Camps (P.A. Day, March Break, summer, and holiday programs are offered)
Oakville Children's Festival
Oakville Hockey Development (OHD) programs
Oakville Museum Programs and Events
RBC Play Hockey Day and free P.A. Day Skates
Tim Hortons holiday swims and skates
The Town of Oakville runs a variety of children’s programs including aquatics, martial arts, specialty and drop-in programs. Check out the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide or browse our programs the online registration system.
Town programs for children and youth focus on healthy child development. As a HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization, our programs for children 6 to 12 years of age are recognized as having the highest levels of quality and safety.
Every season, the Recreation and Culture department introduces new programs for all ages and abilities. Whether you're looking for something active or arty, we've got a class for you! For more information, visit the online registration system or view/download the new program guide.
The town offers financial assistance to qualified individuals who are unable to afford town recreation and leisure services. For more information, visit the subsidy programs page.
All Ages Family Drop-in Studio Times at QEPCCC
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), is a unique and dynamic public space designed to meet all of your recreation, arts and cultural needs. With 144,000 square feet of activity space, there's plenty of room to be creative! All Ages Family Drop-in sessions are offered at the following times:
- Ceramic Studio on Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
- Fine Arts Studio on Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.
The Family Rate is $8 per participant. For non-resident families, a fee of $10 +HST will be applied per visit, not per person. Note: material fees extra. Clay fees include firing and glazing. Visit the QEPCCC Studio Programs page for more information.
Developmental Dance programs
Dance is a great way for children to discover movement and self-expression.
As part of the 20-week program, dancers will complete two dance numbers and conclude their session with an open presentation including both ballet and jazz dances in the Black Box Theatre:
- Ballet Basics ages 6-7 and 8-9 or Ballet Plus ages 7-9 at QEPCCC
- Jazz Basics ages 6-7 and 8-9 or Jazz Plus ages 7-9 at QEPCCC
A payment plan option is available for 20-week programs. Pay 50 per cent at the time of registration and 50 per cent January 1, 2015!
In the 10-week programs, dancers will learn one dance number and conclude each session with an in-class presentation:
- The Boyz Beat (ages 6-7) teaches hip hop and jazz moves with a street feel at QEPCCC.
- Jazz Basics ages 6-7 at River Oaks Community Centre (ROCC) and 8-9 at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre (IRCC)
- Jazz Plus ages 7-9 at IRCC
Home School options
Home School Swim to Survive at QEPCCC
This program will be a combination instructional/ recreational swim opportunity for children/youth (5-13 years of age) who are home schooled. Instructors will work for 45 minutes towards completing the Swim to Survive curriculum. The swimmers will then be provided with a 15-minute supervised fun swim. Swimmers may register as individuals, or as an organized group. Visit the online registration system or check the program guide for more information.
Oakville Museum offers both on-site and in-class programs with specific curriculum links to a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. Our programs are fun and interactive and include resources for classroom use. Themes explored include: Early Settlers, Canada and the First World War, the Underground Railroad, Traditions and Celebrations, Nursery Rhymes at the Erchless Estate, and gardening programs. Visit the Oakville Museum page for details.
As well as camps, the Town of Oakville offers various programs for children throughout the summer. Sign up for a one-time class in the new Weekend Warrior Series, or take a class that runs for a couple of days just in the morning or afternoon.
Summer aquatics programs are generally offered on a daily basis or once-a-week. Some locations also offer a twice-a-week option or one week of classes (one-hour classes daily) for specific levels.
Weekend Warrior Series
QEPCCC is introducing a new series of one-day workshops for children and adults. In the parented program, one adult and one child (ages 7-12) can explore printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and more together for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. In this case, the child is registered and the adult/parent assists. View/download the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide for details.
CORE community group affiliation program
CORE is a membership-based program that offers non-profit, volunteer-based organizations support in delivering their services to the community. CORE members provide various opportunities for residents to engage in their community, access support services, participate in recreation activities, and pursue life-long learning.
Members fall into one of the following categories: Arts and Culture; Community Agencies (including education and support services); Multicultural Agencies/Spiritual Groups; Recreation/Leisure; and Sports (including casual sports groups).
For more information about CORE and a list of current members, please visit the CORE page.