Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation promotes and supports the participation of children with disabilities in recreational activities.  This service assists children with developing leisure skills and knowledge, loans out adapted recreation equipment and works closely with community recreation and physical education providers to include children with special needs.  Services are available to Centre clients

Our Winter / Spring Newsletter is out!

Click here to learn about what’s coming up for Winter & Spring 2020

Shinny Hockey Shinny

Introducing an exciting new community program hosted by the Jack Burger Sports Complex in Port Hope: Special Needs Shinny for youth and adults, including those who use wheelchairs.  Click here for more information or visit the Port Hope website for ice time.


Yoga and Mindfulness

For Five Counties Therapeutic Recreation & Physiotherapy clients ages 7-11.

Join us to explore basic yoga poses, breathing exercises & games. Increase confidence, feeling of belonging, physical stretches & healthy movement.

Yoga with Jan Physiotherapy Assistant & supported by Tanya Recreation Therapist.

Wednesday’s 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact  Colleen to register or for more information.

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Little Guppies is an open swim time where families can explore the world of water together, using songs and toys to have fun and meet other families from Five Counties Children’s Centre.

The program runs a Fall Session:

  • in Peterborough County Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:00 pm in the Therapy Pool at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre
  • in Northumberland County Mondays 11:15 am – 12:00 noon in the Therapy Pool at the Jack Burger Sports Complex

To register contact Colleen Ristok or 1-888-779-9916 x250

 Five Counties Family Fun Nights

Family Fun nights run once a month and are an opportunity for kids and parents to connect and have fun together as a family. Join the fun with your child and build relationships with our community and other families. Community events do have a fee/cost per family.snowman

For more information see Therapeutic Recreation Newsletter or contact Colleen or 705-748-2337 ex 201


 Looking for general or specialized recreation opportunities in your community?

Special Olympics Active Start Registration is open! 

This Special Olympic Winter Program runs 5:30 – 6:30 pm January 23 – April 19th!
Visit to learn more!

Registration for the 2020 Challenger Baseball Season is OPEN!

Weekly games from May – August for Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions.




Contact or visit Challenger Baseball for information on how to register!

Registration is open for the SkateABLE Learn to Skate program. SkateABLE

The SkateABLE program is catered to children living with physical and developmental disabilities. All adaptive equipment is provided free of charge. The Peterborough Fall Session runs at the Northcrest Arena on Tuesdays at 4pm beginning October 23rd.

For more information visit

Registration is open NOW for the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program!

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Please contact (705) 750-0655 (office) or (705) 868-8825 (cell) if you have any questions and visit the Kawartha Komets website for Registration Information.

Looking for information about:

    • *Specialized recreation programs such as; Sledge and Special Needs Hockey Teams, Track 3 Skiing?
    • *General recreation programs such as teen social programs or clubs?
    • *Community special events such as Sensitive Santa and many more?

Have a look at the Autism Ontario Peterborough Chapter Family and Youth Event Listings.

Visit the Kawartha Komets website for information about their Special Needs Hockey Program.

Visit Challenger Baseball Peterborough’s Premier Special Needs Baseball program … And you have made it so !! Bring a friend or neighbor and help us grow !

Contact a Recreation Therapist in your region. Call 705-748- 2337 or 1-888-779-9916

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