Culture; Welcome to Callawassie Island: Where Community Flourishes

As you journey across the causeway to Callawassie Island, a wave of warmth envelops you. (And we're not just referring to the delightful Lowcountry climate!) Here, amidst the breathtaking natural surroundings, a vibrant community thrives, built on shared values of connection and stewardship.

At Callawassie Island, neighbors seamlessly transition into friends, united by a deep appreciation for our environment and its preservation. With over 50 active clubs and organizations, residents embrace a culture of celebration, fostering meaningful connections and lifelong friendships.

Experience the essence of community living at Callawassie Island, where every moment is an opportunity to cherish, celebrate, and connect.

Community; Embrace Community Living on Callawassie Island

Experience the essence of community at Callawassie Island, where our amenities serve as inviting hubs for residents to connect with friends, family, and neighbors. Nestled along the picturesque Colleton River, our River Club beckons with an outdoor family swimming pool and a waterfront dining restaurant offering stunning views.

Meanwhile, our Clubhouse stands as a focal point for gatherings and events, providing a beautiful venue for residents to come together. Within the Clubhouse, our Fitness Center offers not just a space for exercise but also opportunities for social interaction and the pursuit of holistic wellness.

Discover the joys of community living at Callawassie Island, where every amenity encourages connection, leisure, and a vibrant lifestyle.

Ecology; Discover the Natural Way of Callawassie Island

Nestled among the hundreds of sea islands gracing the Carolina coast, Callawassie Island epitomizes the quintessential Lowcountry experience. Enveloped by tidal creeks and rivers, adorned with majestic live oaks swathed in Spanish moss, our island boasts a distinctive environment cherished by residents and safeguarded with pride.

In 2007, Callawassie Island earned the esteemed recognition as the first community Wildlife Habitat in South Carolina, accredited by the National Wildlife Federation. Moreover, our commitment to environmental stewardship extends to our golf course, which achieved the prestigious status of a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2017.

Embrace the natural splendor and ecological diversity of Callawassie Island, where preservation and celebration of our environment are at the heart of our community."

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Ecology Club, Callawassie Island proudly holds the distinction of being the first Community Wildlife Habitat in our state, acknowledged by the National Wildlife Federation. Additionally, the club's advocacy contributed to our island's designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative

Sanctuary for Golf Courses. Through educational initiatives focused on our island's ecosystem, the Ecology Club ensures the longevity and vitality of our natural surroundings for generations to come."

Philantrophy; Nourishing our Neighbors

Philanthropy thrives at Callawassie Island through the efforts of Friends of Callawassie Island, Inc. (FOCI), a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to uplifting the disadvantaged and underserved residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties. Our mission is to provide vital financial support to worthy organizations serving our local community.

Since its establishment in 2001, FOCI has been a beacon of hope, channeling resources through events, corporate sponsorships, and individual contributions. To date, we've proudly awarded over $750,000 in grants to local nonprofits, making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Through a variety of fundraising efforts such as golf tournaments, yard sales, and locally produced theatre events, Callawassie Islanders generously give both their time and financial support to enhance their communities and uplift the lives of others."

Join us in our commitment to philanthropy and community upliftment at Callawassie Island, where every donation and act of kindness creates lasting impact."

Clubs/Interests; Discover Vibrant Club Life on Callawassie Island

Embark on a journey of exploration and camaraderie at Callawassie Island, where over 50 dynamic clubs and organizations await. Whether you're delving into a lifelong passion or nurturing a newfound interest, our diverse array of onsite clubs offers something for everyone.

From adventurous pursuits like kayaking and sporting clays to leisurely activities like gardening, photography, and card games, there's no shortage of opportunities to engage and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether it's perfecting your swing on the golf course, honing your skills on the tennis court, or immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds us, Callawassie Island clubs foster friendships and create unforgettable memories.

Explore the boundless possibilities of club life on Callawassie Island, where every pursuit leads to new experiences and lifelong connections."

Paddlers Club; Connecting the Marsh and Community: "Explore the beauty of our surrounding rivers and tidal creeks with the Paddlers Club, where community bonds are strengthened amidst breathtaking natural vistas. Embrace our spectacular environment as you navigate the waterways alongside fellow paddlers who share your passion. In a neighborhood defined by its waterways, there's no better way to immerse yourself than with a group of kindred spirits, forging new connections and cherishing lifelong friendships on the water."

Garden Club; An 800 Acre Botanical Garden: "The Garden Club passionately advocates for best gardening practices in the Lowcountry while fostering a delightful sense of camaraderie. Beyond education, our members are committed to philanthropy, giving back to nature and our communities. From enhancing the island with vibrant flowerbeds and shrubs to nurturing our enchanting Butterfly Garden, the Garden Club is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Callawassie Island."

Photography Club; Capturing the Essence: "Discover the inviting ambiance of The Photography Club, renowned for its inclusive and friendly vibe, beckoning all photography enthusiasts to become part of our vibrant community. Embracing the belief that photography thrives through collaboration, our club cultivates an enriching and encouraging space for both novices and seasoned photographers alike. Beyond our monthly gatherings, immerse yourself in our captivating exhibits, enlightening talks by industry experts, and hands-on workshops. Join us and unleash your creativity in a supportive environment where passion meets skill."

Fishing Club; Fast Friends - Tall Tales: "Since its establishment in 2012, the Callawassie Island Fishing Club has been a hub for building connections through shared stories, hobbies, and the thrill of the day's catch. From exhilarating fishing tournaments to laid-back Lowcountry boils and fish fries, there's always a chance to reel in great catches and relish in camaraderie. Embracing a relaxed approach, the club emphasizes fishing, fellowship, and fun without the burden of dues or strict schedules. Join us for unforgettable fishing adventures and cherished moments with fellow enthusiasts!"

Sporting Clays Club; The Next 18: "Embrace the exhilarating challenge of sporting clays at the Callawassie Island Sporting Clays Club, where enthusiasts liken the experience to 'golf with a shotgun.' Each environment presents a unique test of skill and adaptability, fostering spirited yet friendly competition among participants. For those eager to join the Sporting Clays Club, clinics are available during peak residency periods on Callawassie Island. To build a strong foundation in the sport, the club advises aspiring shooters to connect with certified instructors."

Women's Club; The Social Circle: "Standing as the oldest club on Callawassie Island, the Women's Club holds a cherished legacy. Originally known as 'The Marsh Hens,' its primary aim was to welcome new female residents and facilitate connections within the community. Over its three-decade journey, the club has evolved while upholding its commitment to volunteerism and camaraderie. From September to May, members gather monthly for engaging social events, educational programs, entertainment, and delightful cuisine. Flexibility reigns supreme within the group, allowing each member to tailor their level of involvement to suit their preferences."

Kid's Camp; Making S'more: "Callawassie Island’s Kids Camp offers more than just fun—it's a gateway to lifelong friendships and environmental education. Our camp introduces children to

the wonders of local ecology and instills a love for nature. Kids engage in a variety of enriching activities including arts and crafts, golf, tennis, and kayaking along our scenic waterways. To cap off the week, we host a thrilling carnival celebration for participants and their families, creating unforgettable memories of island adventures."

Callawassie Resident Perspectives; Unlock Authentic Insights from Island Locals

For genuine perspectives, firsthand experiences, and insider knowledge, turn to the locals. Discover the unfiltered truth about life on Callawassie Island and the captivating Lowcountry lifestyle straight from the source. Hear directly from our residents and gain invaluable insights into the vibrant island community that defines our unique way of life

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