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Recreation and afterschool programs for youth and teens in Flamborough

Due to COVID-19 some programs may be paused or moved virtually.

AIM – Archery In Motion
AIM participants meet in the Youth Centre basement on Monday evenings. Students receive archery instruction, a brief character education, a snack and practice time to become a skilled archer! Space is limited.

  • Ages: 11-19
  • When: Monday evenings at 6:00pm (for grades 6 – 8) and 7:45pm (grades 9 – 12)
  • Where:  YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
  • Cost: $25 / 8 weeks
  • For more information, email scott.d@yfcwaterdown.com

Young men meet Tuesdays during school year to connect with each other and their mentors. They talk about everything a teenager could want to discuss: friends, family, faith, girls and everything in between.

  • Ages: 13 – 19
  • When: Tuesdays after school until 5:00pm
  • Where:  YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
  • For more information, email marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com

Canadian Tire JumpStart Program
Canadian Tire JumpStart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.

  • Ages: 4 – 18
  • To see if you are eligible, call Flamborough Connects at 905 689 7880

Chill Zone
Friday evening drop-in activities called Chill Zone for grades 6 – 8 kids.

  • Ages: 10 – 13 (grades 6 – 8)
  • When: Friday, every other week from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Where:  YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
  • For information email scott.d@yfcwaterdown.com

Flamborough Youth Centre at the YMCA
Hang out area and gym space. Fee per use if non-member.

  • Ages: 10 – 15
  • When: Friday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Where:  YMCA
  • For information call 905 690 3555

Flamborough YMCA
Offers different youth programs throughout the week in the evenings.

  • When: Throughout the week, evenings
  • Where:  YMCA
  • For information call 905 690 3555

Healthy Youth Network
A community led initiative to support positive youth development through building developmental assets. Assets are 40 values, positive experiences and qualities that help young people make positive choices in life and avoid engaging in high-risk behaviour. Our vision is that youth are asset-rich, make healthy decisions, are involved in the community, and are supported, loved and cared for by the whole community. For more information visit http://healthyouthnetwork.ca/

Leader Corps
Come to the Flamborough YMCA to enhance leadership skills by helping to plan events and  dances. Must be a member to take part in this service.

  • Ages: 10 – 18
  • When: Fridays from 5:30pm – 7:15pm
  • Where: Flamborough YMCA
  • For more information call 905 690 3555

Learn to Sew
Sewing classes for kids, teens & adults.

  • Ages: kids, teens and adults
  • Where: St James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive
  • For more information email learntosew4kids@gmail.com

Lunch Drop In
High school kids can take a mid-day break from school and drop-in for a free lunch. This program is available for all youth regardless of income level, to come and hang out on the main floor, enjoy a free lunch or head to the basement to play floorball, pool, ping pong, and air hockey.

  • Ages: 13 – 19
  • When: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 10:45 am – 1:15 pm.
  • Where:  YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
  • For information email info@yfcwaterdown.com

Ontario Early Years
Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children six years of age and younger play and learn together. At the Ontario Early Years Centres, parents and caregivers can: 1. Take part with their children in a range of programs and activities, 2. Get answers to questions, 3.Get information about programs and services that are available for young children, 4. Talk to early years professionals as well as with other parents and caregivers in the communit

  • Where: Lynden United Church, 27 Lynden Road, Lynden
  • When: Wednesday morning 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • For more information on activities and events at the Ontario Early Years Centres, you can visit their website at www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/FamilyPrograms.html

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
Dundas Sea Cadets meetings

  • Ages: 12 – 18
  • Where: Dundas Lions Community Centre, 10 Market Street South, Dundas
  • When: Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • For more information contact 905 627 5622

Scouting in Flamborough (2 local groups)
The mission of Scouts Canada is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Youth are divided into five sections based on age group. These programs are open to both male and female.

  • Ages:
    Beavers: ages 5 – 7 years
    Cubs: ages 8 – 10 years
    Scouts: ages 11 – 14 years
    Ventures: ages 14 – 17 years
    Rovers: ages 18 – 26 years
  • For more information contact Andrea McRae (Carlisle), Group Commissioner carlislescouts@bell.net or Wanda Chevrier (Waterdown), Group Commissioner info.3rdwaterdown@gmail.com

Summer Sports Day Camp
For the younger children, our summer sports day camps are developed with family in mind. Excellent summer sports programs and co-ed camps are provided. Each day your child can expect a morning of sports, a healthy snack, team talk, and afternoon activities and/or off site trips. The week ends with a fun water experience off site. A 6 to 1 camper/staff ratio and trained leaders provide your child with a fun and safe experience.

Supie Program
The Recreation Division is offering free drop-in programs in City of Hamilton parks throughout July and August on specific days. Supie Leaders organize games, crafts, sports, special events and theme days for children in the neighbourhood.

  • For more information call 905 546 3747 or go to www.hamilton.ca and type Supie in the search bar.

Waterdown Girl Guides
Girl Guides of Canada is the leadership organization of choice for girls and women in Canada, offering Members the experience of a lifetime. Guiding is an accepting environment with diverse and exciting programs and activities that offer the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and make lasting friendships. Guiding gives girls the tools and resources they need to achieve greatness. New Adult Volunteers are always welcome!

  • Ages:
    Sparks (5-6 years)
    Brownies (7-8 years)
    Guides (9-11)
    Pathfinders (12-14)
  • For more information unitadmin.11@guidesontario.org
    Call 905 547 4389 Ext. 3107
    Toll-Free 1 877 323 4545

Youth Employment Services (YES)
YES operates every summer from May to July. This free service offers help with Summer Jobs, Resume Writing skills, and Interview skills. Stop by the office to register. YES is also linked with Student Employment that is listed on the Internet & Human Resources Development Canada in order to be current with availability of jobs for students. Businesses that are interested in hiring also register with YES.  If you are interested in hiring a student, please call 905-689-7880.

  • When: May – July
  • Where: 163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
  • For more information fics@infoflam.on.ca or call 905 689 7880

Youth Waves Recording Studio
For musical and artistic high school youth, the state-of-the-art studio is the perfect opportunity for students to write and record their own music.

  • Ages: 13 – 19
  • When: Thursdays after school until 5:00pm (or by appointment)
  • Where: YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
  • For more information marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com

Working with Wool
4H Club and Cambridge Spinners and Weavers offer this at Westover Women’s Institute.

  • For more information call Barb Laking 905 659 3465

40 Hours Community Involvement
Flamborough Connects is your local volunteer centre! After the last day of elementary school those students entering grade 9 in September can start putting their volunteer hours toward the mandatory 40 hours of Community Involvement required to graduate. To help you find Volunteer hours throughout your Secondary School years call Flamborough Connects at 905 689 7880 or email admin@flamborughconnects.ca and we will notify you when local opportunities become available. In the meantime, register with Gigit to see all the postings in the community.