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Recreation Programming

City of Woodstock Recreation Programs

Registration for Fall programs will open on Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00am. Upcoming programs will be slowly reintegrated into the schedule and advertised on the City of Woodstock Facebook Page. Click HERE to view current available options.

Youth Sport and Fitness Programs

Several sport based programs are offered that include a number of progressions beginning with developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy, and guides children in their skill development to become competent and confident with their athletic and physical abilities. Children will learn through instructional practice, drills, progressions, and game play in a fun and welcoming environment.

Active Kids

This program combines a variety of sports and activities for kids to get them active and moving, developing physical literacy skills, and having fun! Sports and activities could include soccer, softball, tag, lacrosse, laser tag, and much more!

Active Kids

Basketball

Designed using the 3-Tier Bucket Basketball development system, this program is divided into three levels (Basics, Intermediate, Advanced) to suit various skill levels and ages. 

Basketball

Tennis

This is an introductory level program and will stress racquet and ball control drills as well as skill development in the four basic strokes: forehand, backhand, serve and volley. This program is for players with little or no previous tennis experience. 

Tennis

Volleyball

Sport skills development and fun will be the focus. Children will learn through instructional practice, drills, progressions and game play in a welcoming environment. 

Volleyball

Badminton

Sport skills development and fun will be the focus. Children will learn through instructional practice, drills, progressions and game play in a welcoming environment. All equipment is provided, but children are welcome to bring their own racket.

Badminton

Adult Fitness Programs

There are several fitness programs available that will help keep adults active and engaged. These programs are taught by experienced/certified instructors.

Chair Yoga

This class is perfect for anyone who experiences discomfort in horizontal postures on the back or who may need assistance moving from a standing to laying down position. The chair will be incorporated into the class to assist you as you improve breathing techniques, stabilize your core, and increase your balance.

Chair Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Prepare your body for the day by gently stretching and warming up the muscles. This class is for all levels and will focus on simple flowing sequences and slow-paced movements as you increase balance, strength, and flexibility. Participants should bring a mat, a towel, and a water bottle. 

Gentle Yoga

Yoga-Relax & Release

Release, relax, and rejuvenate in this yoga program where you will learn to breathe with your movements. Yoga helps to increase flexibility, improve core strength, and realign the body. For all participant levels. Participants should bring a mat, a towel, and a water bottle. 

Relax & Release Yoga

Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises. Participants should bring a mat and a water bottle. 

Pilates

HIIT Strong Nation

STRONG Nation™ combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. Participants should bring a mat and a water bottle. 

HIIT Strong Nation

Learn to Run

Running can be something you use to challenge yourself and also to reward yourself! During these unprecedented times, running allows you to take control of your own health and well-being. Join the last “Learn to Run” program you will ever need! Learn how to make running a safe, easy, and enjoyable part of your health lifestyle! No experience necessary! Just a desire and commitment to a healthier you! 

Learn to Run

Virtual Fitness

Check out our Virtual Fitness options. Classes will run through the Zoom online platform and all required details will be sent to participants after they register. 

Virtual Fitness

Yogalates

Yogalates is a unique combination of Yoga and Pilates that was created to enhance your core stability, breathing control, flexibility, and strength. Come on out and challenge yourself with this special fitness class. Participants should bring a mat and a water bottle. 

Yogalates

Zumba

Tone and sculpt your body with Zumba Fitness, the exercise in disguise! This cardio based fitness class combines Latin dance and fun music. Easy to follow, lots of fun, and no dance experience required!

Zumba

General Recreation Programs

There are a range of programs that will allow children to be creative, learn, and have fun. These may include more active programs, and programs that are educational based.

Nerf Warriors (Laser Tag)

Prepare for battle with this exhilarating program. Children will participate in a variety of activities while working on their dodging, aiming, and shooting skills using Laser Guns. 

Nerf Warriors

Parks of Fun

Come and join us in the park to learn fundamental movement skills and get active. This morning program helps build confidence in children's abilities to master physical skills such as run, hop, jump, throw, etc. Instructors engage participants in active games and skills in a fun and safe way. 

Parks of Fun

Parent and Tot Dance

In this program, parents will help their children learn basic dance fundamentals to some fun and energetic music. This will also help prepare them for the Dancing Kids program.

Parent and Tot Dance

Dancing Kids Level 1-3

Participants learn all the latest and modern dance moves in these fun and exciting classes under the direction of an experienced dance instructor. They will also learn a dance routine to some fantastic music! Register based on age. Children in level 3 will begin to specialize in some genres like jazz and hip hop.

Dancing Kids

Thrive After Five

Looking for a fun and engaging program with lots of variety? Then this is for you! Each week, children will participate in a different activity that may engage them physically, socially, or creatively, Activities may include dance/movement, crafts, games, and much more! 

Thrive After Five

Ukulele

This program is for participants who want to learn how to play the ukulele. Participants will learn in a small group setting at their own pace under the direction of our expert instructor and develop their talent throughout the session. Participants must bring their own ukulele. Music stands & material will be provided. Masks must be worn during the program.

Ukulele

Guitar

This program is offered at a Level 1 & Level 2. Participants will learn in a small group setting at their own pace under the direction of our expert instructor and develop their talent throughout the session. Participants must bring their own guitar and guitar picks. Music material will be provided. Masks must be worn during the program.

Guitar

Stemotics

Stemotics - LEGO WeDo Advanced Robtoics 2.0 Construction Set, aimed at children aged 5-10 includes LEGO bricks with one motor, two sen- sors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks.

Stemotics

Stemotics - mBot is an easy-to-run robot kit for kids to get hands-on experience on graphical programming, electronics, robotics. It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and specifically designed for STEM education. An educational robot for individual and classroom use, empowering users to be innovative and creative while having fun. mBot is programmed using the mBlock software which integrates Scratch and Arduino programming. This programming language is both simple, powerful and very quick to learn. A platform with endless possibilities.

Stemotics

Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering - Commander League - Participants will start the program with everything they need to play the game. In the first week, they be given a pre-made Commander deck with sleeves, and will be given an additional pack each consecutive week throughout the session to modify their deck. There will be tournament style game play each week and players will be ranked throughout the session. This is open to beginner and experienced players. The first class will focus on learning to play and practicing. Younger players are welcome to participate with parental consent.

Magic the Gathering

Leadership & Development Programs

There are a range of programs that will provide children with the opportunity to grow, develop, and learn new skills relating to leadership and independence. 

 My Safe Life

In this interactive and fun safety program, kids learn and practice skills for a lifetime of safety. Traditional and digital gaming techniques are used to cover topics like People Safety, Appropriate Social and Digital Behaviours, Safe Travels, Online Safety, Getting Help, Fire Safety, Accident Prevention and Basic First Aid. Children take home the SOS4Kids My Safe Life manual and card of completion. 

My Safe Life

 Home Alone
Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child’s first steps towards independence and being without adult supervision. Safety and accident prevention are the common theme throughout the program.

Home Alone

 Babysitting Training
In this course, participants learn how to run a small babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills. 

Babysitting

 Snow Buddies

Interested in helping out a neighbour this winter? Or do you still need to earn community volunteer hours for school? Help out with driveway and sidewalk shoveling this winter. You will attend a brief training that will include topics like Health and Safety, proper shoveling technique, and customer service.

Snow Buddies

Contact Us

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Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
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