How to Register for Programs

2018 Summer Camp Guide
2018 Summer Camp Guide (PDF, 789 KB)

The program guides are an informative publication developed to promote healthy living through activity. 

Drop-in schedules are not included in the Recreation Guide.


Pick your program(s)

Get started early! Browse the new online system for courses and lessons before the registration period.

New: Children must be the required age for the specific program on or before the start date of the program. If they do not turn the required age until after the program ends, they are not eligible and registration will be denied.

For Fall programs: Submit your Registration Form with payment on or before Monday, August 27, 2018 by facility closing time to be considered "on time".
For Winter programs: Submit your Registration Form with payment on or before Monday, December 7, 2018 by facility closing time to be considered "on time".


How to Register

Online registration

  • Fall: Online Registration begins on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 7 am (date varies by location)
    Winter: 
    Online Registration begins on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7 am (date varies by location)
  • Email address is required for all online registrations.
  • Immediate confirmation upon completion of registration. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Login/create your account in preparation for registration. Watch our online tutorials and familiarize yourself with the website prior to registration day.
  • Existing registrants - Log in to review your contact information. Ensure all your family members are displayed under your account
    • Payment Options - Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard

Recreation Account Help

Visit our Recreation Account Help page to review our frequently asked questions and how to verify your email address.

Watch our online tutorials and familiarize yourself with the website prior to registration day:

When to register

Fall: Wed Aug 29
Winter: Wed Dec 12
Fall: Thurs Aug 30
Winter: Thurs Dec 13

Ancaster Aquatic Centre
Ancaster Rotary Centre
Bennetto Community Centre
Central Memorial Recreation Centre
Dalewood Recreation Centre
Dundas Community Pool
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
Mount Hope Hall*
Ryerson Recreation Centre
Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
Westmount Recreation Centre

Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
H.G. Brewster Pool
Hill Park Recreation Centre
Huntington Park Recreation Centre
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
St. Matthew Elementary School*
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
Valley Park Community Centre
Winona Community Centre

* These locations do not accept drop-off registrations.


Drop-off registration (randomly processed)
 

  • For Fall: Submit your Registration Form (PDF, 33.6 KB) with payment on or before Monday, August 27, 2018 by facility closing time to be considered "on time".
    For Winter: Submit your Registration Form (PDF, 33.6 KB) with payment on or before Monday, December 7, 2018 by facility closing time to be considered "on time".
  • Forms received after closing will be considered "late". 
  • On-time forms are processed randomly on the registration date of the location where the course is running. 
  • Receipts will be emailed to those with email addresses on file. For those that do not have an email address in the system, confirmation will be mailed to you within two weeks. If you have not received a confirmation a week prior to your requested program start dates contact your local recreation centre.
  • Payment Options - Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Gift Card, Cash, Cheque (Payable to the City of Hamilton) - If a cheque is returned "Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)," or is returned for any other reason, an administration fee of $33.60 (2018) will be added.

In person registration
 

  • Register at your local recreation centre after 9 am during reception service hours.
  • Be aware that online registration and forms that were dropped off are processed beginning at 7 am.
  • Payment Options - Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Gift Card, Cash, Cheque (Payable to the City of Hamilton) - If a cheque is returned "Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)," or is returned for any other reason, an administration fee of $33.60 (2018) will be added.

Non-Resident surcharge

The non-resident surcharge applies to participants at the City’s recreation facilities who are not residents or taxpayers in the City of Hamilton to help subsidize the operating cost of providing these services. Proof of residency may be requested by staff.

Non-Residents will be charged an additional fee of $15.05 (tax included) to the total fee of:

  • All registered courses and lessons
  • When purchasing Memberships

Why was my registration not accepted?

On occasion, we receive a registration we cannot accept. Reasons why a registration would be declined:

  • The age of the child does not meet the program requirements. Children must be the required age for the specific program on or before the start date of the program. If they do not turn the required age until after the program starts, they are not eligible and registration will be denied.

  • The payment amount is incorrect. Registrations cannot be processed without full payment.


Recreation Fee Assistance Program

The Recreation Fee Assistance Program provides City of Hamilton residents living with a low income the opportunity to participate in organized sports and recreation programs. For more information, contact the Recreation Fee Assistance Office at rfap@hamilton.ca


Waiting Lists

If a spot becomes available in a class for which you were waitlisted, recreation centre staff will notify you of your options.


Program Cancellations

A full refund will be issued to all registrants if a program is cancelled.


Refunds

Refunds requests can be made at the recreation centre where the program is taking place.