P.A. Day Camps and Workshops

Looking for something fun to do on your day off school?

Our wide range of programs help children reach their full potential, learn
how to live an active lifestyle, build self-confidence and make new friends
along the way. Choose from adventure, art or sports camps. There's something for everyone!

Most programs are offered only on Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Program availability varies depending on the P.A. Day.

Before and After-Care is available for an additional fee (separate registration required) for participants in all-day Town of Oakville P.A. Day Camps. 

Click on a heading below for specific program descriptions and use the links provided for details.

P.A. Day Frequent Flyers

The Frequent Flyers (ages 6-12) travel off-site to the coolest places! Join us at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on Monday, September 25 as we head off to the Toronto Zoo and we'll be your personal tour guide to fun!

Before and After Care is available on site for an additional $10 per day. Before and After Care hours are 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Separate registration is required.

The bus will leave Sixteen Mile at approximately 9 a.m. and return for 4:15 p.m. For more information, please email jamie.angus@oakville.ca.


P.A. Day Camp – Glen Abbey

Campers (ages 6-12), get ready for a fun-filled P.A. Day that starts at Glen Abbey Community Centre! Enjoy games and activities with an exciting off-site trip.

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

Spend a couple of hours with us at Erchless Estate enjoying museum-inspired activities in P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum (ages 6-10)! We'll explore the current feature exhibit and take a tour of the historic estate. Each afternoon will incorporate an art project, craft or hands-on activity related to the exhibit. Come learn about history in your town! All materials included.


P.A. Day Art Camp (Red, Yellow and Blue Muses and Masters)

Campers in Red, Yellow, and Blue Muses (ages 4-7) and Red, Yellow, and Blue Masters (ages 8-12) will spend a full day with a local artist drawing and painting in the Fine Arts Studio at QEPCCC. These P.A. Day art camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with Before and After Care available for an additional fee.


P.A. Day Workshop – 3D Printing

Accompanied by an adult, participants (ages 9-14) in this half-day 3D Printing workshop will Learn how to design a simple 3D object with open-source software and see our 3D printer in action! If you wish to print your design, you can leave it for printing and pick it up at a later date. Additional printing costs apply. One adult per one child.


P.A. Day Workshop – Drawing Anime and Manga

In this half-day Drawing Anime and Manga workshop (ages 9-14), participants will learn tips, tricks and techniques for colouring, drawing features and lettering in this popular art form. An material fee of $5.65 (tax included) will be added to the course fee.


P.A. Day Workshop – Record a Cover Song

Participants in this half-day Record a Cover Song workshop (ages 9-14) will work with a music coach and sound engineer to lay down their tracks in the QEPCCC Recording Studio!

Emergency First Aid with CPR (Level B)

This one-day Emergency First Aid with CPR (Level B) course (ages 10+) at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) covers general knowledge of First Aid principles and emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include victim assessment, resuscitation, and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke.

Materials required (extra fee): Canadian Lifesaving Manual or LSS First Aid Manual. All manuals are final sale. This course is a prerequisite for Bronze Cross.


SOS - Safety on Site programs

The following confidence-boosting workshops are taught by the staff from SOS-Safety on Site at QEPCCC. Note: Extended care is NOT available for these programs.

Babysitter Training

Looking to get into the babysitting business? Staff from SOS-Safety on Site will provide you with the fundamentals and firsthand knowledge of caring for infants and children in this Red Cross Babysitter Training course (ages 11-14).

Home Alone

Empower children with the confidence and skills to care for themselves when home alone. Taught by staff from SOS-Safety on Site, this course includes Red Cross PeopleSavers Level 4, internet safety, and more! Home Alone (ages 9-12) is offered at QEPCCC.

Personal Safety for Kids

Children learn effective skills that empower them to make safe, caring and respectful decisions in their everyday lives both online and offline in Personal Safety for Kids (ages 7-9). This program at QEPCCC uses games and real-life situations to practice injury prevention, getting places safely, online safety, people safety and first aid.

FREE Boston Pizza P.A. Day Skates

The Town of Oakville is pleased to partner with Boston Pizza Dundas and Neyagawa to provide FREE public skating during Halton District School Board elementary P.A. Days! Visit the Public Skating page for more information.


QEPCCC P.A. Day Drop-in Passport

We've combined our most popular youth activities into one convenient pass. For just $15, pass holders (ages 12-14) get drop-in access to the clay studio, sports and activities at the QEPCCC Youth Centre. Drop-in activities are unstructured and fully supervised.

Pass holders have the flexibility to participate in all activities at their own leisure. Purchase your pass at the centre 30 minutes prior to drop-in start time. Space is limited as pass is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Drop-in activities run at scheduled times between noon and 6 p.m.


Oakville Museum

Explore the fascinating stories of our town this P.A. Day! Oakville Museum offers guided tours of Erchless Estate, the home of Oakville's founder Colonel William Chisholm. Featuring pieces from the Town of Oakville's historical archives, the estate is decorated in family-friendly period style.

Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Permanent and feature exhibits are included. Visit the Oakville Museum page for more information.


P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in

Not home alone today? Drop in for a parented program of fun collaborative family clay projects at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on most P.A. Days from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio! Check Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder up to seven days in advance for scheduled P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in times.

The ceramic technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations in the Ceramics Studio. There will be no wheel work. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished. First-come, first-served and spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $8 per participant/per session. If you want to keep your clay creation there is an additional charge of $5 for the clay (clay fee includes firing and glazing).


P.A. Drop-in Rock Climbing

Additional drop-in rock climbing times are offered on select Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Check Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder up to seven days in advance for scheduled P.A. Day Rock Climbing Drop-in times or visit the QEPCCC Rock Climbing Wall page for more information.

Spa Day

Want to learn proper techniques for caring for nails, creating amazing manicures and pedicures? How about skin care or a facial?

In this Spa Day workshop (ages 10-15), an esthetician will teach you the basics plus some tips and tricks! Enjoy a pizza lunch as part of your full-day of activities.

P.A. Day Sports Sampler

Encourage a life-long love of physical activity! Expand your skills and try a variety of activities with the P.A. Day Sports Sampler (ages 6-12) at River Oaks Community Centre.

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