COVID-19 Updates: Visit our COVID-19 webpage for full details and up-to-date information.
Effective Wednesday, January 5 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will move back into a modified version of Step Two of Ontario’s roadmap to reopen for a minimum of 21 days. For information on what programs and services are operational, visit our Reopening Aurora webpage.

Take Home Kits

The Town of Aurora has created a variety of exciting and interactive Take Home Kits to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. From preschool to children, youth to adults, we have something for everyone. Kits must be purchased online. Please visit our Take Home Kits webpage for full details.

Return to Children's Programs - What to Expect

(Updated on December 8, 2021)

Note: The following Return to Play guidelines will be in place for when recreation facilities are open and in-person programs and drop-ins are permitted to resume.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, please review the following information carefully prior to returning to a Town of Aurora Children's Program. You will also receive an email prior to the start of your program(s) with additional information.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

Program Modifications
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can observe physical distance.
  • Activity tables and program equipment will be set up prior to program to provide extra space between participants for activities.
  • Where possible, equipment and material will be divided into kits/bins to ensure items are used exclusively by one individual or household.
  • After each program all equipment, tables and activity stations will be cleaned/disinfected before next use.
Facility Access & Participant Screening
  • Pre-registration is required for all programs and activities. Visit e-PLAY to register online.
  • Upon arrival to the facility for your scheduled program you will be met at the front entrance by a Facility Greeter. They will confirm your registration and ask the participant and their accompanying guardian to complete a COVID-19 visitor self screening online form. Individuals 12 years and older will be asked to show proof of vaccination. If someone does not pass their screening or cannot show proof of vaccination (12 years and older only), they will not be granted access to the facility. The individual(s) must exit the building and contact their local health unit for next steps.
  • All Staff will also be pre-screening before entering any Town Facility each day.
Face Masks are Mandatory in all Town Facilities
  • The Town of Aurora will follow all York Region guidelines for mandatory masks as outlined in The Regional Municipality of York Medical Officer of Health Instructions to Businesses and Organizations Currently Operating (under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations).
Physical Distancing & Signage
  • There will be floor markings and signage throughout each facility to promote and maintain physical distancing.
  • Programming is modified and limited, to allow for staggered start and end times.
  • Participants are asked to arrive for their program no earlier than 15 minutes before their program start time.
Cleaning & Sanitization 
  • High touch surface areas will be cleaned and sanitized between programs and activities throughout the day.
  • Program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program
  • Individual program supplies will be provided when possible.

Children's Programs

Ages 5 to 12 years

Children's Programs

The Town of Aurora's Community Services Department strives to provide a variety of recreational opportunities that are best for your child and their development through our innovative and active programming. We are committed to providing children in the community with high quality, age appropriate programming that focuses on physical literacy, creativity, childhood development, social interaction and fun.

We offer a wide range of Children’s programs for participant ages 5 to 12 years:

  • Sport Programs
  • Physical Literacy Programs
  • Dance Programs
  • STEM Programs
  • Arts & Craft Programs

Note: Some of our Children’s programs require a parent or guardian to remain on-site for the duration of the program. 

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy has been identified by experts in physical education, sport, and even cognitive science as a key ingredient in raising healthy, happy and successful children. It provides the foundation for kids to enjoy physical activity and sports, but it also has far-reaching implications for their brain development, scholastic performance, and overall wellbeing. Research shows that it is very important to start developing physical literacy in early childhood prior to adolescence.

The basic recipe for developing physical literacy includes structured and unstructured play opportunities, combined with intentional instruction in fundamental movement skills, such as jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing, catching, etc.

Did you know that The Town of Aurora offers recreation programs that specifically address physical literacy and targeted movement skills? We pride ourselves on being a leader in physical literacy programming.

Program Instructors
The Town of Aurora's Children’s programs are run by highly energetic and enthusiastic instructors, as well as being First Aid and CPR trained. We also work with a number of experienced, professional service agreement contractors who are specialists in their respective fields. 
Camp & P.A. Day Programs

The Town of Aurora offers Camp and P.A. Day Programs throughout the year, in addition to Summer Camps during the summer months. Learn more about our Camp and P.A. Day programs.


Chiara Walsh
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3528
Email Chiara Walsh

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