Recreation - Things To See and Do - Lessons and Classes

Kiawah Island Lessons & Classes

Our experienced staff of instructors will teach you in a fun and safe way. Please call 843.768.6001 to schedule a reservation. We can’t wait to be a part of your learning experience!
For a complete schedule of lessons & classes, please check our Events Calendar.

The following activities are also available as private individual or group lessons by request: Yoga, Soccer with the Suarez Soccer School, Archery, Basketball, Disc Golf, and iPhoneography. Please call the Nature Center for reservations and more information 843.768.6001.

archery lesson


Whether you want to be like Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, or Legolas, you will learn your skills here. Join our expert staff as you try your luck with stationary and moving targets! Our Laporte archery target launcher will be sure to challenge all of Kiawah's new archers.

  • Price: $40/45 minutes per person for ages 9 & up. Reservations required. Private lessons available upon request, (843) 768-6001.
bike lesson

Bicycle Riding Lesson

Enjoy the comfort of Night Heron Park to learn the skills needed to enjoy the 30 miles of bike trails on Kiawah. Bicycle, helmet & pads are included. Please notify at the time of reservation if you are providing your own bicycle.

  • Price: $30/person. Ages 5 and up recommended. Private lessons available upon request, (843) 768-6001.
disc golf

Disc Golf Lesson

Want to learn how to play the newest form of golf on the island? Head over to our 9-hole disc golf course at Night Heron Park and learn the skills needed to master the course. Our experienced recreation staff will teach you the numerous throws and strategies that will enable you to enjoy all the fun disc golf has to offer.

  • Price: $20/30 minutes/person. Ages 6 & up recommended. Discs are provided.
private surf lessons

Private Surf Lessons

A private session with one of our surfing enthusiasts will teach you the basics and give you the skills to go out on your own. Meets at the Sanctuary Beach Access.

  • Price: $60/person. Participants should feel comfortable in the water and must be able to swim. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
private swim lessons

Private Swimming Lessons

Private lessons are perfect for swimmers who desire a more individualized and personalized swim or stroke lesson.
All of our instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Price: $35/person for 30 minute lesson. Ages 3 and up recommended. 6 months to 2 years lessons are based on senior staff availability; please allow plenty of advanced notice.
  • Optional Drop Off at Kamp Kiawah after completion of lesson. For information on Kamp Kiawah sessions, please visit the Kamp Kiawah homepage.

Oil Painting Instruction with Tina Mayland

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Adult Oil Painting Instruction

Spend a half a day with a professional Charleston artist who will be with you every step of the way to make your experience enjoyable and successful. You’ll leave with your own completed painting of the marshes of Kiawah Island, which is a wonderful keepsake. The session includes instruction on composition, color mixing, and finishing techniques. All professional-grade art equipment will be supplied, including smocks. Meets at Mingo Point.

  • Price: $150/person. All levels of ability are welcome; ages 18 and up. Reservations are required by 4pm the day before the class. 843.768.6001 Minimum of 2 participants.
youth oil painting

Youth Oil Painting Instruction

Come and paint outdoors at beautiful Mingo Point. A professional Charleston artist will teach all the basics and will be with you every step of the way to make your painting instruction fun and educational. Plus, you’ll complete your own painting by the end of the class! All art equipment will be supplied, including smocks. Please dress in comfortable clothes that you’ll be willing to possibly get paint on. Meets at Mingo Point.

  • Price: $95/person. All levels of ability are welcome; ages 12 to 17 years old. Reservations are required, call 843.768.6001. Minimum of 3 participants and maximum of 12.
adult oil painting

Private Oil Painting Instruction

Available upon request.
Whether you’re completely new to oil painting or a pro, spend a half a day with Charleston artist Tina Mayland and paint the marshes of Kiawah Island. The session content will be customized based on your goals. All professional-grade art equipment is supplied, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. Private lessons are great for individuals, families, business associates or any other group. Meets at Mingo Point.

  • Price: $300 for the first person; second person FREE; $150 for each additional participant. Reservations are required; call to arrange a time that fits your schedule. 843.768.6001.