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Youth Programs

Recreation & Culture Services offers programs designed for youth, with both free drop-ins at the Holly Rec Centre and registered programs.

COVID-19 Impacts on Recreation  & Culture Services
The information on this webpage may not be accurate at this time. Please visit for up-to-date information re impacted Recreation & Culture services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holly Youth Centre (HYC)

The Holly Youth Centre (HYC) is open to those ages 10 years and older, and offers programs and activities designed specifically for youth and provides a safe, creative, active and community-based environment for all young people in Barrie to enjoy.  

HYC Features

  • 1700 sq ft facility
  • Accessible
  • A Safe and Exciting Environment with a Games Room, Lounge, Kitchen and Computer
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday–Friday: 3:30pm–6:00pm   

Become an HYC  member today!

Becoming a member is easy!  Just come into the Holly Youth Centre, fill out a membership and you are on your way to FREE youth centre fun!

Volunteers Wanted

Are you looking for volunteer hours or just want to give back to the young people of our community?  The Holly Youth Centre is always  looking for young people and adults to volunteer. If you’re looking for school hours, community service hours or just want a fun way to get involved in the community, we want to talk to you! Acquire and complete a volunteer application form now! See Holly CC front desk for more info.

Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to help run one of Recreation & Culture Services many special events email to be added to our volunteer call-out list!

Become a Sponsor

Help us open doors for young people through recreation and leisure.  Become a sponsor and experience the rewards!  For more information on becoming a sponsor please call Kate Ellis, Recreation Program  Supervisor, at (705) 739-4220 X5741

Registered Programs for Youth

Check out our courses for youth at


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