New this season, the youth centre location in Georgetown is now at Gary Allan school! Both Georgetown and Acton centres will now be open Monday-Friday, 3:30-7:30pm. During those hours the Georgetown location will feature an open gym for youth ages 12-24.
Check out these programs and services available in Halton Hills:
Check back on this page for a monthly schedule will current youth drop-in and registered program events. Drop-in programs offer a relaxed environment to hang out with friends, cook, swim, play video games, pool, ping pong & more! Many drop-in programs are free. See calendar for details:
Youth passes are available for swimming and skating at Town of Halton Hills facilities.
Youth Dances are held once a month on Fridays at the Gellert Community Centre from 7:30-10:00 pm. The dance is for youth in grades 6, 7 & 8, and are always chaperoned by staff. Tickets available for purchase at the Gellert customer service desk a few weeks in advance of the dance date.
Prices: $9.00 Regular Dance, $12.50 Much Music Dance Dates: Check back in October for youth dances.
Aquatic Advance Lifesaving
Looking to start a career in aquatics or to improve your swimming skills? Browse the aquatics section of our Community Activity & Service Guide to find advanced lifesaving courses available to you in Halton Hills.
Leaders in Training Program
NEW for 2018: Through hands-on activities, workshops and observations, Leaders in Training will learn about different leadership styles, communication and problem solving. Placement in a camp program will allow youth to learn first-hand about program planning, child development and counselling techniques. The jam-packed program provides meaningful and exciting experiences and appeals to all youth looking to develop and grow as leaders. This experience will help to build a resume, as participants will complete certifications in Standard First Aid and HIGH FIVE®. For more information, see the youth section of our Community Activity & Service Guide or register online.
Halton Hills Youth Centres
As part of our drop-in youth programming we operate two youth centres in Halton Hills with locations in Acton and Georgetown. Recreation-based activities include video games, arts and crafts, lounge space, computers, wi-fi, cooking, special events, movies and drop-in gym activities (Georgetown location).
Both youth centres are attended by trained Town of Halton Hills staff. All admissions and programs are provided at no charge. For the latest calendars and updates, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @_HHYouth. Information is also available online at haltonhills.ca/youth, including other local youth services like the taxi scrip program.
Acton: 47 Mill Street East
Georgetown: 96 Guelph St. (Gary Allan School)
Hours: See drop-in calendar
Ages: 12-24 years
Looking to get your 40 volunteer hours? Want to make a difference in your community and the lives of fellow neighbours and friends? Consider volunteering with the Town of Halton Hills! Build leadership skills, give back to your community and meet new people. Recreation & Parks offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for youth. Visit our volunteer webpage to learn more about available opportunities and the application process.
Youth Taxi Scrip
The Youth Taxi Scrip Program is a service that allows registered youth riders to receive a discounted fare with participating taxi companies for travel within Halton Hills. Visit the Youth Taxi Scrip webpage to register and learn more.
Check out current job postings available today! Summer employment information is available as of December.
Youth Friendly Community - Platinum
The Town of Halton Hills is a Platinum Youth Friendly Community through the Play Works Youth Friendly Community designation. That means we strive to ensure youth in Halton Hills have access to a diversity of play, recreation, volunteering and leadership development. Learn more on the Playworks website.
Youth Needs Study
The Youth Needs Study is a comprehensive report that evaluates and makes recommendations for improving the quality of life for youth in Halton Hills. Completed in December 2011, the study spans years – from 2012-2022. Council and staff continue to support this study by placing an emphasis on youth engagement, access and support. Check out the following links related to the YNS: