*NEW - Online Registration

We're moving to a new registration software and are excited to bring you an easy-to-use online registration option through PerfectMind! Registrations will also still be taken by phone at 625-8463 (hotline).

Summer Program Registration for our Summer Children & Youth Programs is open. 

To register or to be waitlisted for a program please visit our Register for an Activity page.  

While many programs have been impacted due to COVID-19 and provincial restrictions, we encourage you to look at the programs listed in The Key or click on the programs linked below for both in-person and virtual opportunities for children and youth.

View Current Programs in The Key   

Programs Offered*

*Due to COVID-19, some children and youth programming has been cancelled or modified. The list below includes our programming in a typical year, however some programs may not be running. Stay up to date on reopening plans by visiting www.thunderbay.ca/recreation

  • Adventurers Camp: A fun and inclusive day camp full of activities from crafts to karate and of course swimming, for kids ages 5 to 12!
  • Canada Games Complex Programs: The Canada Games Complex has a variety of fun and fit programs and children and youth!
  • Child Care: The City of Thunder Bay operates four child care centres and licensed private home child care that provide safe, stimulating and nurturing environments.
  • Chippewa Summer Camps: A traditional week-long registered Day camp located at Chippewa Park where campers get to experience activities such as fire building, canoeing, shelter building and more!
  • Junior Inclusion Services: Offers support for children and youth, who have disabilities, and want to participate in Recreation and Culture programs. 
  • KidVentures : An art and adventure filled day camp at Prince Arthur’s Landing  with weekly sailing adventures for kids ages 5 to 12!
  • Neighbourhood Recreation Program: A fun, active, after school program for children in grades 1-6. Children will play a vaiety of games and activities and be provided with a healthy snack.
  • Playgrounds : A free, registered program that runs fun, inclusive programming at different schools, community centres and parks throughout the City – open for anyone ages 5 (by the end of 2021)-12.
  • Youth Move: Drop-in, special events and virtual programming for youth ages 10-18 in Thunder Bay! 
  • Youth Inclusion Program: The Youth Inclusion Program provides neighbourhood based programming and individual support created to fit the needs of youth ages 12 to 24.

In each of the programs and services below, we offer

 Trained Staff
 Staff are trained in Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and HIGH FIVE Principles of Health Childhood Development, as well as program specific training which includes a number of topics including behaviour management, conflict resolution and inclusion strategies.
 Nut Safe Program
 Our Programs are nut safe. Please ensure any food you are sending does not contain nuts or nut products.
 Junior Inclusion Services
 Junior Inclusion Services facilitates the inclusion of children and youth disabilities in our programs. If you are interested in accessing JIS, please call 625-3220 BEFORE registering or attending the program.
 Personal Support Worker
 Our programs welcome children and youth to bring their own PSW. Please consider letting registration or program staff know before attending the program, so we can help to fully include both the child/youth and the PSW.
 TO REGISTER Call 625-TIME (8463)
 Please ensure you have enough time to verify contact information and provide additional details. Payment for registered programs can be taken over the phone with a credit card, while other methods are taken in person. Registration is closed 2 full business days prior to event / program start date.

Interested in being a part of our team?

We are currently hiring for our summer programs positions! The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. 

If you are interested in applying to work in our programs during the school year or as a part of our summer staff team, visit the City of Thunder Bay Jobs page for job descriptions and to apply.

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