Coastal Expeditions

Take your campers on an unforgettable kayaking adventure. Summer kayak camps let groups learn about the natural beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry and salt marshes, as they explore creeks, hidden beaches, and more. Field trips allow groups to acquire team building skills as they explore ecology. Customizable programs and scouting expeditions are available for groups of all skill levels.
 
Contact Info
Address: 514-B Mill Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Tel: 843-884-7684. Website: www.coastalexpeditions.com/kayak/kayak-field-trips. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3+ hours. Cost: Fee.

Kayaking and Rafting Fun Facts

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water in comparison to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface.

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and the surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!