The Municipality of Meaford is one of 46 communities in the province to receive a Youth Friendly Designation!

Meaford and its partners offer a variety of courses, activities and events for Youth ages 13-19! Check this page regularly for updates!

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Sports/Programs

PD Day Hockey Skills and Development Camp

Join Georgian Bay Applekings forwards, Mackenzie Fleming and Dean Martin, for a jam packed day full of learning hockey skills, skating, shooting and positional work. We will also have a few fun segments where kids will learn to bond with their teammates and engage in some healthy competition.

Ages: 7 to 12

When: Friday, November 24, 2023

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Meaford & St.Vincent Community Centre

Cost $80.00

Parents will be given a full itinerary of the day 1 week in advance of the camp. Kids should expect to be on the ice for a minimum of 2.5 hours throughout the day, with some off-ice activities, classes and fun as well. An example schedule of the day is as follows: 

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Drop Off & Change for on-ice Session #1

8:30 - 10:00 AM: On-Ice Session #1

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Snacks plus Change (Dress for Activities) 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Video Learning and Bonding Activities

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch Time

1:00 - 1:30 PM: Change for on-ice session #2

1:30 - 3:00 PM: On-Ice Session #2

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Snacks plus change (Dress for Mini-Sticks) 

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Mini-Stick Tournament! (We have a few but have children bring their own if possible) 

4:30 PM: Pick-Up


For more information, please reach out to recreation@meaford.ca 


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Youth Co-Ed Hockey Fundamentals 

A great recreational hockey for kids just starting out (beginners) or looking for a non-competitive place to play! Kids will participate in shinny-style hockey and skills and drills. Full equipment mandatory.

Looking for equipment, contact recreation@meaford.ca for assistance.

Session One

Ages : 6 to 12 

When : Monday, October 23, 2023 to Monday, December 18, 2023

Time : 6:00 PM to 7:00PM

Where :  Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre and Arena

Cost: $130.00

 

Session Two

Ages : 6 to 12 

When : Monday, January 8, 2024 to Monday, March 18, 2024

Time : 6:00 PM to 7:00PM

Where :  Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre and Arena

Cost: $145.00

** Participants must wear hockey helmets and gloves and may bring their own hockey sticks **


Register Here 

Soccer 

Instructor: Cristian Suditu

Learn the fundamentals of the game of soccer. This program is excellent for kids just starting out or looking to improve their existing skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. A mini game is included. Soccer cleats and shin pads are encouraged  


Session Two

Ages: 4 to 5

When: Monday, November 13, 2023 to Monday, December 18, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym- Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 6 to 7

When: Monday, November 13, 2023 to Monday, December 18, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 8 to 9

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 to Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00


Ages: 10 to 12

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 to Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00


Register Here 


Session Three

Ages: 4 to 5

When: Monday, January 8, 2023 to Monday, February 12, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym- Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 6 to 7

When: Monday, January 8, 2023 to Monday, February 12, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 8 to 9

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2023 to Wednesday, February 14, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

 

Ages: 10 to 12

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2023 to Wednesday, February 14, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00


Register Here 


Session Four

Ages: 4 to 5

When: Monday, February 26, 2023 to Monday, April 15, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym- Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 6 to 7

When: Monday, February 26, 2023 to Monday, April 15, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 8 to 9

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2023 to Wednesday, April 10, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

 

Ages: 10 to 12

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2023 to Wednesday, April 10, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00


Register Here 


Session Five

Ages: 4 to 5

When: Monday, April 22, 2023 to Monday, June 3, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym- Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 6 to 7

When: Monday, April 22, 2023 to Monday, June 3, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

Ages: 8 to 9

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2023 to Wednesday, May 29, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00

 

Ages: 10 to 12

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2023 to Wednesday, May 29, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Elementary Gym - Georgian Bay Community School

Cost: $80.00



Check out our Advanced Aquatic Courses and Summer Camps for Youth!

Community Programs

Creative Dance, Ballet, Tap and Aerial Skills

Students in Dance Foundations and Aerial Arts receive a solid dance education, whether they are dancing on the floor or in the air. No previous experience is required! Tap and Ballet round out our offerings so that there's something for everyone.

Leadership options for teens include our NEW student teacher education program! Technique classes are also for adults where noted.

More details at www.mutablearts.ca or call Georgie at 519-370-9087. 

 

Cost: Fees vary

Days: Evenings and Saturdays 

Ages: 13+
Location: Dance With Us! Mutable ARTS studio, 337 Sykes St. S.

Sail Georgian Bay

Learn sailing and water safety from our Sail Canada certified instructors! Weekly courses run during July and August for youth ages 8-18. 

 

SGB is committed to skill development as well as fun on the water for all students! 

 

For more information visit Sail Georgian Bay

(226)-668-2944  /  sailgeorgianbay@gmail.com

Meaford Pickleball Club

2 Great Opportunities for youth to learn and enjoy the growing sport of pickleball.  Ages 9-13.  

 

Summer Camp 

July 17-21, 2023

10:15 - Noon

$80 

 

Weekly Youth League - Thursday’s 

July 27 - Aug 31

4:30-6:00 pm.  

$35

 

Location : Meaford Harbour Pavilion

All equipment and coaching provided.  

 

For more information and to register email meafordpb@gmail.com 

 

 

 
Looking for financial assistance for recreation programs? You may qualify for the Recreation Fund!
Georgian Bay Youth Roots
Georgian Bay Youth Roots

Are you a youth interested in social justice, environmental change and building a better community?

We want to hear from you!

Contact us at: 

georgianbayyouthroots@gmail.com 

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Guiding Principles

  • Build and maintain a positive asset based view of youth
  • Provide opportunities for meaningful youth engagement and leadership
  • Create a sense of belonging and community amoung youth 
  • Support partnerships and build capacity between the Municipality of Meaford and Town of Blue Mountains 
  • Foster partnerships and collaboration between community organizations. 

Get Involved! 

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, rotating between the Meaford Public Library and Blue Mountains Public Library. Meet the Geogian Bay Youth Roots team! Open to youth participants and adult mentors. 

Opportunities include; having your voice heard by local politicians, running socials, and organizing community events all while gaining valuable work experience!

We'd love to hear from you!

Can't make a meeting? Check our our Youth Roots table weekly at GBCS!

Co-Op/Placement

Interested in gaining working experience in community services? Arrnage your placement with Georgian By Youth Roots and join The Town of Blue Mountains, The Municipality of Meaford,  Blue Mountaints Public Library, Meaford Public Library and Beaver Valley Outreach for experiences in library services, municipal recreation, social and community services. 

Contact us for current or future opportunities.

Recognized as a Co-Op/Placement opportunity through the Bluewater District School Board. 

International Youth Day
International Youth Day

Annually on August 12 Meaford celebrates International Youth Day with a FREE event at the Blue Dolphin Pool. 

See you in 2023!

Join us for an evening of pizza, music, swimming and other activities, to celebrate YOU, the youth in our community! 

Blue Dolphin Pool Swim Admission Standards apply. 

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