MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Exchange Club of Charleston is paying for 650 North Charleston children to visit Patriots Point this week.
The opportunity comes through the Exchange Club of Charleston's $6,500 contribution in support of Patriots Point's Institute of History of History, Science and Technology.
"We want the children of this area to go back to school with exciting stories to tell about their summer," Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said. "We're thrilled the Exchange Club of Charleston is making Patriots Point part of the excitement for so many North Charleston kids."
"Many thanks are due to the Exchange Club of Charleston and Patriots Point for the positive impact being made on the young people of our community," North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said. "Through their generosity, hundreds of North Charleston youths will be afforded a one of a kind, hands-on educational experience that is unrivaled by many Lowcountry programs. Simply boarding the USS Yorktown will be something never before experienced by many of our summer camp participants."
The children, who are part of the City of North Charleston's summer camp, will be at Patriots Point each day this week from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Groups of about 130 will visit each day.