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Youth Recreation Programs 11yrs+

Our youth programs engage youth in what they love or allow them to try something new.  From fitness classes to cooking, youth have a chance to develop valuable skills to carry them through the teen years and beyond.




 

Babysitters Course
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
Ages 11+
The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater
emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course
covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content
on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting
promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth
feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete
with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes
to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. Upon
successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued. Please
bring the following items with you to the course: paper and pen, doll or
teddy bear,supeanut free lunch and snacks, and a water bottle.
 
Master Chef

Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
​Ages 10-12
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.

Karate
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
​Ages 12 - 17
Shōrin-ryū is a straightforward pure style of Karate that focuses on
a traditional style taught in a modern way. Sensei Ashley William
Johnson, a 6th degree black belt and certified teacher with the Ontario
college of teachers. Classes are fun and informative and taught with
a mix of traditional martial arts techniques and modern pedagogical
theories. Sensei Ashley emphasizes self-development and individual
progress through rigorous training in Kata, Kumite & Kobudo. This class
is designed to accommodate all levels. No experience necessary.
 
Extreme Art
Location: Leisure & Activity Centre
​Ages 10 - 13
During this extreme art class participants will be given the opportunity
to create using a variety of different art mediums such as clay, plaster,
canvases and so much more. This program will challenge youth to
think creatively in a safe environment, building self-confidence while
having fun.
 
Location:W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre
Ages: 15+
This one-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with
children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, swim instructors)
improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth training in the
HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders
understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional,
and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain
knowledge, tips, and resources to enhance their programs as well as
their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also
include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental
health and moderate to vigorous physical activity. A must for anyone
interested in working with children, this High Five course is also a
requirement for youth seeking employment with Loyalist Township’s
children’s programs, summer camps and aquatics.
 
Youth Movie Night
Location:Leisure & Activity Centre
​Ages: 13-16
During this extreme art class participants will be given the opportunity
to create using a variety of different art mediums such as clay, plaster,
canvases and so much more. This program will challenge youth to
think creatively in a safe environment, building self-confidence while
having fun.