Children and Youth Programs

Great Futures Start Here

Through the delivery of a range of leadership, social-emotional, and skill development programs and wrap-around services, youth the have opportunities to develop positive relationships, lifelong skills, and confidence to thrive.

Together, with our partners in the community, we equip young people with the skills to overcome adversity, build resilience, and optimism to prepare for the future, while also providing access to opportunities which reduce barriers to achieving their potential.

See descriptions for each program below.

Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps are offered July 2 to August 23, 2024

Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 
Downtown Location: 

5109 – 51 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB 

Clubhouse Location:

4705 – 47 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB 

This program is generously supported by:

Out of School Care

Out of School Care operates before and after school as well as full day programs on non-instructional school days. The programs are licensed under the Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulations Act and delivered in 2 locations within the City of Wetaskiwin for children in kindergarten to grade 6.

Program delivery is developmentally appropriate, intentional, well-organized, and tailored to participants interests. Out of School care programs address the developmental needs of children by understanding the stages of child development and building assets and competencies relevant to supporting children to become successful adults. The program provides a safe and fun environment for children that promotes positive values and attitudes, enhances children’s self-esteem, builds resiliency, and protects against at-risk behaviours.

Safe transfer of children from school sites to Club programs and a healthy snack is provided. Day Camps are offered on non-instructional school days and for 8 weeks during the summer months. 

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Downtown Location: 

5109 – 51 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB 

Before School Care 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Monday to Friday)

After School Care 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Day Camps are offered on non-instructional school days from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Location:

4705 – 47 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB 

After School Care 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Day Camps are offered on non-instructional school days from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees and Subsidies:

Applicable fees for the Out of School Care program (Sept – June) are $366 per month. Government subsidy is available. If your child does not qualify for full government subsidy, the parent portion you are required to pay is $305 per month and the club will subsidize up to $61 per month through fundraising efforts. Program fees are due and payable on the first day of each month. 

For information on the Government of Alberta Childcare Subsidy program please go to www.child.alberta.ca or call 1-877-644-9992.

Contact Us

Tenille Garton
School Age Programs Co-Ordinator
780-352-4643
ext. 40

Torch Club

Torch Club helps kids develop leadership skills and self-esteem in a respectful, diversified environment. Torch helps young people 10 to 12 years of age develop communication and leadership skills, fosters positive self-esteem and personal growth, as well as encourage kids to give back to others and gain a sense of responsibility that comes when young people make their own decisions.

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Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ages: 10 – 12

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

CASSADY BLESKIE
Youth Development Manager
780-352-4643
ext. 32

Lead UP

Lead Up is a leadership development program for youth ages 13+ that provides the knowledge and skills to make positive choices as well as make a difference in their Club and community. Youth discover opportunities to engage in service initiatives that address community needs while encouraging the development of life and work skills, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. The program engages youth in meaningful service and promotes youth civic engagement.

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Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ages: 13+

Fee: $0

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

CASSADY BLESKIE
Youth Development Manager
780-352-4643
ext. 32

Thrive

Thrive helps youth think about, talk about, and understand issues of mental health and wellness within a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. In an active, peer-based format, youth are given the knowledge, skills, and strategies to cope with stress while promoting positive mental health and wellness.

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Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

Ages: 13+

Fees: $0

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

DONNA LEIBEL
Counsellor
780-352-4643
ext. 34

Learn On

Learn On is an academic support program for youth aged 13 – 21 aiming to enhance academic opportunities and support youth as they enter adulthood by providing academic and social supports in Clubs. Learn On has activities and resources across three focus areas:

  • Academic Support – activities that directly and indirectly support youth in finding success in their academic life and graduate high school; group-based homework help sessions, tutoring, creative writing activities, and scientific demonstrations
  • Transitional Support – assisting youth in moving between milestone events in their academic and personal lives; pre-employment training, exploring post-secondary options, career mentoring, and intentional goal-setting
  • Social-Emotional Wellbeing – intentional activities to support youth’s overall wellness so they are well supported and are able to manage life transitions and life after high school
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Monday 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 3:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 3:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 3:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 13 – 21

Fee: $0

Resources

Contact Us

CASSADY BLESKIE
Youth Development Manager
780-352-4643
ext. 32

Youth Drop In

Make new friends, play games, participate in activities, be creative, and try something new…Youth Drop-in is a place to hang out in a safe and supportive environment.  All welcome!

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Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

Ages: 13+

Fee: $0

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

DONNA LEIBEL
Counsellor
780-352-4643
ext. 34

Respect2Connect

Respect2Connect is a 12-week program for youth 13-16 years of age that provides guidance, support and education on healthy relationships, including diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous knowledge. The program provides tools and techniques to identify, develop, and sustain healthy relationships through a strength based, trauma informed perspective as well as assists in the prevention of the continuation of the generational cycle of abuse and trauma.

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Ages: 13-16

Fee: $0

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

DONNA LEIBEL
Counsellor
780-352-4643
ext. 34

Skilled4Success

Skilled4Success is a 10-week job-readiness program that provides youth with work experience, mentoring, workplace skills, and confidence to find their way in today’s job market. The program also includes topics to enhance resume writing, job searching, interviewing, financial literacy, organizational skills, and problem solving.

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Ages: 15-30

Submit resume to Cassady cassady@wetaskiwinyouth.ca

This program is generously supported by:

Resources

Contact Us

CASSADY BLESKIE
Youth Development Manager
780-352-4643
ext. 32