AYR Motor Centre Events

Summer Programs:


Tuesdays, June 27th-Aug 1st, 9:30-11:00 am. Ages 8 and up. $65

Serve, Rally, Score! Participants will have the opportunity to learn the latest skills and techniques through development sessions, fun games, and activities.  Participants will get personalized support and individual feedback from the instructor. There will be an end of program trip to Fredericton to play with and against kids in the Fredericton tennis programs.


Swim Team

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27th-August 19th, 3:45-4:45 pm. Ages 6-19. $100

This program is designed for youth who can swim in the deep end at least 25m (1 length of the pool). Participants will learn and practice stroke technique of all 4 strokes and will have the opportunity to participate in swim meets on Saturdays throughout the summer (not mandatory).



Mondays, June 26th-August 14th, 10-11:30am. Ages 9 and up. $90

Participants will learn the technical skills of the game through use of the course and driving range.  Kids will be transported by the Recreation Department to the Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland. Participants will get personalized support and individual feedback from Assistant Pro, Wade Lapage.


Let’s Play at Poole Street and Connell Park

Poole St: Tuesdays, June 27th-August 29th, 11am-1pm. All kids & youth

Connell Park: Wednesdays, June 28th-August 30th, 1-3pm. Free!

During this time, some of our awesome summer recreation staff will be at the park organizing games and activities. We will provide a healthy snack and water. Drop by the park during these times and have some fun with other youth in the community! We can’t wait to see you at the Park!


Special Olympics Youth Program

Tuesdays, June 27th-August 29th, 6-7pm. Ages 2-12. No Cost!

A program for kids who have intellectual disabilities, and are interested in sports and becoming more active. The weekly program focuses on learning and practicing basic motor skills like running, jumping, crawling, and throwing through games and activities. We also progress into sport-specific skills like soccer, baseball, and basketball. Come out and have fun while being active!


Introduction to Riding and Horse Care

Mondays, July 17th-August 14th, 12:30-5:00 pm. Ages 5-14. Must be 9 or older to be transported via the community van. Limit 8-10 kids. $60 for the hour program, or $80 for the afternoon. Kids 5-8 may still participate, but they will need to be transported to and from the lesson (1:30-2:30). For kids travelling on the van, drop off will be at the AYR Motor Centre. After the hour session we will have snack and an afternoon activity before pick up at 5pm.


Summer Events:


Kids of Steel - July 1st, Ages 5-15, $10 or $20 for family of 2 or more

Bike check and registration 8:30-9:30am. Race starts at 10:00am. Kick off your Canada 150 celebrations early at this event sponsored by Manulife Securities. The swim/bike/run race is centered on creating a healthy lifestyle for kids. Items to Bring: Bike, helmet, water bottle, towel, and appropriate attire for the race. All racers will receive a t-shirt, and after the race there will be lunch and other fun games and activities.


Woodstock in-motion Games - July 10th, 8:30am-4:00pm. Ages 5-7. $30

Drop off 8-8:30am, games begin at 8:30am and end at 4pm. An opportunity for the younger kids to participate in the in-motion Games, just like the big kids! This will include multi-sport activities, swimming, and fun games outside and inside (inside if it rains). Every participant will receive a t-shirt and lunch and snacks will be provided. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit and towel, and indoor and outdoor apparel, including indoor shoes.


Youth Street Hockey Jamboree - July 12th, 8:30am-4:30pm. Ages 7-14. $30

Registration open 8:00-8:30am. Games start at 9:00am in the parking lot of the AYR Motor Centre, and event ends at 4:30pm. Pick up 4:30-5:00pm. Age divisions: 7-9, 10-12, 13-14. All players should bring full-faced hockey helmets, hockey gloves, and their own sticks. They will also need a bathing suit and towel, as we will be swimming in the afternoon. This 3-on-3 events is a chance for youth to be active and experience the joy of competing in an event!


Western Valley in-motion Games - July 20th-July 21st. Ages 8-13, $30

We are excited to be hosting the 35th Annual Western Valley in motion Games in Woodstock this year! This two-day, overnight, multi-sport event includes youth from around the Western Valley. We are looking for youth to represent the town of Woodstock at the games! There will be 9 different sports going on in these two days including floor hockey, basketball, archery, amazing race, and many more. Register today!


Joe McGuire Road Race - July 29th. All ages, prices vary. Early bird pricing!

Kick off Woodstock’s Old Home Week Celebration at the race on July 29th! The event has a great atmosphere and is open to runners of all levels and ages. Race distances include 10km run, 5km run, and 5km walk. Race route is flat and fast along the beautiful St. John River. Race kit pick-up 7:00-8:00 am, with race start at 8:30am. Pick-up and start are at the Fire Station/Town Hall at 824 Main Street. No same-day registration!


Washer Toss Tournament - August 12th. All ages. Early bird pricing!

Arrival and practice at 9:00am. Tournament start at 10:00am at the fenced in mini soccer field on Connell Park Road. There is a competitive and a recreational division. A barbecue lunch will be provided, and there will be a cash bar available for those 19 or older. Come on out and have some fun, or play to win some money in the competitive division. Prices per team, until August 4th are $50 (competitive) and $30 (recreational). Increase $10 Aug 5th.


Little Mudder - September 9th, 1:00pm. Ages 2-10, $25

A little dirt never hurt! Have a kid who loves to play in the mud? This event is for them! A mud obstacle course for the young ones. This is a run race that is not timed and will be completed in three heats (ages 2-4, 5-7, 8-10). Refreshments will be provided after the race. Must register before the race, and shirts are only guaranteed if you register before August 18th. Be sure to bring a towel, goggles, and tight-fitting footwear!

Summer Day Adventures:


A Day on the Water – June 29th, Ages 11-14, $55

We will be driving in a van up the river valley to Florenceville-Bristol area where we will hike the Shiktehawk Stream Trail in the morning. For lunch, we will head to the Doghut canteen where kids will have the option of purchasing lunch for $10, or they can bring their own lunch to eat along the riverside. After lunch, we put in our canoes/kayaks across from the canteen, and paddle to Hartland. We will return to the AYR Motor Centre for 5pm.


Canada 150 Camping Celebration – July 6th-7th, Ages 9-13, $180

Pack your bags for a fun-filled trip to Hartt Island Campground. Upon arrival, we will venture out on a voyageur canoe (14-person canoe) trip with Second Nature Outdoors. Afterwards, we will set up our site, and enjoy an afternoon of waterslides and mini golf. A camping trip is not complete without a campfire and s’mores! Be ready for more fun on Friday! We will return by 5pm.


Exploring the Wilderness – July 13th, Ages 9-11, $40

For the wilderness lover in all of us! The morning will be spent practicing archery skills at the Woodstock Archery Club. Then we will head to Red Bridge to the Meduxnekeag Trails where we will have a guided trek through the orange and yellow trails. If there is any time left in our adventure-filled day, we will go geocaching around the Woodstock area.


The Ultimate Survivor – July 14th, Ages 12-15, $55

In the morning we will travel to Megiddo paintball located between Florenceville-Bristol and Perth. While there we will play attack the tank, defend the fort, and cops and robbers in the Village of Alderville. We will return to Woodstock at lunch time, and spend the afternoon on the trail behind Dairy Queen where kids will learn survival skills like fire-starting and shelter-building.


Wet and Wild – July 27th, Ages 11-14, $55

A day for those who love to be in and on the water! The morning will be spent exploring local outdoor pools, parks, and trails. At lunch, we will head to the Doghut canteen, where kids can purchase their lunch for $10, or they can bring a lunch. After lunch beside the river, we will travel up river, put in the tubes and float/paddle back to the Doghut canteen. If time permits, we will end our day at Connell Park.


Woodstock Youth Anglers Club – August 3rd, Ages 12-16, $45

An opportunity for kids to gain fishing knowledge, and better their skills. Open to all experience levels. The day will begin with learning the proper casting technique, once the basic skills have been mastered youth will fish at local spots on the Meduxnekeag River. After lunch, we will venture out onto the water for the afternoon to explore local hot spots for different types of local fish.


Just Hanging Around – August 10th, Ages 12-16, $75

Grab you gear, and be ready to hang in the trees! In the morning, we will travel to TreeGO Mactaquac where we will be hanging and zipping through the trees from 10am to lunch time. We will have lunch at TreeGO, then venture to Mactaquac beach where we will swim and play for the afternoon! Once everyone is tired out, we will head back to the AYR Motor Centre for 5pm.


Chasing Waterfalls – August 17th, Ages 11-15, $35

Ever wondered how many waterfalls are in and around the Woodstock area? This is the perfect opportunity to find out! We will spend the day finding as many waterfalls as we can from 8:30am-5pm. This will involve hiking and exploring through the trails and woods in the upper river valley region.


Science and Nature Exploration – August 24th, Ages 9-12, $55

For all the science and nature lovers out there! We will travel to Science East in Fredericton where their leaders will give as a science-filled demonstration, followed by some exploring of the centre. For lunch we walk across the river to Carleton Park. Immediately after, we will continue to the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Centre to learn about identifying animal tracks and scat.


A Day in the Life of an Artist – August 31st, Ages 11-15, $65

At 8:30 we will head to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery where we will have a guided tour, followed by an interactive art activity. We will have lunch on the green in downtown Fredericton, and in the afternoon, we will go to Clay Café to create your own masterpiece!


Summer Day Camps:


Exploring the Arts Day Camp – July 24th-28th, Ages 11-14, $125

For youth with an artistic eye and in interest in photography, arts, and culture. The camp will explore New Brunswick culture through the arts. The group will take photographs while exploring the trails and preserves around Woodstock. Throughout the week campers will learn new crafts and skills, and visit local art hot spots.


Kids Who Care Day Camp – August 14th-18th, Ages 11-15, $65

For youth interested in becoming more involved in their community. The camp will explore local opportunities for volunteerism and community involvement. Gives youth the opportunity to learn how important volunteers are to the community, and helps them get acquainted with local volunteer organizations. There are only 5 spots available!