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Charleston Sports & Social Clubs
SCIWAY's guide to recreation in Charleston SC links to a wealth of athletic teams and social groups. Here you can find tennis, softball, sailing, and soccer teams – for both kids and adults – as well as hobby groups that focus on things like knitting, chess, gardening, and more. Enjoy! And if you see a group we're missing, just let us know using the link below. We'll add it, free of charge.
- Carolina Lady Anglers
The only female fishing club in the Charleston region, the Carolina Lady Anglers raise funds for breast cancer patients through salt water fishing events.
- Charleston Area Ladies' Tennis Association
Functioning as a nonprofit volunteer-run organization, the Charleston Area Ladies' Tennis Association gives women opportunities to play tennis and provides resources to help junior women's tennis in the area.
- Charleston Area Model Railroad Club - North Charleston
Organized in 1983, Charleston's Model Railroad Club gives people interested in model railroading an opportunity to meet, learn and share.
- Charleston Chess Club
The Charleston Chess Club is made up of chess enthusiasts who meet for club activities, tournaments and team events.
- Charleston Community Sailing
Charleston Community Sailing provides sailing instruction, facilities and opportunities for children and adults without regard to socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels and physical abilities.
- Charleston Disc Golf Club
Charleston Disc Golf offers game instruction, host leagues, tournaments and maintains courses in the Lowcountry.
- Charleston Horticultural Society
The Charleston Horticultural Society offers information and involvement for members through lectures, workshops, garden tours, events, and publications.
- Charleston Hurricanes Rugby
A women's rugby football club, the Charleston Hurricanes, welcomes all experience levels.
- Charleston Metro Sports Council
The Charleston Area Sports Commission works to market the Charleston region as a premier destination for participant and spectator sports events in order to generate overnight visitation to the Charleston region.
- Charleston Miracle League
The Charleston Miracle League gives mentally and physically challenged children and adults experience in baseball through a community supported baseball league.
- Charleston Ocean Racing Association - CORA
The Charleston Ocean Racing Association was formed in 1967 and races boats year round in Charleston's historic harbor and offshore waters.
- Charleston Outlaws Rugby Football Club
The Charleston Outlaws Rugby Football Club is a Charleston based non-profit rugby football group participating in games and tournaments.
- Charleston Running Club
The Charleston Running Club organizes running activities for sport, recreation, competition and health in the local community.
- Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America
Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.
- Coastal Cyclists
In 1972, the Coastal Cyclists group was established in Charleston, SC as a recreational bicycle club.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
The Girl Scouts provides girls 5-17 programs that build responsibility, leadership, and decision-making skills.
- The Hat Ladies
The Hat Ladies are a group of women who love hats and work on community service projects together.
- Heroes On The Water – Lowcountry, SC Chapter
Heroes on the Water helps soliders and veterans from all branches of the military unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. Adaptive kayaks, kayaking accessories and angling equipment is offered on an as needed basis to accommodate a soldier's particular needs.
- Hyde Park Polo Club
Located just outside Charleston in Ravenel, this 380-acre farm offers polo classes and matches.
- James Island Youth Soccer Club
James Island Soccer Club is a non-profit, youth soccer club dedicated to teaching soccer to children throughout the Lowcountry.
- Lowcountry Highrollers
Lowcountry Highrollers are a flat-track roller derby league in Charleston.
- Lowcountry Tennis Association
LCTA is recreational tennis group in Charleston focusing on league tennis.
- LowCountry Paddlers
Members of the Lowcountry Paddlers meet to paddle the coastal waters, rivers, creeks, swamps, and lakes of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
- Palmetto Outlaws
Based in Summerville, SC, the Palmetto Outlaws girls fast-pitch softball teams compete at local, state, and national levels.
- Palmetto Strikers Volleyball Club
Palmetto Strikers Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization promoting Junior Olympic volleyball in the greater Charleston area through camps, clinics, and travel teams.
- Phoenix Athletes
Sponsored by the Team Floyd Brace Company, the Phoenix Athletes group helps amputees compete in various sporting events.
- Polish American Society of Charleston
The Mission of the Polish American Society of Charleston is to maintain and cultivate traditions, culture, and fellowship among all Eastern European Americans in and around the Charleston area.
- St Pauls Garden Club
Established in 1929, the St Pauls Garden Club manages garden projects and also donates and maintains gardens throughout local communities.
- Southern Marlins Racing Team
The City of Charleston Southern Marlins Racing Team is a year-round, coach supported, competitive swim team for children age six and up.
- Summerville Boxing Team
The Summerville Boxing Team works out at the School of Hard Knox gym where professional training and in-depth spiritual guidance is provided.
- Summerville Family YMCA
The Summerville Family YMCA offers fitness programs at three locations, Downtown, The Ponds, and Oakbrook. Programs include aquatic, afterschool academic enrichment, summer day camps, and exercise classes.
- Summerville Little League
Summerville American Little League provides opportunities for children ages 4-16 to participate in America's favorite past time, baseball.
- Summerville Sertoma
Summerville Sertoma football is based on the principles of teaching children ages 5-12 to be better football players, better students, and better people. Also has cheer program.
- A Touch of Speed - ATOS
Based in North Charleston, ATOS is a non-profit, youth track and field club for athletes in the tri-county area.
- YMCA of Greater Charleston
The Greater Charleston YMCA operates two facilities, one in Downtown Charleston and one in Moncks Corner. Over 30 programs are offered including sports leagues for adults and youth, fitness classes and swim lessons.
- Y20 - Folly Beach
Y20 provides positive youth development through opportunities in water sports, environmental education, and exploration of nature, especially for under-served and at-risk youth.