Youth Programs

Youth Programming

The Hay River Department is proud to be able to offer affordable programming for all youth in the community. The majority of our programming operate out of the Community Centre, though on occasion can be held in different locations around town. 

After-School Club

The After-School club is a daily program for kids to attend at the Community Centre. The club does games, crafts, and other active activities in the afternoons. Kids are provided with a free nut-free snack. Participants may bring their own snacks, though they must be nut-free. 

Kids will be running around and playing various active games. Please ensure your child has good shoes for running around and a water bottle. Rubber Boots, Snow Boots, Sandals, and Flip Flops are not the best footwear for active game play. 

The program is for kids ages 5 and up

Mondays | 3:30-5:30 pm 

Tuesdays | 3:30-5:30 pm

Wednesdays | 3:30-5:30 pm 

Thursdays | 3:30-5:30 pm 

Fridays | 1:00-5:30 pm

Dry-Land Training

The Dry-Land Training Program is a fitness and exercise program for youth aged 9-17. All exercises, from warm up movements to strength training to agility and cardio training, are carefully chosen and workouts are created with specific goals in mind – to improve strength and conditioning using safe and age appropriate exercises while showing youth that exercise can be fun and enjoyable. Cross-sport workouts are designed to help improve agility, balance, coordination & strength, building skills to complement an athlete’s abilities and strengthen their overall performance. The Program is based on guidelines laid out by the CanfitPro Youth Fitness program, Hockey Canada’s Off Ice Training Program and USA Hockey’s DryLand Training Program.

For more information contact the Recreation Programmer

Courtney Fraser  

Youth Yoga

Youth Yoga is an introductory yoga program for youth aged 9-13. It is designed to teach basic flows and relaxation and to build skills in balance, flexibility and mindfulness. This class meets every Friday afternoon from 3:30pm – 4:30pm from November 19 to December 17. To register, please contact the Hay River Community Centre Service Desk at 874-6500. 

Special Event & Full-Day Programming

The Town of Hay River Department of Recreation is happy to offer full-day programming for youth ages 5-12 for holidays and days with no school. Full-day programming emphasizes active, engaging, and safe play and activities. Programing is exciting and fun and ranges from a wide variety of options including: Sledding, Cookie Decorating, Sewing, Movie Theater, Snowshoeing, Active Games, Swimming, and more. 

Full-Day programming varies from season to season.

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Town of Hay River Recreation