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

We also post weekly virtual events on our website.

Register for a program

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. COVID-19 safety
  3. Proof of vaccination
  4. After-school programs
  5. Weekend programs
  6. Holiday camps
  7. March Break camps
  8. Accessibility and support

COVID-19 updates

Many City of Kitchener indoor and outdoor facilities are beginning to open for limited public use

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


COVID-19 safety

Visit our COVID-19 safety for youth programs page to find:

  • in-person safety measures
  • resources for parents
  • emergency childcare
  • mental health resources

Proof of vaccination

Individuals entering a City of Kitchener recreation facility or community centre must show proof of vaccination via a paper or electronic copy of their vaccine record as well as identification. Some exceptions apply. Learn more.  

You can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal


After-school programs

Open the accordions below to learn about and register for after-school programs.

Mondays

HITT (virtual)

Dates: weekly on Mondays starting October 18

Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Age: 7 to 12 years old

Get your child moving at home with a safe and effective full body workout to energizing music. Each HITT exercise is designed to keep your child engaged for the entire session while going at their own pace. This program requires no additional equipment or supplies.

Register online

Tuesdays

Relaxation Recreation (virtual)

Date: weekly on Tuesdays

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Age: 6 to 9 years old

A chance to build your child’s mindfulness skills while engaging in the power of play and activities. This program provides a calming space that allows children to build friendships while working on therapeutic activities and crafts. Supplies for this program are included in the registration fee and will be available for pickup the week prior to the program start date.

Register online

Calm Corners & Connections (virtual)

Date: weekly on Tuesdays starting October 12

Time: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Age: 10 to 12 years old

Calm Corners & Connections is a relaxing and supportive virtual program for kids age 10-12. With the stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Calm Corners & Connections encourages social interaction and connectedness between children, as they engage in fun group activities or discussions. Each week there will be a variety of activities that allow them to explore important topics, such as hope, empowerment, self-esteem, and time management. There will also be relaxing activities based on popular coping strategies, such as gratitude, journaling, yoga, and colouring. This program requires minimal supplies, each week the kids will need blank paper, a pencil, and the colouring utensils of their choice. 

Register online

Wednesdays

Junior Explorers (virtual)

Date: weekly on Wednesdays starting October 13

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

Age: 6 to 8 years old

Junior Explorers is an exciting virtual program for kids age 6-8 who are looking to have some fun while making new friends! Each session has a theme with creative activities, crafts, and games to match. Kids will be provided with an engaging and interactive experience, in a supervised and inclusive setting. This program requires minimal supplies. For each session, they will need blank paper, a pencil, and the coloring utensils of their choice.

Register online

Dance Fitness (virtual)

Date: weekly on Wednesdays starting October 13

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Age: 7 to 12 years old

Fitness based dance is a fun way for participants of all skill levels to work up a sweat to popular songs and dances. Each week will have a selection of songs and moves inspired by Tik Tok, Disney, and more.

Register online

Exploration 2.0 (virtual)

Date: weekly on Wednesdays starting October 13

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Age: 9 to 12 years old

Exploration 2.0 is an exciting virtual program for kids age 9-12 who are looking to have some fun while making new friends! Each session has a theme with creative activities, crafts, and games to match. Kids will be provided with an engaging and interactive experience, in a supervised and inclusive setting. This program requires minimal supplies. For each session, they will need blank paper, a pencil, and the coloring utensils of their choice.

Register online

Thursdays

Creative Kids (virtual)

Date: weekly on Thursdays starting October 14

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

Age: 6 to 8 years old

Creative Kids Arts and Crafts is an exciting virtual program for kids aged 6-8. Each week features a fun art challenge that encourages creativity and will help participants build on their existing skills. There will also be several other guided art projects and games that follow the theme of each week. This inclusive program is great for all skill levels. Supplies for this program are included in the registration fee and will be available for pickup the week prior to the program start date.

Register online

All About Art (virtual)

Date: weekly on Thursdays starting October 14

Time: 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Age: 9 to 12 years old

All About Art is an exciting virtual program for kids aged 9-12. Each week features a fun art challenge that encourages creativity and will help participants build on their existing skills. There will also be several other guided art projects and games that follow the theme of each week. This inclusive program is great for all skill levels. Supplies for this program are included in the registration fee and will be available for pickup the week prior to the program start date.

Register online

Weekend programs

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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 leisure support.

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