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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Special Interest 

 Forest Therapy Walks

Instructor: Free Spirit Tours, Tamara Fournier

Thanks to special funding from RBC Future Launch Grant, youth in our community received funding to offer Forest Therapy Walks to our community for free! 


Join Tamara from Free Spirit Tours (certified Forest Therapy guide) in the woodlands in Memorial Park to enhance your health, wellness and happiness. Together with the forest she will offer a variation of invitations adapted to the natural surroundings. These activities make room for sensory experiences, presence, stillness, listening (to self & others) and more. Dependent on weather, snow shoes will be provided for the walk. Participants should dress accordingly and plan for the walk to last for 2 hours.  

Meeting Point: TBD


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00-3:30 p.m. 

Sunday March 21, 2021 10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Sunday March 21, 2021 1:00-2:30 p.m. 


Memorial Park 

All Ages welcome


COVID-19 Guidelines to Participation

Participants are encouraged not to attend programs if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, been in contact with person who is tested positive or has a suspected case of COVID-19.

  • No Drop-Ins
  • Masks are mandatory where 2m physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • There are no washrooms accessible for the duration of the program


VIRTUAL - Young Choreographers

Instructor: Erin McAndrew

This program is suitable for all levels and experience. Come discover the choreographer within and unleash your creative potential in this fun, safe and inclusive space.

During the 6 week online Zoom program, participants will have an opportunity to engage their creative process by co-creating, and presenting a number of digital pieces to be shared on social media platforms.

Key concepts include:

  • Collaboration 
  • Creative technical skills
  • Movement Improvisation 
  • Performance
  • Story telling 
  • Technology

Learn how to play tennis like a pro! With lessons from Tennis Canada Coach, Paul Cornfield and avid tennis player Cliff Johnson.

$40/hour – up to 4 kids per lesson ($10/kid) | 

Floor Hockey

Instructor: Shawna Wren

Ice is out but hockey is still in! Join us for this great recreational floor hockey program. Kids will participate in shinny-style hockey, skills and drills. Helmet and gloves mandatory.


Home Alone Course

Instructor: Jeremy Grant

Get your kids ready to stay home alone this summer! This course provides kids with all the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when they are home alone.

Ages 10+

Babysitting Course

Instructor: Jeremy Grant

This course covers everything from managing difficult behaviour to professional conduct as a babysitter. This revised course now has a great emphasis on First Aid skills.

Ages 11+

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

Community Programs

Creative Dance, Ballet, Tap & 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 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

2020 Courses Cancelled due to COVID-19. 

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  / 

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: 


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 at GBCS! 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!


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. 

View detailed Position Overview. 

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 2021!

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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