Students and Youth

school yard

The Town of Penetanguishene has a positive and safe place for children and youth to take part in quality programs and services that promote healthy growth and development. It is a great way for our young people to channel their energies into positive, challenging activities that encourage personal growth, learning, community involvement and healthy living.

Day Camps and Youth Programs

Penetanguishene Museum offers a wide range of March Break, Summer and Winter day camps for children 6 years to 12 years old. Remember to book early as these camps are very popular and fill up quickly!

For more information please contact the Town at 705-549-7453.

Student and Youth Employment Opportunities

The Town of Penetanguishene recognizes the need for students to gain work experience and so it offers a number of opportunities for them. They are largely broken out into three (3) categories:

  • Secondary School Programs
  • Post Secondary School Programs
  • Summer Student/Youth Employment

Regardless of the category of job you wish to apply for, the Town of Penetanguishene requires certain pre-employment processing to be fulfilled before you can work or volunteer with us.

  • Provide a satisfactory Police Clearance at the student's cost
  • Must complete the Corporate Employee/Student Safety Orientation (CESO)
  • Must participate in other job specific training programs as required

Certain programs may not have all of the above requirements, but unless it is mentioned that those items are not a requirement, you should be prepared to complete and/or obtain them. Certain programs may also have additional requirements, and they will also be noted with those programs. Please note that all of these requirements and program availability are subject to change without notice.

Note that prior to placing applicants, the Town of Penetanguishene Human Resources Department must follow a number of internal steps including ensuring departments can accommodate the students with supervision and the appropriate equipment. Failure to follow these steps may put in jeopardy future programs, so to ensure you are following the correct process, please call the Town of Penetanguishene Human Resources office at (705) 549-7453 Ext. 229.

Secondary School Programs

What programs are available and what is the goal of each program?

  • Co-operative Education
  • A joint venture between secondary schools and workplaces to provide students with a challenging learning experience in the world of work and the opportunity to earn credits towards their diploma.
  • Job Shadowing/Job Twinning
  • A component of many secondary school Career Study Courses with a goal of providing students with an opportunity to spend time with and observe an employee in a workplace.
  • Take Our Kids To Work Day
  • 40 Hour Community Involvement Program
  • Every secondary school student must complete 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirement for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This is meant to foster a civic responsibility and sense of belonging within the community, provide links and contacts within the community and continued volunteerism following the mandatory 40 hours of community involvement.

How do I apply for or participate in one of these programs?

Co-operative Education

Students must apply through their school and be accepted to participate. Have your school's co-operative education office call the Town of Penetanguishene Human Resources office at (705) 549-7453 Ext. 229 and ask to speak to Student Recruitment for more information.

Must complete the hours outside of scheduled class time, must not be part of a credit course, must be unpaid activities and must be completed by the end of grade 12. Students must find places in the Town of Penetanguishene where you might be able to complete hours.