Child & Youth

We strive to offer a full range of programs and services for Vegreville and area children and youth. Together we can encourage growth based on the core principles of child and youth development and the emerging needs of residents. We’re sure we have a program and/or service that both you and your children will enjoy.

After Hours is for students in grades 7-12 and it’s all about food, fun, and friends! Together we will do activities that make youth feel good about themselves and help strengthen their ability to get along with others. Past activities have included: swimming, game nights, billiards, archery, photography, painting, and filmmaking. 

Time & Cost  

The program is free of charge and is held on Wednesdays from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM using Zoom or in person. When required, taxis will be available to transport students at no cost.

The Junior Leaders program gives youth ages 12 and up the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and make a difference in the community by volunteering with the Sizzlin’ Summer day camp program.

Participants attend a two-day training session that covers basic first aid, childcare, and leadership skills. If the training is completed and the participant shows signs that they are ready to be a Junior Leader, they can then volunteer for 1-4 weeks during the summer. Junior Leaders are expected to be present every day in the weeks they are scheduled to volunteer unless prior arrangements have been made.  

Any youth who show strong leadership skills and enjoy spending time with children are encouraged to apply

There are lots of different events and activities around town for children and youth during school breaks. Many organizations like FCSS, Vegreville Centennial Library, and MHCB take this opportunity to partner together to put on fun and exciting events. In previous years, we have brought in a Mobile Escape Room and even A Day at Hogwarts! The Babysitters Course is also run at least once during each school break. 

FCSS works hard to have a comprehensive, one-stop-shop, calendar for your family to plan out your spring, winter, and even summer break.  

Afternoon Fun is an after school program that provides ice breaker games, a main activity, and a light snack for elementary students at A.L. Horton Elementary School. The program runs for 6-week segments during the school year and registration forms are required.

The Friend Den is a new and exciting program for kids in kindergarten to grade 3 with lessons on coping skills, empathy, and gratitude. This program runs on Mondays from 3:15-4:30 at the Vegreville Family Resource Network and includes a mental health lesson, snack, craft and game. Registration is required.

KidSport and Jumpstart provide support to children to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. FCSS is here to help assist with the application process.