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  

The Youth Action Committee is hosting a 50’s diner dinner on Wednesday July 10, 2019

Town Park Recreation Centre
$20/family of 5 or $5/person
All profit will go towards future youth initiatives
Come in for a Hot Dog, fries and a milk shake!
Entertainment including Karaoke

Leadership Programs

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.

Youth and Seniors Summer Series

A new activity every Thursday, including pickleball, swimming, baking and more.  See the schedule below.  $1/participant


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.


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.

Drop In

Drop In at the Town Park Recreation Centre during available times to try out any of the following activities!

  • Gym Drop In: Use the gym and equipment we have available to get active with friends! Anything from basketball, soccer, floor hockey, and scooter boards, we have it all!
  • Games Room Drop In: Tons to do including fosse-ball, shuffleboard, pool (13+), and a brand new Ping Pong Table!
  • Youth Lounge Drop In: A Space to hang out, play a board game, cards or Wii!


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