Recreation, Leisure & Culture Programs

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Recreation programs, schedules and drop-ins 

Port Hope offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs for all ages delivered by our caring, experienced staff. We are proud to hold a designation as a Youth Friendly Community and HIGH FIVE Accreditation.

For all of our programming download our Municipality of Port Hope Leisure Guide here or see the information below.

For all program and drop-in cancellations, please check the Cancellation Page for monthly updates.

 

link to register online

Aquatics and Programs Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our program evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Program-Evaluation-FallWinter-20182019 

Camp Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our camp evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Municipality-of-Port-Hope-Camps 

Fitness Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our program evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Municipality-of-Port-Hope-Fitness

 

Whether you are learning to swim, staying active, or becoming a certified aquatics leader, our aquatic programs promotes learning valued skills and achieving your personal best in a safe and fun environment.  Aquatic programs follow the HIGH FIVE standards to quality recreational programming. We focus on developing friendships, skills, giving every child a chance to play and participate as well as having a positive relationship with a caring adult.

For all Aquatics programs visit our Aquatics page
Children’s programs follow the HIGH FIVE standards to quality recreational programming. We focus on developing friendships, skills, giving every child a chance to play and participate as well as having a positive relationship with a caring adult.

Please see the attached sections below to view the complete details on all the 2018/2019 Fall and Winter programs 

Activities with Parents

Parents must actively participate in these programs listed below.  All classes are 10 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated.

Art We Messy - A hands-on crafty program for toddlers and parents to enjoy! Have fun making creative masterpieces that you will remember doing together forever. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm
Winter 1- Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm
Winter 2- Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm

Ages: 1-3 years

Tiny Tumblers - A fun approach to active play!  Parents and tots work together to explore cooperative activities to get moving. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm
Winter 1- Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm
Winter 2- Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm

Ages: 1-3 years

Story Jumper - A fun and interactive program where stories come to life!  Staff and children read adventure-filled stories together and do a variety of activities based on the story.  This program brings fun and physical activity to the joys or reading. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Tuesdays 11:00-11:45am
Winter 1- Tuesdays 11:00-11:45am
Winter 2- Tuesdays 11:00-11:45am

Ages: 2-4 years

Activities Without Parents

The following are programs that encourage independence for childrem without the participation of their parent/guardian. All classes are 10 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated.

Soccer Tots - Toddlers keep active this winter by learning indoor soccer skills.  Skills will be taught and then its time to play!  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm
Winter 2- Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm

Ages: 2-4 years

Fundamental Sport - A fun packed program for children to develop the skills needed to play different sports.  You have to learn to kick before you can kick a winning goal!  Children will learn a variety of skills and drills while developing their fine and gross motor skills.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Winter 1- Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm 
Ages: 2-4 years

Kidnazium - An active program designed to develop flexibility, coordination, balance, fine- and gross-motor skills.  Using gymnastics equipment, participants are encouraged to try different fundamentals of gymnastics.  Also included as a focus is fitness and fun!  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 6:00-6:45pm
Winter 1- Mondays 6:00-6:45pm
Winter 2 (9 weeks)- Mondays 6:00-6:45pm

Ages: 3-5 years

Tiny Danc'as - A fun and creative introductory class to introduce little ones to rhythm, movement, and music.  Skills development is based on basic ballet, tap, and jazz.  Routines will be developed and weekly activities will be based on themes. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm
Winter 2- Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm

Ages: 3-5 years

Junior Chefs - Learn the basics such as kitchen safety, table setting, measuring, and mixing.  This program gives a chance to get your hands messy in the kitchen while preparing some healthy treats.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 4-7 years

Superhero in Training - Get out your cape and develop those superhero skills!  With a focus on physical literacy children will do a variety of obstacles, build on self-confidence and build new friendships.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre 

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 4-7 years

Synchro Squirts - Synchro Squirts is a program designed for beginner swimmers with a low student to instructor ratio. Synchro Squirts provides an opportunity for children to be creative in the water and work together as part of a team. Our Synchro Squirts will get to show off their newfound skills at the mini show Nov 13th or the Christmas Synchro Show on December 18th or the Synchro Finale Show on April 28th.  Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex
Prerequisite: Sunfish or Red Cross Level 1, Ages 5-8 yrs. 

Fall 2018: Tuesdays- 7:15pm-7:45pm
Winter 2: Tuesdays- 7:15pm-7:45pm

Mad Science - Try a variety of experiments and learn how things work.  Fun and exciting program, with the benefits of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Winter 1- Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Winter 2- Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm

Ages: 7-12 years

Indoor Tennis - With special guests from the Port Hope Racquet Club.  Learn tennis skills and rules of the game.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Fridays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Fridays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2- Fridays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 7-12 years

Family Yoga - Family Yoga is a mindful, playful and meditative practice that includes postures, partner poses and group poses.  Class concludes with relaxation and guided imagery.  Families of all abilities welcome! Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Fall 2018 (7 weeks)- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Winter 1- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Winter 2- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Ages: 7 years and up
(Adults see fees in Adult Programs Section)

Dish It Up! - Experiment with recipes, create masterpieces in the kitchen!  The best part is tasting all the fun. Develop skills in cooking, easuring, learn to set a table and clean up too!  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
Winter 1- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
Winter 2 (9 weeks)- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

Ages: 8-12 years 

Ukulele Beginner - Want to learn to play a fun and unique instrument?  This fun program will teach the basics to playing ukulele!  Must provide your own ukulele.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2- Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 9-12 years

Ice skating is a low-impact activity that enhances fitness and improves balance and coordination. Various activity options allow you to spend time with family and friends.

For the Skating schedule visit our Arena page

The Municipality of Port Hope's Day Camp provides children with memories that will last a life time. The Day Camp program follows the HIGH FIVE standards of quality programming and is led by trained and qualified staff.

For the Day Camp information visit our Day Camp page or see the information below.

Camp Details

Day Camp Newsletters:

Please take the time to read our weekly day camp newsletters for all of the information you need to know for the week.

 

Nut-Sensitive Environment - Due to nut allergies, we ask that NO NUTS or other nut-added products be brought to camp.

Sick/Absent Campers - If your child is displaying signs of illness, please do not send them to camp for the consideration of other campers and staff.  If your child will not be attending camp on a day that they are registered, please call the Town Park Recreation Centre at 905-885-7908 or e-mail daycamp@porthope.ca to notify staff.

Medications - If a child requires prescription medication on a regular basis that is to be administered at camp, please note the following procedures for sending medication to camp.

  1. Parents must indicate at registration the type of medication, dosage, and optimum time of dispense.
  2. Only send the correct dose for the week.
  3. All medications must be in its prescription bottle with the child's name and dosage.
  4. Staff are not permitted to administer nonprescription drugs at camp.

Day Camp - Our regular Day Camp is offered for ages 4-12 years.  With flexible registration options, you can select with week-at-a-time or full-summer options.  Our trained staff will be sure to offer your child a fun and unique experience.     

Please bring:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Backpack to carry everything in

2018-2019 Fall and Winter Camps

P.A. Day Craze - Multiple options for children during school P.A. Days. Come to the Town Park Recreation Centre and Jack Burger Sports Complex for a variety of drop in activities including gym and youth centre activities, swimming, youth shinny, skating, crafts and other fun planned activities available each P.A. Day.  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver 15 years and up (babysitters, grandparents, etc). Each PA Day Craze Schedule available at our P.A. Day Craze page. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre OR Jack Burger Sports Complex

Dates: 2018- September 28, October 26, November 23
Dates: 2019- February 1,March 8, April 5, May 10, June 7

Ages: 4-16 years

Fee: $5/day/child or purchase a pass.  Regular admission fees apply for caregivers for each activity.

Holiday Camp - Fun themed activities including crafts, age appropriate activities, swimming, skating and more.  Holiday camp is sure to be a blast.  Register from November 1 to December 27, 2018.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Dates: January 2-4, 2019- 8:30-4:30pm (extended hours available)

Ages: 4-12 years

March Break Camp - Join us for a week of fun filled activities including swimming, skating and age appropriate activities. Sign up for the week and attend the trip option!  Register from February 1 to March 7, 2019.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Dates: March 11-15, 2019- 8:30-4:30pm (extended hours available)

Ages: 4-12 years

All Youth programs provide youth with the development of life skills and focus on the 7 developmental needs of youth. All programs promote healthy choices and active living.

For all Youth programs visit our Youth and Activities page

Youth Events

Youth Events are a guaranteed good time!  A wide variety of activities are available for you!  Contact the Child and Youth Coordinator for more details at the Town Park Recreation Centre.  905-885-7908  youth@porthope.ca

Youth Halloween Dance - Hosted by the Municipality of Port Hope Youth Action Committee.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Friday, October 26, 2018- 7:00-9:00pm

Ages: 12-15 years 

Fee: $5 per person

Dress Sale - FREE to attend! Prom dresses, grad dresses, formal wear, vintage, and more!  $5 from each sale supports youth initiatives.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Saturday, March 9, 2019 and Sunday, March 10, 2019- 10:00-4:00pm

*Used dress drop off begins on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

National Youth Week - In celebration of youth week, the Municipality of Port Hope and community partners plan a week full of fun activities for youth!  Check back for a full schedule of activities in April 2019.  Location: Various locations throughout Port Hope

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fee: Applicable to Individual Activities

Youth Programs

Youth programs offer youth the opportunity to build self-confidence, learn new skills, and build new relationships.

Youth Action Committee - The Youth Action Committee is composed of driven and enthusiastic leaders from ages 12-18 who strive to see positive development toward youth recreation and culture throughout the Municipality of Port Hope.  Contact the Child and Youth Coordinator today for more information at youth@porthope.ca.

Ages: 12-18 years

Synchronized Swimming - A fun sport for anyone that enjoys exploring movement and dancing in the water. It is designed for children to improve their swimming skills, flexibility and strength while having fun and building friendships. Swimmers are invited to participate in fun competitions, perform at the Christmas show, year-end show and work to complete their synchronized swimming levels. Christmas Synchro show Dec 18th from 7:30pm-8:30pm or Finale Show on April 28th from 3pm-4pm.  Come out for the FREE try it days on September 11, 2018 and January 8, 2019! Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex
Prerequisite: Red Cross Level 4

Dates: September 11, 2018 - April 28, 2019

Time: Tuesdays- 7:15pm-8:15pm

Fee: $300 per child

Intro to Springboard Diving - This course is designed to introduce the basic skills for springboard diving in a safe and fun environment. Participants will learn skills and progress at their own pace. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex
Prerequisite: Red Cross Level 5

Fall 2018: Sundays 5:00-5:45pm
Winter 1: Sundays 5:00-5:45pm
Winter 2: Sundays 5:00-5:45pm

Canadian Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger, Star) - This Lifesaving Society 3 level program provides enriched training for those who want to develop swim strokes, first aid, rescue skills and have fun. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018: Sundays 4:15-5:00pm
Winter 1: Sundays 4:15-5:00pm
Winter 2: Sundays 4:15-5:00pm

Family Yoga - Family Yoga is a mindful, playful and meditative practice that includes postures, partner poses and group poses.  Class concludes with relaxation and guided imagery.  Families of all abilities welcome! Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Fall 2018 (7 weeks)- CANCELLED
Winter 1- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Winter 2- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Ages: 7 years and up 
(Adults see fees in Adult Programs Section)

The Zone - Safe space for youth to drop-in with peers for a variety of activities.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Winter 1- Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Winter 2- Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm

Ages: 12-15 years

Youth Arts - Youth will dabble in a variety of projects including painting, scultping, wood burning, and more.  Lots of creativity here as well as a welcoming environment to build friendships and works of art!  Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2-  Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 12-15 years

Hoops  - Recreational basketball drop-in for youth.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018- Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm 
Winter 1- Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Ages: 13-18 years

Fee: $1

Youth Bootcamp - Pill up your socks and be prepared to work hard.  This 45 minute class will focus on cardio and muscle strength as well as agility.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 1- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2- Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 15-17

Youth Drop-In Programs

Have some free time and looking for something to do?  Daily drop-ins at the Town Park Recreation Centre starting September 4, 2018 to April 28, 2019.

Cameco Gym - Drop in to the gym and play some basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, badminton, or pickleball.  It is a great place to meet up with your friends and get some physical activity.  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver 15 years and up.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday- 3:30-5:00pm

Ages: 9 years and up

Fee: $1

Youth Centre - Drop in to the youth centre and play ping pong, shuffleboard or foosball while hanging out with your friends.  Right outside the door of the youth centre is the skate park that hosts many fun events.  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver 15 years and up.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Monday to Friday
Ages: 9 years and up- 3:00-6:00pm
Ages: 13 years and up- 6:00-8:00pm

Fee: $1

Youth Drop-In - A FREE weekly drop-in for youth which provides a safe space that includes various activities and food.  Offered in partnership with the Municipality of Port Hope, Port Hope Community Centre, Rebound Child and Youth Services, and the Port Hope Police.  Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Tuesdays 2:40-4:30pm

Ages: 12 years and up

Whether you're looking to stay active, meet new people or engage with your community, we have a variety of classes, drop-ins & events for you to participate in.

Please click here for information on all Adult and Older Adult 2018/2019 Fall and Winter Programs or see the information below.

 

Cavan Street Park - Outdoor Fitness Park

The new outdoor fitness park at Cavan Street Park has been installed and is ready for you to use.  This equipment, geared to ages 13 years and up, is available to those who are out on the trail, or those that want to enjoy the benefits of physical activity in an outdoor setting.

   

Art & Culture Programs and Workshops

Come out and try one of our new art and culture programs!

Acrylic Painting -Participants will be introduced to basic acrylic painting skills through a series of projects relating to art concepts and techniques.  This is a class for beginners and those who want to come together to paint, refresh skills and/or learn new techniques.  Participants will be required to purchase supplies. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (5 weeks)- Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm starting September 19
Winter 2 (5 weeks)- Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm starting February 13

Fee: Fall- $46
Fee: Winter 2- $48.25

Open Art Studio - Bring your creative ideas and your own projects and supplies to these fun/relaxing afternoons.  An instructor will be available to answer questions and provide information but this is not a structured class.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm from September 19, 2018 to April 24, 2019

Fee: Fall/Winter 1- $4.75 per class
Fee: Winter 2- $5 per class

Watercolours - Participants will learn the basic fundamentals: brush handling, colour creation, how to apply washes, and create beautiful designs. Participants will be required to supply their own materials.  Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Winter 1- Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm starting November 21

Fee: Winter 1- $46

Interested in other art and culture programs?  Please share your ideas with Sherrie Aldred, Recreation and Culture Coordinator at saldred@porthope.ca

NEW Fitness Programs 

These programs are being offered for the first time in the Municipality of Port Hope.  Register to secure your spot!

20/20/20 - This 60 minute class is a combination of all of your favourite fitness components. 20 minutes of cardio,
20 minutes of muscle conditioning and 20 minutes of stretching. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
Winter 2- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

Interval Training - A low impact, cardio strength class designed to help develop muscular endurance and stamina through short intervals. A wide variety of exercises and timed intervals create an invigorating workout to keep you coming back for more.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Winter 2- Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Low Impact Dance Cardio - Come and dance your way to a healthier you. Elevate your heart rate, burn calories and have fun in these energetic and enjoyable dance inspired fitness classes.  You will be sure to have a great time!  Location: Ruth Clarke Activity Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 1- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 2- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am

Restorative Yoga - Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  Location: Ruth Clarke Activity Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Fridays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 1- Fridays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 2- Fridays 10:00-11:00am

Fitness Programs

Which fitness class is for you?  Did you know that the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend adults and older adults participate in 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity each week?  Sign up for our fitness classes and take your first steps towards a healthier you!  All classes are 10 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated.

Registration:
Fall 2018: August 20-September 12
Winter 1: November 5-14
Winter 2: January 28-February 6

Cardio Pump & Cardio Ball - We work together to increase your core strength and flexibility.  Alternate weeks or cardio warm-up and free weights and cardio warm-up and Swedish stability ball workouts. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Winter 1- Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Family Yoga - Family Yoga is a mindful, playful and meditative practice that includes postures, partner poses and group poses.  Class concludes with relaxation and guided imagery.  Families of all abilities welcome! Location: The Port Hope Community Hub

Fall 2018 (7 weeks)- CANCELLED
Winter 1- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Winter 2- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Ages: 7 years and up 

Gentle Yoga - Gentle relaxation techniques including breathing and stretching.  New locations available! 

Location: Town Park Recreation Centre
Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- CANCELLED
Winter 1- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 2- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am

Location: The Port Hope Community Hub
Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- CANCELLED
Winter 1- Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm
Winter 2- Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex
Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- CANCELLED 
Winter 1- Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm 
Winter 2- Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm 

Hatha Yoga - Build on your poses and strength using proper alignment and breath control.  Helps to reduce stress and increase energy. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am 
Winter 1- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am 
Winter 2- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am 

Heart Health - Having issues with arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes or your heart?  Improve strength, flexibility and balance in this class.  Please be aware that this is not a registered program.  You purchase a pass (1, 2, or 3 classes per week).  Come out and try one class for FREE!  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall/Winter 2018/2019- CANCELLED

Muscle Strengthening & Conditioning Beginner - Using small weights and your own body weight, participants go through a series of exercises to help improve posture, strengthen muscles and learn to stretch correctly to benefit the entire body.  This class is meant for beginners. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 10:15-11:15am 
Winter 1- Mondays 10:15-11:15am
Winter 2 (9 weeks)- Mondays 10:15-11:15am

Muscle Strengthening & Conditioning Intermediate - Using small weights and your own body weight, participants go through a series of exercises to help improve posture, strengthen muscles and learn to stretch correctly to benefit the entire body.  This class is for participants who want a bit more of a challenge. Location: Jack Burger Sports Complex

Fall 2018 (8 weeks)- Mondays 9:00-10:00am 
Winter 1- Mondays 9:00-10:00am
Winter 2 (9 weeks)- Mondays 9:00-10:00am

Nordic Pole Walking - Come out and try Nordic Pole Walking with a trained group leader.  Nordic Pole Walking is an effective low-impact physical activity that incorporates more than 90% of body muscles with each stride.  You need to bring your own poles. Location: Cavan Street Fitness Park (Barrett Street)

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- CANCELLED

Outdoor Circuit Training - Circuit training moves you from one strength exercise to another without stopping, providing you with a high-intensity, fat-burning workout.  This program will utilize the new fitness park equipment installed at Cavan Sreet Park and surrounding trails for cardio. Location: Cavan Street Park (Barrett Street)

Fall 2018- CANCELLED

Plyoga - Your body is power! Plyoga is a 4 part interval training system using the benefits of fundamental and accelerated yoga as an active recovery for plyometric (reactive) movement. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre 

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- CANCELLED
Winter 2- Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Sit and Be Fit - Geared toward older adults 55 years and older.  Seated exercises that will improve and maintain your strength and flexibility.  Weights are optional, some are provided.  Location: Ruth Clarke Activity Centre

Fall 2018 (9 weeks)- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 1- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am
Winter 2- Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am

Trail Fit - Hike along the trail, pausing at regular intervals to complete exercises and circuits. Location: Cavan Street Park

Summer 2018 (9 weeks)- Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am starting July 4

Zumba - Cardio workout based on dance movements to all types of music styles.  Improve your cardio endurance and flexibility while having fun. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Winter 1- Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

Drop in to any of the programs below during the time that works for you!  Equipment available for these activities or bring your own.  Participants will be expected to set up their own equipment.  Open during facility hours.  

*Please be advised that all drop-in programs are subject to cancellation.  Please check the Cancellation Schedule for monthly updates.

All drop in programs are cancelled December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 and March 11 to 15, 2019.

Badminton - Geared to older adults.  Low impact indoor sport in a fun, recreational and social atmosphere. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Mondays and Wednesdays 1:40-3:30pm 
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1:40-3:30pm

Fun4Life - For people with special needs 18 yrs+.  Offered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Northumberland Family Respite and Community Living West Northumberland to enhance opportunities in physical activity and nutrition. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Mondays 1:30-3:30pm 
Summer 2018- Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm 
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Mondays 1:30-3:30pm
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm

Indoor Shuffleboard - Geared to older adults.  Try out your strength and coordination with this fun and social program. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm 

Indoor Tennis - A fun social experience.  Learn from others and keep up your game during the winter months.  Location: Town Park recreation Centre

Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Thursday's 12:30-3:30pm starting October 25, 2018 to April 25, 2019

Fee: Specialty fees apply

Activity Club - Join in the social club with cribbage, Texas hold'em, special events, coffee and goodies.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Mondays 9:30-11:30am 
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Mondays 9:30-11:30am 

Pickleball - A sport in which two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similar to a whiffle ball) over a net.  All levels of play welcome. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Monday and Wednesdays 11:40-1:30pm 
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:40-1:30pm 
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Wednesdays 8:00-9:30pm
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Sundays 11:00-1:00pm

Pickleball- Beginner - Interested in trying the sport of Pickleball?  This time slot is for you.  Come try out the sport in a comfortable, stress-free environment.  Our experienced volunteers will be here to show you the ropes and introduce you to the sport.  This is for beginners only!  Intermediate and advanced players are asked to play at their skill level. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Mondays 8:00-9:30pm  

Ping Pong Club - A sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small paddle.  We now have 3 tables! Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Summer 2018- Fridays 1:30-3:30pm
Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Fridays 1:30-3:30pm 

Walking Club - Go for a morning walk in the gymnasium in a safe climate-controlled environment.  Bring your favourite music or chat with friends.  This program is FREE! Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Fall/Winter 2018/2019- Monday to Friday 8:00-9:30am starting September 17, 2018 to April 26, 2019 

Our 55+ centre provides opportunity for community engagement, social inclusion and physical activity through the wide variety of programming available. Become a member of the centre to enjoy the benefits our programs have to offer.

For all Ruth Clarke programs visit our Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page