School Age Programs

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Healthy Active Living & Sport Programs

Cool Moves

Cool Moves is a national activity and healthy eating awareness program designed to create a life-long appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Cool Moves has two distinct parts: Eat Smart, which encourages healthier eating choices, and Play Cool, which encourages more physical activity. 

Ages 6-12

For more information, please contact Dima.

Dance - MINI

Dancers will experience a general introduction to dance which will focus on their balance and musicality. They will get the chance to try multiple dance styles. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Ages 3-5
Saturdays

Movement: 9-9:30am
Ballet: 9:35-10:05am
Jazz: 10:10-10:40am
Hip-Hop: 10:45-11:15am

Location: Centre Mall

Dance - JUNIOR

Dancers will experience an introduction to dance which will focus on their technique, balance, and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Ages 6-8
Saturdays

Jr. Ballet/Lyrical: 11:45am-12:30pm
Jr. Jazz: 12:35-1:20pm
Jr./Sr. Hip-Hop: 1:25-2:25pm

Location: Centre Mall

Dance - SENIOR

Dancers will experience an introduction to dance which will focus on their technique, balance, and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Ages 9-12
Saturdays

Jr./Sr. Hip-Hop: 1:25-2:25pm
Sr. Ballet/Lyrical: 
2:30-3:15pm
Sr. Jazz: 3:20-4:05pm

Location: Centre Mall

Gymnastics

Participants will learn a variety of techniques through games & play that focus on balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Fridays
Ages 6-12: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

HopON Bike Safety Program

A bike safety program with a focus on learning through games. Participants of this program will require a bike helmet, and a bicycle. It is recommended that riders are able to participate without the use of training wheels. Please inform BGC if children are in need of a bicycle to participate in this program.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Tuesdays
Ages 6-12: 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Queen Mary School

Jr. NBA

Participants will learn a variety of basketball skill development techniques as well as particpate in games. These include strategies such as zone defense, shooting, dribbling, passing, teamwork skills and overall rules of the game while engaging with peers.

Participation – Provide opportunities for children across Canada to play basketball.
Development – Develop young athletes in alignment with the fundamentals, and stage-appropriate drills and games
Progression – Entry to the Canada Basketball development pathway, encouraging athletes to pursue SBL house and rep league. Character Building – Help athletes maximize their potential, using basketball as a vehicle to develop character and life skills.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Mondays
Ages 5-7: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 8-10: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Multisport

Participants will learn a variety of softball skills including catching, throwing, batting, running and team play. Throughout the program we define these skills as well as run games.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Thursdays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Softball

Participants will learn a variety of softball skills including catching, throwing, batting, running and team play. Throughout the program we define these skills as well as run games.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Tuesdays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: McQuesten

Soccer

Participants will learn a variety of soccer skills including passing, dribbling, shielding, shooting and how to be a part of an effective team.

For more information, please contact Dima.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: McQuesten

Girls Fit

Self-identifying girls between the ages of 6-12 will get involved with physical wellness in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Girls fit is not limited to sport based programming, but will also include fitness, personal wellness, nutritional education, with aspects of goal setting. Program in partnership with Hamilton Fitness Community.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-13: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Ellis Club

Let's Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving is a registered after-school program offered throughout the school year. It focuses on physical activity, nutrition, personal health and well-being. Participants will be provided with a gift card to purchase nutritious snacks when registered. Tablets are available to sign out upon request.

Grades 1-6

To learn more please visit the Let’s Get Moving webpage.

Healthy Active Living & Sport Programs are in partnership with:

Learning & Engagement

ABACUS Lift-Off

ABACUS is funded through the Hamilton Community Foundation. The program focuses on improving the academic, community and environmental factors that most directly affect a student’s likelihood of continuing his or her education. Students in ABACUS will participate in activities under the four pillars of the program which are: Academic Upskilling, Mentorship, Goal Setting and Incentives.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Grades 4-5: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

For more information, please contact Ally.

Arts Unlimited

A beginner program that will allow participants to explore various art mediums including drawing, painting, molding & much more! Participants can expect to see their skills grow throughout the program.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-8: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

For more information, please contact Ally.

Discovery Lab

Discovery Lab engages kids in science concepts through an interactive 8-week curriculum that connects science to real world contexts. The program focuses on hands-on experiments, increases understanding of scientific approaches, and creates opportunities for problem solving, idea refinement, and iterative learning.

Fridays
Ages 6-8: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

For more information, please contact Ally.

Kid Food Nation

Kid Food Nation is a national initiative that helps kids and families develop food skills through hands-on experiences related to planning, preparing, and cooking. The program also features an online hub with resources for healthy eating and meal preparation, and a national recipe competition that encourages kids to put their food literacy skills into practice and submit original, healthy, and nutritious recipes. 

Ages 6-8: Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 9-12: Fridays 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

For more information, please contact Ally.

Literacy Club

Literacy Club offers participants an opportunity to help develop a lifelong love for reading and writing. Together we will read and discuss what goes on in the book we are reading, as well as take that knowledge and create our own short stories, step by step! Book and Kits will be provided for pick up from BGCHH.

Thursdays
Ages 6-8: 5:45-6:45pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

For more information, please contact Ally.

Roblox Gamers

Roblox Gamers offers a fun, safe learning environment where participants will be able to play their favorite Roblox games while building new relationships. 

Participants must have a personal device that has the Roblox app downloaded and an account created.

Mondays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

For more information, please contact Ally.

Roblox Coding

Roblox Coding offers a fun, safe environment where participants will be able to learn how to code and design their own Roblox world and games. 

Participants must have a personal device that has the Roblox and Roblox Studio apps downloaded and an account created.

Tuesdays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

For more information, please contact Ally.

Kid Food Nation program is generously supported by:

Gender Inclusive Programs

Girls Fit

Self-identifying girls between the ages of 6-12 will get involved with physical wellness in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Girls fit is not limited to sport based programming, but will also include fitness, personal wellness, nutritional education, with aspects of goal setting. Program in partnership with Hamilton Fitness Community.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-13: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Ellis Club

Her & I

A program for self-identified girls (6-12) and their woman mentor (18+) to engage in fun activities that strengthen their relationship!

Tuesdays
Ages 6-13: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

 

Our Gender Inclusion Programs are generously supported by:

Drop-In Programs

All drop in programs are free with a Club membership. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied and directly supervised by a guardian 16 years of age or older.

Skate the Dream

Program Information

This is a beginner hockey program that teaches children the basics of stickhandling, puck control, shooting, and passing in a variety of skill development stations. There will also be opportunities to learn how to rollerblade and improve off-ice footwork skills.

Program Contact

Megan Neufeld
megan.neufeld@bgchh.com

Thank you to our valued partners: