Recreation, Leisure & Culture Programs

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COVID 19 Update

All registered recreation programs and registration are cancelled until further notice. Information relating to the COVID19 situation is posted regularly on our COVID-19 Updates page. Check this page frequently for up-to-date information. 

Go to our Aquatics and Day Camp pages for more details on current opportunities. For information on outdoor fitness opportunities, see the 'Adult and Older Adult Programs' section below. 

Recreation programs, schedules and drop-ins 

Port Hope offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs for all ages delivered by our caring, experienced staff. We are proud to hold a designation as a Youth Friendly Community and HIGH FIVE Accreditation.
For all of our programming download our Municipality of Port Hope Leisure Guide here or see the information below.
For all program and drop-in cancellations, please check the Cancellation Page for monthly updates.

 

link to register online

Aquatics and Programs Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our program evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PH-Programs 

Camp Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our camp evaluation for the program that you or your child is registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/daycamp-2019 

Fitness Evaluation

We would love to hear what you think!  Please fill out our program evaluation for the program that you are registered for.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PH-Fitness-Evaluation  

Whether you are learning to swim, staying active, or becoming a certified aquatics leader, our aquatic programs promote learning valued skills and achieving your personal best in a safe and fun environment.  Aquatic programs follow the HIGH FIVE standards to quality recreational programming. We focus on developing friendships, skills, giving every child a chance to play and participate as well as having a positive relationship with a caring adult.

For all Aquatics programs visit our Aquatics page

 

 

 

 

 


Children’s programs follow the HIGH FIVE standards to quality recreational programming. We focus on developing friendships, skills, giving every child a chance to play and participate as well as having a positive relationship with a caring adult.

Please see the attached sections below to view the complete details on all the Spring 2019 programs

Activities with Parents

Parents must actively participate in these programs listed below.  All classes are 10 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated.

Activities without Parents

The following are programs that encourage independence for children without the participation of their parent/guardian.

All Youth programs provide youth with the development of life skills and focus on the 7 developmental needs of youth. All programs promote healthy choices and active living.

For all Youth programs visit our Youth and Activities page

Youth Events 

Youth Events are a guaranteed good time!  A wide variety of activities are available for you!  Contact the Child and Youth Coordinator for more details at the Town Park Recreation Centre.  905-885-7908  youth@porthope.ca

Youth Programs

Youth programs offer youth the opportunity to build self-confidence, learn new skills, and build new relationships.

Youth Action Committee - The Youth Action Committee is composed of driven and enthusiastic leaders from ages 12-18 who strive to see positive development toward youth recreation and culture throughout the Municipality of Port Hope.  Contact the Child and Youth Coordinator today for more information at youth@porthope.ca.

Ages: 12-18 years

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)

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

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

 

Ice skating is a low-impact activity that enhances fitness and improves balance and coordination. Various activity options allow you to spend time with family and friends.

For the Skating schedule visit our Arena page

The Municipality of Port Hope's Day Camp provides children with memories that will last a lifetime. The Day Camp program follows the HIGH FIVE standards of quality programming and is led by trained and qualified staff.

For the Day Camp information visit our Day Camp page or see the information below.

Camp Details

Nut-Sensitive Environment - Due to nut allergies, we ask that NO NUTS or other nut-added products be brought to camp.

Sick/Absent Campers - If your child is displaying signs of illness, please do not send them to camp for the consideration of other campers and staff.  If your child will not be attending camp on a day that they are registered, please call the Town Park Recreation Centre at 905-885-7908 or e-mail daycamp@porthope.ca to notify staff.

Medications - If a child requires prescription medication on a regular basis that is to be administered at camp, please note the following procedures for sending medication to camp.

  1. Parents must indicate at registration the type of medication, dosage, and optimum time of dispense.
  2. Only send the correct dose for the week.
  3. All medications must be in its prescription bottle with the child's name and dosage.
  4. Staff are not permitted to administer nonprescription drugs at camp.

Day Camp - Our Day Camp is offered for ages 4-12 years.  With flexible registration options, you can select with day-at-a-time or full-week options.  Our trained staff will be sure to offer your child a fun and unique experience.     

Please bring:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Backpack to carry everything in
Whether you're looking to stay active, meet new people or engage with your community, we have a variety of classes, drop-ins & events for you to participate in.

Outdoor Fitness Park

The outdoor fitness park at Cavan Street Park is ready for you to use.  This equipment, geared to ages 13 years and up, is available to those who are out on the trail, or those that want to enjoy the benefits of physical activity in an outdoor setting.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

The following fitness classes will be offered this summer. Classes will run outdoors and will be cancelled in the event of rain or extreme heat. All particiapnts must be registered to participate, there are no drop-ins at this time. Please note, participants must come already changed and must bring their own water bottle. 

  • Pole Walking
    Complete a 3-5 km walk through the downtown core along the Ganaraska River. The session begins with a gentle stretch, then walkers head off for an hour. Participants are encouraged to bring their own poles; however disinfected poles are available for use if needed. No experience in pole walking necessary! Walkers meet at Riverside Park across the street from the Ruth Clarke Centre on Wednesdays from 9:00am-10:00am.
  • Outdoor Yin Yoga
    Yin yoga is a passive and soothing approach to yoga. All poses will be slow, without any standing, and each pose will be held for at least 3 minutes. The class will provide an opportunity to calm the mind while soaking up the summer sunshine. Participants must bring their own yoga mat as well as a cushion and a blanket. The class runs Mondays from 9:00 am-10:00 am at Memorial Park.
  • Outdoor Hatha Yoga
    Refresh your body and mind with this very gentle form of Hatha Yoga. This outdoor class will facilitate relaxation through mindful movements immersed in the pulse of nature. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and small blanket. The class runs Thursdays from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the Town Park Recreation Centre lower fields. 

Classes will be offered for a 4-5 week session starting the week of July 27 and ending the week of August 24. Online and phone registration (905-885-2474) is ongoing throughout the summer. 

Art & Culture Programs and Workshops

Interested in art and culture programs?  Please share your ideas with Sherrie Aldred, Recreation and Culture Coordinator at saldred@porthope.ca

Try one of our arts AND culture programs!

Fitness Programs

Which fitness class is for you?  Did you know that the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend adults and older adults participate in 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity each week?  Sign up for our fitness classes and take your first steps towards a healthier you!  All classes are 10 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated.

Registration:
Coming soon.

Drop into any of the programs below during the time that works for you!  Equipment available for these activities or bring your own.  Participants will be expected to set up their own equipment.  Open during facility hours.  All programs are for ages 18 years and older unless specified.  

*Please be advised that all drop-in programs are subject to cancellation.  Please check the Cancellation Schedule for monthly updates.

Badminton - Geared to older adults.  Low impact indoor sport in a fun, recreational and social atmosphere. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Indoor Shuffleboard - Geared to older adults.  Try out your strength and coordination with this fun and social program. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Indoor Tennis- A fun social experience. Learn from others and keep up your game during the winter months. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Fun4Life- For people with special needs 18 yrs+. Offered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Northumberland Family Respite and Community Living West Northumberland to enhance opportunities in physical activity, life skills and nutrition. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Men's Activity Club - Join in the social club with cribbage, Texas hold'em, special events, coffee and goodies.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Pickleball - A sport in which two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similar to a whiffle ball) over a net.  Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Family Pickleball- Drop in for a fun evening of recreational Pickleball and stay active as a family. Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Ping Pong Club - A sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small paddle.  We now have 3 tables! Location: Town Park Recreation Centre

 

Port Hope Walkers - Participate in the Indoor Walking program and stay safe while being active.  Enjoy some exercise while meeting new people.  This program is FREE!

Our 55+ centre provides an opportunity for community engagement, social inclusion and physical activity through a wide variety of programming available. Become a member of the centre to enjoy the benefits our programs have to offer.

For all Ruth Clarke programs visit our Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page