The Municipality of Port Hope is proud to be designated as a Platinum Youth Friendly Community through the Playworks Partnership, actively supporting and providing opportunities for the growth and development of our Youth (ages 13 - 19) through play.
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.
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The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is composed of driven and enthusiastic leaders from ages 12- 18 years of age who strive to see positive development toward youth recreation and culture throughout the Municipality of Port Hope.
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Leaders in Training (LIT) for ages 12-13yrs. Recognized as part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture Youth Volunteer and Engagement program. This 2 week mentoring program is designed to enhance leadership skills, teamwork abilities, problem solving and more. Choose program date of July 2-5 and July 8-12 OR Aug 6-9 and Aug 12-16. Running weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. Minimum of 24hours of volunteer time throughout the summer to pass the course. Schedules for LITs will be based on daycamp ratios and availability. Fee: $239.95
Counsellor in Training (CIT). Pre-requisite is the LIT program. CITs will learn day camp and program procedures, HIGH FIVE fundamentals and more. Minimum of 24hours of volunteer time throughout the summer to pass the course. Choose from two course dates either July 2-5 OR Aug 6-9, weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. For ages 13-15yrs. Fee: $133.35. Use the volunteer hours toward your required high school community hours.
We offer a number of special events for youth including Skate Park Competitions, Midnight Basketball, Dances, Road Hockey.
62 McCaul St., Port Hope 905.885.7908
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. The Skate Park is open every day from dawn until dusk, helmets and protective equipment are strongly encouraged. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming events in the Spring and Summer.
Drop In at the Town Park Recreation Centre during available times to try out any of the following activities!
Looking to get involved in your community? Why not volunteer at the Town Park Recreation Centre! We are always looking for extra help with special events and children’s program, what a fun way to give back to your community! Pick up a volunteer application at 62 McCaul Street in Port Hope or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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