Youth Programs

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following youth enrichment activities. All registrations must be done at the Kittery Community Center-120 Rogers Rd., as we no longer accept phone registrations.  Online registration is also available!

Late night open gym

Sponsored by the KCC and Kittery Police Department. Need to get out and play some hoops, volleyball, pickleball, or kick a soccer ball around? Grab your friends and come on out to the KCC for late night open gym! We’ll have some pizza from AJ’s and drinks available. **Transportation home needs to be immediately at 11:00pm**

Who: Boys and Girls Ages 13-17

When: Friday Nights 9:00pm-11:00pm; March 8 & 22, April 12, May 3 & 17

Cost $5 drop in

toddler open gym

Run, jump, play every day in the KCC gymnasium!

Who: Ages 2-4 | Children must be supervised by an adult
When: Starting February 25, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-9:00am
Cost: Free for Kittery Residents, $1/child for Nonresidents


This class will introduce the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! No prior dance experience necessary. No drop ins.

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: Ages 13+
When: 6-week session, April 9 – May 21 (No class 4/23), Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: Residents $62/Nonresident $67

intermediate TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will continue the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! Please bring a yoga mat for the floor stretching. Student should either have taken the beginner class or have at least 1 year prior experience.

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: 13+
When: Option I: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Apr 9 – June 18 (No Apr 23)
Option II: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30am,
Apr 6 – June 15 (No Apr 27)
Cost: Residents $125/Nonresident $130

Creative Dance

The class will introduce basic ballet movements as well as explore creative movement and self-expression in the center. Students should wear comfortable clothing or leotards & ballet slippers. No drop ins. 

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: Children ages 4-6
When: Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00am
Mar 2 – Apr 6, May 4 – June 8
Cost: Resident $62/Nonresident $67

Wild Child! Nature Connection for Kids - White Pine Programs

Let loose and get wild after school! Join the caring, wacky mentors from White Pine Programs for outdoor adventures – exploring about nearby nature through games, free play and stories. 100% unplugged and outdoors. Staff will meet students off bus right at the Kittery Community Center. Scholarships are available. Please register for this online at Call 207-361-1911 for questions and more information.

Instructor: White Pine Programs Mentors
Who: Grades K-3
When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:45pm,
March 19 – May 21
Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm,
March 20 – May 22
Cost: $95

Preschool jump 'n gym

Designed to make exercise fun and beneficial by using music combined with movements that focus on fine and gross motor skills. Children plus a parent/caregiver are taught exercises tailored to the age group. Non-walkers and drop-ins allowed. 2nd child is 1/2 price! Drop in fee of $10/class.

Instructor: Denise Long

Who: Children – Walking to 4 1/2 years

When: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15AM, Jan 2 – Mar 6
Thursdays, 10:15-11:00AM, Jan 3 – Mar 7
Cost: 10 week session – Residents $72/Non-residents $77

When: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15AM, Mar 20 – April 24
Thursdays, 10:15-11:00AM, Mar 21 – April 25
Cost: 6-week session – Residents $42/Non residents $47


Join 8th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus for our new Karate Program! He welcomes students (8 years of age and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do. Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980.
Our classes stress Traditional Protocol, Self-Discipline and Quality Authentic Training and Techniques. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor. No drop ins.

Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus

Who: Ages 8 – 13
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm, Mar – May,
June – August, Sept – Nov

Who: Ages 14 – 65
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00pm
Mar – May, June – August, Sept – Nov

Cost: Residents – $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member
Nonresidents – $205/one and $170/ea add’l family member

Story Time with Ryan higgins

Kittery resident and New York Times Bestselling author & illustrator behind “Mother Bruce”, and “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates”, will read from his books and lead children in a drawing exercise

When: Tuesday, April 16, 11:00AM
Cost: Free

Marvelous marvin's brain circus

“Marvelous Marvin’s Brain Circus” begins with a rhyming overture about brain health and it’s links with exercise and reading. Then we join the circus and feel our brains grow! Play begins. We learn circus skills: juggling props, balancing sticks, spinning plates, flip-and-flyers, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, and romper stompers. 

When: Wednesday, April 17, 10:00am
Cost: $5

Game night with diversions & Pizza

Join us for a game night at the KCC lead by staff from Diversions Game and Puzzle store in Portsmouth. Come learn about new board games and make new friends! There will be a diverse offering of games including puzzle games, strategy games, and social interactive board games. 

Who: All ages
When: Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $5

slime workshop

Kids naturally love playing with sticky, gooey slime. This activity helps promote fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and is a soothing activity for kids of all ages. Plus it is a bonus for parents to avoid the mess! 

When: Thursday, April 18, 11:00am
Cost: $3, Please pre-register by April 11

Family sing-along film festival

Audience participation is welcome and encouraged! Come sing and dance your heart out to your favorite family movies at the STAR Theatre.

When: Friday, April 19

  • 10:00am “Frozen” 
  • 1:00pm “Beauty and the Beast”
  • 4:00pm “Mary Poppins” (Original Film)

Cost: Free, No registration required