Youth Programs & Activities


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.

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.

For more information on our programs contact the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at

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Youth Action Committee

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.

Contact your Child & Youth Program Coordinator today for more information  

Youth Events

Youth Workshop Series- Baking, cooking, sewing, time management, communication, banking and budgeting and more. Location: Port Hope Community Hub

Last Wednesday of the month September – April 6:00-8:00pm

Ages 12-15


Youth Halloween Scavenger Haunt- Hosted by the Municipality of Port Hope Youth Action Committee For more information please contact Leanne Clarke, Child and Youth Program Coordinator [905-885-7908,]. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

October 26, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages 12-15

Fee: $5/person

Youth Halloween Craft Night- Come out for a fun night of crafts. In partnership with the Port Hope Public Library.  Pre-register by calling 905-885-7908.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the Port Hope Community Hub



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 for a full schedule
of activities in April at Locations: Various locations throughout Port Hope

May 1-7, 2020

Fees apply based on individual activities

Youth Programs

youth center  at the town park recreation center logo

We offer a number of special events for youth including Skate Park Competitions, Midnight Basketball, Dances, Road Hockey.

Youth Open Art- Youth will dabble in a variety of projects including painting, sculpting, 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

Winter 1 2019/2020: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2 2020: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 12-15

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

Winter 1 2019/2020: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Winter 2 2020 (9 weeks): Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

Ages: 13-17

Youth Drop-In 

Cameco Gym Drop-in- 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 yrs+. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

Ages: 9+

Fee: $1.00 (17 years and under)

Family Pickleball- Drop in for a fun evening of recreational Pickleball and stay active as a family.

Dates: September 18, 2019 - April 22, 2020
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Ages: 10+

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

Fall 2019 (8 weeks): Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Winter 1 2019/2020: Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Winter 2 2020 (9 weeks): Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm

Ages: 12-15

Fee: $1.00

Youth Drop-in- A weekly drop-in for youth which provides a safe space that includes various activities and food. Offered in partnership with Municipality of Port Hope, Port Hope Community Centre, Rebound Child & Youth Services and Port Hope Police. Offered Sept 2019-June 2020. Location: Community Health Centres of Northumberland, 99 Toronto Road, Port Hope

Tuesdays 2:40-4:30pm

Ages: 12+


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

Fall 2019 (9 weeks): Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Winter 1 2019/2020: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Winter 2 2020: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Ages: 13-18

Fee: $1 (17 and under); $3.75 (18)

Youth Centre Drop-in- 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 yrs+. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

3:00-6:00pm- Ages: 9+
6:00-8:00pm- Ages 13+

Fee: $1.00 (17 years and under)


Port Hope Skate Park

youth on skateboard slides down a stair rail at a skate park62 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.



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