Specialty Programs

Youth Spin

Participants must be 10-14 years of age.
Thursdays 5:00 - 5:30pm 

In youth spin you are led by an instructor who takes you through a variety of cycling drills and positions. The classes can be as hard or easy as you want. You are in control of the workout. Be sure to bring a towel and water bottle. Spaces are limited.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $7.00

Stronger Kidz

(must register - limit of 10 participants)
Participants must be 10 - 14 years of age.
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm

This program is geared towards strengthening preteens knowledge on nutrition, fitness goals and overall wellness. The program will be split between application based learning and a full body workout.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Kids Yoga

(must register - limit of 12 participants)
Mondays 5:15-6:00 pm (program room) 

Kids ages 6 to 10 will enjoy learning and practicing yoga. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Kids Yoga is an amazing outlet that enhances concentration, balance, empathy, gratitude, strength, calmness, and flexibility.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Zumba Kids Jr

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:10pm

Zumba Kids Jr. classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Martial Arts
with Jorge de Guzman

Ages 5-13 years
March to June • Friday 5:00-6:30 pm

Come learn the basics of Martial Arts from a trained instructor. This is a beginner class only. After completing the beginners class assessment for upgrading is available. Martial Arts uniforms are required. Please see list of rules from front desk prior to attending class. Exam at the end of June.
Cost: Members $45.00, Non-members $85.60

Hip Hop

Ages 6-12 years
Wednesday 6:15- 7:00 pm  Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only

This class is for dancers with all levels of experience. Each class will consist of a proper dance warm-up, introduction of new steps and a routine which will be taught progressively from week to week. Comfortable workout clothing and running/dance shoes are required.
Cost: Members $44.00, Non-members $87.00

Bricks 4 Kidz
Ages 5-12 years - Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm (Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only)

LEGO® lovers this program is for you. Kids will create and build with other LEGO® lovers. This program is offered in partnership with Bricks 4 Kidz.
Cost: $110.00

Basketball Recruits 

Age 8-13 yrs

Mondays 6:30 - 7:15 pm 

Teaching young basketball athletes how to further develop the fundamental skills of basketball.

Members: FREE  Non Members: $61.50

Make and Take

Age 8-14 yrs

Thursday 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Each week we will be making a different project that the
youth will be taking home.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Kid’s Night Out

Ages 6-12 years

Thursday 5:30-6:30pm  Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions

Join us for a night of science, crafts, games and gym time.

Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Youth Night Out

Age 8-14 years
Friday 6:30-8:30pm

Start off your weekend with some fun at “The Centre.” This program is sponsored by the Petrolia Lions and Eastern Star and is a great way to meet new friends and learn new games. Bring your bathing suit, towel and gym shoes. There will be swimming and snacks available.
Cost: FREE for everyone!

Dance Combo

Age 4-8 years
Monday 5:15 - 5:45pm  Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only

Dancers learn the basics of gymnastics while also familiarizing themselves with beginner jazz movements. This is a great beginner dance class as children will learn a variety of disciplines through the use of fun upbeat music!
Cost: Members $44.00, Non-members $87.00

OHDCC Cheer Squad

Ages 6-12 years
Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only

Cheer squad is a mixture of tumbling and cheerleading. Come have a great time making up fantastic cheers!
Cost: Members $44.00, Non-members $87.00

Around the World

Ages 6-10 years
Monday 6:45 - 7:45 pm 

Each week we will explore a new country, through videos, books, crafts and more!.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Kids on the Move

Ages 6-12 yrs 

Tuesday 5:00-5:45 pm

Each week we will be doing active games in the gym like optopus, dodge ball, pac man and more. 

Members: Free    Non Members: $61.50


Ages 6-12 years
Monday 5:45-6:30 pm Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only

Dances will explore the movement and skills of ballet progressively from week to week.
Cost: Members $44.00, Non-members $87.00

Game On, It’s Game Time

All Ages
Thursday 6:00-8:30pm  Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions Only

This program provides an opportunity for those with disabilities to participate in different organized sports. This program will include gym time, crafts, swimming
and other activities.
Cost: Member FREE Non-member: $61.50

General Programs - Pre-school Aged

Active Tots 

Ages 2-5 years
Thursday 6:30 - 7:15pm 

Come burn off some energy with us through active games.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50


Ages 2-5 years
Monday 5:30-6:15 pm Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions

Join us for a night of science, crafts, games and more.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

Little Rascals Play Time

Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am 

Little Rascals is an unstructured program where parents can spend time playing in the gymnasium with a wide variety of equipment such as balls, hoops, mat, tunnels, parachutes, and more. This program is designed for the toddler that cannot sit still and needs to burn off some energy.
Cost: FREE for Everyone.
Sponsored by Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist

The Messy Club

Ages 18 months - 4 years
Wednesday  10:00-10:45 am 
Thursday 5:30-6:15 pm 

Come make a mess with us. Toddlers will participate in different activities that will leave them messy. Please wear old clothes. We will end the class with free play.

Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50


Ages 18 months - 3 years
Tuesday 5:45 -6:30 pm  Friday 10:00-10:45 am 

This program is based on the Robert Munsch collection. Each week we will read a new Robert Munsch book and make a craft or activities based on the book. We will end the class with free play.
Cost: Members FREE, Non-members $61.50

PreSchool Dance

Ages 3-4 years
Wednesday  5:00-5:30 pm 

This introductory dance class encourages each child’s love for movement, builds self-confidence and co-ordination and helps the child develop self-awareness. This class will include jazz, hip hop and freestyle. Each class will also include songs, games and exercise that reinforce each new idea.
Cost: Member $44.00, Non-member $87.00

Specialty Programs

At Home Alone

Wednesday Sept 20th
5:30-8:00 pm
Ages 10 years & up
Cost: $30.00

Through interactive lessons, games and role play, students learn to make safe choices when at home alone.
Topics covered are:

  • Their rights and responsibilities when at home alone
  • How to respond safely to phone calls and unexpected visitors
  • How to keep constructively occupied
  • When to know they are ready to be left alone
  • Preparing the house and family for the transition from in-care to out-of-care

A Girls Way

Date to be Determined
Ages 11-14 years
Cost: $30.00

Role play, scenarios and group work help reinforce the safety lessons while providing students with knowledge to draw from if faced with a dangerous situation. This program is empowering, engaging and non-threatening.
Topics covered are:

  • Setting boundaries with friends and acquaintance
  • Increasing critical thinking skills
  • Drug & alcohol awareness
  • Identifying potentially dangerous relationships
  • Raising self-esteem
  • Developing healthy body image
  • Internet safety


Wednesday Oct 4th 
5:30-8:00 pm
Ages 7-10 years
Cost: $30.00

Every child has the right to be free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. In an interactive, non-threatening manner, children learn how to become “BullyProofed”. The Kidproof Bullyproofing program is designed to be preventative and proactive, so that children can avoid being bullied, and if they are bullied, know how to stop it. The focus is on understanding complete acceptance, not just tolerance of others.
The kids will learn how to:

  • Define bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Recognize bullying in previous/current/future situations
  • React to bullying if they are being bullied
  • React to bullying if they witness a person being bullied
  • Five elements of good citizenship are also covered
    • compassion
    • honesty
    • courage
    • responsibility
    • respect for yourself and others

Stranger Smarts

Wednesday Nov 1st 
5:30-8:00 pm
Ages: best for students in Grades 3-5 (but is suitable for younger)
Cost: $30.00

This dynamic, non-threatening safety workshop captures the attention of students and allows them to learn how to make safe choices when approached by strangers.
The lessons help to reduce fear and anxiety by providing children with skills, knowledge and confidence they need to react safely and make safe choices.
Kids will learn:

  • Tricks predators will use to gain their trust
  • How to recognize and protect their personal safety zone
  • To focus on safe situations rather than places
  • The golden rule “never go anywhere with anyone without asking permission first”.

Never Bee Lost

Wednesday Oct 18th  
5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 4-7 years
Cost: $30.00

Students learn how to safely respond to becoming lost or separated by following the steps to staying safe (stop; look; listen; call out), who to choose to help them, how to respond to strangers, and vital contact information necessary to be reunited.

  • Steps to staying safe
  • Who to choose to help
  • Stranger smarts
  • Phone number activities

Babysitting Course

Sept 29th   Nov 24th 
8:30am-4:30 pm
Ages 11-15 years (must be 11yrs old at the time of course)
Cost: $46.00

To be held at the Greenwood Rec Centre in the Arena Mezzanine, 4065 Dufferin Ave., Petrolia

Please bring teddy bear or doll, baby blanket, and a pen & paper to the course with you. Pack a lunch, snacks & drinks for the day.

Space is limited so call The Centre to register 519.882.2232

Birthday Parties

Birthday Party Packages

O.H.D.C.C. staff member for 1-1/2 hours to serve pizza, pop, cake, ice cream and do clean up!

All birthday parties for 15 children and up to 8 adults. Extra charges for additional children and adults.

Call 519-882-2232 to book now

Regular Parties $140+HST

  • 3 large pizzas
  • cake
  • ice cream
  • pop or juice
  • 1-1/2 hours in party room
  • includes 2 hours of swimming


Check out one of our themes parties...

Dance Birthday Party $175+HST

  • Offers 1 hour of swimming
  • Plus 1-1/2 hours of instructed dance in the gym (staff Permitting)

Sports Birthday Party $170+HST

  • Offers 1 hour of swimming
  • Plus 1-1/2 hours with staff to play sports in the gym

Par-T-Pets Craft Birthday Party 170+HST

Additional costs:
$7.00 per child for the pet
$2.00 each for t-shirts (optional)

  • Includes 1-1/2 hours party room
  • 1 hour craft time
  • 1 hour swimming

Build a pet craft party. Pets include: par-t-cat, par-t-husky, par-t-unicorn, par-t-monkey, par-t-bear, and par-t-penguin. Birthday child can choose all the same pets for their friends or all different ones. Children will stuff the pet add a wishing star, name their pet and get an adoption certificate. Parents can choose to purchase t-shirts for the pets that the children will decorate. Please note t-shirts do not fit the par-t-bears. Party must be booked two weeks in advance.

Bounce Party $260+HST

  • Includes 1 hour in the party room
  • 1-1/2 hours in the gym with bounce house and gym equipment
  • 1 hour swimming.

Please note: staff will not be in the party room but the set up and clean up will be done for you.

Parties are held Saturdays & Sundays

Regular Party Times

11:30am - 1:00pm room
1:00pm - 3:00pm swim

1:00pm - 3:00pm swim
3:00pm - 4:30pm room

Themed Party Times

11:30am - 1:00pm room
1:00pm - 2:30pm gym
2:30pm - 3:30pm swim

12:30pm - 2:00pm gym
2:00pm - 3:00pm swim
3:00pm - 4:30pm room


Play Care

Play Care

Play with toys, do crafts and play games while parents/guardians are working out. Parents/guardians must sign their child in and indicate where they will be in the building. This service is FREE if your child has their own membership (i.e. family/child membership) or costs $3.00 per child that does not have a membership. Child membership cards must be shown at time of arrival.

Ages: 18 months – 13 years
Monday to Friday 9 am – 12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 9 am – 11 am (Subject to change depending on number of participants)

Members are FREE,
Non-members drop in rate $3.00
2 week unlimited pass $18.00
One month unlimited pass $32.00

Baby Play Care

Leave your little one with us while you are working out. This service is FREE if your child has their own membership (i.e. family/child membership) or costs $3.00 per child that does not have a membership. Child membership cards must be shown at time of arrival. Spaces are limited, be sure to sign up your child 48 hours in advance.

Ages: up to 18 months
Monday to Friday 9 am – 12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 9 am – 11 am  (Subject to change depending on number of participants)

Members are FREE,
Non-members drop in rate $3.00
2 week unlimited pass $18.00
One month unlimited pass $32.00

Day Camps

PD Day Camps

Ages: 4-12
8:30am - 4:30pm
Before and After Care Available

  • Sept 29
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 24 

Please bring Running Shoes, Bathing Suit, Towel, Outdoor Clothing, Peanut Free Lunches & Snacks.

Daily rate:

1st child
Member: $24.50
Non-member: $32.50

2nd child
Member: $22.25
Non-member: $29.25

Call to reserve your child’s spot 519.882.2232