June 8, 2014 

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School offers camps each week of the summer break. They can range from Lego City and Whitewater Kayak Adventure to Algebra and Geometry review. Here, Van Clarke was the most energetic so he received the large water guns during the Kayak Adventure Camp on the pond on the school's campus.


ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Whitewater, 11 a.m. Sunday; Tube Launch, noon and 1 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Saturday; Congaree Trip, 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday; Spider Lily Trip, 3 p.m. Sunday; Adventure Camp, Monday-Friday; Stand Up Paddleboard Trip, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; After Work Kayak Trip, 5:45 p.m. Thursday; Saluda River Trip, 5:45 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday; Rhythm on the River Paddle, 5 p.m. Saturday. Reservations and fitting for rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.com

THE BASS FEDERATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA:The 2014 tournament schedule is available at tbfofsc.com.

CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five guided trips for all levels of paddlers, including half-day, full-day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages 8 and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree rivers. (803) 917-3920.

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Guided Canoe Tour, 9 a.m.-noon June 28. Free. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Call (803) 647-3980 and leave a message to RSVP. nps.gov/cong

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Volunteers are needed for two free butterfly count events. The first is an optional Butterfly Identification Training, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The annual NABA Butterfly Count is 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 21 (weather permitting). All ages and experience levels are welcome. Advance reservations are required. Call (803) 776-4396. (803) 776-4396; nps.gov/cong

LAKE MURRAY ASSOCIATION: Ladies Day on the Lake, June 17 at the Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Women will learn about boating safety and trailer backing. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $35. (803) 331-8355; lakemurrayassociation.org

SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: Family fishing clinics, 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, 9564 Two Notch Road. SCDNR volunteers and staff will teach the basics of fishing, from knot-tying to lure selection and casting. Meet at picnic shelter No. 3. Free with park admission ($2 for adults, free for children 15 and younger). Information on what to bring is available at dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/fishingclinic. (803) 788-2706; SouthCarolinaParks.com

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY BOATING SAFETY CLASS: “About Boating Safety,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21 at Flotilla Island, 2390 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. The course is certified by SCDNR; successful graduates will be awarded the South Carolina Boater Education Card. Students younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is $30 per person. Register by June 19. Call Kent McCoin at (803) 364-2911 or (803) 318-0071; or email f1203boatclassreservations@yahoo.com. Registration is also available at dnr.sc.gov/education/boated.html.

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