The Town of Pelham offers a variety of children and youth activities throughout the year. From plays, parties, indoor and outdoor programs, there is something for everyone!

Are you a program instructor looking to offer programs for youth in Pelham? Any activities are considered, including those that can be done outside of gym spaces. Art and culture inspired activities are encouraged. 

 

Upcoming Youth Programs

Youth Coding Class

Learners will using basic coding platforms to create games, stories and develop characters.  We teach the fundamentals of game development and animations and offer beginner and intermediate options for our creative projects that students to tackle in every class.  Students share with their friends and explain how they have used technology, code and design to express themselves. All technology is provided on-site - participants just need to come with a big imagination!  

Parents are welcome at the end of each class to see the animated story, cartoon, game or project their child has created.

Python (Intermediate) Class Description:

Welcome to the exciting world of Python, where text-based coding becomes an adventure for young minds aged 8 - 12.  Through this journey our mini-programmers will learn one of the world's most friendly and accessible coding languages used by developers, data scientists and tech enthusiasts worldwide.  Join us as we transform coding into a playful and educational experience, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills in a fun and supportive environment.  While no experience in Python is required, we recommend this class for students who already have some familiarity with coding (in Scratch or similar platforms).      

 

6 Week Program | Cost $108.00 | Located at the Meridian Community Centre

 

Monday evenings from April 22 - June 3 (No class May 20)

5:00pm - 5:55pm | Ages 6 - 8 

6:00pm - 6:55pm | Ages 9 - 12 

7:00pm - 7:55pm | Ages 8 - 12 | Intermediate Python Class

 

  

Click here to Register!

Babysitting Course

Babysitting is a job with significant responsibility!

 

The St.Johns Ambulance Babysitting Course helps prospective babysitters learn the skills they need including, safety rules, responding to emergencies and developing leadership skills.

This course is for youth aged 11 to 15 years old, and helps to teach new babysitters the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations including dealing with behaviour, caring for a sick child, and what to ask before caring for a child with disabilities.

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

June 22, 2024 

9:00am - 4:00pm 

 

August 3, 2024

9:00am - 4:00pm

 

The cost is $85.00 and includes the Babysitting Manual and an Emergency First Aid Kit

Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way Fonthill

Participants are required to bring a doll or stuffed animal large enough to be diapered, a lunch and a pencil. 

 

Registration for June 22nd is currently open!

Registration for August 3rd will be open on June 3rd at 8:00am for Pelham residents and June 17th at 8:00am for non-residents.

 

Drop-in Family Gym Time

This program allows families to come to the Meridian Community Centre for family gym time and physical activity! During this time, families are encouraged to get active, shoot hoops and have fun together!  Basketball nets will be accessible for use.

 

Program fee: Youth- $3.50 | Adults- $6 or Activity Punch Pass $100 for 20 visits

Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm 

 

All children must be supervised during this drop-in program

Day Camps

For more information regarding day camps including March Break, PD Day, Winter Break and Summer Camp and Specialty Summer Camps, please visit our camps page here.

  

Tiny Tot Gym Time

Various stations will be set up in the gymnasium to allow for Tots to play and explore at their own pace.  Equipment provided includes Toys, Walker, Tricycle, Play Mats, Parachute, Soccer nets, Balls, Tent and more!

 

This program is for Parents/Grandparents/Guardians and children aged 5 and under, to take part in physical activity in the Meridian Community Centre Gymnasium.

 

Thursdays from 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

Cost: Children $3.50 youth aged 5 and under.  Parent/Guardian - Free. 

 

All children must be supervised for this drop in program, no instruction is provided.  

Family Music Time

Sing, move and play! Children are introduced to music and movement concepts through songs and games. Together we will explore pitch, tempo, and timbre, learn respect for instruments and each other, and of course, get up and move, move, move. Classes will always have an emphasis on movement and play and have age-appropriate expectations for all children.

 

This class has a primary focus on ages 3 -6, however younger siblings, from birth, are welcome.

 

Mondays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (beginning June 3rd)

 

Cost: Children $3.50.  Parent/Guardian - Free.

One parent/guardian required per family. 

HopON Youth Cycling

The HopOn program is designed to help youth master basic cycling skills and build confidence through achievement. Launched by Cycling Canada, the program is fun, games-based and inclusive of all riders.

 

Upcoming dates:

Session 1: August 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 - 8:00pm

Session 2: September 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 - 8:00pm

 

Registration begins June 3rd at 8:00am for Pelham residents, and June 17th at 8:00am for non-residents.

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