51 Forest Hills Parkway Dartmouth, NS B2W 6C6

Child and Youth Programs

Register by visiting halifax.ca/myrec or by coming in to see us.

There are lots of different options for child and youth programs. Please find a list of different programs below. Check out some of our class descriptions below or download our brochure to see everything that is available.

Preschool Programs

Flip & Dip

Ages 3-5 yrs.
Sunday (7 weeks)

10:30am -11:00am - Dance Studio
11:15am - 12:00pm- Pool

  • Sept 8 - Oct 20
  • Oct 27 - Dec 8

*Skippers 1, 2, 3

What a great way to learn and improve balance, strength, and endurance. Our flip class will be fun for your little ones with structured games and stations. The dip portion is in the pool for a skippers class.

$97.75 Members
$115.00 General Public


Turf & Surf

Ages Walking-3 yrs. Parent Participation
Sunday (7 weeks)

10:00am - 10:30am - Dance Studio
10:45am - 11:15am - Pool

  • Sept 8 - Oct 20
  • Oct 27 - Dec 8

*Mates Bronze, Silver and Gold

Improve coordination, flexibility and muscle control in our turf time through activities, songs and games. Then it’s off to the pool for a swim lesson in our mates program.

$85.00 Members
$100.00 General Public


Pre-School Pucksters

Ages 3 - 5 yrs.
Thursday (5 weeks)

11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Sept 12 - Oct 10
  • Oct 17 - Nov 14
  • Nov 21 - Dec 19

Bring your budding hockey superstar down to Scotia 1 rink for a skating lesson, hockey skills and a free skate. Parents are encouraged to come on the ice to assist.

$46.75 Members / session
$55.00 General Public / session

Helmets must be worn by all parents and children.


Parent & Child Gym & Swim

Ages 3-5 yrs.
Friday (7 weeks)

4:00pm - 4:45pm - Dance Studio
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Pool

  • Sept 6 - Oct 18
  • Oct 25 - Dec 6

Quality time in the gym learning some basic movement skills and then off to the pool for a swim.

$90.10 Members
$106.00 General Public


Fun with Messy Play

Ages 3-4 yrs.
Monday (5 weeks)

1:00pm - 1:45pm

  • Sept 9 - Oct 7

Come and do all the things you can’t do at home because of the mess. Water play, clay and sand are just a few.

$68.00 Members
$80.00 General Public


Parent & Child Craft Time

Ages 3-4 yrs.
Monday (5 weeks)

2:00pm - 2:45pm

  • Sept 9 - Oct 7

Spend some time doing an art project together. Followed by story time and milk and cookies.

$68.00 Members
$80.00 General Public


Dance & Dip

Ages 3-5 yrs.
Sunday (7 weeks)

10:30am -11:00am - Dance Studio
11:15am - 12:00pm- Pool

  • Sept 8 - Oct 20
  • Oct 27 - Dec 8

*Skippers 1, 2, 3

This is a beginner dance class

$108.80 Members
$128.00 General Public


Children's Programs

Freaky Friday

Ages 5-12 yrs.
Friday
(Except on Holidays, March Break & July/August)

Parent's looking for a night out? Kids looking for time away from Mom/Dad?
Let our staff provide a night of food, swimming, popcorn and a movie.

Preregistration is mandatory by Thursday at 4pm. Payment is required at time of registration.

$11.05 Members / night
$13.00 General Public / night


Jumpin' Jack & Jills

Ages 6 - 8 yrs.
Sunday (7 weeks)

9:15am - 10:00am

  • Sept 8 - Oct 20
  • Oct 27 - Dec 8

Basic gymnastics skills along with games, songs and team building.

$84.15 Members / session
$99.00 General Public / session


Artist in Everyone

Ages 7 - 9 yrs.
Saturday (7 weeks)

9:30am - 10:30am

  • Sept 7 - Oct 19

Learn basic water color techniques in just 7 short weeks. Supplies will be provided.

$84.15 Members
$99.00 General Public


Girl Power Camp

Ages 10 - 12 yrs.
Thursday (10 weeks)

6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Sept 12 - Nov 21  (No class Oct 31)

This camp will be tackling issues such as being a champion for change, body image & myths, appearance ideals, finding healthy happiness, nutrition & healthy eating, giving gratitude, setting smart goals, empowering girls and how you can make a difference.

$97.75 Members
$115.00 General Public


Red Cross Babysitting Course

Ages 11+ yrs.
Sat or Sun

9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Sat Oct 5
  • Sun Nov 17

This Red Cross course teaches skills and knowledge required for the care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It offers basic training in First Aid and obstructed airways.
Bring a doll, pen and paper, and lunch.

$42.50 Members / session
$50.00 General Public / session