Club trips throughout the year include local Exploring the Lowcountry (ELT) Day Trips as well as overnight trips. You must have signed the Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement to be able to participate in any PCSCHH activities including trips. This is the agreement that is on the club renewal form. As trips are finalized, information will be posted to the site and emailed to members. This is a great opportunity to socialize with and learn from your peers and experience the wonderful photographic opportunities in the area.

Contact Mike Laferriere with any questions concerning club trips.

Club Trips
The USAF Thunderbirds Airshow at Joint Base Charleston

April 20, 2024  from 10 AM to 6 PM

Come join us at the Charleston Airshow to experience one of our nation’s elite military air demonstration teams, The United States Air Force Thunderbirds. There will be civilian air and stunt demonstrations leading up to the main attraction. 

Base Parking Passes/Tickets

If you plan to drive, you must order a Base Parking Pass for your vehicle to get on base for the event. The parking pass is also your ticket for up to 4 people per vehicle to enter the Airshow. There are a limited number of Base Parking Passes available for each show and are issued on a first come first served basis. If you get a Base Parking Pass, please consider taking 3-passengers in your vehicle. If possible, select the Blue Parking Lot.

To order your Base Parking Pass, Click on the below to the Charleston Airshow:


To register for the Charleston Airshow featuring the USAF  Thunderbirds at Joint Base Charleston Field Trip, click on the following link:


The Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Friday May 10, 2024 from 7 AM to 3 PM

The Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Sanctuary, located in Harleyville, SC is an 18,000-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary that offers a beauty unsurpassed in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Beidler is the world’s largest old-growth cypress-tupelo swamp forest and has a vibrant ecosystem untouched for millennia. Enjoy thousand-year-old trees, a range of wildlife, and the quiet flow of blackwater.  You will have the opportunity to photograph Prothonotary Warblers, Barred Owls, Summer Tanagers, songbirds, reptiles and more. The Beidler Forest is unique because you will be high & dry above the swamp photographing from the safety of the 1.75-mile boardwalk!

Head for the treetops! This is a beautiful location and is worth the visit! A group lunch is planned!

Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Sanctuary Website

There is a $12.00 per person entry fee and it is recommended to pre-register for the date.

To Pre-Register and purchase your ticket go to the Beidler Audubon Forest Website , Click on the following link:


To register for  the Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trip, click on the following link:

Sunset Dolphin Cruise and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse

May 16, 2024, from 3:30 – 9:30 PM

We will be boarding one of Capt. Derek’s Sunset Dolphin Cruise Boats to photograph the dolphins, in their natural environment, the Cockspur Light at sunset and more! The boat skipper implemented the ticket guarantee from our October 2023 cruise because he felt we did not see dolphins. The tripster’s on the October cruise get to go on back for free. For all new registrations, there is a $37.95 p/p fee plus tax for the Sunset Dolphin cruise. We will depart from Pinckney Hall parking lot NLT at 3:30 and head to the Crab Shack on Tybee Island for a Group Meal before the cruise. The dolphin cruise gets underway promptly at 7:15 and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. For Sunset Dolphin Cruise Tickets Information on ticket purchases and redeeming your Dolphin Cruise ticket guarantee call: Capt. Derek’s Dolphin Adventures at (912) 658-2322.

To register for The Sunset Dolphin Cruise and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse Field
Trip, click on the following link:


Swan Lake and Iris Gardens

May 30, 2024, from 7 AM to 3 PM

Registration is open at this time

We are returning to one of our favorite destinations in South Carolina, Sumter’s Swan Lake Iris Gardens, home to the only public park in the United States to feature all eight swan species and some of the most intensive plantings of Japanese Iris in the United States. Swan Lake is located in Sumter SC and is a 2-hour and 156-mile drive from Sun City. A group lunch is planned after visiting Swan Lake and Iris Gardens.

To register for the Swan Lake and Iris Gardens Field trip, click on the following link: