Youth & Children Activities



Shakespeare Performance Camp (7-12yrs)
Treasure Island

Ahoy, mateys! Hoist your sails and sign up for this delightfully funny rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel where participants will be cast in principal roles and perform in a free show at the end of the week. Will build on the fundamentals of acting with theatre games that use body movement and improvisation to help students become more knowledgeable about themselves, build teamwork and relate to others. A fun time to be had by all! Aaargh! Class performance to be held Friday, August 11 at 11:30am.  Minimum 8   Maximum 15

  • August 7 - August 11
  • 9:00am - Noon
  • $125 resident/ $130 non-resident
  • Performance: Friday, August 11th at 11:30am.

Instructor: Jean Schubert




Children can grow into their own practice of yoga; learning to strengthen their concentration skills and calm their minds, which leads to greater awareness and control of the body’s  movements. Interactive story-telling, games, music, and age-appropriate journaling are woven throughout a lively asana series to create a child-inspired yoga experience that is enriching and FUN!
Palmetto  Room Min. 4           

Thursdays               12:00pm - 12:30pm

Classes held September - May

Monthly Sessions: $40 resident/ $45 non-resident
Instructor: Jennifer Rogers



Basic ballet techniques and movements will be taught. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights required.
High Tide/Low Tide Room             Min. 6     Max. 14

Mondays                12:30pm - 1:00pm

Classes held September - May

6 week sessions: $75 resident/ $80 non-resident
Instructor: Kim Chesley-Breland


Children ages 3 years and up. Basic tumbling, balance beam, and mini-bars. Leotards required for girls. 
Shorts and t-shirts required for boys. NO socks or tights! 
Palmetto Rooms   Min. 6      Max. 14

Tuesdays                3:30pm - 4:15pm

Classes held September - May

Monthly Sessions: $55 resident/ $60 non-resident
Instructor: Tricha Tapio

TINY TENNIS: ​   (3-6yrs) 
Improve balance, hand-eye coordination and to introduce proper tennis mechanics. Play games, drills and exercise using shorter courts, softer balls and smaller racquets. Bring Water to class. Racquet size 19in - 21in. 
Tennis Courts                          Min. 4                  Max. 6

Tiny Tennis Clinic  (Ages 5-6)
  • June 6 - June 9
  • 5:00m - 6:00pm
  • $60 resident/ $65 non-resident
Tiny Tennis Summer Information

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
3-4 year olds: 5:00pm - 5:30pm 
5-6 year olds: 5:30pm - 6:00pm 
$42 resident/ $47 non-resident 

Summer Sessions:

  • June 13 - June 22
  • July 11 - July 20

Learn the basics of tennis - instruction in grip, ground strokes and volleys. Participants will be place according to skill level. Bring water to class. Tennis Courts         Min. 4      Max. 8

Beginner Tennis Clinic
  • June 6 - June 9
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • $60 resident/ $65 non-resident
BEginner Summer Information

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Beginner Tennis 
​$60 residents/$65 non-residents

Summer Sessions: 

  • June 13 - June 22
  • July 11 - July 20        

Instructor: Corinne Enright

2017-2018 school year Registration

IOP/SI: January 30 - Until Full
Non-Residents: February 6 - Until Full

Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017 & Potty-Trained.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday     9:00am - Noon - Waitlist Only
$130 resident/$135 non-resident/ monthly tuition

Tuesday/Thursday      9:00am - Noon - Spaces Available 
$80 deposit due at registration
$90 resident/$95 non-resident/ monthly tuition

Tiny Tots Information & Curriculum - 3 & 4 year old Program
The Tiny Tots program is designed to help develop fine motor skills, promote social interaction and cooperation with peers, listen to and follow directions and adapt to a simple routine. Throughout the school year, class will emphasize on interactive play through songs, games, nature and arts & crafts. Participants will be introduced to the alphabet, numbers and shapes.

Mini Minnows

Afternoon playgroup for 3 & 4 year olds. Must be 3 years old and Potty Trained by September 1, 2015.
Learning through socialization and play

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays      12:00pm - 3:00pm

Program runs September - May

$120 resident/ $125 non-resident

Instructor: Cathy Adams

Tae Kwon Do

Develop balance, accuracy, speed, power, focus and self-confidence. Training includes stretching, mild running, forms, 3-step sparring, freestyle and non-contact sparring.

Saturdays        9:00am - 10:00am

Children 6 - 11 years old
$30 resident /  $35 non-resident 
Registration fee is due at the beginning of each month
Instructor: Jack Emmel, MD, 7th Dan

Mommy/Daddy & Me

Little ones (3 years and younger) grab your Mommies and Daddies and come socialize and play in our Tadpole Room full  of fun toys!!  

September - May 
Thursdays     9:30 am - 11:00 am

I Am an Artist


Holiday Painting Classes

Join Back Porch Art for holiday painting classes. All materials provided. Each child will take home a complete canvas with ribbon for hanging.  Minimum 8    Maximum 20

Wednesdays     4:00pm - 6:00pm
2017 Schedule
  • May 10 - Mother's Day Gift

$25 resident/ $30 non-resident

Instructor: Diana Connors, Back Porch Art Charleston


A sandy path leading to the beach.