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Youth Programming

YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMMING

Spring 2022

Registration opens April 11

Essex Empowerment Girls Group

Description: This group will be a mentorship style program that is meant to give young girls, in grades 5-8 a sense of self. To get to know the true them. To love every part of who they are physically, mentally and emotionally. We want them to find what they are passionate about and empower them to be everything that they can be!

The goal of this program will be to send its group out to the world with a feeling of empowerment. We want our 'graduates' to think for themselves, be leaders, show bravery and pass this message on. This program is possible through the Essex Power Fund.

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

10 – 14 years

Wednesday

May 4 – June 22

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

8

FREE

Energy Zone

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca  

 Woodland Wanderer

Description: Young explorers will adventure together and search for evidence of the animals that inhabit the forest. They will discover spring life in the pond, learn to balance on logs, how to work together, how to dig and use shovels, practice sitting and reflecting on their time in the forest while playing and having fun in the great outdoors. This program is led by Natural Pathways Forest & Nature School and takes place at their site.

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

6-12 years

Saturday

May 21 – June 25

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

6

$130

1431 Gore Rd. Harrow

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Jr. Creative Canvas

Description: Let our instructor guide you in painting a new piece of art each week. Students will learn the Elements and Principles of Design and different acrylic painting techniques.

We will end our program with a Gallery Viewing where artists are given the opportunity to choose two of their paintings they are proudest to display for guests and family.

No experience is required. Materials included. No class May 22

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

6-9 years

Sunday

May 1 – June 19

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

7

$85

Community Room

 To register please call guest services at (519) 37-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

 Learn To Babysit - Full Day Course

Description: The Babysitting Course is specifically designed to allow participants to learn valuable skills through animated discussions, role play, and other relevant activities. This course includes accident prevention, basic first aid, dealing with emergencies and real-life scenarios. Future babysitters learn safety and safe play, basic care, leadership, and professionalism.  A culminating written test is a requirement to pass this course and receive a certificate. Course fee includes babysitting manual.

Age

Day

Date

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

11-15  years

Saturday

May 14

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

1

$90

Community Room

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

 Youth Home Alone - Full Day Course

Description: This program prepares our youth for the important step of Home Alone Safety.  Being home alone can be an uncomfortable and unsafe situation when our children are unprepared.  Safety, first aid, and emergency-handling skills are covered in this course through interactive games, role-playing, stories, and other activities. Each participant will receive a manual to bring home (included) and completion certificate. Let's work to keep our youth safe and confident.

Age

Day

Date

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

8-12 years

Friday

June 10

PA Day

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

1

$80

Energy Zone

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Nerf of Nothin': Ages 6-8

Description: Prepare for battle with this high-energy program! Participants will collaborate and play a variety of activities while working on their running, aiming, dodging, and shooting skills using Nerf guns.

*Eye protection will be provided. Nerf guns will be provided but you may also bring your own. No class May 22

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

6-8 years

Sunday

May 1 – June 19

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

7

$80

Indoor Turf

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Nerf or Nothin': Ages 9-11

Description: Prepare for battle with this high-energy program! Participants will collaborate and play a variety of activities while working on their running, aiming, dodging, and shooting skills using Nerf guns.

*Eye protection will be provided. Nerf guns will be provided but you may also bring your own. No class May 22

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

9-11 years

Sunday

May 1 – June 19

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

7

$80

Indoor Turf

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Nerf or Nothin': Ages 12-14

Description: Prepare for battle with this high-energy program! Participants will collaborate and play a variety of activities while working on their running, aiming, dodging, and shooting skills using Nerf guns.

*Eye protection will be provided. Nerf guns will be provided but you may also bring your own. No class June 10

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

12-14  years

Friday

May 6 – June 17

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

6

$70

Indoor Turf

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Youth Energy Busters 

Description: This class is for those kids that just LOVE gym class!

Each week we will spend an hour playing a variety of organized gross motor activities such as Start Smart Sports, obstacle courses, parachute games, scooter games, Nerf activities and more! No class June 10

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

6-12 years

Friday

May 6 – June 17

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

6

$60

Movati Dry Pad

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee - Youth

Description: Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport where teams try to throw and catch a plastic disc in the opposing team’s end zone. It has a similar feel to football but incorporates the athleticism of soccer, high-speed cutting of basketball with the intricate plays of lacrosse to create what we might call the “ultimate” sport. No other sport can so effectively teach life values like integrity, respect, and inclusion while still being exciting and fun. This is the best sport for children to develop physical and mental health.

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

8-14 years

Tuesday

May 3 – June 21

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8

$80

Indoor Turf

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

 Indoor Ultimate Frisbee - Youth & Adult

Description: Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport where teams try to throw and catch a plastic disc in the opposing team’s end zone. It has a similar feel to football but incorporates the athleticism of soccer, high-speed cutting of basketball with the intricate plays of lacrosse to create what we might call the “ultimate” sport. No other sport can so effectively teach life values like integrity, respect, and inclusion while still being exciting and fun. This is the best sport for children to develop physical and mental health.

The Youth & Adult program invites youth, and a parent or mentor over the age of 18, to join and play together. This is a unique bonding experience through sport.

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

8-14 years

Tuesday

May 3 – June 21

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

8

$80

Indoor Turf

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Dodgeball: Ages 6-9

Description: Dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge!

Come out for an hour of running, jumping, and dodging. Each week the instructor will divide the group up into teams and try exciting drills. Join us to try new thrilling forms of the classic favourite game, dodgeball!

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

6-9 years

Tuesday

May 3 – June 21

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8

$80

Movati Dry Pad

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

 Dodgeball: Ages 10-14

Description: Dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge!

Come out for an hour of running, jumping, and dodging. Each week the instructor will divide the group up into teams and try exciting drills. Join us to try new thrilling forms of the classic favourite game, dodgeball!

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

10 – 14 years

Tuesday

May 3 – June 21

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

8

$80

Movati Dry Pad

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Start Smart Tennis

Description: Start Smart Tennis prepares children and their parents for organized tennis without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Head® and Penn® is used in teaching ground strokes, serving, volleying and running/agility. The first class will be a meet and greet with the instructor at the Libro Centre.

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Classes

Cost

Location

7-9 years

Monday

May 16 – June 27

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

6

$70

Anderdon Courts

To register please call guest services at 519-736-5712

recreation@amherstburg.ca 

Program Cancellations:

• Should the minimum number of participants not be achieved 48 hours prior to the start of the program, the program will be cancelled.

• Should we cancel your program, your preference of a full refund, credit on account, or enrolment in another available program (of equal value) will be made.

• Please allow 3 weeks for processing and mailing of a refund cheque.

• Payments made by credit card or debit card will be refunded back to the card.

 Withdrawals & Transfers:

• Full refunds will only be considered 48 hours prior to the first class.

• After the first class, refunds will be prorated from the date of request.

• No refunds will be granted after 3 classes have been held. 

• Refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $15.OO.  

• Requests received less than 24 hours before a class will result in that class being considered attended.

 Participant Behaviour:

The Town of Amherstburg wants to ensure that we create a safe and pleasurable environment for all of our participants. We make every reasonable effort for our programming to be enjoyable by all. While our staff is trained to address inappropriate behaviour from participants of all ages, we will not accept disrespectful or aggressive behaviour. If inappropriate behaviour is not changed, a participants’ actions may lead to removal from our programs and services without refund.

 Media/Town Photographs:

By participating in public events held in conjunction with the Department of Parks, Facilities, Recreation & Culture, all participants grant the Town of Amherstburg the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use photographs in any manner deemed appropriate. The usage includes but is not limited to the Town’s Social Media Platforms and all other advertising materials. Participant’s photo/name could be used for public information without additional consideration or compensation.

If you do not wish your child to be photographed please information Recreation Services in writing at recreation@amherstburg.ca