Downtown Belleville Paragon of Play Enrichment Programs

Paragon of Play

Learning Resource Centre

Enrichment for Children, Adults and Families

147 Pinnacle st, Belleville

See our calendar to register for programs


a group of children sitting on the floor in for a story for the literacy day camp
a room with tables and chairs in front of a rainbow painted wall for a paint class
a group of individuals sitting around a table with pumpkins on it for a craft workshop

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JULY 2024

Summer Camp registration ends June 20th at 4pm Registered families are asked to fill out their learner profile and before/after hours registration by June 21st.

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Experimental Art Club 6-7:30pm

Sketchbook Club 6-7:30pm

Plein Air Club 6-7:30pm

Adult Paint Night

Retro Trolls


Kids Paint Night

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Jr. Drawing Club 6-7:30pm

Experimental Art Club 6-7:30pm

Sketchbook Club 6-7:30pm

Kids Craft Workshop

Retro Splatter Paint Hats


Plein Air Club 6-7:30pm

Kids Night In

5pm - 10pm








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Family Craft Workshop

Cassette Tape Perler Bead Magnet 3pm-5pm

Jr. Drawing Club 6-7:30pm

Sketchbook Club 6-7:30pm

Experimental Art Club 6-7:30pm

Plein Air Club 6-7:30pm

Bottle & Brush

Retro Records







Jr. Drawing Club 6-7:30pm

Anika’s Slime Club


Experimental Art Club 6-7:30pm

Sketchbook Club 6-7:30pm

Kids Night In

5pm - 10pm




Jr. Drawing Club 6-7:30pm

Experimental Art Club 6-7:30pm

Sketchbook Club 6-7:30pm

Summer Sticker


Lemon Cute Fruit Character

Now booking September party rentals.

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Paint with a Pup


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Paragon of Play is a learning resource centre offering programming for children, teens, adults, and families. From paint nights to craft workshops and from tutoring to day camps - arts, literacy and wellness programming is found here.

Paragon of Play is owned and operated by Jessica Spice, a current teacher and college course facilitator, and former early childhood educator. Jessica opened Paragon of Play as a response to two major needs she noticed in the community - recreational learning-centred programming for children, and fun arts-centred activities for adults.

Paragon of Play is a community space where we can all build connections, get creative and learn something new. Come have fun learning through play at Paragon of Play Learning Resource Centre!

The centre is wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities
Enjoy a variety of art classes and learning programs with new friends and family

The Space

The centre offers space for workshops and parties

Front Room, can sit 8-15 people

Main Room

The play area set up for a children's play group

Back Room, can sit 12-20 people

Back Room

The washroom is available for use during all children's programs and adult art classes and birthday parties.

single bathroom access


Kitchen under renovation. Photos coming soon.

Day Camps

Children are enjoying learning and tutoring at the literacy learning program
children enjoy the painting and craft programs and classes

2024-2025 School Year schedule will be ​posted in August.

Summer Day Camps

We are offering our Summer Literacy Day Camp, as well as a selection of 1-week specialty camps and single-day outdoor immersion learning group camps. Learn more on our social media pages. Registration for our summer day camp programs is open now. Please register by April 15th.

PA Day, March Break & Christmas Break Camps

We offer a variety of single-day camps for PA days, Christmas break and March break. Stay tuned for sign up information closer to individual dates.

Updates are posted to our Facebook and Instagram social media pages.

Paragon of Play

summer Camps 2024

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Please take the time to read parent guide in full before contacting us with questions and before registering.

Information subject to change.

Summer day camp
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Illustration of Stylized Bird Sitting on Branch. Image of Birdie in Simple Style.
Cardinal Bird Illustration

Summer Literacy Day Camp

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Flying Chirping Robin

4-Week or 8-week Program

Structured literacy intervention program to support reading and writing skill development for children entering grades 1 through 6. 9am-3pm daily.

July Session: July 2nd - July 26 $950

Aug Session: July 29th - Aug 23rd $950

Both Sessions: July 2nd-Aug 23rd $1800

Camp registration ended April 15th

Extended registration ended June 20th

We are so excited to play and learn ​with you this summer!

Specialty Day Camps

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8 Different 1-week options

Weekly specialty camps help children to explore and develop new skills, all ​while having fun and making new friends. 9am-3pm daily.

July 2-5 French $200

July 8-12 STEM $250

July 15-19 Visual Arts $250

July 22-26 Illustrious Authors $250

July 29 - Aug 2 French $250

Aug 6-9 Illustrious Authors $200

Aug 12-16 Visual Arts $250

Aug 19-23 STEM $250

Outdoor Immersion Group

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MEETS wednesdayS

A weekly learning group that meets at the Frink Centre for hiking, open exploration and learning activities covering outdoor learning topics such as safety and environmental stewardship.

Half Day $30 (8:30am-11:30am) Full day $60 (9am-3pm)

Wednesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7, 14, 21, 18

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Kid Holding Ball
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External subsidy sources to explore:

-Jordan’s Principle

-The Children’s Foundation

-Children’s Aid Society

-Canadian Tire Jump Start

-Autism Ontario

-Special Services at Home Program

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Retro 90'S Lightning Sticker

Kids Ages 4+

Kids Ages 4+

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Retro Rainbow Line Band
Slime workshop for making slime
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Green Slime Splash Cartoon Street Pop Art

New theme each month

New theme each month

A monthly meet-up where creative kids learn slime-making tips, tricks & techniques while having fun and making new friends! Create a unique slime to take home each session. Register each month via our events calendar.

Birthday party slime


Every last thursday of the month

Ballons and Accessories for Graduation Party

Let's party!

Ballons and Accessories for Graduation Party

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Birthdays, graduations, or “just because”

Dates are first come, first served.

Bookings should be requested at least 60 days in advance.

Party Activity fee:

Guided Painting


Open/abstract painting


Tote Bag painting


open crafting table


rental fee:

$25/hour (3 hr min)

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  • All art materials
  • Facilitator guidance
  • Craft area set up & clean up
  • Guided painting option: Provide a theme and a custom painting will be designed for your party.
  • Pay per person participating
  • No refund for absent guests

INCLUDES: Use of the Paragon of Play space for the duration of your rental time. This includes both activity rooms, kitchen space and washroom. For children’s parties we typically use one room as a play space and one room as an activity/eating space. Adults are responsible for child supervision and safety- NOT the facilitator. We do not provide food/decorations.

Suggested length of time:

2 hour party for ages 4-8

3 hour party for ages 9+

*You must include a minimum of 30 minutes for prep and 30 minutes for pack-up. For example, a party from 11am-1pm would mean booking the centre from 10:30am-1:30pm

Interested in a SLIME party? We offer SLIME parties in partnership with Isaisaslime company. The party fee is $15/per person

Party Time Suggestions:

Sat/Sun: 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm

Fridays: 6pm-8pm

*Other craft/activity options may be available. Note your request in your email in order to get an appropriate quote.

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We will be accepting fall party booking beginning August 5th

Email with the following required details:

-Desired date, start and end time -Craft / activity type -Number of participants / age range

We will respond with a quote, your total can be paid by e-transfer or via invoice by card.

Note that responses are significantly delayed at this time due to very high volume of emails.

*Your party is NOT booked until your total fee (rental fee + party activity fee) are paid in full.

Kids Night In (Parents Night Out!)

Kid's Night In pizza and movie night for kids so that parents can have a night out

Fun drop-off program for kids!

Need a night out without the kids? We've got you covered!

Our KIDS NIGHT IN program offers a fun and secure environment for kids to play and spend time with other children for an evening.

The KIDS NIGHT IN includes dinner, snacks, a movie showing, open play, and access to crafting materials. Children are supervised throughout the evening, from 5pm to 10pm.

We host at least one KIDS NIGHT IN event per month.

If you are hosting an adult-only event such as a wedding, business function or trip, we may be able to accommodate a private KIDS NIGHT IN booking, with flexible start and end times to meet your needs. We suggest booking at least 2 months in advance in order to secure your desired date and time.

Suggested age range is 4-12.

play therapy and therapy services for children, teens, and families

Community Partnership:

Taylor Nelson,

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CPT

Registered Social Worker and Certified Play Therapist offering playful therapeutic support for children & youth at Paragon of Play Learning Resource Centre.

Come play with us!


147 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Ontario, Canada



Strictly open by appointment or registration only.


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