Summer Recreation Programs

Summer Recreation Programs

Summer Play (Ages 6-10)
Summer Fun (Ages 10-13)
Summer Adventures (Ages 13-16)

Official Stuff

Age: Regardless of when your child’s birthday is, as long as they turn the required age for the program during 2018, you’re good to go!

Payment Options: We only accept cash or cheques made out to The Town of Peace River. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. There is a $20 fee for N.S.F. cheques.

Refund Policy: To view our entire Refund Policy, please view our registration directive.

Cancellation Policy: In case of severe weather or low enrollment we may need to cancel an activity. Parents will have to have backup childcare options in case of cancellations. Parents/Guardians will be contacted by 10 AM if the program is cancelled. Parents are reminded to check your voicemail for last minute changes.

Drop ins must register their children at the Summer Fun Office the morning of, or before their planned drop in day. Drop Ins are only available for our Summer Play Program and on the days where Drop Ins are permitted. They can find that information in our Program Information Booklet on page 1.

Program Registration

Registration is ongoing and begins on Monday, June 4th, 2018 the entrance is on the side at the northwest corner near Panago.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 11am.

If you want to fill out the registration forms in advance they are below. Multiple children can be registered on one Registration Form, however, a Health & Allergy Form must be filled out for each child.

Registration Form (PDF – 257KB)

Health & Allergy Form (PDF – 193KB)

Program Schedule

Our program schedule is below. For a copy of our program brochure, which contains all of the info on this webpage in a printable PDF tap or click here or on the link at the bottom of the page9am

Download our Complete Programs Guide (PDF – 1MB)

Detailed Program info

Summer Play (Ages 6-10)

Summer Play features a wide variety of games, crafts, tours and outdoor activities!

Sign your child up for Monday to Thursday’s theme week.

New this year: Fridays are now Adventure Days and are considered a separate registration. You’ll see them marked with an * in the chart below. Adventure Days will be capped at a lower number than the main week, due to participant limits that are set by the activity provider. Registration will be first-come, first-serve for those days.

Week #1: Summer Kick-Off – Monday, July 3rd – Thursday, July 5th – Let’s celebrate the start of the summer with a circus-themed day, a tour of the SPCA and swimming at the Peace Regional Pool. This week will be full of fun games and crafts to start the summer off right!

Week #2: Let’s Go Camping – Monday, July 9th – Thursday, July 12th – This week is full of outdoor fun and adventures! We can plant trees then jump on a bounce pillow all in the same day! Don’t forget all our nature-themed games and crafts either like decorating flower pots and having a water fight. Sign up for this week to feel like you’re camping all week long!

Week #3: Crazy Creations – Monday, July 16th – Thursday, July 19th – If you have a child that loves to be creative, this is the week for them! From creating pizzas to paintings there will be no shortage of activities to spark your child’s imagination. We will also be visiting the RCMP station and building our very own castles!

Week #4: Moovin’ & Groovin’ – Monday, July 23rd– Thursday, July 26th – Get up and move this week! Let’s get your legs moving and heart pumping in a week full of fun physical activity. Learn to box and do some relaxing yoga in the park. We will also visit the Fire Hall and play at the waterpark!

Week 5: Backwards Week – Monday, July 30th– Thursday, August 2nd – Everything is turned around this week! We will be celebrating everyone’s unbirthday, enjoying the winter season and going back in time to hang out with the dinosaurs. Don’t forget to wear your pyjamas on our swimming day!

Week 6: It’s a Small World – Tuesday, August. 7th– Thursday, August 9th – This week is all about celebrating the different cultures found around the world! We will play games from many different countries, learn about other cultures and even try some ethnic foods!

Week 7: Summer’s End Party – Monday, August 13th– Thursday, August 16th – End your summer with a bang! Compete in our very own Olympics, do some wacky science experiments and travel to the wild, wild west! The last day of Summer Play will be celebrated with our Year End Bash full of games, swimming and fun!

Adventure Fridays

Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village – Friday, July 6th – We will be heading the Pioneer Village to do a tour and play some games there! When we are done, we will be having fun at the Lac Cardinal beach. (Ages 6-10)

Fishing/Bounce Pillow with Summer Fun– Friday, July 13th – Learn how to catch and release fish at Cecil Thompson Park! There will also be plenty of time to play on the bounce pillow! Our number of fishing rods are limited, please bring your own if you can. (Ages 6-10 & Ages 10-13)

Bowling/Mini-Golf – Friday, July 20th – Two fun activities in one day! Come play a round of mini golf and bowling on this fun day! (Ages 6-10)

Glass Fusion – Friday, July 27th – We will be taking the kids to Berwyn to make glass art at the Berwyn 50th Ave. Workshop! Please note that your child’s artwork takes approximately 2 weeks to be returned to your child after the activity. Parents will be called to come and pick them up once they are available. (Ages 6-10)

Northbase Ranch – Friday, August 3rd – Visit the petting zoo, go for a hike and ride some horses at the Northbase Ranch! *Note: this adventure costs more for participants, due to the extra services being provided by Northbase Ranch staff. (Ages 6-10)

Gymnastics – Friday, August 10th – Learn how to do gymnastics and play some games with certified gymnastics coaches and the DMI Endurance Center! (Ages 6-10)

Summer Fun (Ages 10-13)

Our middle program, Summer Fun is for kids who are on their way to becoming teens and looking for both play and adventure type activities.

  • Parents register their child only for the days that interest them.
  • This differs from our previous Summer Fun Program’s weekly registration format.

Note: With Summer Fun you register only for the days that you want to attend. It is not a weekly registration.

Gymnastics – Tuesday, July 3rd – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a gymnast? Do you like having fun jumping and bouncing? Then join us as we go to the DMI Endurance Centre and try out all the equipment the centre has to offer, like the trampoline and foam pit!

Bowling/Mini-Golf – Wednesday, July 4th – Do you like bowling? And do you like mini-golf? Well, look no further as we have Mini-Bowling! We start the day off by bowling at our very own Rock & Bowl and then putt it on down to Golf World on the Peace!

Swimming #1 – Thursday, July 5th – Come join us for a splash in the pool and fun in the sun.

Filming a Movie – Friday, July 6th – Are you interested in being a star, actress, or actor? Look no further as Summer Fun is filming our very own movie with your help! Even if you’re not into being in front of the camera, you can help out behind the scenes as a camera operator, director or as a scriptwriter. Join us and be featured in the BEST selling, AWARD winning, OSCAR nominee movie!

SPCA/Crafts – Monday, July 9th – Do you want to walk dogs or pet cats or do both? Then the SPCA visit is for you! We will also be doing some cool crafts and having some fun! Those allergic to animals will have to be sure to take an antihistamine before attending.

Amazing Race – Tuesday, July 10th – Do you like adventures, solving clues, and friendly competition? Join us as we host a Summer Fun version of Amazing Race, where you will be given clues and using your athleticism to help your team race for the GRAND-PRIZE.  Note: Each group will have a supervisor.

Pizza Making – Wednesday, July 11th – Learn how to make your own delicious pizza and see how it’s made and cooked! MMMMMM…Pizza!!

Swimming #2 – Thursday, July 12th – Come join us for a splash in the pool and fun in the sun.

Fishing and Bounce Pillow – July 13th – Come join us as we fish at Cecil Thompson Park! And if fishing doesn’t excite you then come jump on the bounce pillow or do both!

Fear-Factor – Monday, July 16th – Can you handle your biggest fears? Eating the BEST, yet SCARIEST meal, how about some creepy crawlies? Spooky roooooooms? Then Fear Factor is for YOU! Come join us at the Athabasca Hall and see if you can win this year’s Summer Fun Fear Factor challenge and put your bravery to the test! Note: We’re not actually eating bugs!

Tie-Dye Shirt Making / Art – Tuesday, July 17th – Come join us as we make a sweet tie-dye shirt and make some other fun art too! And then end your Summer Fun day with some yummy ice-cream!

Rafting – Wednesday, July 18th – Kids will be bussed out to Strong Creek and raft down the river with a guide from Peace River Cabins and Outdoors. Enjoy a nice day out on our very own Peace River!

Camp Artaban #1 – Thursday, July 19th – The kids will be bussed out to Camp Artaban to take part in a daytime camping trip. Food will be provided, and basic survival skills will be taught along with games throughout!

Paintball #1 – Friday, July 20th – Tag along for an afternoon of paintballing at Blazin’ Arms! Kids will be bussed out to the field and we provide the snacks and water. One bag of paintballs will be supplied, extra bags may be purchased on site for $25 per bag.

Mixed Martial Arts – Monday, July 23rd – Come on down to the Al Adair Rec. Centre and learn about Mixed Martial Arts and learn some tips on how to train. Learning how to defend yourself and have fun with one of the toughest sports going! Activities will be age appropriate and focused on safety and defence. Note: There will be no contact between participants.

Boxing – Tuesday, July 24th – Sign up to learn some fundamentals of boxing with one of our Shamrock Boxing Club coaches! Note: Activities will be age appropriate and there will be no contact between participants.

Camp Artaban #2 – Wednesday, July 25th – The kids will be bused out to Camp Artaban to take part in a daytime camping trip. Food will be provided, and basic survival skills will be taught along with games throughout!

Swimming #3 – Thursday, July 26th – Come join us for a splash in the pool and fun in the sun.

Movie Premiere/ Movie Day – Friday, July 27th – Movie day will be filled with popcorn and excitement as we watch Movies all day then premiering our very own Summer Fun movie created by the kids who signed up for our July 6th filming a movie.

Bowling / Mini-Golf #2 – Monday, July 30th – Do you like bowling? Do you like mini golf? Well, look no further as we have Mini-Bowling! We start the day off by bowling at our very own Rock & Bowl and then putt it on down to Golf World on the Peace!

Glass Fusion – Wednesday, August 1st – Glass Fusion is a glass art making session where pieces of glass are melted and fused into awesome works of art. We will be making wind-chimes this year and will be bussing to Berwyn to take part in our adventure. Note: Glass Fusion artwork takes up to 2 weeks to return to your child after the activity.

Swimming #4 – Thursday, August 9th – Come join us for a splash in the pool and fun in the sun.

Paintball #2 – Friday, August 10th – Tag along for an afternoon of paintballing at Blazin’ Arms! Kids will be bussed out to the field and we provide the snacks and water. One bag of paintballs will be supplied, extra bags may be purchased on site for $25 per bag.

Zombie Apocalypse – Wednesday, August 15th – Are you prepared for the Summer Fun Zombie Apocalypse? Do you have what it takes to survive and escape the infected Athabasca Hall and live to tell the tale? This adventure is a break-out style where you work as a team to solve the riddles and escape before the zombies get you! Come out for the apocalypse and help save the world or better yet, your summer!

Year End Bash – Thursday, August 16th – Join us as we celebrate the last day of our Summer Play, Fun, and Adventures Program at our end of the year bash!

Summer Adventures (Ages 13-16)

Teens who want to spend their summer experiencing exciting adventures and trying out new activities with others their age will love our adventure based program. Choose your favourite activities and sign up for the ones you want to participate in!



Golf #1 – Tuesday, July 3rd – Kids will be bussed out to Mighty Peace Golf Course to play nine holes! Snacks and water will be supplied! All skill levels welcome to come out and have some golfing fun!

Rafting #1 – Wednesday, July 4th – Kids will be bussed out to Peace River Cabins and Outdoors then go on a 2-hour ride/rafting trip down the river with our guide. Enjoy a nice day out on our very own Peace River!

Filming a Movie – Monday, July 9th – Join us at Athabasca Hall and be a part of the movie making action as we create the plot of our Summer Adventures Movie, while filming and producing it as a group. A Movie Premiere Day will be included later in the summer where we will view our very own summer hit movie on the “Big Screen”! This adventure includes a DVD of your movie!

*Note that the “Movie Premiere/Movie Day” adventure on July 27th is included with the July 9th fee.

Hiking/Pizza – Wednesday, July 11th – The kids will enjoy a wonderful time outdoors hiking behind Misery Mountain and will especially enjoy some delicious pizza once they get to the chalet!

SPCA/Art Day – Monday, July 16th – Enjoy a nice walk along the dike with some SPCA pups! Afterwards head to Riverfront Park to enjoy an art filled afternoon!

Rafting #2 – Tuesday, July 17th – Kids will be bussed out to Peace River Cabins and Outdoors then go on a 2-hour ride/rafting trip down the river with our guide. Enjoy a nice day out on our very own Peace River!

Camp Artaban #1 – Thursday, July 19th – The kids will take a bus out to Camp Artaban to take part in a daytime camping trip. Food will be provided, and basic outdoor survival skills will be taught, along with games and activities throughout!

Paintball #1 -Friday, July 20th – Tag along for an afternoon of paintballing at Blazin’ Arms! Youth will be bussed out to the field and we provide the snacks and water. One bag of paintballs will be supplied, extra bags may be purchased on site for $25 per bag.

Boxing – Monday, July 23rd – Sign up to learn some fundamentals of boxing with one of the Shamrock Boxing coaches! No contact will be involved between participants.

Escape Room – Tuesday, July 24th – Escape the creepy rooms of Athabasca Hall using clues and your surroundings! Kids will be in teams to help each other through the rooms.

Camp Artaban #2 – Wednesday, July 25th – The kids will be bussed out to Camp Artaban to take part in a daytime camping trip. Food will be provided and basic outdoor survival skills will be taught, along with games throughout!

Movie Premiere/Movie Day – July 27th – Both Summer Fun and Summer Adventures will meet at Athabasca to premiere their very own movies! Afterwards both groups will enjoy some more short movies. Family is encouraged to come!

SPCA/Henna – Monday, July 30th – Enjoy a nice walk along the dike with some SPCA pups! Afterwards, experiment with the art of henna and learn how to create some fabulous designs!

Amazing Race – Tuesday, July 31st – Take part in one of the greatest challenges to hit Peace River, the Summer Adventures Amazing Race! Explore Downtown in teams to try to complete the puzzles and win the 2018 Amazing Race Trophy!

*Note that each group will have a responsible supervisor for safety precautions

Golf #2 – Wednesday, August 1st – Kids will be bussed out to Mighty Peace Golf Course to play nine holes. Snacks will be supplied. All skill levels welcome to come out and have some fun on the green!

Sculpting with Clay– Tuesday, August 7th – Test your artistic skills with sculpting clay and make a cool new creation!

TBA – Wednesday, August 8th – Plans are still in the works for this awesome day, keep your eye on this spot for updates!

Paintball #2 – Friday, August 10th – Tag along for an afternoon of paintballing at Blazin’ Arms! Kids will be bussed out to the field and we provide the snacks and water. One bag of paintballs will be supplied, extra bags may be purchased on site for $25 per bag.

Water Fun Day – Monday, August 13th – Come out to Riverfront Park for a slip ‘n slide and water war! During breaks from the sun there will be snacks and drinks provided.

TBA – Wednesday, August 15th – Plans are still in the works for this awesome day, keep your eye on this spot for updates!

Year End Bash -Thursday, August 16th – Come on out for one last day of fun and games before heading back to school (sorry…too soon?) Join us at the end of our Summer Play, Fun, and Adventures as all three programs celebrate together at the End of Summer Bash! More details to come as we confirm our arrangements.

Questions?

We can be reached by phone, Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm (closed from noon to 1pm for lunch) at (780) 624-1000 or send us an email, summerfun@peaceriver.ca.