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Children & Youth

We recognize at Port Nelson that each one of us is on a journey through life and that many people have a deep desire to grow spiritually. We believe that this growth happens in many ways through worship, prayer, study, service, action and more.

For more information about the following programs, please contact our Developer of Children’s Ministry, Developer of Youth Ministry, the Nursery Coordinator or the church office.

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Sunday Nursery


We offer a professionally staffed nursery for infants and toddlers during service. A Nursery Coordinator works with a team of qualified volunteers. Our nursery space is well-equipped, including a pager system that is used to keep in touch with families during services if the need arises. Simply ask one of the greeters or ushers when you arrive and they will assist you.

Sundays (September to June) | 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Adventure Crew for Children

Adventure crew

Adventure Crew is for children aged 5 to 12. Each Sunday we gather with the church family in the sanctuary for the first 10 minutes of the service, then we “take harbour” for our own fun, learning and growing. We explore Bible stories and topics of faith. There are typically 10-20 children participating. All snacks and food prepared is nut-free, and we are happy to accommodate other allergies or dietary restrictions.

Sundays (September to June) | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Pinnacle for Youth

Youth group

Pinnacle is for youth in grades 6 to 12. Each Sunday we gather with the church family in the sanctuary for the first 10 minutes of the service, and then we gather for discussion on current events from a faith perspective, leadership development and shared friendship. There are typically 10-20 youth participating.

Sundays (September to June) | 10:30 to 11.30 a.m.

Family Fun Nights

Family fun night

A monthly gathering of children and young families for movies and food, as well as themed nights throughout the year (Hallowe’en haunt, Christmas crafts, etc.). All families are welcome.

PA Days

PA Day

On many Halton School Board designated Elementary Professional Activity (PA) Days there is a program that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children based on a particular theme. Limit of 20 registrants! Check the church’s event listings for program offerings.

GLEE Summer Camp

GLEE Summer camp

GLEE Summer Camp is for children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5, with a young leaders program for campers in Grades 6 and 7. Learn more and register on our GLEE Summer Camp page.

July and August.

Port Nelson Youth Award

The Port Nelson Youth Award is a $1,000 award available to a graduating high school student who has contributed to a more inclusive school/community, particularly pertaining to LGBTQ+ issues.
Deadline to apply: May 1st.

Scouts & Girl Guides


Port Nelson is proud to be home to the First Port Nelson Scouts and a Burlington site for the Girl Guides of Canada. Click on the links below to learn more.

Port Nelson Scouts
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