Hobcaw Barony Children’s Programs

Learn to throw Cast Neta Cast Net

April 14, 2017 (Friday)
1:30 p m – 4:00 pm
$20 / person
Boat season is here and if you have ever wondered how to throw a cast net, this is your chance!  Come to Hobcaw Barony and learn this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. You will never miss the bait again and will be welcomed on the bow of any boat once you have mastered the art of the throw.  After practicing on land, participants will be taken to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Cane Pole Fishing at Hobcaw Barony

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
$20 / person
Fish the old fashioned way! Catch and release fish at the ponds of Hobcaw Barony. Cane pole and bait provided for each participant. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Wild Wednesday Series – Children’s Beach Walk

June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons.

Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by our bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Due to limited space, this program is only available for children. Children should be signed in at HBDC 15 minutes prior to commencement of program. Parents can pick up children from HBDC at 5 pm. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. (Exertion level: walking 2 hours) Reservations are required, click here to register.



Family Tour of Hobcaw Barony

June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons.

Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.

Wild Wednesday Series – Alligator Birthday

July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child

It’s Andy the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult (free of charge). Reservations are required, click here to register.

Wild Wednesday Series – Ghosts From The Coast

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons.

From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$125 per camper
Donor Pre-Registration begins February 27, 2017
Public Registration begins March 13, 2017

You can take the child out of the Lowcountry, but you can’t take the Lowcountry out of the child.  Hobcaw Barony offers 6 individual weeks of coastal ecology camp.  Parents can enjoy a half day break while their children have an awesome time learning about our local environments through various indoor/outdoor activities. Participants in Summer Ecology Camp gain access to places for crabbing, fishing, animal tracking and beach combing that are not open to the public.  Camp at Hobcaw Barony provides children an opportunity to learn in a truly undeveloped 16,000 acre environment where several different ecosystems are available for study.

Coastal Ecology Camps are 4 days every week and open ONLY to rising 2nd graders through to rising 5th graders.  Children experience a different environment each morning includes:

  • Forest ecology and animal tracking
  • Salt marsh and crabbing
  • Beach ecology and seining
  • Freshwater and pond fishing

Due to the popularity of this camp, participants are only allowed to participate in one session.

**Advance registration is required.**

Cancellation policy: Refunds only processed if notice of cancellation is given two weeks before start date of the registered camp.

Week 1 – June 6, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 9, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 2 – June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 16, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 3 – June 20, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 23, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 4 – June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 30, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 5 – July 3, 2017 (MONDAY) – July 7, 2017 (Friday) – No camp on July 4, click here to register your camper.
Week 6 –  July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) – July 14, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.

Upon completion of registration, an email will be sent containing forms that need to be completed and returned to Richard Camlin within a week of receipt of the documents.

Teachers, looking for more information about our educational programs?  Click here.


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