2017 Summer Day Camps/Group Camps
The Hamilton Conservation Authority offers a variety of summer day camp programs based out of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Programs are available for children and youth ages 7-14. If your child likes to explore the great and learn more about the species of animals and insects found in the area, we have the perfect program for you! www.ConservationHamilton.ca or contact Beth Stormont, Education Program Manager 905-627-1233 or email bethdvca@ConservationHamilton.ca

AIM – Archery In Motion (ages 11 – 19)
AIM participants meet in the Youth Centre basement on Monday evenings at 6pm for Gr. 6 – 8 and 7:45pm for Gr. 9 – 12. Students receive archery instruction, a brief character education, a snack and practice time to become a skilled archer! Cost is $25 for 8 weeks. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown Space is limited. For details, email scott.d@yfcwaterdown.com

Axiom (ages 13-19)
Young men meet Tuesdays after school at the Youth Centre till 5 pm (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. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown.  For details email marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com

Canadian Tire JumpStart Program
Canadian Tire JumpStart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence. For more information on the JumpStart program or wondering if you would be eligible for funding please contact Flamborough Information and Community Services   905-689-7880 and we will facilitate this process.

Chill Zone (ages 10 – 13)
Watch for details about Friday evening drop-in activities called Chill Zone for grades 6 – 8 kids.  The Youth Centre will be open every other week from 6:30 – 9pm. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown.  For information email scott.d@yfcwaterdown.com

Downtime  (ages 10 – 13)
Watch for details about an after school program from 3:00 – 5:00 called Downtime. This occurs on the off week of Chill Zone and allows kids to relax and unwind together after the school week, hang out and explore friendships and discussions on a deeper level. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown  For information email scott.d@yfcwaterdown.com

Flamborough Youth Centre at the YMCA

Held on Fridays (7:30 pm–9:30 pm)  Hang out area and gym space. Ages 10 – 15yrs.  Fee per use if non-member. YMCA at   905-690-3555

Flamborough YMCA
Offers different youth programs throughout the week in the evenings. Contact the YMCA 905-690-3555 for further information.

Healthy Community – Healthy Youth Flamborough  (HC-HY)
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 www.focusonthe40.ca or www.facebook.com/hchyflamborough or contact Penny Deathe  p.deathe@sympatico.ca

Girl’s Club meets Wednesday after school till 5 pm. Girls begin to understand their value and worth in order to live out their full potential. Topics discussed range from goals and dreams for the future, to pressures and stress from school, friends and family, and of course, boys! iMatter is a safe place to talk and deal with the issues all girls face and to discover truth about who they really are. Other activities include baking, dance, skating, swimming, etc. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown  For details, contact josie.b@yfcwaterdown.com

Leader Corps
Flamborough YMCA. Fridays from 5:30 pm-7:15 pm Youth ages 10 – 18 yrs enhance their leadership skills helping to plan events and help with dances. Must be a member to take part in this service. 905-690-3555

Learn to Sew
St James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Classes for kids, teens & adults email learntosew4kids@gmail.com for class schedules & fees

Lunch Drop In (ages 13-19)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 10:45 am – 1:15 pm. 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. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown For information, email info@yfcwaterdown.com

Monthly Date Nights
Do you want to go out on a date night with that someone special but don’t know what to do with the kids? Robyn Carey & Jenay Ward, ECEs,offer a movie & pizza dinner night at St James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown for children in the community age one and older. Cost is only $20 per child for a fun night out. To check upcoming dates or reserve a spot, email Robyn at robby340@sympatico.ca

Ontario Early Years
Lynden United Church, 27 Lynden Rd. Lynden, Wednesday morning 9 am-12noon.
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:
Take part with their children in a range of programs and activities
Get answers to questions
Get information about programs and services that are available for young children
Talk to early years professionals as well as with other parents and caregivers in the community
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

Open Mic Music Nite (ages 13 – 19)
Last Friday of every month, high school youth are welcome to come hang out and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of music, friends, and local talent. 7 – 9 pm at the Youth Centre. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown For details, contact marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
Open to youth between the ages of 12-18. Dundas Sea Cadets meet at the Dundas Lions Community Centre, 10 Market St. S. in Dundas Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm. For more information contact 905-627-5622 www.dundasseacadets.com

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.

Beavers: ages 5 – 7 yrs

Cubs: ages 8 – 10 yrs

Scouts: ages 11 – 14 yrs

Ventures: ages 14 – 17 yrs

Rovers: ages 18 – 26 yrs

Carlisle contact: Andrea McRae, Group Commissioner carlislescouts@bell.net
3rd Waterdown contact: Wanda Chevrier, Group Commissioner info.3rdwaterdown@gmail.com

Summer Camp (ages 13-18)
August 8 – 12th only. Sponsored by YFC/Youth Unlimited 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown
Teens meet friends from other YU satellites and travel a short distance to a camp setting. Youth enjoy raft races, contests, talent shows and more. For more information contact YFC Waterdown: marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com or call 905-690-9639

Summer Sports Day Camp (ages 6 – 12)
For the younger children, our summer sports day camps are developed with family in mind. Excellent summer sports programs are offered at an affordable rate of $140 per week. Co-ed camps are provided for children ages 6 to 12. 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. www.onsideathletics.ca or email info@onsidesports.ca Held at YFC/Youth Unlimited 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown

Supie Program 2017
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 locations call  905- 546- 3747 or go to www.hamilton.ca. and type Supie in the search bar.

Vacation Bible School
Monday August 21st-Friday August 25th ONLY.
Bethel Church Kerns Rd. and Hwy 5. Takes place each morning 9 am – 12 noon  for children JK to Grade 5. They will enjoy games, crafts, stories, singing, puppets, snacks and more. Registration and information at www.bethelcrc.ca or 905-689-7796.

Vacation Bible School
Tuesday August 8th-Friday August 11th  ONLY St James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown, Children ages 3-10yrs. For more information go to www.stjameswaterdown.ca

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.

  • Sparks (5-6 years)
  • Brownies (7-8 years)
  • Guides (9-11)
  • Pathfinders (12-14)

New Adult Volunteers are always welcome!
Call                 905-547-4389 Ext. 3107
Toll-Free                      1-877-323-4545

Youth Dance
Lynden United Church 4th Friday of the month 7 pm-10 pm 519-647-3925

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 or Email fics@infoflam.on.ca
YES is located at 163 Dundas St. E., Waterdown.

YFC/Youth Unlimited Waterdown
A Place to Connect
The Youth Centre provides programs, events and mentoring for teens and pre-teens. Staff and volunteers are available to offer support and direction. Our programs and activities inspire youth –ages 11 to 19—and motivate them to explore safe paths physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We see the hope and potential in every young person. Located at 273 Parkside Dr. Waterdown. www.yfcwaterdown.com 905-690-9639

Youth Waves Recording Studio (ages 13-19)
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. Thursdays after school till 5pm or by appointment at the YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr. Waterdown.  905-690-9639  Contact marcel.k@yfcwaterdown.com

Working with Wool
4H Club and Cambridge Spinners and Weavers offer this at Westover Women’s Institute. Contact Barb Laking 905-659-3465 for dates and times.

40 Hours Community Involvement
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 Volunteer Flamborough 905-689-7880 or email volflam@hpl.ca and request to be registered so you can  start receiving notices of volunteer opportunities.

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