Due to COVID-19 some recreation services may have changed or be unavailable. Visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates page for the most recent information regarding recreation facilities and programs.

There are a variety of ways for youth to get active and involved in Scugog. The Township of Scugog offers recreational programs, events, and volunteer/employment opportunities. 

collage of young boy playing guitar, two girls with skateboards and two girls picking up litter

National Youth Week!

National Youth Week is May 1 – 7 every year. It is a week dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, everyday young people are involved in meaningful activities during their discretionary time. National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement.

Get Creative

Get creative and explore a new art form.. or just get crafty! See below for different project ideas, instructions, or creative prompts. Create something you want to display? Tag us on Instagram @TwpofScugog and #YouthWeek and you could see your art piece shared to our story.  

Please note that all activities should be done with supervision for safety. 

Tie Dye

How to Tie Dye 101 | the neon tea party

What you need: 

  • plastic sheet - to cover your table
  • plastic gloves - to protect your hands
  • white piece of clothing - to dye
  • elastic bands
  • fabric dye
  • plastic bag

Instructions: 

  1. Set up your space and prep your dye (if needed) as many dye kits require you to add water and shake
  2. Choose your design and swirl, scrunch or fold the way you like
  3. Bind the fabric with elastic bands so it doesn't unravel 
  4. Put on your gloves and squirt the dye on the fabric. Cover as much as possible (even into the creases) to get the most colour
  5. Place the clothing in a plastic bag and let set for 6-8 hours
  6. Rinse the the clothing in water then wash and dry on it's own

Tip: Wash your dyed clothing on it's own for the first 2 wears to ensure it will not dye your other clothing

Visit Tie Dye your Summer for more tips and tricks. 

Scratch Art 

STARRY NIGHT - Natalie Dixon's Portfolio

What you need: 

  • piece of paper
  • crayons
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • pen or mechanical pencil (with the tip able to stay in the pen/pencil) - to do the scratching

Instructions:

  1. Cover the piece of paper with crayon using a bunch of different colours. Make sure no piece of the paper is left without colour
  2. Paint over the paper with black paint until the entire page is covered, then let dry
  3. Once dry, use a pen or mechanical pencil (without the tip out) to scratch off the paint and create a design
Sketch Book Creative Prompts 

Try creating a sketch using one of the prompts below. Don't forget to tag us @TwpofScugog and #YouthWeek!

  1. A family or friend with things that are important to them 
  2.  A quiet place in a crowd
  3.  A superhero with a unique power
  4.  Something from an animals point of view
  5.  Combine three existing animals into one new creature
  6.  A healthy food in a junk food wrapper
  7.  The inside of a mechanical object
  8.  Something with a mirror image
  9.  A flower but make it dangerous
  10.  An empty room but make it interesting 
  11.  A new sport
  12.  A drawing inspired by a song lyric
  13.  Something out of place
  14.  Something that should have been invented by now
  15.  A famous art piece in a new style
Get Active

Use the links below to participate in these free active videos virtually. To ensure safety, there should always be a trusted adult available should you require assistance. 

Get Involved 

There are a variety of ways to get involved in your community, even in these virtual times. See below for some volunteer opportunities or certifications you can take this spring to get involved. 

What do you want to see in future Youth Weeks ?
Although we didn't get to see you in-person this year, we want to know what you want to see in future youth weeks! Email us at recreation@scugog.ca with the subject line "Youth Week 2022" with your ideas! 

 The Lookout 

The Lookout - Currently Closed

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is currently required to visit the Lookout Youth Centre. You can register online to secure your visit. Registration closes two (2) days prior to each operating day. 

The Lookout is Scugog's free, supervised youth drop-in space. It is located on the upper floor of the Scugog Community Recreation Centre. The Lookout is a place to chill with friends, game or watch a movie. It is free to drop in and includes:

  • PS4, XBox, and Nintendo Switches
  • Free Wifi and Netflix
  • Laptops
  • Foosball and Air Hockey Tables
  • Board Games and a Lounge Area
  • and more!

New Guidelines are in place to protect the safety of all staff and visitors: 

  • Masks must be worn at all times in the youth centre.
  • Occupancy capacity is 10, if the capacity is reached, youth participants may be asked to leave after a period of 2 hours. 
  • Youth are responsible for using disinfectant wipes provided after the use of equipment, with the exception of electronics. Staff will disinfect electronics after use. 
  • No food or beverage is permitted. 

Fall 2020 Hours of Operation: Starting September 22, 2020 until March 12, 2021

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

March Break: 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.

March 15-19

Closed:

October 09, 10, Dec 24-Jan 11, Feb 12, 13

Register online for a recreation program. 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.