We offer affordable after-school, weekend, holiday and March Break programs for youth in Kitchener.

We also post weekly programs and events on our website.

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On this page:

  1. After-school programs
  2. Weekend programs
  3. PD day camps
  4. Holiday camps
  5. March Break camps
  6. Accessibility and support

After-school programs

Open the accordions under each day of the week to find after-school programs.

Jump to a day:

Monday

7 p.m. - Youth Drop-in at Chicopee Hills PS

Date: Mondays for 11 weeks starting September 26

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Age: 10 to 13 years old (grades 6 to 8)

Location: Chicopee Hills Public School

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Chicopee Hills Public School is a weekly program that allows participants ages 10-13 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

Tuesday

2:30 p.m. - Youth Drop-in at Forest Heights

Date: Tuesdays starting October 4

Time: 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Forest Heights Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

4:15 p.m. - Creative Kids at Forest Heights

Date: Tuesdays for 11 weeks starting September 27

Time: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: $35

Creative arts spark children’s interest and helps them to think and imagine! With a focus on fun, imagination and creativity, Creative Kids is a welcoming program in the arts that fosters a sense of achievement and builds self-confidence. Participants are invited to explore their innate creativity and express themselves artistically.

Each week will include a variety of activities that provide opportunities to be creative and use our imaginations with a focus on visual arts and crafts. All activities are carefully planned and adapted to maintain physical distance between participants and will adhere to all public health recommendations around health and safety.

All art supplies are included through a generous sponsorship from Heffner Lexus Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

4:30 p.m. - Creative Kids at Kingsdale

Date: Tuesdays for 11 weeks starting September 27

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Location: Kingsdale Community Centre

Cost: $35

Creative arts spark children’s interest and helps them to think and imagine! With a focus on fun, imagination and creativity, Creative Kids is a welcoming program in the arts that fosters a sense of achievement and builds self-confidence. Participants are invited to explore their innate creativity and express themselves artistically.

Each week will include a variety of activities that provide opportunities to be creative and use our imaginations with a focus on visual arts and crafts. All activities are carefully planned and adapted to maintain physical distance between participants and will adhere to all public health recommendations around health and safety.

All art supplies are included through a generous sponsorship from Heffner Lexus Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

5:30 p.m. - Ball is Life at Country Hills

Date: Tuesdays for 11 weeks starting September 20

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Age: 11 to 14 years old

Location: Country Hills Community Centre

Cost: $50

If you love basketball and can’t get enough then Ball is Life!! Join us for dedicated gym time to practice your basketball skills, benefit from one-on-one coaching and join in on pick-up games.

Register online

6 p.m. - Creative Kids at Kingsdale

Date: Tuesdays for 11 weeks starting September 27

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Location: Kingsdale Community Centre

Cost: $35

Creative arts spark children’s interest and helps them to think and imagine! With a focus on fun, imagination and creativity, Creative Kids is a welcoming program in the arts that fosters a sense of achievement and builds self-confidence. Participants are invited to explore their innate creativity and express themselves artistically.

Each week will include a variety of activities that provide opportunities to be creative and use our imaginations with a focus on visual arts and crafts. All activities are carefully planned and adapted to maintain physical distance between participants and will adhere to all public health recommendations around health and safety.

All art supplies are included through a generous sponsorship from Heffner Lexus Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

7 p.m. - Heart for Art at Forest Heights

Date: Tuesdays for 11 weeks starting September 27

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Age: 11 to 13 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: $60

Heart for Art is a hands-on art program where young people get to try their hand at different mediums of visual arts and get the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and use their creative voice. See how creative arts can spark their ability to think and imagine, set goals and build their confidence. All supplies are included through sponsorship from Heffner Lexus and Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

Wednesday

2:30 p.m. - Youth Drop-in at Forest Heights

Date: Wednesdays starting September 28

Time: 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Forest Heights Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

4 p.m. - Leadership Development (BYLD) at Bridgeport Community Centre

Date: Wednesdays for 8 weeks starting October 12

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Age: 12 to 15 years old

Location: Bridgeport Community Centre

Cost: $78.05

Working with children in after-school and summer programs is a great way for youth to build their own leadership skills, responsibility, and self-confidence. Fittingly, our Leader Development program (like BYLD pronounced 'build') offers this type of opportunity to local young people from ages 12 to 15.

Youth will gain valuable hands-on leadership and professional development skills that will prepare them for roles in children programming. Participants can receive volunteer hours for completing this course.

Register online

4:30 p.m. - Heart for Art at Downtown CC

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 28

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Age: 11 to 13 years old

Location: Downtown Community Centre

Cost: $60

Heart for Art is a hands-on art program where young people get to try their hand at different mediums of visual arts and get the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and use their creative voice. See how creative arts can spark their ability to think and imagine, set goals and build their confidence. All supplies are included through sponsorship from Heffner Lexus and Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

5 p.m. - Heart for Art at Centreville-Chicopee

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 28

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Age: 11 to 13 years old

Location: Centreville-Chicopee Community Centre

Cost: $60

Heart for Art is a hands-on art program where young people get to try their hand at different mediums of visual arts and get the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and use their creative voice. See how creative arts can spark their ability to think and imagine, set goals and build their confidence. All supplies are included through sponsorship from Heffner Lexus and Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Online registration is not available for this program. Please register in person.

5:30 p.m. - Multi-sport at Centreville-Chicopee

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 28

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Age: 10 to 13 years old

Location: Centreville-Chicopee Community Centre

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Online registration is not available for this program. Please register in person.

6 p.m. - Ball is Life at Chandler Mowat

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 21

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Age: 11 to 14 years old

Location: Chandler Mowat Community Centre

Cost: $50

If you love basketball and can’t get enough then Ball is Life!! Join us for dedicated gym time to practice your basketball skills, benefit from one-on-one coaching and join in on pick-up games.

Online registration is not available for this program. Please register in person.

6:30 p.m. - Teen Cooking Creations at Downtown CC

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 28

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Age: 12 to 15 years old

Location: Downtown Community Centre

Cost: $65

Teen Cooking Creations allows participants ages 12-15 to explore the culinary arts as well as enjoy eating their creations each week! Our youth staff will share strategies for preparing affordable, healthy meals and snacks and we will have lots of fun doing so! A great way to increase confidence in the kitchen while interacting with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

This program is sponsored in part by Heffner Lexus Toyota.

Register online

Thursday

10:30 a.m. - Rugrats Drop-in at Budd Park

Date: Thursdays starting October 6

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Age: 0 to 4 years old

Location: Budd Park

Cost: $2.40 per child, adults are free (debit and credit only for payments)

Kids will enjoy playing with their friends and family in our large indoor space with tons of toys and activities! This program is parent-led and supervised.

No registration required.

5 p.m. - Creative Kids at Bridgeport

Date: Thursdays for 11 weeks starting September 29

Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Location: Bridgeport Community Centre

Cost: $35

Creative arts spark children’s interest and helps them to think and imagine! With a focus on fun, imagination and creativity, Creative Kids is a welcoming program in the arts that fosters a sense of achievement and builds self-confidence. Participants are invited to explore their innate creativity and express themselves artistically.

Each week will include a variety of activities that provide opportunities to be creative and use our imaginations with a focus on visual arts and crafts. All activities are carefully planned and adapted to maintain physical distance between participants and will adhere to all public health recommendations around health and safety.

All art supplies are included through a generous sponsorship from Heffner Lexus Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

5:30 p.m. - Woman Winning Thursday at Kingsdale

Date: Wednesdays for eight weeks starting October 13

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Age: 12 to 15 years old

Location: Kingsdale Community Centre

Cost: free

Women Winning Thursdays will host a series of eight-week workshops focusing on youth programming and local guest speakers to discuss all things women: women in small businesses, women in tech, women and art, women's health and wellness, healthy relationships, and more!

Register online

7 p.m. - Heart for Art at Bridgeport

Date: Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting September 28

Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Age: 11 to 13 years old

Location: Bridgeport Community Centre

Cost: $60

Heart for Art is a hands-on art program where young people get to try their hand at different mediums of visual arts and get the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and use their creative voice. See how creative arts can spark their ability to think and imagine, set goals and build their confidence. All supplies are included through sponsorship from Heffner Lexus and Toyota.

A fee subsidy is available for qualified families.

Register online

Friday

3:30 p.m. - Teen Cooking Creations at Country Hills

Date: Fridays for 11 weeks starting September 30

Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Age: 10 to 14 years old

Location: Country Hills Community Centre

Cost: $65

Teen Cooking Creations allows participants ages 10-14 to explore the culinary arts as well as enjoy eating their creations each week! Our youth staff will share strategies for preparing affordable, healthy meals and snacks and we will have lots of fun doing so! A great way to increase confidence in the kitchen while interacting with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

This program is sponsored in part by Heffner Lexus Toyota.

Register online

6 p.m. - Friday Night Youth Drop-in at Centreville Chicopee

Date: Fridays starting September 23

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Centreville Chicopee Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Centreville Chicopee Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

6 p.m. - Friday Night Youth Drop-in at Chandler Mowat

Date: Fridays starting September 23

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Chandler Mowat Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Chandler Mowat Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

6:30 p.m. - Friday Night Youth Drop-in at Country Hills

Date: Fridays starting September 23

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Country Hills Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Country Hills Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

6:30 p.m. - Friday Night Youth Drop-in at Huron CC

Date: Fridays starting September 30

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Huron Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Huron Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

7 p.m. - Friday Night Youth Drop-in at Forest Heights

Date: Fridays starting September 23

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Age: 12 to 17 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: free

YDI (Youth Drop-In) at Forest Heights Community Centre is a weekly program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. Each week, activities will include a rotation of sports (basketball, soccer, etc.), arts and crafts, group games, board games and so much more! A great way to safely interact with peers and youth staff, while having a fun experience!

No registration required.

Weekend programs

Open the accordions below to learn about Saturday programs.

9:30 a.m. - Multi-sport at Chicopee Hills Public School

Date: Saturdays for 11 weeks starting October 1

Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Age: 4 to 6 years old

Location: Chicopee Hills Public School

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

9:30 a.m. - Multi-sport at Kingsdale

Date: Saturdays for 11 weeks starting October 1

Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Location: Kingsdale Community Centre

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

10:30 a.m. - Multi-sport at Downtown CC

Date: Saturdays for 11 weeks starting October 1

Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Age: 7 to 11 years old

Location: Downtown Community Centre

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

11 a.m. - Multi-sport at Chicopee Hills Public School

Date: Saturdays for 11 weeks starting October 1

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Age: 7 to 10 years old

Location: Chicopee Hills Public School

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

11:15 a.m. - Multi-sport at Kingsdale

Date: Saturdays for 11 weeks starting October 1

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Age: 8 to 12 years old

Location: Kingsdale Community Centre

Cost: $52

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

2:30 p.m. - Multi-Sport at Forest Heights

Date: Saturdays for 10 weeks starting October 1

Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Age: 8 to 11 years old

Location: Forest Heights Community Centre

Cost: $47

Multisport provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn skills and fundamentals of popular sports. Start a life-long appreciation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each week our coaches will focus on building children’s confidence and developmental skills to be successful in a variety of sports such as: Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Kickball, and many more!

Register online

PD day camps

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Holiday camps

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March Break camps

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Accessibility and support

If your child has a disability and needs help to take part in a program, you can request inclusion support.

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees. Our goal is to make city-run programs accessible to everyone.