Children & Youth

Children & Youth

  • Youth Night

    • Program Type:
    • requires program registration or drop in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    For children ages 9-13. Activities include Movie & Dance Nights, Swimming, Crafts, Sports **Swimming portion is from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Download the Registration Form and the Early Sign Out Form.

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  • Babysitting Course

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    The course will use the official Canada Safety Council curriculum which covers topics such as becoming a successful babysitter, caring for children from three months to school-aged, emergencies, basic first aid, behaviour management and much more. Fee includes workbook; send your child with a lunch and snacks.

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  • After School Program

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    This program provides a safe and fun environment for children in Grades 1 to 6. Activities for all children include the Homework Club, arts, and crafts, swimming, cooking, drama and much more! There are also physical activities and sports–both inside and outside daily (weather permitting). Registration is ongoing and you have the option of paying

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  • March Break Camp

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    The Jack Purcell Recreation Association offers a five-day camp for children 5 to 12 years old for the scheduled March Break each school year. Program activities are offered each day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. An out trip may also be offered. Payment is required when registering. Please provide lunch, snacks, indoors shoes and

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  • Christmas Camp

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    The Jack Purcell Recreation Association offers a Christmas Break Camp for children ages 5 to 12 years. Join us for fun-filled indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) winter games and activities. The program runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. — After Care from 5:30-6:00 p.m. is an extra cost. Let it Snow Christmas Camp January 2nd – January 4th 2019

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  • Children’s Tennis

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

      This program is for children 8 years and older, with a focus on learning forehand and backhand groundstrokes. Children will also learn how to rally, hit volleys and serve. Payment is required on registering your child.

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  • P.A. Days

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    The Jack Purcell Recreation Association runs an all-day camp for children 5 to 12 years old on each scheduled P.A. Day in the school year.  The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After Care is also offered from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost. Please provide lunch, snacks, indoor shoes and

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  • Summer Camp

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    The Jack Purcell Recreation Association offers a Summer Camp for children ages 5 to 12 years old at the end of the school year. Program activities are planned around theme weeks such as sports, water events, and adventures. The Summer Camp also offers out trips, and the popular sleepover and last-day BBQ. Please provide lunch,

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  • Red Cross Swimming Lessons for Preschoolers and Children

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Your child will learn to swim in a relaxing and fun environment with certified pool staff. Download the swimming lesson information flyer for specific class times. You an also pick up a copy at the centre. Swimming Lesson Schedule

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  • Diaper Fit

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is a fun-filled exercise program, designed for parents and their toddlers for 4 months to 2 years. Children are placed in flotation seats that remain in direct contact with the parent. Swimming Lesson Information Flyer – Fall Session 2 2017

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  • Fall Registration Opening Dates

    JPRA programming
    All Programs will be open for Fall at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13th.

    City of Ottawa
    Swimming and Aquafitness- Online/Touch Tone on August 13th at 9:00 p.m. In person August 14th.

    Other Programs- Online/Touch Tone on AUgust 15th at 9:00 p.m. In person August 16th.

  • Tennis Classes Cancelled

    The tennis classes Thursday, July 19th are cancelled due to instructor illness.

    Make up classes will be on Monday, July 30th at the same time as your regularly scheduled class.

    All make up classes will be held on the courts behind the Jack Purcell Community Centre.

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