Kids To Parks Day

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am

The City of Camden, along with several community partners, is celebrating its very first Kids to Parks Day!

Join in on various activities in the parks listed below. All activities take place from 9:00 - 11:00 am Saturday, May 14. Preregistration is required for certain activities.

Bike Rodeo* at Scott Park, 222 Battleship Road, Camden. - KCTrails and Wholespire will host a bike rodeo and trail ride, bike safety check, bicycling safety review, and giveaways at Scott Park. Registrants should arrive at 9:00 am with their own bike and helmet. Open to children 5 to 12 years old. Limited to 25 participants. Preregister at For more information, call 803-425-6045 or email

Nature Walk at Goodale State Park, 650 State Rd S-28-331, Camden. - Join University of SC Sumter Naturalist Austin Jenkins for a quiet, easy walking, 1.7-mile loop. Watch for a variety of wildlife, including wood ducks, blue herons, turtles, snakes, and maybe even an alligator. For more information, call 803-425-6045 or email

Fishing* at Wateree River Veterans Park, 550 US-1, Lugoff. - Learn the basics of freshwater fishing, safety & etiquette. Bring your own rod & reel. Parks Dept will have limited supply of gear available. Open to children 5 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 participants. Preregistration required at For more information, call 803-425-6009 or email

Animal Evidence Nature Program at Kirkwood Community Park, 192 Stowers St, Camden. - Clemson's Nature as Teacher presents a morning of fun, games and learning about animal tracks, habitat and behavior. We'll create animal track art to take home and leap, hop, gallop, run or waddle with high energy animal behavior games! For more information, call 610-715-2788 or email

Bookmobile & Games at Powder Magazine Park, 820 Market St, Camden. - The Kershaw County Library Bookmobile will be have a collection of board games to play on-site, a giant chessboard, and books to check out. There will also be a limited supply of giveaway books for children and young adults. For more information call 803-425-1530 or email

*This activity requires preregistration.

Special thanks to community partners LiveWell Kershaw, Kershaw County Master Gardeners, Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Dept., KCTrails, Wholespire, Nature As Teacher, Camden Police Department, University of SC Sumter, and SC State Parks.--


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