Children & Youth Services

Children Services

Welcome! To Children Services of the Recreation Department of the City of Port Coquitlam! 

During the closure of our facilities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are offering a series of videos to keep your children active, creative and having fun while at home! Look for new videos from our Rec Team each Wednesday!

Please note: All City facilities are closed and events and programs cancelled or postponed until after May 30, 2020 following direction from the Provincial Health Officer. Full refunds will be provided for activities or rentals affected by the closures. Monthly and annual membership passes and library due dates are suspended for the duration of the closure. More information can be found on our COVID 19 page.

Wellness Wednesday Videos for Kids

Janis Dancs
Recreation Program Coordinator
Children Services
Tel: 604.927.5182
Email: dancsj@portcoquitlam.ca

Cary Novotny
Recreation Program Assistant
Children Services
Tel: 604.927.5292
Email: novotnyc@portcoquitlam.ca

Emily Moughtin
Recreation Program Assistant
Children Services
Tel: 604.927.5294
Email: moughtine@portcoquitlam.ca 

Youth Services

Welcome! To Port Coquitlam Youth Services area. We provide inclusive programming at both the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre and the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Youth are provided opportunities to grow as leaders, develop interpersonal skills, recreate in a fun environment and build relationships with their peers and our dynamic youth staff team.  We offer registered programming seasonally and our drop-in spaces are open year round.

During the closure of our facilities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PoCo Youth continues their outreach via social media with daily posts around wellness activities and resources. All Youth are invited to join us and participate in the daily activities by following us @PoCoYouth on any platform (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok).

Learn more about our Youth programs offered throughout the year, click the links below:

During summer we offer youth day camps, evening out trips, skateboard and scooter camps, and evening drop-ins. During the school year we provide a variety of registered courses and afterschool programs in our facilities and local middle and high schools including; Basketball, Babysitters Training, Home Alone, Social Netiquette, Cooking, Fencing and a Homework Club.

Save time and money with our Youth Access Card (YAC). You’ll receive discounts on youth programs and FREE drop-in gym, basketball and Late Night Skate. 

Sandra Battle
Recreation Program Coordinator
Youth Services
Tel: 604.927.7919
Email: battles@portcoquitlam.ca

Jon (J.J.) Johnson
Recreation Program Assistant
Youth Services
Tel: 604.927.7938
Email: johnsonj@portcoquitlam.ca  

Jessie Smith-Manchip
Recreation Program Assistant
Youth Services
Tel: 604.927.7962
Email: manchipj@portcoquitlam.ca

Youth Services

Ages 11 to 18