Youth Programs (H&R MFRC)

Youth Programs (H&R MFRC)

Youth programs provide a safe and structured environment for 8 to 18 year olds to learn valuable skills, discover new interests, and connect with other youth from military families. The Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre is located at the Shearwater site MFRC. It is a supervised youth centre with a variety of drop-in times and scheduled programming. To register for any of our programs please visit our Online Registration system.

YOUTH MOVIES & MUNCHIES

It’s movie night! Get out of the house and spend some time hanging with your friends at the YC. What sounds better than relaxing on the couch, enjoying some munchies and great entertainment with the YC crew? Don’t miss this awesome night!
Dates: Sunday, September 9, 2018 & Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: $2
 


YC OPEN HOUSE

Saying goodbye to summer is tough, especially if you’ve recently moved to the area. So come say hello to the Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre staff. Join us to meet the YC staff, enjoy a BBQ and check out the awesome activities that we run through the school year. We will be sure to make going back to school a little sweeter. Families are welcome to join.
Date: September 15, 2018 | 12 – 3pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: No cost


 

GIRL GAB

Are you ready to take on some of life’s challenges that you face as a female youth today? Our Girl Gab program is an opportunity for girls 8-13 years old to spend time with other girls that are experiencing preteen life. The first evening we will spend getting to know each other and planning activities for the other weeks. Come and chat about bullying, living a healthy lifestyle, being a part of a military family and learn how you can be ready to face some of today’s challenges.
Shearwater: September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7 and 21, 2018 de 6 – 8pm
Halifax: November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17 and 21, 2018 de 6 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2018 (Shearwater) de November 21, 2018 (Halifax)
Locations: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater) & Halifax site (Halifax)
Cost: $25 / five sessions (Shearwater) de $20 / four sessions (Halifax)


 

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Calling all youth that are ages 12-13 years old and have a passion for having fun, helping out & having a say! The YC is looking for volunteers that would like to share program ideas, help out at events and mentor younger youth. This is an opportunity to practice leadership and teamwork skills, be involved in your community while building your resume. We meet every other Tuesday from September – June from 6:30-8pm and our first meeting will be September 18th at the YC. Be the difference today!
Date: Tuesdays starting September 18, 2018 | 6:30 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: No cost


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a fantasy-based role-playing game played with 4+ people. Together with the Dungeon Master, imaginary worlds are created. Moving through the story, individual characters will form teams that explore, battle and problem solve through each adventure. Together we will gather treasure, knowledge and experience points. You can attend as a new player at any session or come as you are able.
Date: September 22 & October 26, 2018 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: $2


 

HALIFAX YOUTH ICE NIGHT

Halifax Inspiration Creativity & Exploration ICE. ICE night is your chance to get creative, explore new techniques and materials, practice your skills and even get a little messy! ICE nights may cover different art experiences (painting, drawing, clay work or photography), science experiments (explosions, technology, or experiments), or creative writing. Please wear old clothing that you do not mind getting messy! Must register.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 6 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018
Location: Halifax site
Cost: $4


 

GHOST WALK

What’s around that corner? Who’s behind that door? Have you heard those spooky stories about the Shearwater MFRC ghost? We are going on a ghost walk and we dare you to join. Meet at the Shearwater Main MFRC doors. 
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Shearwater site
Cost: $2


HALIFAX YOUTH COOKING

Do you want to find out how to make those yummy chocolate chip cookies your mom makes, or what about dad’s famous spaghetti? Put your apron on and we’ll fire up the oven to get you started on how to get cooking in the kitchen!
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 6 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018
Location: Halifax site
Cost: $4


 

CREATIVE FACILITATON SKILLS FOR YOUTH

Are you a youth between the ages of 12-16 who enjoys working with groups, helping others develop new skills and learning? This is the workshop for you! Participating in this 1-day workshop will further develop your skills and passion for facilitating, give you an opportunity to connect with other youth facilitators who are also motivated to build their facilitation experience, and provide you with lots of fun doing it.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30am – 4pm
Registration Deadline: Wedneday, October 17, 2018
Location: Shearwater site
Cost: $15; no cost if members of the YC Committee or Leaders in Training


 

YOUTH CENTRE HAUNTED HOUSE

We locked the doors and turned out the lights… ghosts have come to the YC tonight. In the shadows you may see, ghouls, witches, vampires now roam free. You may enter, if you dare … watch your step and don’t be scared!
Date: Saturday, October 27 | 7 – 9pm & Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 6 – 8pm
Registration Deadline: Drop-in
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: $2

YOUTH BOWLING TRIP (HALIFAX & SHEARWATER)

Get yourself out of the gutter & bowl for a turkey with your youth friends! Halifax youth will meet at the Halifax site and bus to the Dartmouth Bowlarama where we will meet with Shearwater youth. Shoe rental and a treat is provided, please let us know if there are any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 12 – 5pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Location: Leaving from the Halifax site (12pm) or from the Shearwater site (12:30pm)
Cost: $5


 

HOLIDAY COOKING

Stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and all the fixing’s are waiting for you at the YC! Join us and we’ll pitch in to prepare a holiday dinner for the crew to enjoy together. You’ll be sure to work up a good appetite and leave with a full belly!
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 6 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Location: Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre (Shearwater)
Cost: $4