The Centre - Youth Recreation

The Centre - Youth Recreation

Welcome to the The Centre! This is our recreation homepage for all things youth! The City of Hamilton received a Platinum designation as a Youth Friendly Community through Playworks. This designation, supported by Parks and Recreation Ontario, verifies that the City of Hamilton has appropriate youth recreation assets in our community.  We ensure this by providing the following opportunities to youth in our city. Check them out!

Drop In Programs

There are drop in programs available for anyone 12-17 years of age (example: Basketball, Open Gym). View program and registration information.

Registered Programs

There are registered courses available for youth 12-17 years old. These are progressive in some way and teach you a skill! View programs for 12 year olds and 13 -17 year olds 

The Centre – IRL

Ancaster Rotary - exterior building

Ancaster Rotary Centre

385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1698
Accessibility: Medium (limited to no barriers)

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre - exterior building

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre

876 Cannon St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4150
Accessibility: High (limited to no barriers and adapted equipment)

Huntington Park Recreation - exterior building

Huntington Park Recreation Centre

87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4880
Accessibility: High (limited to no barrier and adapted equipment)

Winona Community Centre

255 Winona Road, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4935
Accessibility: Medium (limited to no barriers)

Camp Kidaca - Youth (12 to15 yrs)

The City of Hamilton offers an enhanced youth camp - now with themes and special guests every week! Each morning includes themed activities, projects and adventures. Afternoons are guided entirely by campers who can choose from swimming, hiking, chill time and more. Learn more and explore programs.

Leader In Training (LIT) Program

This program helps you start your journey to become a successful camp or recreation leader. It focuses on key attributes and skills that aspiring leaders must know in order to successfully lead recreation programs for children and care for young participants. Leaders in Training will learn about group leadership, communication, leading games and activities in multiple environments, managing behaviour, and working as a team. Volunteer placements in camp or another suitable recreation program are offered to those who demonstrate successful completion of the course. There are no LIT programs offered at this time.

Student and Youth Opportunities

The City of Hamilton accepts applications for a variety of jobs (summer students, post- secondary student placements and co-op).

Youth Resources

Learn more about the youth resources available in our City to support you and your journey.

Connect with us on Social Media

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Contact Us

For more information contact:
Email [email protected]

Drop-in programs

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How to Register