more than one child participating.  This camp requires a certain degree of independence and the strength to kayak, therefore the age range is 8 to 13.  

Charleston Summer Kayak Camp


Charleston Summer Kayak Camp


Our mission is to share the intricacies of the local ecosystem to enrich, educate and develop advocates for the environment