COVID-19 update: August 26, 2021

Recreational facilities, amenities and programs

Facilities and amenities

The Centennial Pool is open. Ice rentals are available at the Plex. Community facilities such as halls and outdoor pavilions are open for bookings. Visit our COVID-19 page for all municipal updates.

Recreation programs

  • Refunds and account credits have been processed for cancelled programs
  • Anyone with questions may contact staff by email or 519-832-2008 ext 131
  • Visit our recreation page for information on programs and activities

Registration

Sign up for any of our activities using our convenient online registration system or call 519-832-2008 ext 131. Pre-registration is required for all recreational activities.

Register for activities online

Click on each program to see more information including descriptions, dates, times and fees.

Recreational swimming
The Centennial Pool is open. Visit our pool page for the pool schedule and reopening information.
Swimming lessons and aquatic programs

Registration information

Lessons will run in two, 6-week sessions this fall with lessons running at the same time in both sessions. Participants can register for the first, second or both sessions. 

  • Lessons open for viewing online: September 1 at 12 noon
  • Lessons open for registration online: September 8 at 6am
  • Lessons open for phone registration: September 8 at 8:30am

Visit our lessons and programs page for the lesson schedule, information on other aquatic programs and COVID-19 protocols below prior to registering.

Contact us

  • Registration questions: Corby by phone at 519-832-2008 ext 131 or email
  • Swimming lessons or aquatic programs: Michael by phone at 519-832-2627 or email
Kamps for Kids programs

Kamps for Kids will have evening themed-based programs, Active Kids and PA day and holiday camps happening this fall. Review the information below or view programs online.

  • Kamps for Kids programs are open for viewing online
  • Add programs to your Wish List
  • September programs open for registration online on September 1 at 6am
  • All other programs open for registration online on September 8 at 6am
 Wednesday night programs

Join Kamps for Kids for interactive, experiential and play-based programs at the Plex in Port Elgin on Wednesdays for ages 4 to 12 years. Program fee: $60.

September 15, 22, 29: Let's Bake!

Learn to bake for ages 6 to 12 years. Join us for this individual but hands-on program where children will learn basic baking techniques. Jenna from Sweet as Cake Custom Designs will guide children through something different each week.

October 13, 20, 27: Messy Kids

Sensory play encourages scientific processes because problems are solved using the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Your child will be exploring their senses while getting messy!

November 10, 17, 24: Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids at any age can be fun! Children will learn how to cook simple, inexpensive, tasty and healthy meals and snacks. Special guests will talk about healthy eating, and teach us how to make healthy recipes.

December 1, 8, 15: Creative Kids

Introduce an art class to your child and let them explore their creative side! Your child will have the opportunity to paint, draw and sculpt while experimenting and exploring various art mediums.

 Active Kids

Active Kids engages tots and tykes from walking to 5 years in movement and musical based activities that develop agility, balance and coordination skills through play. Caregiver participation required for those 3 and under. Program fee: $35

Program dates: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15pm, Rotary Hall at The Plex

 PA day and holiday camps

Kamps for Kids camps offer interactive days full of fun and play to keep kids active, creative and engaged. Days are filled with outdoor time, learning experiences and making new friends. Most days include skating (optional). PA days include a pizza lunch.

Location: Green Room, Coliseum, 9am to 4pm

PA day camp fee: $60, Holiday camp fee: $175

What to bring: Two masks, water bottle, nut-free snacks/lunch, backpack, comfortable shoes, dress for the weather

Fee assistance

Learn more about financial assistance programs in our community that provide families in need with access to swimming lessons and recreation programs.

Program Policies

 Programs and events photo consent

Participants can consent or not consent when registering for programs and events online.

I am a consenting adult/legal guardian and hereby authorize the Town of Saugeen Shores to use my and or my dependent(s) name and or image in its public relations and communication materials. I understand that the photograph(s) taken within a year from today’s date during Town programs, events or in Town facilities may be used in a publication, print advertisement, direct-mail pieces, electronic media (e.g., video, website, social media, etc.) or other form of communication.

In giving my consent, I hereby release and hold harmless the Town of Saugeen Shores and their agents, employees, officials, representatives and contractors from any and all responsibility or liability for damage of any kind suffered in any manner whatsoever. I hereby relinquish any and all personal or proprietary rights I may have in connection with such use. I understand that I will receive no compensation should any photograph of me and or my dependents be used.

 Refund policy

The refund policy applies to dryland and aquatic programs operated by the Department of Community Services (Town-operated) and operated by program providers under contract with the Department of Community Services (Town-contracted). If an exception to this policy applies, it will be indicated at the time of registration.

  1. If a program is cancelled by Community Services, a full or partial refund will apply depending on number of classes attended
  2. Program fees for Town-operated and Town-contracted program, both dry-land and aquatic are refundable up to two weeks (14 days) prior to a program’s start date. A full refund, less the $20.00 administration fee will apply.
  3. No refunds will be issued within two weeks (14 days) of a program start date except for a valid medical reason with a doctor’s note, or if a vacancy can be filled through the waiting list.
  4. For program withdrawal due to medical reasons, the participant will be refunded for number of classes remaining, less the $20 administration fee.
  5. If a refund credit is left on account for future use, the administration fee is not charged.
 Recreation waiver

Participants are required to agree to the recreation waiver at the time of registration.

In consideration of Myself, Son, Daughter or Ward being admitted into the programs operated by any department falling under the auspices of the Department of Community Services, I hereby release the Corporation of the Town of Saugeen Shores from all claims for damages incurred from any accident or injury which is caused by or arises from participation of the applicant herein, during any program, or in any facility on any location, where a program is being conducted. I hereby give permission for the person in charge, to enact the municipal emergency action procedure, including activating the community emergency system, in the event of an accident involving the above-mentioned participant.

Allergy and nut awareness

Please review our Allergy and Nut Awareness policies before attending programs in our facilities.