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ABOUT JBC ORC

The Outdoor Recreation Center
 

Located on the Joint Base Charleston Air Force installation, the Outdoor Recreation Center provides adventures, travel and fun for the base's military members and their families. Everything from tickets to Disney, trips to Key West, or snowboard rentals for your next ski trip at Cataloochee, the ORC has it all!

On the base itself, the ORC runs the family pool and picnic area.  Both spaces can be used for squadron activities, birthday parties or any other gathering you wish. The ORC also oversees the skeet and trap range–located near the back gate. 

Tickets and equipment rentals can be found at the ORC's office (101 Scarton Lane, Bldg. 647) near the golf course.  Tickets include (but aren't limited to): Disney, Universal, Old South Carriage, Boone Hall, Magnolia Gardens and Fort Sumter. Rentals include (but aren't limited to): kayaks, canopies, surfboards, tents, boats, stand up paddle boards and boats.

If you don't live in the area, but are really wanting to enjoy the services we offer, book a reservation at our Shady Oaks FamCamp!

For your off base enjoyment, the ORC offers trips and adventures to locations like Seabrook Island, Key West, Cherokee and other places in the southeast. These trips are always a blast, so be sure to sign up for them before the spots are gone!

Please note, there are 3 recreation facilities affiliated with Joint Base Charleston. This is the location on the Air Force base, not to be confused with the Outdoor Adventure Center on the Navy base.

Hours

Normal Hours

Monday - Friday
0900-1700


Holiday Hours

CLOSED 
24 DEC 2021
31 DEC 2021


 

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Stefan Drafahl - ORC Director

Stefan was active duty in the Air Force for four years.  He decided the military wasn't his calling but wanted to serve those that still serve.  Stefan graduated with a Bachelors degree in recreation management from Illinois State University.  Stefan enjoys hiking and feels more at home in the mountains than the ocean.  Stefan enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and his beautiful mutt Owen.

Meet the Staff!

 

Edie Foley-Thompson - L.I.B.E.R.T.Y Program and Facility Manager 

Edie is a former Gymnastics Coach and Manager for a private Gym, who took an internship with Joint Base Charleston in the Fitness field and Activity programming. Edie graduated with a bachelor's degree in Parks Recreation Tourism minoring in Business and Outdoor Recreation from Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. She enjoys hiking, water sports, and anything that leads her into the outdoors. She also enjoys volunteering in her community along with adventuring outdoors with her husband and two dogs, River and Miles.

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Brenda McCoy - ITT Coordinator 

Brenda was prior military retiring after 20 years of service. She decided retired life wasn't for her, and decided to come back to doing what she does best: recreation. She loves all things sports (Go Tigers!) and even was a former basketball, volleyball, softball, and racquetball player. She is our lead ticket specialist, and can assist you in all your ticket needs! 

Kaylee Watson - Recreation Aid 

Kaylee is one of our recreation aids that joined our team after being a lifeguard and swim instructor at the base pool. She is the lead customer service representative and is very passionate about what she does. She's not very picky when it comes to having fun, so if it's a beach or a mountain, just know she'll be happy to go! 

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Allison Hutson - Recreation Aid

Allison also was a prior lifeguard at the base pool before joining our team. She is another one of our recreation aids that helps assist customers in whatever they may need, whether it be a FamCamp reservation or buying Disney tickets! She loves the water and even teaches swim lessons in her free time.

**Fun Fact: despite her love for the water, she actually has a severe allergy to shellfish-hence the napkin around the shrimp in her picture.

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