Youth Playing

The Municipality of Port Hope offers many youth programs in the community. From health and wellness programs to creative art programs, there is a program for everyone.

PA Day Activities- November 27, 2020

All activities must be reserved in advance (available starting November 19) and regular fees apply.

Town Park Recreation Centre

Reserve online or call 905-885-7908 to reserve your spot.

Basketball Shoot 3:30-5pm Ages 15+
Youth Centre 1-5pm Ages 12-17yrs

Jack Burger Sports Complex

Reserve online or call 905-885-2474 to reserve your spot.

Family Swim 10:45am – 11:00am
Public Swim 2:15pm - 3:00pm

Parent and Tot Skate 9:30am – 10:20am
Public Skate 11:00am – 11:50am
Family Stick and Puck 2:00pm-2:50pm

Youth Programs

Our registered youth programs provide opportunities to build self-confidence, learn new skills, and build new relationships.

Youth Holiday Schedule
Sunday December 20 - Saturday January 9

Below is the Holiday Schedule for Youth programs at Town Park Recreation Centre.
Spaces fill up fast, don’t be disappointed, make sure to register by phone in 905-885-7908 and or in person.
Click here for the skating Holiday Schedule.
Click here for the swimming  Holiday Schedule.
  

 Sunday December 20
Closed 
 Monday December 21
Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+
 Tuesday December 22
Floor Hockey 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 years

Youth Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 years 
Free
 Wednesday December 23
Youth Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 years 
Free

Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+
 Thursday December 24
Christmas Eve
Closed
 Friday December 25
Christmas Day 
Closed
 Saturday December 26
Boxing Day
Closed
 Sunday December 27
 Closed
 Monday December 28
Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+
 Tuesday December 29
Floor Hockey 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 Years

Youth Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 Years 
Free

Northern Lights Paint Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ages 12- 17 Years
Free
A big thanks to Acme Electric for sponsoring this event.

 Wednesday December 30
Youth Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 years 
Free

Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+ 
 Thursday December 31
New Years Eve
Closed 
 Friday January 1
New Years Day
Closed 
 Saturday January 2
 No activities scheduled 
 Sunday January 3
 Closed 
 Monday January 4
Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+
 Tuesday January 5
 No activities scheduled 
 Wednesday January 6
Youth Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12-17 years 
Free

Basketball Shoot  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+  
 Thursday January 7
No activities scheduled
 Friday January 8
Basketball Shoot 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15 +
 Saturday January 9
 No activities scheduled

Youth Activities 

Youth Paint Night - Northern Lights

 Youth Paint Night will be offered for youth ages 12-17 years at the Town Park Recreation Centre on December 29th from 6-8pm. The cost is $5/person. Registration is required and there is a max of 10 participants. Registration ends on December 18 for this activity.  The theme for the painting is “Northern Lights”.

Youth drop-in activities

Youth are a valuable part of our community. Our youth drop-in activities provide a safe space for youth to come and play and hang out with their friends. Equipment is available to be signed out from the front desk.

 What is a Youth Friendly Community?

A Youth Friendly Community encourages play for youth in their community. Play is any non-school activity that has elements of choice, leads to satisfaction, and encourages progressive learning and enjoyment. Activities can include - but are not limited to recreation, sport, leisure, arts, drama, dance, civic engagement, youth activism, volunteerism, social clubs and youth leadership.

 

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture recognizes and appreciates the many community partners it works with to create opportunities for youth play.

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.

Port Hope Skate Park

The Port Hope Skate Park was a new addition to the Town Park in 2010. The park is open to anyone and has been a great addition for all riders in our community and other communities around us. For more information, visit our parks page for more information about the Skate Park.

concrete skate park with ramps and rails

Volunteer

Looking to get involved in your community? You can volunteer at the Town Park Recreation Centre. We are always looking for extra help with special events and children’s programs. It's a fun way to give back to your community. Email the Child and Youth Program Coordinator for a volunteer application.

 

Youth events

Many youth events are offered throughout the year. Past events included the skate park kick off, national youth week, and the youth Halloween dance. Please check back for upcoming events or stay up-to-date with our event calendar.

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

It is proven that being active helps youth:

  • Improve self-confidence
  • Do better in school
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel happier

Youth 12 to 17 Years

It is recommend by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology that youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. This should include vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week. Moderate-intensity activities include bike riding and skating. Vigorous-intensity activities include running and rollerblading.

It is also beneficial to include activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.

Youth Friendly Community

Youth Friendly logo - Platinum Level

The Youth Friendly Communities recognition award is a program of Play Works, an Ontario partnership for youth. The program outlines criteria for communities to support engaged youth and highlights the investments the community makes to youth play. Promising practices for youth engagement are highlighted and celebrated. The award recognition is a community collaboration and involves youth to complete the submission. The Municipality has been recognized as a Platinum Youth Friendly Community since 2008.