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Children's Programs 5-13 yrs

Loyalist Recreation Services Department children's programs give participants a chance to do what they love, as well as learn something new.  The wide variety of programs offered help children reach their full potential, learn how to live an active lifestyle, build self confidence and make new friends.

To register online please visit our Online Registration page.

Art Attack
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 5-9
Is your child in love with arts and crafts? If yes, then this is the class for them! An instructor will lead your child through a variety of fun and exciting crafts each week using several different craft materials such as pom poms, glitter glue and so much more.

Babysitters Course
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 11+
In-depth program guided by the Canada Safety Council. Upon successful
completion of the course, a certificate and wallet card will be issued.
Please bring the following items with you to the course: paper and pen,
doll or teddy bear, snacks, and drinks. 

Breaker’s Basketball
Location:Odessa PS or Ernestown SS
Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Dribble, pass and shoot the ball! Be part of an awesome team, learn
new skills and drills, and compete in a fun and exciting league of
Breakers Basketball.

Children’s Dance
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 5-8 yrs
Ages 9-13 yrs

Your child will get a taste of a variety of different dance styles in this entertaining class! From pliés to breaking it down, your young dancer will love grooving to the beat, while learning a bunch of new moves. This program will introduce your
child to the world of dance and give them a great opportunity to express
themselves in a new and exciting way!

Extreme Art
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 7+
During this extreme art class your child is sure to get messy and have a blast while doing so. We will be using a variety of different mediums such as clay, plaster bandage, canvases and so much more allowing your child to come home with some long lasting creations that they will cherish for years to come.

Family Yoga
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 6+
Get your family moving while spending quality time together! This
program will enhance your spirit, body and mind through yoga poses and
activities for parents and children to do together.
Cost is for child only; parent/guardian is FREE! Only one parent/guardian may
accompany each child.

Stay Safe!
Location: W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre, Lower Meeting Room
Ages 9-13
Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges.
The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate
skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve
his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own,
youth will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different
situations. Students will receive a Stay Safe! workbook and certificate
at the end of the course.

Karate Kids
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 6-12
Students will learn the basics of a very traditional martial art, taught in
a fun and engaging way. Sensei Ashley William Johnson, a 6th degree
black belt and certified teacher with the Ontario college of teachers has
been teaching youth for over 25 years. Students will learn patience, discipline
and control, and maybe even a few secrets of Martial Arts. This
class is designed to accommodate all levels. No experience necessary.

Mini Chefs
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 5-9
For the love of food! Experience everything the kitchen has to offer
with this exciting instructed program. Learn about prep work, basic
kitchen skills and safety, and how to tidy up after yourself while
making fun food that tastes great! This is a cooking class for children
that have an interest in food and working in the kitchen. Please send
a water bottle and container with your child each class.

PA Day-Day Camps
Location: W.J. Henderson Recration Centre Ice Pad
Ages 4-12
Enjoy some outdoor fun as well as crafts and indoor games! Meet
new friends and enjoy a variety of activities with our outgoing staff.
Swimming and rollerblading are included so don’t forget your bathing suit,
towel, rollerblades and helmet. Please pack a PEANUT FREE lunch, lots of snack
and water.

Science Giants
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 5-9
Poof! Sizzle! Pop! This cool class is designed to give your child a chance
to explore the world of science. A new and fun experiment will happen
every week. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Summer Hockey Camp
Location: W.J. Henderson Recration Centre Ice Pad
Ages 8-13
In partnership with the Amherstview Jets, you will fine tune your hockey skills and techniques. You will have 15 hours of ice time, swim everyday, recreational activities and dryland fitness training!

Theatre Kids
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 7-10
A fun way for kids to act out and become their own Shakespeare!
Participants will learn about various aspects of theater such as
acting, costume design, directing, and musical theater. Each drama
lesson will begin and end with a warm up and a cook down activity.

Little Builders
Location:Leisure & Activity Centre​
Ages 5-9
Your child will love building and creating new things in this class!
Children will have the opportunity to build new structures and
creations using a variety of materials such as Lego, card board, popsicle
sticks, blocks, recycled materials and much more. This is a great
opportunity to build fine motor skills, creativity, and friendships!

Kids Play! 
Location:St. John’s Hall, Bath
Ages 4-12
Do you live in or around Bath? Are you looking for something fun for
your kids to do on a Saturday morning? St. John’s Hall in partnership
with Loyalist Township are offering a complimentary sports, games,
and crafts program at St. John’s Hall in Bath. Join us for fun activities,
our instructors are sure to keep you busy from drop off to pick up!
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring indoor shoes, and a water
bottle. Snacks provided. Cost is FREE, but you MUST pre-register.

Location:Amherstview Community Hall
Ages 8-12 years
Build your self-confidence and celebrate girl power! This program
will offer girls the opportunity to make friendships, foster a positive
sense of self and build self-confidence. It will build new relationships,
offer new activities like teambuilding, as well as the opportunity to
make choices, develop new skills and become everything you are
meant to be!

Master Chef
Location:Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 10-12 years
Challenge yourself, show creativity and find your niche in the kitchen
during this instructed cooking class. Learn new recipes, culinary skills
and tricks to becoming the chef in your household.

Children's Tennis
Location:Tennis Courts, Bath
Ages 6 yrs +
Loyalist Township in partnership with the Loyalist Junior Tennis Club
is offering a tennis instruction program. All skill levels are welcome.
Join us for some outdoor fun!

Sports of all Sorts!
Location:Fairfield P.S.
Ages 6-8 yrs. or 9-12 yrs.
Participants will have the opportunity to try out a variety of sports in
a non-competitive environment. Learning the rules of many different
sports, children will not only gain new skills in an active environment,
they will also build friendships learning about sportsmanship
and what it means to be positive teammate! Please bring indoor
running shoes and a water bottle

Ball Hockey
Location:W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre
Ages 6-9 & 10-12
Test your hockey skills and burn off some energy in this fun fast
paced hockey program!

Location:Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 6-10
DANCEPL3Y (dance-play) KIDS is a high-energy physical activity program
that “plays” with dance while promoting positive mental health
through the 3 Rules of PL3Y: Be Positive. Be Fun. Be Yourself. Kids
love learning simple moves from a variety of styles – Hip Hop, Urban,
Ballroom, Bollywood, Lyrical, Jazz/Funk as they get interactive with
their peers. Please wear running shoes and a bottle of water.