Our Longest Running Program
Since our inauguration, clubROC has been engaging boys and girls from grades 1 through 8. Book club, Art club, Sports club, Food club – providing opportunities each week to participate and develop fundamental skills in a variety of workshops and recreational activities, led by local guest coaches and instructors.
ClubROC begins October and continues until April, offered Tuesday (2:30pm-4:00pm) for youth in grades 5-8 and Wednesday (2:30pm-4:00pm) for children in grades 1-4.
The program is located at Queen Elizabeth Public School (35 Barker Street, Picton).
Participation in music, dance, physical activity, cooking, reading and creative arts.
Fostering healthy relationships with adult mentors and teen leaders.
Nutritious snacks and meals are provided at all programs and there are no fees to attend.
Participants Benefit From and Enjoy:
Creative Arts – Drama, music, photography and visual arts
Physical Activity – Sports, games, skills, cooperation, guest instructors
Food and Snacks – Service, food prep, kitchen skills, nutrition, healthy choices
Community Partners – Picton Martial Arts, PEFAC, County Kids Read, HPEDSB and more!
Student Volunteers – Leadership skills, community engagement, sportsmanship, tenacity all while fostering healthy relationships with adult mentors and teen leaders.
This is truly a community program with volunteers from every corner of PEC providing opportunities for participants. Business owners, local chefs, artists, community organizations and more, contribute to a variety of experiences that empower youth to obtain a strong sense of self and community belonging.
Books shared in 2017-2018 program
made a new friend
The ROC provides a safe, nurturing environment filled with tons of activities but it does more than that. It instills in our children upstanding values such as honesty, kindness, empathy, compassion and generosity. They have gained confidence in themselves while at the same time becoming more caring towards others.
– Jennifer Young, Volunteers and Parent of 4 children in the Program
Kids in Motion
Improve the fitness, self-esteem and self-worth of program participants. Past activity sessions have included: Martial Arts, Fitness Hikes, Skating, Bowling, Kids Bootcamp, Curling, Snowshoeing, Downhill & Cross Country Skiing and Sports skills development.