Youth & Children Activities

 

Acting

Shakespeare Performance Workshop (8-14yrs)

Get hooked on the Bard by performing creatively edited, melodramatically funny Shakespeare! Perfect for this age group to learn the plot and speak some of the lines. Participants will perform in a short play at the end of the session that family and friends are invited to. 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.  

Thursdays  4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • February 2 - April 6
  • Parent Performance Thursday, April 6 at 6:00pm.
  • $150 residents/ $155 non-residents
Summer 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

 


Yoga

LITTLE LOTUS YOGA (3-5yrs)

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

  • ​January 5 - January 26
  • February 2 - February 23
  • March 2 - March 23
  • March 30 - April 27 (No Class April 13)
  • May 4 - May 25

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

 

Ballet

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

  • January 9 - February 27 (No Class Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
  • March 6 - April 17 (No Class April 10) 

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


Gymnastics

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

  • January 3 - January 31
  • February 7 - February 28
  • March 7 - March 28
  • April 4 - May 2 (No Class April 11)

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

 

TUESDAYS AND/OR THURSDAYS  
3 - 4 Year olds         4:00pm - 4:30pm
​5 - 6 year olds         4:30pm - 5:00pm
$65 residents/$70 non-residents

2017 Sessions:
Tuesdays
             January 3 - February 7
                             February 21 - April 4  (No class March 7)
                             April 18 - May 23

Thursdays ​         January 5 - February 9
                            February 23 - April 6 (No class March 2 & 9) *prorated 5 classes $55/$60
                            April 20 - May 25

YOUTH TENNIS:  
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

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

5:00pm - 6:00pm  - Beginner Tennis 
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Intermediate Tennis
​$90 residents/$95 non-residents

2017 Sessions: 
Tuesdays
             January 3 - February 7
                             February 21 - April 4  (No class March 7)
                             April 18 - May 23

Thursdays ​         January 5 - February 9
                            February 23 - April 6 (No class March 2 & 9) *prorated 5 classes $75/$80
                            April 20 - May 25            

Spring Break Tennis Clinic - Intermediate 

Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11
​9:00am - Noon
​$55 resident/ $60 non-resident

Instructor: Corinne Enright


Tiny Tots - IOP Kids

2016-2017 School Year

Registration: Open, spaces available for all classes. Children must be 3 years old and potty trained by September 1, 2016

Monday/Wednesday/Friday                                    
Mon, Wed & Fri.                    9:00am - 12:00pm 
$120 resident/ $125 non-resident per month

Tuesday/Thursday                                      
Tues. & Thurs.                        9:00am - 12:00pm 
$80 resident/ $85 non-resident per month
Instructor: Cathy Adams

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
$80 deposit due at registration
$130 resident/$135 non-resident/ monthly tuition

Tuesday/Thursday      9:00am - Noon
$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!!

Thursdays     9:30am - 11:00am
FREE

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
  • January 18 - Winter Theme
  • February 8 - Valentine's Theme
  • March 15 - Spring Theme
  • May 10 - Mother's Day Gift

$25 resident/ $30 non-resident

Spring Break Mini Camp

Spring Palette! With a brush and a dab we will create a Robin's Nest, whimsical bird, mixed media flowers and a wood wall art Lady Bug. Children will bring home a canvas or wood craft each day.    Minimum 12   Maximum 20

April 10 - April 13
2:00pm - 4:00pm

$100 resident/ $105 non -resident

Instructor: Diana Connors, Back Porch Art Charleston


Movie & Dodgeball

School's Out! 3 hour mini camp while the kiddos are out of school. Lunch, Movie & Dodgeball at the Rec.

Tuesday, April 11

12:00pm - 3:00pm
​Register by Monday, April 10
$10 resident/ $15 non-resident

Supervised by Recreation Staff


 

A sandy path leading to the beach.