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Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture | 269 7th Ave. Hanover, ON N4N 2H5 | 519.364.2310 | hanover.ca

Program Registration | Spring/Summer 2020 

Residents | February 26 
Non-Residents | March 4 
Registration Night | March 5 | 7:00 - 8:30pm 

 

2020 Spring/Summer - Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide 

2020 Family Day Flyer             

2020 March Break Flyer    

Cancellation of Town of Hanover March Break Day Camp Program

Although the threat of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) remains low in Hanover and Grey County, we are taking proactive measures to limit the spread of viruses.  It is important to maintain social distancing to minimize the potential for community transmission of this virus.  Unfortunately, this means the cancellation of the Hanover March Break Day Camp program.

Full refunds will be issued.  Participants are being contacted directly by phone and email.

Hanover continues to monitor the situation and any future updates regarding other programs and facility hours will be communicated when direction is determined.

For the latest news and information about the COVID-19 virus, please contact Public Health Grey Bruce at https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.

 

No School… No Problem! Check out our PA Day programs!
The Town of Hanover is committed to providing safe and quality programs while your child enjoys a day away from school. Participants will have the opportunity to swim, skate (optional), and participate in a variety of themed, interactive games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. Do so early to avoid disappointment! Children will be grouped into appropriate age levels. Must meet minimum and not exceed maximum age restrictions by the day of the program.

Ages 4 to 10 years old
Where P & H Centre | Lion’s Den and Lounge
Time 9:00am to 4:00pm | Supervised drop off 8:00am to 9:00am |
Supervised pick up 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Cost $42.65/per day | $203.25/full week per child
3rd or more children half price on the same day (same household)

 

Monday, March 16 | Goodby Winter | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 7032) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 7038)
Goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring! Splash in the pool, skating (optional) and then we’ll load the bus for the Saugeen Valley Sulpher Springs Conservation Area to learn how animals survive and wake up from winter. It will be an afternoon filled with snowshoeing, tracking, games and looking for signs of spring! End the afternoon with a hotdog and bannock cookout over an open fire!


Tuesday, March 17 | Luck of the Irish | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 7034) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 7040) 

Today is the day to celebrate all things green! Join the fun as we dive for gold in the pool, chase leprechauns on the ice (skating optional), participate in a shamrock hunt and test your luck of the Irish at Bingo!  

Wednesday, March 18 | I Don't Want To Grow Up | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 7035) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 7041) 
It’s so much fun to be a kid!  Unleash your inner child as we play silly games, splash around in the pool, skating (optional), and campers will enjoy sharing their favourite toy during Show and Tell!  In the afternoon, campers will be laughing and singing along to children’s entertainer: Barry O with his one-of-kind variety show at the Hanover Civic Centre.

Thursday, March 19 | Movin' and Groovin' | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 7033) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 7039)
Run, jump, and play all day as we get active with a variety of camp activities! Campers will play team games, learn a line dance, swimming, skating (optional) and a trip to the Hanover Aerials Gymnastics Club will add to today’s adventure!

Friday, March 20 | SuperHeros | 4 - 7 yrs (Code: 7031) | 8 - 10 yrs (Code: 7036)
Superheros unite! Campers will tap into their superhero potential as we swim, skate (optional) and improve their skills  with challenges and fun games. Our heros will make their own creative, unique cape and their journey will continue as our heroes take in the action on the big screen at the Hanover Paramount Theatre for a matinee film.  Come and have a MARVELous time!

 

No School… No Problem! Check out our PA Day programs!
The Town of Hanover is committed to providing safe and quality programs while your child enjoys a day away from school. Participants will have the opportunity to swim, skate (optional), and participate in a variety of themed, interactive games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. Do so early to avoid disappointment! Children will be grouped into appropriate age levels. Must meet minimum and not exceed maximum age restrictions by the day of the program.

Ages 4 to 10 years old
Where P & H Centre | Lion’s Den and Lounge
Time 9:00am to 4:00pm | Supervised drop off 8:00am to 9:00am | 
Supervised pick up 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Cost $42.65/per day
3rd or more children half price on the same day (same household)

Friday, April 24 | Celebrate Earth! | 4 - 7 years (Code 7326) | 8 - 10 years (Code 7327)
Today campers will learn more about our special planet and the importance of conservation through fun and hands on activities and crafts. Campers will swim in the morning, plant a garden, create crafts using recycled materials, explore the outdoors, and play fun and challenging games that celebrate Earth! 

 

Early Bird Special Offer!

Register for any of our summer camps before May 15, 2020 and get entered into a draw for a FREE week of camp (trip fee excluded). Receive 1 entry for every week registered.

 

Where  P & H Centre 
Time  9:00 - 4:00pm (supervised drop-off from 8:00am to 9:00am and supervised pickup from 4:00 - 5:15pm)
Ages  Kamp Kummoniwannago - 5 to 9 years | Teen Adventures - 10 to 12 years

Things you should know about camp!

1. Camper Pick Up and Drop Off
Campers 9 years and younger MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us of any changes in your child’s pick up routine by calling 519.364.2310 x 2121. This is our safe arrival hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave early without written consent from a parent or guardian.
2. Ages
See specific camp description for ages. Participants must have turned the minimum age and not exceed the maximum age by the first day of the camp week that they are registering for. Camp leaders will take age difference into account when programming activities. Our camp ratios offer a maximum of 1 leader to 10 participants.
3. Medical Information
Health and safety is our number one priority. Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about your child’s medical conditions including doctor’s name and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 8:00am - 5:15pm.
4. What to Bring
Parents will receive a “Parent Handbook” which outlines specific policies and details as to what campers should bring.
5. Payment Plan
If registering for 2 or more weeks, a credit card payment plan may be utilized. Credit card payment for the first week registering must be processed on the date of registration. The remaining dollar amount will be divided evenly and processed on your credit card the week prior to the start of the program. (i.e. If registered for camp July 20-24, the payment will be processed July 13). Subsidy is available.
6. Safe Arrival Hotline
If your child is NOT attending camp for any reason, please call us at 519.364.2310 x 2121 prior to 9:30am so we can inform camp leaders.

 

Kamp Kummoniwannago 
5 - 9 years old 

Week 1 | July 6 - 10 | Kids Just Want To Have Fun | $151.05 | Code 7328
Kids work hard during the school year, so summer should be all about having fun, Fun and more FUN! Get ready to try our new games and we'll play the classics too. We all love to get campers into the camp spirit! Campers get ready to make new friends and memories as we say hello to summer Kamp K Style!
Week 2 | July 13 - 17 | Time Warp | $167.05 ($16 trip fee included) | Code 7329
Lets do the Time Warp! For time warp week, campers will experience and be inspired by life in past decades. Travel in time for hippie day, western day, 80's day and even travel to the caveman days! Campers will experience life of early Canadian settlers with a trip to the Pioneer Village at Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound. Time Warp week will be a fun adventure for our campers to learn how kids of past decades had FUN, and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Week 3 | July 20 - 24 | Farmer Frenzy | $172.05 ($21 trip fee included) | Code 7330
Yeehaw! It's time for campers to put on a straw hat, grab a pitch fork and get ready for fun down on the farm this week. Kids will learn to square dance, plant their own seeds and race to complete their morning chores! The week includes a trip to the At Last Forest Farm in Allenford to experience farm life first hand! It's sure to be a hoot and hollering experience.
Week 4 | July 27 - 30 | Splash Bash | $155.85 ($35 trip fee included) | Code 7331
Get set to get wet! You'll be in it, on it, around it and even under it if you come out for our Splash Bash week. Campers be prepared for water balloon fun, slip & slide, squirt baseball, relays and cardboard boat races and more! This week includes our annual Soakin' Water Battle! A bus trip to Bingemans Big Splash Water Park in Kitchener will add to the excitement. Make sure to pack an extra towel as this week is sure to be a
splash-tacular time. Note: No camp July 31.
Week 5 | August 4 - 7 | Ready, Set, Blast Off | $155.85 ($35 trip fee included) | Code 7332
Space is the place! We're blasting off to outer space for this week of camp. During Outer Space Week, campers will learn about the solar system and life on another planet. Kids will feel like a real life astronauts, decorate their own rocket ships and a trip to the Skyzone Kitchener will have the kids jumping for the stars! Who can say that they toured the solar system during their summer vacation?! Note: No camp August 3.
Week 6 | August 10 - 14 | Disney Fantasy Adventure | $181.05 ($30 trip fee included) | Code 7333
Be our guest at Kamp K for a magical Disney adventure you won't forget! Inspired by Disney's classic movie characters, campers will experience a week of supercharged magical fun! Campers will enjoy tea with Alice in Wonderland, go on a journey with Woody and Buzz to find Dori and race next to Lightning McQueen on our indoor track! Get ready to experience a real life fairy tale with a trip to Storybook Park to conclude our magical week!
Week 7 | August 17 - 21 | Holiday Hoopla | $172.05 ($21 trip fee included) | Code 7334
What is your favourite holiday? Come out and help us celebrate a different holiday everyday this week. The fun includes Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter hunt, a haunted house and the biggest Birthday bonanza ever! Learn some fun facts while being creative and enjoying the festivities of each special day. A trip to the Bervie Zoo will be sure to add to the excitement!
Week 8 | August 24 - 28 | Razzle Dazzle | $151.05 | Code 7335
It’s the great goodbye as we say farewell to summer. We'll keep the fun going all week long as we cram in all of Kamp K favourites for one last time this summer including our annual Paint the Leaders and Slime the Leader events! Parents are invited to join us for the Closing Ceremonies Friday afternoon.

Teen Adventures 
10 - 12 years old 

Week 1 | July 13 - 17 | Rooks to Cooks | $167.05 ($16 trip fee included) | Code 7336
In this fun-filled week, campers will learn the fundamentals of cooking and good kitchen practices. Campers will get a chance to cook a variety of meals that are easy to make at home for the rest of the family. Spurred on by a little friendly competition, this cooking camp will inspire teamwork as budding cooks work together to explore recipes and taste combinations. A trip to the Pioneer Village in Owen Sound will have campers learning about cooking in the olden days!
Week 2 | July 20 - 24 | Say Yes to the Mess | $172.05 ($21 trip fee included) | Code 7337
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a week of gooey, messy fun! Bring your creativity this week and join us for activity filled days including art projects, science experiments, ooey-gooey slime and more! This fun week is designed to let kids’ imaginations run wild and discover what happens when you mix imagination with creativity! This week includes a trip to the At Last Forest Farm in Allenford to experience farm life first hand!
Week 3 | July 27 - 30 | Big Splash Water Bash | $155.85 ($35 trip fee included) | Code 7338
Get set to get wet! You'll be in it, on it, around it and even under it if you come out for our Splash Bash week. Join our Splash Bash with water balloon fun, slip & slide, squirt baseball, relays, cardboard boat races and more. This week includes our annual soakin' water battle. Campers will make a big splash on a bus trip to Bingemans Big Splash Water Park this week. Make sure to pack an extra towel! Note: No camp July 31.
Week 4 | August 4 - 7 | Hero's Pay It Forward | $155.85 ($35 trip fee included) | Code 7339
Explore the world of Hanover’s everyday heroes. Campers will have the opportunity to learn there is more to being a hero than wearing spandex and capes! Campers will learn about exciting people and careers in their own community and meet local emergency responders! Campers will also learn the importance of a strong community as they lend a hand with a community service project. The fun will continue with a trip to Skyzone Kitchener. Note: No camp August 3.
Week 5 | August 17 - 21 | On Trend | $172.05 ($21 trip fee included) | Code 7340
Ready to go with the flow of what’s trending! This week will focus on the things kids are talking about: YouTube, Emojis, Minecraft, Slime, Mario Bros and more! We’ll play "would you rather", make Minecraft swords, and even experience a real life Sims simulation game! As animals are always on trend, a trip to the Bervie Zoo will be sure to add to the fun! Get on board with what’s trending and join us for this week of popular fun!
 

Early Bird Special Offer!

Register for any of our summer camps before May 15, 2020 and get entered into a draw for a FREE week of camp (trip fee excluded). Receive 1 entry for every week registered.

Extended Supervision Option
Extended Care will be available for all specialty camps EXCEPT TSN Camp, Golf Camp, Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre Camp, At Last Forest Adventure Camp and Wild Encounters. Registrants will be accompanied to the program location by Department staff. Preregistration is required for extended care. 

Where     P & H Centre 
Time       8:00 - 9:00amm and/or 4:00- 5:15pm 
Cost        $20/child/week for before OR after care 
               $35/child/week for before AND after care 

 

TSN (The Sports Nut) | June 29 - July 3 (cancelled July 1) | 9:00 - 3:45pm |  9 - 14 years | John Diefenbaker Senior School | $120.00 | Code 7349
A SPORT-acular week of activities for campers! Each day is jammed packed with sports and more sports! Daily instruction and activities in basketball, soccer, floor hockey and flag football will be offered. Participants will be divided into specific age groups. Fun will be the focus while developing one’s skills and game knowledge.
About the Instructors: Andrew Aitkens and Jason Howes are both educators with the BWDSB. Both are actively involved in school and community sports.
Become a YouTuber Camp | July 2 & 3 | 8:30 - 4:30pm | 8 - 12 years | P & H Centre - Lounge | $83.13 | Code 7357
It’s every kids dream to be a pro YouTuber! A partnership with Pick Studio offers a 2 day camp designed to walk kids through every step of the process in becoming a YouTube sensation. Starting with opening a gmail account, creating a YouTube channel and then building video content. We’ll also tackle elements like branding, lighting, editing transitions using free editing software, recording audio, uploading content creating thumbnails and then how-to promotion yourselves!  (extended care available)
About the Instructors: Pick Studio is a centre for creative education located in Kincardine. They offer a variety of music, arts and popular culture-based programs to help kids reach their potential.
Golf Camp | July 6 - 10 | 9:00 - 1:00pm | 8 - 13 years | Whispering Hills Golf Club | $96.50 | Code 7345
Instructional activities will focus on proper gripping of the club, rules of the game, golf etiquette, putting, chipping and driving the ball. There will be lots of opportunity to practice on the range plus on course lessons Wednesday and Friday. The golf course does have a limited supply of clubs available but participants are required to supply their own golf clubs. All participants will receive a coupon for a 'free child’s green fee" valid Monday to Friday.
About the Instructors: Between Doug Andrew and Darrell there is over 140 years of combined golf experience that is passed onto junior golfers every day at camp!
Dance Camp | July 6 - 10 | 8:30 - 4:30pm |  7 - 13 years | Civic Centre - Community Hall & Theatre | $151.06 | Code 7346
Back by popular demand! Once again, we are partnering with Grey Bruce School of Dance to add another fun and exciting experience for kids this summer. Participants will experience a new dance form each day including jazz, ballet and hip hop. Off the stage, participants will enjoy crafts and activities as well as a daily swim at the Hanover Aquatic Centre. Parents and friends are invited to a performance at the end of the week where participants showcase what they have learned. No previous dance experience is necessary. (extended care available)
Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre Camp | July 13 - 17 | 8:00 - 5:00pm | 8 - 12 years | OEC Centre - 3091 Bruce County Rd 13 Wiarton | $240.00 | Code 7352
An exciting new partnership with the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre (OEC) located on the Bruce Peninsula, will provide campers with over 300 acres to explore and immerse in nature. Campers will look forward to a fun filled week of adventure with amazing staff at a truly unique place! Whether tracking animal footprints, learning about wildlife, archery, shelter building or hunting one another in the famous survival game, there are so many diverse learning experiences for campers to enjoy! Pick up and drop off location for camp will be at the Hanover P & H Centre and campers will be bussed to and from the OEC daily. Register early, space is limited.
Music Appreciation Camp | July 20 - 24 | 8:30 - 4:30pm | 8 - 12 years | P & H Centre - Lounge | $160.00 | Code 7355
This week will surely get you off your seat and into the summer beat. Do you like to sing or make music with others? Campers will enjoy learning how to make music, explore new songs, musical movement, rhythm and more! This camp is open to kids of all musical experience levels. Campers will show off what they have learned with a performance for friends and family on the last day of camp! (extended care available)
About the Instructors: Sharon Machina and Lenora Bristow are both educators with the BWDSB. They enjoy a variety of musical opportunities in their personal lives with solo, family and community vocal performances, drama and dance. Both have experience with a variety of instruments including brass and woodwind instruments, piano and organ, guitar and ukulele, recorder and primary melodic and percussion instruments.
Camp Spark | July 13 - 17 | 8:30 - 4:30pm | 6 - 13 years | Civic Centre - Community Hall & Theatre | $260.00 | Code 7353
Studio 410's triple threat camp is coming to the Hanover stage! Study the art of performance, the building blocks of becoming a triple threat (singing | dancing | acting) and the power of being yourself! Each day campers will hone their skills through exciting activities including: dance and vocal training, choreography, creation and development, act it out group games and much more! This camp is open to kids of all experience levels. Students will perform the last day of camp for friends and family to enjoy! (extended care available)
About the Instructors: Studio 410 is a Performing Arts studio where creative skills are taught and cultivated. Such as music lessons, musical theatre productions, workshops, fitness, dance training and personal development. In recent years they have casted talented youth in their productions of Legally Blonde, Shrek the Musical Jr. and Disney Frozen Jr.!
Science & Nature Camp | July 27 - 31 | 5 - 12 years | 9:00 - 4:00pm | Riverstone Retreat | $230.00 | Code 7356
We are pleased to collaborate with Elephant Thoughts to offer an outdoor science and nature-based camp. Campers will participate in super fun outdoor cooperative games, slacklines, team based orienteering challenges, outdoor craft projects and hands-on interactive science experiments at Riverstone Retreat located near Durham Ontario on twenty-five acres of gently wooded land along the Saugeen River. Pick up and drop off will be at the Hanover P & H Centre and campers will be bussed to and from Riverstone Retreat daily. (extended care available)
About the Instructors: Elephant Thoughts is a registered Canadian charity, founded in 2002 by a group of teachers, principals and other professional educators. Their camps offer a distinct curriculum focusing on outdoor education, science in an experiential learning environment mixed with just the right amount of FUN!
Home Alone Camp | August 5 & 6 | 10 years and up | 9:00 - 4:00pm | P & H Centre - Lounge | $97.00 | Code 7348
An action packed two-day program that upon successful completion, participants will receive their St. John's Ambulance babysitting certificate. Participants will learn how to prepare nutritional snacks, the do's and don’ts about staying home alone, how to handle various situations including sibling conflict, internet safety and more through games, role play and other fun activities including a daily swim! (extended care available)
 At Last Forest Adventure Camp | August 4 - 7 | 8 - 13 years | 8:30 - 4:00pm | Allan Park Conservation Area | $280.00 | Code 7351
An exciting new partnership with At Last Forest Schools and At Last Adventures will offer an unforgettable journey for kids to experience this summer! Every day will offer opportunities for children to have fun, to master new skills, explore, and engage in self-directed, hands on play-based learning in a natural forest environment. If that's not enough, on Wednesday and Thursday campers will set off on field trips to adventure destinations throughout Grey & Bruce County including rock climbing, cave exploration, mountain biking, hiking and much more! Sign up today as spots are limited.
About the Instructors: At Last Forest School began in September 2016 in Owen Sound by Carlin & Debbie Val. They founded Forest School as an alternative to the traditional classroom setting and since then Forest School has exploded in popularity in our area. Their 1 school turned into 3 locations including their most recent site at the Hanover Allan Park Conservation Area. Using their bus, they shuttle kids around Grey and Bruce county taking kids on daytrip adventures like rock climbing, caving, mountain biking and so much more.
Music/Art Camp | August 10 - 14 | 8 - 12 years | 8:30 - 4:30pm | Civic Centre - Community Hall & Theatre | $165.00 | Code 7358
This camp is in partnership with the talented, creative instructors from Pick Studio and will offer an action-packed week combining music and art into one camp for kids to explore their many talents. Students will have an opportunity to learn drums, ukulele, piano, guitar, singing, and basic music theory. Campers will also work with a variety of mediums do develop their skills as visual artists, including painting, sketching, and more! On the final day, there will be a showcase for friends, family and fans to attend. (extend care avilable)
About the Instructors: Pick Studio is a Centre for creative education located in Kincardine. They offer a variety of music, arts and popular culture-based programs to help kids reach their potential. It’s Pick Studio’s mission to encourage kids to create, innovate and have fun! They’re looking forward to sharing their talents to Hanover youth this summer!
Enfant Soleil | August 17 - 21 | 5 - 10 years | 9:00 - 4:00pm | P & H Centre - Lounge | $148.10 (CPF Members) $173.10 (Non-CPF Members) | Code 7347
"Lots of fun" Beaucoup de s'amusements"! A summer recreation camp experience utilizing French language skills. This camp is offered in co-operation with the Hanover Canadian Parents for French Chapter. This week will be jam packed with fun including games, songs, crafts, cooking, story time, swimming, outings and much more. A perfect opportunity for French Immersion students to practice their French skills. (extended care available)
Drama Camp | August 17 - 21 | 8 - 14 years | 8:30 - 4:30pm | Civic Centre - Community Hall & Theatre | $165.00 | Code 7354
This camp aims to help young people develop their understanding of dramatic forms and conventions particular to the stage. Through games, activities, and guest specialists, participants will explore various aspects of theatrical conventions. Including acting and production skills such as backstage roles, props and sets, technical skills and planning for a show. At the end of their week participants will perform the play “How to Kidnap a Princess in 10 Easy Steps”. (extended care available)
About the Instructor: Rebekah Walker has been teaching drama at JDSS for 15 years. She is a talented writer, actor, and director. Rebekah has directed many plays including HCP’s recent ‘Bedtime Stories’, Perils of Persephone, and JDSS’s recent ‘Closing Doors a Musical’. While Rebekah has been known to get up on stage for some singing and dancing in shows like HCP’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, her favourite place to be is behind the scene using theater to help young people find their best selves. She is very excited to take on this next dramatic adventure.
Wild Encounters Camp | August 24 - 28 | 8 - 12 years | 9:00 -4:00pm | Sulphur Springs Conservation Area | $168.00 | Code 7350
Calling all curious kids, get ready for a wild week outdoors. We will be exploring all things nature… water, weather, animals, plants and how to survive in the great outdoors and much more. An action-packed week of fun and investigations. Get ready to walk on the wild side.
About the Instructor: Nancy Griffin is the Conservation Education for Saugeen Valley and Grey Sauble Conservation Authorities. She has many years experience and annually teaches over 8,000 young people throughout Grey/Bruce Counties.