2016 Summer Day Camps/Group Camps
The Hamilton Conservation Authority offers a variety of summer day camp programs at several of our Conservation Areas. If your child wants to have adventures in the Dundas Valley, take a hike or 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 Beth.Stormont@ConservationHamilton.ca

A free, confidential and anonymous support program for families and friends of people whose lives have been affected by alcohol.  Mondays 8 pm, Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St N. Waterdown

Alternatives For Youth
Alternatives for Youth (AY) offers confidential counselling for youth and families of Waterdown District Secondary School that are experiencing difficulties related to the misuse of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.  The AY program focuses on: the prevention of substance abuse, the reduction or elimination of problem substance abuse, and the provision of strategies to reduce the number and severity of relapses.  Support for family and friends is also available so that they can understand and encourage the client’s efforts at learning to make positive lifestyle changes, and choices.  This program is offered at Waterdown District Secondary School and is for those attending this school only. For more information call 905-527-4469     www.ay.on.ca

AWANA Kids Mid-Week Program
Mid September to the end of April, Wednesdays 6:30 pm- 8 pm. Children 3 – 11 yrs of age. Awana consists of 3 half hour segments including high energy competitive games, a handbook time where children learn and recite Bible verses for awards, and a presentation of Bible stories and character developing lessons. Highlights of the year include AWANA Store nights, theme nights, a Grand Prix pine derby car race, and an end of the year awards dinner with entertainment. (Children can begin attending anytime throughout the year.)   Flamborough Baptist Church 41 Concession 5 East.  905-689-8476 or www.flambc.org

Tuesdays after school till 5 pm (during school year) Youth group ages 13-19 can connect with each other and their mentors to talk about everything a teenager could want to discuss… Faith, friends, family and everything in between.  YFC Waterdown Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown.

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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 pm- 5 pm (during school year) Youth can hang out and connect with each other, staff and volunteers. This is more of a social time Take part In Floor Ball, Dodge Ball, Pool, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, (homework if desired) and the occasional organized activity …YFC Waterdown Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown

Flamborough Youth Centre at the YMCA
Held on Fridays (7:30 pm–9:30 pm) offering PS2, PS3, Ping Pong, Foosball and other games. Special events and contests, X Box 360, Air Hockey, Hang out area and gym space. Ages 10 – 15yrs.  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 Lynda Wigood  lwigood15@gmail.com and Penny Deathe  p.deathe@sympatico.ca

Girls Club meets Wednesday after school till 5 pm. We seek to help all girls understand their worth and value and to live out their full potential, right now! We discuss topics that range from our 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 to mentors and peers who have dealt with, or are dealing with the issues all girls seem to face and to discover truth about who they really are. We also like to engage in activities together such as; baking, dance, skating, swimming, etc. It is a great place to meet new people, build friendships and have fun!! We would love to see you there!   YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Waterdown

Leader Corps
Flamborough YMCA. Fridays from 5:30 pm-7:30 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 Program
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 10:45 am – 1:15 pm. YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr, Waterdown Hang out on main floor enjoy fellowship and a free lunch or play floorball, pool, ping pong, air hockey in the basement with the staff and volunteers.

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 2016! August 2-6th only.
Sponsored by YFC Waterdown. Teens aged 13-18 enjoy raft races, gross contests to talent shows. For more information contact YFC Waterdown at Info@yfcwaterdown.com or call 905-6-690-9639

Supie Program 2016
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.

The Bridge
Come out, share a meal and engage in conversations about faith, life and Jesus in a non threatening, non judgmental environment.  Our first series will take us through the Youth Alpha video course covering topics such as ‘Life:  Is This it?’, ‘Jesus:  Who is He?’, and ‘Spirit:  Who is the Holy Spirit and What does He do?’  YFC Waterdown, 273 Parkside Dr. Waterdown, Thursday evenings starting March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm – dinner is provided and it’s all FREE!
Contact Lynda Bonus, YFC Waterdown, lynda.b@yfcwaterdown.com 905-690-9639

The Orchard Morning Summer Camp
July 4th to the 8th only. Flamborough Baptist Church.  Free to the community for kids 4-11 yrs of age. The morning consists of upbeat music, dramas, crafts, snacks, energetic games; interactive Bible stories, a daily cartoon segment, and fun take home trinkets. The week culminates on Friday with a family BBQ and entertainment. All staff undergoes proper screening and background checks.  For registration and more information call 905-689-8476   or   www.flambc.org.  Spaces are limited

Vacation Bible School
August 22nd to the 26th only. Bethel Church Kerns Rd. and Hwy 5. Takes place each morning for children JK to Grade 5. They will enjoy games, crafts, stories, singing, puppets, snacks and more. In keeping with the summer Olympics, our theme is “Paul’s Race- God’s Grace.” Registration and information at www.bethelcrc.ca or 905-689-7796.

Vacation Bible School
Monday August 22nd-Friday August 26th  ONLY
St James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown, Children ages 3-10yrs. For more information go to www.stjameswaterdown.ca

Vacation Bible School
Monday, July 11th – 15th ONLY
Zion United Reformed Church Sheffield, 9:30 am-11:30 am, Children aged 3-13. Join us at Ocean Commotion as we dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis. Registration is free and snacks will be provided. For more information and to register www.zurch.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

Waterdown Information & Sexual Health Centre
The Waterdown Information & Sexual Health Centre provides a range of confidential services to the adolescent population such as counselling, information, free pregnancy and STD testing, abstinence information, low-cost oral contraceptives, as well as free condoms and emergency contraceptive pill (ECP).
The Centre is open from 3 – 6 p.m.  Wednesdays (drop in, no appointment necessary) and is located at 315 Dundas St E (2nd floor), Waterdown. Call for information 905-546-3541

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

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 find Inspiration
The Centre will provide activities specifically designed to appeal to teens, with volunteers and staff available to offer support and provide direction. Programs that inspire teens will motivate them to explore new paths. Supervision will ensure a safe place for youth to discover their potential.  273 Parkside Dr. Waterdown; for programs and times visit our website www.yfcwaterdown.com 905-690-9639 Contact us for information on “The Bridge” a new event starting March 31st.

Youth Waves Recording Studio
An outlet for teens between age 13-19 to record their own music. Thursdays after school till 5 pm or by appointment at the YFC Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr. Waterdown  905-690-9639

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
July 1st students going into 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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