Statement of Philosophy & Goals for Childrens Programs
Our commitment is to enable children to develop respect for themselves and our community; to be expressive and creative; to use their imagination; to learn confidence, independence, and to HAVE FUN!
Seasonal Recreation Programs
Kinbridge Community Association offers a variety of seasonal recreation programs for all ages. Our recreation programs are offered at an affordable cost to encourage all children, youth, families and adults to engage in healthy, active and fun activities.
KCA provides various recreation, art, cooking, and leisure activities throughout the year. Check out the link for our current Seasonal Recreational Programming. Don’t see what interests you? Contact us and we’ll be creative together to make it available.
Children and Youth Recreation Programs
Our children a youth recreation programs are based on the five Principles of Healthy Child Development through HIGH FIVE Ontario, Parks and Recreation Ontario. All our recreation program instructors are High Five certified who design and plan all programs based on the following principles
- Being a caring adult
- Providing the opportunity to make friends
- Providing the opportunity to play
- For participants to have the opportunity to master skills
- For all to have the opportunity to participate
Youth Sports Night
Youth Sports Nights and Youth Drop Ins are also on the menu for you to participate in. Check out the link to see the variety and locations of recreation, sports drop-ins, cooking, baking, dance and arts and craft classes Kinbridge offers.
Strong Start – Get Ready for School
Get Ready for School™ is a program for preschoolers during the six month period before entering Junior Kindergarten. Over the 44 classes, children build vocabulary, learn letter sounds and practice classroom behaviours. The program is particularly beneficial for children who are learning English as a Second Language or are from a low to middle socio-economic background. The Get Ready for School program is available at 200 Christopher Drive and community centre locations across Waterloo Region. Call 519-624-3855 for registration information.
After School Program – $5 a Week
SPACES AVAILABLE AT 200 Christopher Drive & 86 Elgin Street South. Info and inquires 519 624 3855.
We offer exciting After School Programs for children in grades 1 to 7 with a pick up location at Stweart Avenue School and Chalmers Street School!
The site operate Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm with children participating in exciting physical activities, nutrition education and a healthy snack as well as time to do homework with Instructors assistance. The program is made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
P.A. Day Program
When school is closed on P.A. Days, Kinbridge offers a fun filled day for your children ages 4 to 11 to participate in. We provide themed physical activities, games, and crafts. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and wraps up by 5:30 p.m. Please call reception for information and registration 519-624-3855.
Glow – Girls Life of Wellness
GLOW (Girls’ Life of Wellness) is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 8 to 14.
GLOW is rooted in the philosophy of holistic wellness. We know that a narrow definition of wellness in both theory and practice can lead to unhealthy views and behaviours when it comes to girls’ physical, mental, social and emotional health.
GLOW focuses on the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental.
GLOW is driven by its participants’ interests and skills, so each program offering is unique. In the past, girls have participated in activities like yoga, boxing, Zumba and BounceFit, coupled with holistic wellness activities like making miniature Japenese Zen gardens, spoken word poetry jams, creating water bottle infusers, and going on nature walks; additionally, girls have regular discussions on topics like body image, self-esteem, healthy relationships, puberty, hygiene, morals & values.
Programs Starting in September:
Ages: 8 – 10, Sept 19th – Dec 5th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Contact Mallory our GLOW Coordinator for program and volunteer opportunities today! 519-740-8565
GLOW is a program facilitated in partnership with YWCA Cambridge.
Adult Recreation Programs
The Coalition of Muslim Women of Cambridge
The Coalition of Muslim Women of Cambridge – ongoing group meetings and events. Contact Amy for more information or to join at 519 624 3855.
Our adult recreation programs are based on the interests and needs expressed from the community. Don’t see what interests you? Or maybe you want to facilitate a program? Contact us, we’ll be creative together and make it available.
Winter, March and Summer Day Camps
Want a great winter? March or Summer Camp experience for your children? Weekly exciting themes, recreation, arts, science, crafts, activities and trips. Our camps are for children ages 4 to 12. Our summer day camps provide weekly off site water and adventure trips for your children to experience. Your child will have the opportunity to make new friends, experience new adventures and places and develop positive relationships and skills for the future. All day camp staff are High Five trained possessing Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification and First Aid/CPR Certification. Our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.’s) have successfully completed our [lead] (leadership excellence asset development) program.
Want a great summer camp experience for your children? Weekly themes, trips and activities!
We offer four day camps for children ages 4 to 12. Our summer day camps provide weekly off site water and adventure trips for your children to experience. All summer staff are High Five and First Aid/CPR Certified and will provide daily planned fun and exciting games, activities and arts and crafts for your child. Your child will have the opportunity to make new friends, experience new adventures and places and develop positive relationships and skills for the future.
Senior Recreation Programs
As we age, staying active and engaged with our community can be a challenge. Come visit Kinbridge for a challenging afternoon of cards or be creative in our crafty corner or walk and chat with friends. If you would like to start a program not offered let us know how we can support you!
Family Recreation Programs
Families that play together…come out and experience our family activities. Lifelong activity and play is healthy both physically and emotionally.
This program lead by an Early Years Educator, is offered for children ages 0-6 and their parents, guardians or caretakers to participate together in a variety of activities such as physical movement, crafts, sing song, and storytelling, that will assist in defining your child’s fine motor skills. Your child will have the opportunity to interact with other children. Parents, guardians and caretakers are encouraged to interact with the children and engage in discussion with the other adults. This program is supported by Cambridge Family Early Years Centre.
Get Set Learn
Get Set Learn is an Early Family Literacy Program facilitated in Partnership with Project Read. It runs every Spring and Fall at our 200 Christopher Drive location. Our upcoming Fall session begins October 15 9:30am – 11:30am.