After School Programs

Afternoon Safari provides a safe and nurturing environment and offers a variety of opportunities for children to grow physically, socially and academically. The daily schedule includes an afternoon snack, recess, supervised homework time, social recreation and physical education. Children are grouped by grades. Activities include arts & crafts, reading, character building exercises, guest speakers and organized games. Special programming opportunities include computer lab access (where available), intergenerational programming, and lessons/classes.

Afternoon Safari is offered at Seven Oaks Park, Crooked Creek Park, Oak Pointe Elementary School, Seven Oaks Elementary and Ballentine Elementary School.

Transportation is provided to Afternoon Safari participants from Chapin Elementary, Chapin Intermediate & Lake Murray Elementary to Crooked Creek Park and from Harbison West Elementary School and Leaphart Elementary School to Seven Oaks Park.

Call 345-6181 or 772-3336 for details.

2017-18 Afternoon Safari Information

2017-18 Afternoon Safari Application

2017-18 ANS Parent's Manual




Afternoon Safari Fees

Full Time Weekly Fee:  $50/child per week

Free/Reduced Lunch:  $35/child per week

Part Time Fee:  $12/child (minimum $24 per week)

Interim Fee:  $30/child (pick up by 3:40 pm)

*Afternoon Safari is offered on in-service days, early release days and holidays. An additional fee is charged for early release and full-day service for part time applicants and full day service for full time applicants. Sign up is required for in-service and holidays.  Lunch is available for purchase on early release, in-service days and holidays.  Cost per lunch is $5.50.  Pre-registration for lunch is required.

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 2017-2018 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 Coordinator at 803-345-8110 or stop by Seven Oaks Park located at 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

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