Programs and Recreational Opportunities

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Can't find a program you are looking for? Want us to add a program you know of offered in South Huron? Please contact the Community Services Department by phone 519-235-0310 extension 222 or by Emailing the Community Services department.

Financial Assistance

Some of the listed programs offer subsidies through their organizations, where requested. Additional financial assistance for programs may be available through the following:

Adult Programs

Organization NameLocation of programs(s)What they OfferHow to get involved in this programFind out more
Huron County Library - Exeter Branch

Exeter

There’s something for all ages and interests happening at the Huron County Library Branch - Exeter Branch.

Visit the Exeter Branch Events for upcoming programs

Website: Huron County Library - Exeter Branch

Huron County Library - Kirkton Branch Kirkton There’s something for all ages and interests happening at the Huron County Library Branch - Kirkton Branch. Visit the Kirkton Branch Events for upcoming programs

Website: Huron County Library - Kirkton Branch

South Huron Arts Centre (SHAC) Exeter The Centre provides area citizens of all ages - from pre-schoolers to seniors - with the opportunity to participate in arts programming as both learners and as volunteers through classes, exhibitions and performances in the visual arts, music, traditional arts and crafts, drama, and dance.

Visit the South Huron Arts Centre program page for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Arts Centre

South Huron Dance Club 

Exeter

The South Huron Dance Club provides various dance, art and adult programs.

Visit the program registration for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Dance Club

 

Adult Recreational Sports Programs

 

Carpet/Lawn Bowling

Organization

 

Location of program(s)

What they offer

How to get involved

 Contact Information 

Exeter Lawn Bowling Club

Exeter

Lawn bowling for a range of skill and age level (9 and up). Instruction and assistance is available.

Contact organization for more information.

Visit Exeter Lawn Bowling Club's calendar of events page for  upcoming events.

Website: Exeter Lawn Bowling Club

 Carpet Bowling

South Huron Recreation Centre

94 Victoria St E.

Exeter

Carpet Bowling for all ages and skill levels.

Seasonal indoors from fall to spring.

Contact organizer for more information

Friday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Peter McFalls

Phone: 519-235-0368

Email: mcfallspg@hotmail.com

 

Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. 

All pickleball play is a municipal-led rec activity and is inclusive to all ages and skills

Indoor Pickleball

All participants need to sign in prior to play. The cost is $2.00 per participant, per time slot, please bring indoor shoes. 

Location is South Huron Recreation Centre Hall, 94 Victoria St E, Exeter.

Indoor pickleball is available for the month of July, Mon to Thurs, 11 am to 1 pm.  Monday evenings are also available 7 pm to 9 pm.  There will be no indoor pickleball available on July 1st.  

Please see below for the days that indoor pickleball is not available in July:

July 1

July 10

July 17

For more information, please call 519-235-0310 ext. 222 or email communityservices@southhuron.ca 

Outdoor Pickleball

Outdoor Pickleball is currently being played on the outdoor courts located at 145 Victoria St E in Exeter (behind Exeter Elementary School).  Please book your court time using the Availability/Booking Calendar on our website.  

If you are the last people on the outdoor courts, please move the nets to the side of the courts and ensure the courts are locked before leaving.

 

Tennis
Organization Location of program(s) Season Contact Information 
 

145 Victoria St E

Exeter

Outdoor Courts

 

Seasonal, Outdoors Recreational Tennis

Peter Darbishire

pdarbishire@hay.net

519-649-8455

Childcare and Summer Programming

Organization

Location of programs(s)

What they offer

How to get involved in this program

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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority  Exeter Summer Day Camps Visit the ABCA Nature Day Camps page for program details

Website: Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority - Summer Day Camps

 

Journey Haven Exeter (and other locations dependent on program) Summer Day Camps and Leadership Prpgram Visit Journey Haven's Summer Day Camps page for program details.   Website: Journey Haven
Relouw Early Childhood Learning Centre (London Bridge)  Exeter Daycare and School-age Care Contact organization for more information Website: Relouw Early Childhood Learning Centre (London Bridge)

South Huron Dance Club 

Wee Play at South Huron Dance Club

 Exeter PD Camps and Summer Day Camps  

Visit the South Huron Dance Club for program registration for upcoming programs

 

Visit the Wee Play program registration for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Dance Club

 

Website: Wee Play at South Huron Dance Club

Subsidy

Huron County offers a childcare fee subsidy based on household income. To see if you are eligible, visit the Huron County Children's Services webpage for a subsidy calculator and to learn more subsidized childcare.

About Huron County Children’s Services

Working with individuals, municipalities, and agencies, Huron County Children’s Services makes sure that families and child care providers can find the early learning programs and child care support needed in our community. They provide all children and their families easy access to:

  • Parent education
  • Early learning activities and resources
  • Connections to other community agencies or programs
  • Information on choosing a quality child care

Interested in becoming a licensed childcare provider?

Huron County's Children's Services provides information resources and supports to help start a quality, home-based childcare environment.

Children and Youth Programs

 

Organization

Location of programs(s)

What they offer

How to get involved in this program

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1st Exeter Colony (co-ed Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)

Exeter

Offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. 

Contact organization for more information

Annual Registration through Scouts Canada 

Program runs September to June

Website: Scouts Canada

 

Susan Kraftcheck

Email: skcraftcheck@hay.net 

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of South Huron Across South Huron (dependent on program)

Offering a range of one to one and group  programs for youth. 

Visit the BBBS of South Huron program page for upcoming programs. 

Website: Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron

Canadian Army Cadet Corps Exeter  

Meetings held at Exeter Legion (316 William St. W) 

Monday Evenings 1800-2100 hrs (6 pm to 9 pm)

Website: Middlesex-Huron Royal
Website: Canadian Army Cadet Corps

 

Captain Rob Martin 

Email: rmartin@2923rcacc.ca 

Cultural Collective Exeter (but may host events in other locations)

Hosts a variety of music, arts, and social events every month.

Dependent on events. Contact organization for more information

Website: Cultural Collective

 

Huron County Library - Exeter Branch Exeter There’s something for all ages and interests happening at the Huron County Library Branch - Exeter Branch. Visit the Exeter Branch Events for upcoming programs Website: Huron County Library - Exeter Branch
Huron County Library - Kirkton Branch Kirkton There’s something for all ages and interests happening at the Huron County Library Branch - Kirkton Branch. Visit the Kirkton Branch Events for upcoming programs Website: Huron County Library - Kirkton Branch
Huron Perth Junior Farmers       Contact organization for more information 

Website: Huron Perth Junior Farmers  

Email: info@jfao.on.ca  

Huron 4H Association     Contact organization for more information 

Website: Huron County 4H

Email: huroncounty4hnews@gmail.com 

Huron County EarlyON Program

(Huron County Children’s Services)

Exeter, Credition and County-wide locations   Visit the EarlyON Program Calendar for upcoming programs

Website: Early Years Program

South Huron Arts Centre(SHAC)

Exeter

The Centre provides area citizens of all ages - from pre-schoolers to seniors - with the opportunity to participate in arts programming as both learners and as volunteers through classes, exhibitions and performances in the visual arts, music, traditional arts and crafts, drama, and dance.

Visit the SHAC program page for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Arts Centre

Email: SHACinquiry@gmail.com 

South Huron Dance Club 

 

Wee Play at South Huron Dance Club

Exeter

The South Huron Dance Club provides various dance, art and adult programs.

Visit the South Huron Dance Club for program registration for upcoming programs

 

Visit the Wee Play program registration for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Dance Club

 

Website: Wee Play at South Huron Dance Club

South Huron Community Theatre  Exeter Provides joyful experiences of a fully-staged, live theatrical productions starring local community members. Auditions for upcoming productions posted on website.

Website: South Huron Community Theatre

Arts Programs Location of program(s) What they offer How to get involved in this program Find out more
Boersma Studios (lessons)

Dashwood

Offering piano lessons and Music Together® early childhood classes

Contact organization for more information

Website: Boersma Studios

Exeter Music Centre (lessons)

Exeter

Offers offers private one-on-one lessons for students range from young children just beginning their musical journey to seniors who enjoy music, or anyone who just wants to brush up their musical chops.

Contact organization for more information

Website: Exeter Music Centre

Cultural Collective

Exeter (but may host events in other locations)

Hosts a variety of music, arts, and social events every month.

Dependent on planned events

Website: Cultural Collective

South Huron Community Theatre 

Exeter

Provides joyful experiences of a fully-staged, live theatrical productions starring local community members.

Auditions for upcoming productions posted on website.

Website: South Huron Community Theatre

South Huron Arts Centre (SHAC)

Exeter

The Centre provides area citizens of all ages - from pre-schoolers to seniors - with the opportunity to participate in arts programming as both learners and as volunteers through classes, exhibitions and performances in the visual arts, music, traditional arts and crafts, drama, and dance.  

Visit the SHAC program page for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Arts Centre

South Huron Community Choirs  Exeter Kidschoir, handbells and adult choir Visit the South Huron Community Choirs upcoming events page for information on program offerings.

Website: Community Choirs

South Huron Dance Club Exeter The South Huron Dance Club provides various dance, art and adult programs. Visit the program registration for upcoming programs

Website: South Huron Dance Club

 

Organized Recreational Sports 

 

Organization

Location of programs(s)

What they offer

How to get involved in this program

Find out more

Exeter Minor Ball

 Exeter  

Provides Teeball, Hardball and fastball for various ages (ages 4 - 21) and skill levels.

Season runs from May to August in Exeter, with potential for travel.

Registration is in February/March

Exeter Minor Ball

Express Senior Baseball    Baseball Season: April to August    

Contact Doug Fairbairn for more information. 

Phone: 519-872-1846

Email: dfairbairn18@gmail.com

South Huron Soccer Club    

Outdoor soccer programs for boys and girls ages 3-18 under the Ontario Soccer Grassroots Stream (U3-U12) and the Ontario Soccer Community Soccer for Life Stream (U13+). Select competitive soccer may also be offered. 

Registration: January/February

Season: May to August

 

 South Huron Soccer Club

South Huron Dance Club  

The South Huron Dance Club provides various dance, art and adult programs.

 

 
 Visit the program registration for upcoming programs  South Huron Dance Club

 

 

Exeter Saddle Club

Horse performance events

 

Lilash Equestrian

Riding lessons offered at their location (south east of Exeter)

 

Exeter Curling Club

Offers a range of curling opportunities for a range of age and skill levels. 

Season: November to March

 

Exeter Hawks PJHL

Exeter Hawks Junior "C" Games

 

Exeter Skating Club

CanSkate, STARSkate Junior and Senior, Synchronized skating team

Offers skating programming for a range of age and skill levels

Registration: September

Season: October to March

 

Molting Hawks Oldtimers Hockey

Chris Kennedy

Phone: 519-281-9393

 

South Huron Minor Hockey

Registration: April 

Season: September to March

 

Bernardo Karate and Cardio Kickboxing

Karate for all ages and fitness levels

Visit the Bernardo schedule for Exeter for upcoming programs.

 

Exeter Karate

Exeter Karate is an excellent fitness and self-defense training program in karate and weapons. Suited for those 6 years to adult. Operate year round on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Exeter Elementary School.

Dennis Jacobs

Email: denniswjacobs@gmail.com

Season: year round

 

Rocky Pine Karate

Age appropriate programs specifically designed for children with emphasis places on traditional Martial arts values in a non-competitive and safe environment.

  • Little Dragons (For children ages 4 to 6)
  • Pre Youth Class (For children ages 6 to 8)
  • Youth Class (For youth ages 8 and up)

Season: September to March held on Saturday mornings

All classes are held at Exeter Elementary School.  Family discounts available.

Contact Sensei Peter BeckerEmail: senseipeter@hay.net

 

Shores Volleyball

Volleyball programing for various age and skill level. 

Exeter and County-wide locations.

 

Seniors/Low to No Impact Programs

We recognize the importance of seniors and the value they contribute to our community. Guided by an Age-Friendly Community Plan, South Huron works with partners to undertake projects and deliver programs that enable older people to enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in our communities. 

 

Organization Location of program(s) What they offer How to get involved in this program  Contact Information 
 N/A   Senior Games Contact organizer for more information.

June Hodgson

Phone: 519-235-2194

 N/A   Shuffleboard Contact organizer for more information.

Bernice Boogemanns

519-235-4524

Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (GBACHC)

Grand Bend

 

Virtual Programs

Community and Wellness Programs Visit the GBACHC programming calendar for upcoming programs.   

Website: Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre

Cindy Maxfield, Health Promoter
Phone: 519-238-2362 extension 231

One Care Home and Community Support

Exeter and Grand Bend (Note: service schedule varies by location across Huron County)

Adult day programs, wellness and exercise Contact organization for more information.

Website: ONE Care

Toll Free: 1-877-502-8277

Contact(s)

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We work hard to ensure that everyone can access the information and services they need.

For information in alternative formats or assistance accessing information, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-235-0310. 

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