We encourage kids to get active from a young age! Check out one of the Recreation & Culture Division's many high quality programs and activities for kids and youth in Thunder Bay.

To Register for any of our programs call 625-TIME (8463)

Programs Offered

  • 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!
  • 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 13!
  • 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, drop in program that runs fun, inclusive programming at different schools, community centres and parks throughout the City – open for anyone ages 5-12.
  • Youth Move: A Free year-round drop in program for teens ages 12-18 run in a variety of locations around Thunder Bay offering video games, sports, crafts, and snack!

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.

National Child Day 2018

November 20 is National Child Day and we are celebrating! From November 1 to 19 collect a stamp or initial from all locations on the passport. Then, on November 20 bring your completed passport to the Canada Games Complex for a FREE family swim to celebrate National Child Day!

Hard copies of the passport are also available for pick up at the Canada Games Complex, the Community Services front desk at Victoriaville Civic Centre, Volunteer Pool or Churchill Pool. 

National Child Day Passport

Interested in being a part of our team?

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 application forms.

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