How to Register for Programs

2018 Summer Camp Guide
2019 Summer Camp Guide (PDF, 1.9 MB)

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

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

 

Fall: Wednesday, August 29
Winter: Wednesday, December 12

  • 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 (Closed for Fall)
  • Westmount Recreation Centre

Fall: Thursday, August 30
Winter: Thursday, December 13

  • 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.

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.

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

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

Drop-off registration (randomly processed)
 

Fall: Submit your Registration Form (PDF, 33 KB) with payment on or before Monday, August 27, 2018 by facility closing time to be considered "on time".
Winter: Submit your Registration Form (PDF, 33 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.

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:

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

The Recreation 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 Assistance Office at rap@hamilton.ca

Registrants must be the required age of the specific program on or before the last day of the program. Registrants that turn the required age after the program ends are not eligible and registration will be denied. Due to legislative requirements, children must be 4 years of age to register into Camp Kidaca programs.

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

Visit our Recreation Refunds page to learn more about how to request a refund.

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

By Phone: 905-546-3747

  • help with your online account
  • to speak to the Recreation Assistance Program
  • general questions about recreation registered programs

By Email: recreation@hamilton.ca

  • help with your online account
  • questions or concerns about your registration
  • send a completed refund request form for approval
  • general questions about recreation registered programs

In Person:

  • drop-off a registration form before deadline
  • apply payment to your account
  • process a refund that has been approved
  • register in person after 9 am on the facilities registration day
  • general questions about recreation registered programs
  • drop off a completed refund request form for approval

For all hours and locations:

HIGH FIVE Accreditation

High Five logoCity of Hamilton recreation programs are committed to ensuring Healthy Child Development for participants and are accredited members of HIGH FIVE®, which is built on the belief that all children deserve to have sport and recreation experiences that support his or her healthy development.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. The City of Hamilton Recreation Division is a HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization and as such serves as the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming, focused on healthy child development and offering the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. Our staff are trained in the Principles of Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated using the Quest 2 Tool. HIGH FIVE® makes a difference by giving every child the chance to benefit from quality programs.