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Start your summer with Clarington’s recreation programs and take a dip in the Orono pool

Clarington, Ontario –  Start your summer with Clarington’s recreation programs. Summer registration begins on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 7 a.m. for various popular programs, including camps, swimming lessons, first aid leadership programs, aquafit, outdoor fitness, and more. The Orono outdoor pool will open for the weekend of June 19 and 20.

“We are happy to offer a variety of summer programs to residents. We have some fun and exciting things to offer all age groups, and we’re confident that our COVID-19 safety protocols will keep both staff and residents safe,” said Steve Myers, Recreation Services Manager.

Here are some key dates to circle on your calendars:

  • Outside fitness programs will start on June 14.
  • Day camps will start on July 5. We are excited to offer modified in-person and virtual summer day camps for Clarington children four to 12 years old. Our camps are planned with limited capacity to ensure safety and will be held outdoors as much as possible. We are also providing virtual summer day camps in partnership with Kids Great Minds for children seven to 14 years old.
  • Aquafit will start on July 26, and swimming lessons will begin in August once Clarington moves into Step Three of the Province’s three-step Roadmap to Reopen.
  • Outdoor adult programs, including 55+ fitness programs, will begin on June 14, and Older Adult Social Circles on June 21.

The Orono outdoor pool will be open for the June 19 weekend only. The pool will then close briefly and reopen for public use on June 26 for the rest of the summer. Bookings will start each Wednesday for the following week. The pool will reopen seven days a week, with pre-registered one-hour swim sessions. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session.

We have robust COVID-19 safety measures in place. Swim session start times will be staggered to allow staff to clean and disinfect between users. The pool will be open Monday to Friday from noon to 7:15 p.m., while on Saturdays and Sundays, the hours will be noon to 4:45 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Regular admission fees will apply. Payments can be made on-site using cash only. For those wishing to pay in advance, please do so during the phone pre-registration using a credit card (905-987-5667 ext. 2552).
  • Swim sessions are on a pay-as-you-go basis; aquatic memberships, including our 10-ticket passes, will not be reactivated at this time.
  • Users must pre-register and reserve a swim session. Each swim session will be available for booking one week in advance.
  • Pre-register online at or by phone at 905-987-5667 ext. 2552. Phone registration is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled swim time and line up in designated spots outside the pool enclosure.
  • All users will have to undergo a screening process before being admitted.
  • Physical distancing is mandatory in addition to all other swimming rules.
  • We ask that swimmers arrive in their swimsuits. Public washrooms and change rooms will be open but limited to a few people at a time to allow for physical distancing.

“We are ecstatic to welcome the community back to recreation in Clarington. Our team has worked very hard to create exciting and safe programming, which is affordable. We continue to monitor all Provincial mandates as outlined in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. We are ready to pivot and reopen and close as directed,” said George Acorn, Director of Community Services.

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Media inquiries:
Municipality of Clarington
Leanne Walker
Communications Specialist
905-623-3379 ext. 2217 or

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