Services and Programs for Teens

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  • For the various courses for teens, click here.
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Prolonged Hours During Spring Break      

The Teen Zone will be opening earlier during Spring Break week!
Drop by as of 2 p.m. on March 9, 10, and 11.

During this time, there will be group outings and many other new activities. For more information and a complete list of activities, visit www.facebook.com/dorval.zone.

Programs for teens

Following is a list of programs for teens offered by the City of Dorval.

Adventure Quest Camp

(Registration code: SO5001)

This camp, for teens ages 11 to 15, runs from July 3 to August 18, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre. Registration will begin on May 23 for Dorval residents and on May 29 for non-residents.

Enjoy a great experience! The Adventure Quest Camp has been specifically planned to better accommodate younger teens. This summer will be filled withenriching activities and outings that help bolster team spirit and teamwork.

The cost is $110 per week, for Dorval residents, and $132 for non-residents.
Note that there is a limit of 20 participants per week.

Group 1: July 3 to 7

Group 2: July 10 to 14

Group 3: July 17 to 21

Group 4: July 24 to 28

Group 5: July 31 to August 4

Group 6: August 7 to 11

Group 7: August 14 to 18

An information meeting will be held at the SDCC on Wednesday, May 24,
at 7 p.m.

Job Co-Op

Are you looking for a casual job or a way to earn a little extra pocket money?
Would you like to gain work experience?
Here is a great solution for you: the Job Co-Op.

The Job Co-Op is an odd-job employment service offered
to Dorval residents, which links up teens, who are interested in earning a
little extra money, with citizens who need to have some work done in their
homes. This can include lawn mowing, babysitting, snow removal, raking,
painting, gardening, cleaning, and so forth.

If you are looking for work and a rewarding
experience, drop by the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre or the Surrey Aquatic
and Community Centre and fill out an application form. If you are a resident
who needs to have some work done in your home, call 514 633-4000 and we will
put you in contact with a willing worker.

Leaders in Training Program

Become a lifeguard or a camp monitor with the Leaders in Training (LIT) program

(Registration code: SO4010)

The LIT program, designed for teens ages 14 to 17, will help guide participants along their journey to becoming a future lifeguard or camp monitor. Leaders will learn a variety of skills and techniques through training and in-class practices, as well as three weeks of fieldwork at an aquatic centre, the Surrey Kids Klub or the Dorval Day Camp. This hands-on program provides participants with real-life experience, helping them develop important skills, gain knowledge, and build their confidence. A completed LIT program included in a CV gives applicants a competitive edge.

All LIT participants will receive the DAFA training (Diplôme d’Aptitudes aux Fonctions d’Animateur).

The cost is $110 for Dorval residents and $132 for non-residents and includes the cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid courses, as well as a T-shirt.

Upon registration, which must be completed before June 15, you will be able to select the location at which you would like to do fieldwork. Please note that space is limited.

  • At the Dorval Day Camp: Registration code SO4010-01 (maximum of 4 leaders)
  • At the Surrey Kids Klub: Registration code SO4010-02 (maximum of 4 leaders)
  • At the Walters Aquatic Centre: Registration code SO4010-03 (maximum of 6 leaders)
  • At the Surrey Aquatic Centre: Registration code SO4010-04 (maximum of 6 leaders)
  • At the Ballantyne Aquatic Centre: Registration code SO4010-05 (maximum of 6 leaders)

Important
All registered candidates will be invited to a group
interview as part of a pre-selection process on Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Retained candidates will then be asked to complete their official registration to the program, at which point their payment will be processed.

There are mandatory trainings days, from June 17 to 21 (at various times), and fieldwork days, from July 10 to 26 (also at various times).

An information meeting will be held at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Sports Nights at the Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex

Join us Fridays, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sports Complex gymnasium for some basketball, football, dodgeball, badminton, and more! The cost is only $1 per visit or free with the Teen Membership Card.

Teen Membership Card

Teens between the ages of 11 and 17 can benefit from rebates on various organized activities in Dorval and obtain access to the Teen Zone for free with this card. The card is available at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre at an annual cost of $10.

Teen Zone

The Teen Zone is a youth centre with structured, fun, and safe activities for teens. Located at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre (1335 Lakeshore Drive), it is open Thursday to Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $1 per visit or free with a Teen membership card.

Join us for our ever-growing list of new activities, including Friday night homework help, cooking workshops, board game nights, movie nights, swim nights at the Dorval Aquatic
and Sports Complex, and more!

For up-to-date information about the Teen Zone, visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dorval.zone.

Volunteering

Assist Dorval Library staff at story times, workshops, and other special events for children and gain valuable community service experience.

Applications are available at the Library (1401 Lakeshore Drive).

Please note that space is limited and that you must be bilingual.

For more details, call the Library at 514 633-4170.

Youth Advisory Committee

In light of the difficulty to reach teens in an informal forum, the City of Dorval created, on November 7, 1988, the Youth Advisory Committee, which regroups a maximum of 15 young Dorval residents. By meeting approximately four times per year, the members of the committee discuss about youth related projects, make their recommendations to the Council, and are involved in the planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities relating to their needs. They also gain valuable experience by volunteering at various events throughout the community.

All Dorval residents, between the age of 12 and 17, are eligible to become members of the Youth Advisory Committee. For more information on how to join, call 514 633-4000.