Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

REAL Registration Donations

children and camp counsellor in colourful tshirts playing a game outdoors at a summer camp

Registration for summer recreation programs including day camps for children and youth, begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 for residents of St. John’s; and 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 for residents of other muncipalities. Learn more details about our registration system before registration opens.

If you are registering your child or children for a City of St. John's summer program, please consider giving a child in financial need the same opportunity through a small donation. Since 2002 the City of St. John's, through its Recreation division, operates the R.E.A.L. program (Recreation Experiences And Leisure) to provide opportunities to as many children and youth as possible who due to financial circumstances would be unable to participate in registered activities.

Since R.E.A.L. began there has been a steady growth in the number of participants seeking support in the form of program registration, transportation and/or equipment supply.

You can now donate online to the R.E.A.L. Program through RECconnect. Once you've added the courses you intend to register for to your shopping cart, simply click the 'Make a Donation' button and add the amount you wish to donate your total checkout order. See the images below for the steps to donate online.

Donations to R.E.A.L. are also accepted outside of registration time, online at RECconnect or by calling 576-8684 or emailing


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