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Summer Camps and Summer Programs – Registration Information

Summer Programs

We are excited to offer a wide range of fun and high quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Register for programs in these categories: Preschool & Kindergarten, Children, Youth, Adult, Older Adult 55+, Aquatics (Swimming Lessons) and Group Fitness. 

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Summer Camps

Don't miss out on this year's day camps running weekly from July 4-September 2. Something fun for children and youth ages 4 to 17! Categories include: Sports, Performing Arts, Nature & Exploration, Science, Multimedia, Arts, Leadership & more!

Register now!

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 Registration Options and Information
 Online
What You Need
  • Your Login (Email Address) Your Password
  • Activity Barcode(s)
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, MasterCard or AMEX
What To Do 
  • Visit ajax.ca/ActiveAjax and Sign In
  • If creating a new account, please allow 24 business hours for activation
  • Click on the Activities tab and follow the Tips for a Successful Search
  • Select your activity, Add to Cart and follow the registration prompts
  • When finished registering, proceed to the Checkout to make payment
You must agree to the waiver and make payment to complete the transaction.
Confirmation/Receipt
  •  Immediate registration confirmation
  • Online registrants must print their receipt as one will not be mailed
In Person/ Drop-Off or Walk-In
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Debit, Cash or Cheque (cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do
  • Visit any community centre Customer Service Desk to register in person or to drop off your registration form
  • Forms received in advance of the registration dates will be held until registration day, and will be processed in random order
  • Staff will email or call if the course is full or the registration is incomplete
Confirmation/Receipt
  • Available during regular hours of operation
  • Immediate registration confirmation for in person registrations
  • Confirmation/receipts will be emailed/mailed for those registrations that were dropped off
Mail 
 
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, Mastercard, AMEX or Cheque (If mailed, cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do

MAIL completed Registration Form to:

Town of Ajax
Recreation, Culture & Community Development
65 Harwood Ave. S.
Ajax, ON L1S 2H9

Attention - Registrations

Confirmation/Receipt
  • You will be notified by email or mail if you have successfully registered for your program of choice

Drop-In Activities Available for All Age Groups

Try a program or learn a new skill without the commitment of weekly classes. Drop-in activities including basketball, pickleball, badminton, Friday Night Fun Centres & Clubs, youth spaces, group fitness, and aqua fitness available on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration required.

Drop-In Programs Schedule 

Inclusion Services

People of all abilities can participate in our programs and services. Special needs may include difficulty with physical mobility, behavioural challenges, developmental challenges, visual/hearing impairments, or medical conditions that prevent them from participating in a program/service without support. 

Please call 905-619-2529, ext. 7259 or email InclusionServices@ajax.ca to discuss options if your child/youth requires enhanced staffing or Inclusion Support Services.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs

Learn & Play - Create & Play - Move & Play

See all Preschool & Kindergarten programs.

For more information on our preschool and kindergarten programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7255.

Children's Programs

High Five LogoExplore high quality, creative & physically challenging programs for children 6-12 years of age. 

Town of Ajax programs are HIGH FIVE accredited meeting provincial standards for safety and quality. Committed to ensuring participants have a positive experience with our proven child-centered approach to development. Designed to encourage fair play, healthy competition and leadership.  Memorable, social and above all FUN! 

For more information on our children's programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7727.

 Children's & Family Drop-In Sports
Take part in drop-in programs at the Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Children & Family Drop-In Sports.

Children's Registered Programs 

We have you covered with introductory skilled sports, dance, visual arts classes and more. 

See all Registered Children's Programs 

Youth Programs

Youth Friendly LogoAs a Youth Friendly Community, the Town of Ajax is committed to building a healthy, vibrant community that keeps young people a priority. Our programs and spaces are accessible, inclusive and aim to meet the needs of youth, which will make them feel more supported, connected, engaged, valued and safe. Our programs provide opportunities for youth ages 11 to 18. 

For more information on youth programs, youth spaces, events, and opportunities to get involved, contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7508 or email youth@ajax.ca.

Registered Programs

Learn a new sport, practice skills, gain a certification, or meet new friends.

See all Youth programs.

Drop-In sports

Take part in drop-in programs at the McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Youth Drop-In programs.

Youth Spaces and Hubs
 Youth Spaces

Please Note: All Youth Spaces are open!

Drop in, meet new friends and take part in free activities! Our Youth Spaces are a safe and supervised drop-in space for youth between the ages of 11 to 18. Our Youth Spaces have pool, ping pong, foosball, large screen TV's, and video game consoles.

Visit our Youth Spaces at the Ajax Community Centre, McLean Community Centre and/or Audley Recreation Centre. 

Hours:

McLean Community Centre - Everyday - 4 to 8 p.m.

Audley Recreation Centre - Everyday but Thursdays - 4 to 8 p.m.

Ajax Community Centre - Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 4 to 8 p.m.

 Youth Hubs

Please Note: The Youth Hub at Ajax High School now open every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. until June 22, 2022!

The Town of Ajax offers a safe and welcoming space for high school students to hang out in, with structured and unstructured programming at the following youth hubs located in high schools:

Our Place (Located inside of Ajax High School) - 4 to 6 p.m.

Youth must be attending the high schools listed above to attend the program. Youth Hubs are closed during March Break and Summer Break.

The Spot (Located in the cafeteria at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate & Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School) - 2 to 5 p.m. (closed until further notice)

Youth Engagement Advisory Committee (YEAC) 

Stay tuned for upcoming YEAC information and special events!

 Special Events
Stay tuned for upcoming youth special events!
Adult 18 years+ Programs

A variety of registered and drop-in programs to enrich your life! Learn a new skill or improve existing ones, meet new people or participate with friends, stay fit all while having fun. Break from the everyday grind and participate in something you love!

For more information on our adult programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7243.

Older Adult 55+

Recreational and leisure activities, social clubs, volunteer programs and civic participation opportunities.

Affordable recreational, sport, fitness and general interest programs to help keep you active, explore a passion, or try something new.

Older Adult 55+ Contests
55+ Amateur Poetry Contest

Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for winning entries!

55+ Amateur Short Story Contest

Winning Entry - Game of Homes

55+ Amateur Photo Contest

Check out the winning photos of the Summer 2021 55+ Amateur Photo Contest. Brought you by the Town of Ajax and Ajax Public Library.

55+ Photo Contest Gallery

Older Adult 55+ Events

Stay engaged at Town of Ajax events and programs throughout the year. 

 Aging Well Month - June 

Compilation image of older adults participating in programs

Join us as we celebrate the older adults of Ajax this June as part of Aging Well Month.

Check out Aging Well Month calendar for a month full of free activities in partnership with Ajax Public Library.

Aging Well Month Calendar

Quick links to register for Aging Well Month activities:

Ajax Seniors Academy - June 1, 8, 15 and 22 - 9 a.m.
Virtual Let's Do Lunch - June 15 - 12 p.m.
Birdhouse Painting Workshop - June 16 - 9:30 a.m.
VIP Row Walking Tour - June 29 - 11 a.m.

And don't miss our FREE Seniors BBQ on June 9 starting at 11:30 a.m.

Come by the Ajax Waterfront to celebrate Aging Well Month at the Seniors BBQ! There will be a free lunch, community vendors, entertainment and more! Please Note: Limited seating available, it is suggested that attendees bring their own lawn chair.

55+ Wellness & Information Fair - September 10, 2022

Stay tuned for details!
55+ LINK Newsletter 

Spring 2022 - 55+ Spring Newsletter

*Stay up-to-date on programs, events, news and information for older adults and seniors living in Ajax*

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Free virtual programs older adults and seniors can participate in from the comfort of home. SCWW operates Monday through Wednesday.

To participate in the program via Zoom or call-in, contact:

 May 2022 Schedule     June 2022 Schedule

 

Craft Crate 

Pop-up Craft Crate Available in June!     

Back by popular demand! Craft Crate is back to kick off Aging Well Month. Have you ever wanted to create a painting but never mastered your artistic side? Now you can create your own painting in an easy, relaxing way, regardless of expertise or age. Sit back and enjoy paint by numbers.

Registration opens June 1 at 9 a.m. on this page!

Let’s Do Lunch

Do you like to snack? Snacking is not a bad thing and can actually be an important part of a healthy diet. If you have a busy schedule and would like to learn about snack foods that are both convenient & healthy. Join Holistic Nutritionist Sylvia Emmorey on May 18 at 12 p.m. who will cover the topic Quick and Healthy Snack Foods. Sylvia will discuss how we can use snacks to our advantage while still keeping some treats in our life. There will be a lot of great information, make sure to have your notebook!

Quick and Healthy Snack Foods - Registration Form

 

Eating healthy on a budget can be tough sometimes but maintaining a balanced nutritious diet that includes fruits and vegetables doesn’t need to be expensive! Join Holistic nutritionist Sylvia Emmorey on June 15 at 12 p.m. who will cover the topic Eating Healthy on a Budget. During this interactive seminar Sylvia will provide practical tips for optimizing your nutritional consumption while on a tight budget. There will be a lot of great information, make sure to have your notebook!

Eating Healthy on a Budget - Registration Form

Seniors Centres - Contact Clubs Directly for Memberships

 


Ajax Seniors Friendship CentrePickering Village Centre
46 Exeter Road, Ajax
905-686-1573

29 Linton Avenue, Ajax
905-683-8460

Please contact clubs for hours of operation. Please note Music 4 Life is a registered program, please contact Pickering Village Centre directly for more details.

For any questions, contact the Seniors Centres directly.

Please Note: Seniors Centres are receiving a higher than normal call volume at this time, it will take some time to respond. Thank you for your patience.

PROBUS Clubs

Two PROBUS Clubs operate in Ajax. PROBUS is a social club for retired and semi-retired individuals.

Membership includes monthly club meetings, guest speakers, and access to a broad range of activities, interest groups, and social events. Annual membership fee for each club.

Find out more about the PROBUS Clubs.

Ajax Public Library

Ajax has three library branches to serve you.

Find out more about the Ajax Public Libraries!

Indoor Walking - Program on hold until further notice

Ajax Walks

Free indoor walking program available at all three Town of Ajax community centres. Program runs from November to March.

For schedules and information, contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7243

Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Outdoor public tennis courts and pickleball courts are open seasonally.

Find Out More

Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Ajax

Provides a variety of opportunities to get involved and volunteer within the community including: festivals & events, committees & boards, community engagement initiatives, and recreation programs.

View General Volunteer Opportunities Committees and Boards


Ajax Public Library

Provides a variety of volunteer opportunities including: library committees, visiting library service, and library programs.

View Library Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Durham

One-stop resource for community volunteer opportunities in Durham Region. Connect with not-for-profit organizations and charities actively looking for volunteers.


Service Clubs

Members perform volunteer work in their community either by hands-on delivery of programs or services, or by fundraising for other local charitable organizations. There are several active service clubs in Ajax.

Find Out More

Social Clubs & Interest Groups

There are a variety of local clubs and interest groups operating in Ajax. Most organizations charge a low cost, annual membership fee to join.

Find Out More

Group Fitness / Aqua Fitness

Let our fitness experts motivate you!

Group fitness classes are a great way to reach your fitness goals. Our certified instructors will show you how to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. We offer classes for all abilities and levels that everyone can enjoy. Choose to participate by having unlimited access to all of our Drop-In classes with a Membership or by attending a class when you can with our Pay-As-You-Go options.

See all Group Fitness programs.