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Youth Activities

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The Town of Paradise offers a variety of youth programs and activities. It's the place to be this winter! 

Registration for individual Youth Programs is available online only through the Town's Recreation Portal. Registration remains open until programs are full. For registration instructions, please follow our Creating a Public Access Account Page. If you have any questions, feel free to call (709) 782-6290 or email.

Winter 2019 - Programs and Activities

Watercolor Art Program *New* (Registration opens March 12)

Youth ages 9 - 14 are invited to join artist Jill Moores as she teaches the basics of watercolor at our new Watercolour Art Program! Come have fun with new materials while creating landscapes, abstracts and other fun artistic designs. This program takes place each Wednesday, and will run from March 20 and April 10 at the Paradise Rotary Youth and Community Centre.

Registration: Registration for the Watercolour Art Program opens March 12 and is online only through the Town's Recreation Portal.

Cost: $25

Date: March 20 to April 10 

Time: 6 p.m.

Youth Dance Program 

Youth ages 7 - 9 (Juniors) and 10 - 13 are invited to join us each week this winter for our Youth Dance Program! 

Youth Dance focuses on many styles of dance, including hip-hop, modern and more. No experience necessary! Throughout the season our certified dance instructor will help you build your skills, and at the end of the program you'll have an oppertunity to show them off in a performance.

Two sessions will be held this winter: session one is from January 13 to March 17 with session two running from March 17 to June 2.  The program cost is $15/person.

Registration for our Youth Dance Program opens January 7 and is available online only through the Town's Recreation Portal until the program is full. 

Youth in the Kitchen

If you are between the ages of 9 and 13 and are interested in learning to prepare and cook snacks, meals, and desserts,join us for Youth in the Kitchen. This program takes place from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m Monday afternoons (January 14 - April 1).

To top off the fun, there will be a food theme each month and your peers will vote on the best class recipe. The program registration fee is $20 and limited spaces are available.

Registration for this program opens January 7 and is available online only through the Town's Recreation Portal until the program is full.

Recreational Basketball
If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, join us for an exciting game of basketball every Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Why not invite your friends - it's free for all members! To become a member, please call 709-782-6290 or email. Note: there is a $2 fee/ session for non-members.
Open Gym

If you’re looking to get some exercise, stop in for open gym weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays there will be basketball, ball hockey is on Wednesdays, and volleyball is on Thursdays. Youth membership is required.

Youth Leadership Program

Are you interested in learning new job skills, working with kids, or volunteering for special events happening throughout the Town of Paradise? If so, the Youth Leadership Program is for you. This program begins in fall and continues throughout the school year. We can help you build volunteer hours and you may even provide a reference for your future job applications.

More details to come in early September. Please note that there are limited spaces available for this program. Applications are available at the Paradise Double Ice Complex, or by email.

 

Youth Facilities and Amenities

Ches Penney Youth Centre

The Ches Penney Youth Centre is a great place for youth the between of ages 7 and 18 to hang out with friends, climb the indoor rock wall, or play pool, video games and more. Come check out the newly renovated Youth Centre and the additions to the video games and interactive gaming area.

Winter Hours:

MONDAY – FRIDAY

Ages 7 – 13: 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Ages 7 – 9: 2:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Ages 10 – 13: 4:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. 

 
Climbing Wall

Did you know that we have a 24 foot indoor rock climbing wall? Indoor rock climbing is a great way to challenge yourself in a safe and controlled environment. The climbing wall is open seven days a week to youth between the ages of 7 and 18.

Winter Hours:

MONDAY – FRIDAY

Ages 7 – 13: 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Ages 7 – 9: 2:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Ages 10 – 13: 4:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. 

RONA Sk8 Park

Rona Sk8 Park Repair Notice (January 17, 2019)

Residents are advised that a small area of the RONA Sk8 Park at the Paradise Youth and Community Centre in the Paradise Double Ice Complex is undergoing repairs. The Sk8 Park will remain open durring repairs. Those using the RONA Sk8 Park are asked to exercise caution, and avoid the closed section.

The RONA Sk8 Park is open year round, seven days a week, so there's no reason to stop doing what you love! Join us any day and stay warm while you skateboard or ride your scooter.

 

Winter Hours:

MONDAY – FRIDAY

Ages 7 – 13: 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Ages 7 – 9: 2:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Ages 10 – 13: 4:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Ages 14 – 18: 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. 

 

Field Trips and Special Events

If you're between the ages of 7 and 15, join in the fun at our Youth Field Trips and Special Events! Already this year we have held some great events and gone on several fun field trips.

See the Youth Field Trips and Special Events that we have planned! Registration takes place throughout the season and is available online only through the Town's Recreation Portal. For registration instructions, please follow our Creating a Public Access Account Page.

Membership Fees and Rates

The Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre offers a variety of low cost programs and special events for youth between the ages of 7 and 18. Access to the RONA Sk8 Park/Ches Penney Youth Centre is $15 a month, or $50 a year.

Interested in having access to all youth programs and events taking place this season? Purchase an All Access Pass for $40. You will get your own personal membership card to show upon each visit. Those without a pass may pay a drop-in fee of $5 for each event or activity.

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