After School

Afternoon Safari provides a safe and nurturing environment and offers a variety of opportunities for children to grow physically, socially and academically. This is accomplished through supervised, quality programs designed to encourage new interests, creativity, self-confidence and responsibility.

Afterschool Daily Program

Our afterschool daily program includes an afternoon snack, nutrition education, supervised homework time, and socially distanced recreation and organized physical activity. The children are grouped by age. Activities include arts & crafts, reading, character building exercises and organized games.  Afterschool is offered at the following locations: Ballentine Elementary, Chapin Elementary, Crooked Creek Park, Irmo Elementary, Lake Murray Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, Seven Oaks Elementary, and Seven Oaks Park.

Full Day Program

Our Full Day daily program (Available at Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park only) includes a morning snack, lunch (Seven Oaks Park only), and afternoon snack. Internet access and socially distanced supervised virtual classroom time will be available. ICRC safari staff are available for assistance but cannot be expected to provide tutoring or teaching services during the full-day programming. The children are grouped by age.

Therapeutic Recreation Program

Therapeutic Recreation programming is available at Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park for students with disabilities and special needs. Full-day programming is not currently available.  Afterschool programming will be available Monday/ Tuesday/ Thursday/ Friday for those students attending school that same day.  Activities include socially-distanced recreation and organized physical activities, supervised homework time, arts and crafts, and an afternoon snack.  Registration is limited. 

Safari Program Goals:

  • To provide a flexible, developmentally-appropriate play and success-oriented program which complements the home and school by encouraging physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth as well as positive feelings of self-worth in a group setting.
  • To provide a warm, secure environment designed to encourage decision-making, problem-solving, individual expression, and freedom within limits, where children respect and enjoy each other in a group setting.
  • To provide a competent, caring and professional staff who understand and meet the needs of the children in our program.
  • To provide frequent and open communication with parents to provide support and encourage involvement.

Afternoon Safari Fees

Afterschool Programming (available during LexRich5 Hybrid Model)

  • $22/per child per week; $16/per child per week for those who qualify for financial aid
  •  Therapeutic Recreation: $16/per child per week
  •  Interim rate available for LexRich5 District employees only. Call for details.              

Full Day Programming (available during LexRich5 Hybrid Model)

  • 3 Day Programming is $75/per child per week; $45/per child per week for those who qualify for financial aid
  •  5 Day Programming is $125/per child per week; $75/per child per week for those who qualify for financial aid

Call Crooked Creek Park 803-345-6181 or Seven Oaks Park 803-772-3336 for details.

SC Voucher Program - Afternoon Safari

The Afternoon Safari Afterschool Program held at Seven Oaks Park and Seven Oaks Elementary School is now accepting the SC Voucher (formerly ABC Voucher) for the 2018-2019 school year. The SC Voucher program is federally funded income based assistance program. To inquire about childcare eligibility, contact the SC Voucher program at 1-800-476-0199. For more information, please contact the Safari Afterschool Director at 803-345-8110 or stop by Seven Oaks Park located at 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

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