Please note that as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we had cancelled all programs and events. We are cautiously re-opening but with strict guidelines and safety protocols in place. Please view the Highlights for updates.

Engaging with a faith community can increase happiness and promote resilience in children, so we invest energy, leadership and staff time into this important work. We want to create a space where young people:

  • are welcomed and accepted for who they are
  •  are encouraged to discover and use their gifts and talents
  • feel free to ask questions
  • have a chance to experience wonder and awe
  • have an experience of God that helps them know themselves as loved

With that knowledge they are encouraged to reach out to others with compassion, love and respect. For more information about Children and Youth activities, please send an e-mail to Allie Keir

Sunday Morning Children and Youth Group programs

On Sunday mornings, there are Sunday school programs for children and youth from infancy through to grade 12. While children and youth are welcome to remain with their parents, most choose to participate in classes to explore faith and life through drama, film, discussions and activities.

We have a full complement of caring, dedicated and fun teachers for all our classes:

  • Nursery 0-3yrs
  • 3 year olds to Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 8
  • Grades 9 and up are welcome to stay in the Worship Service

Registration:  It is very important that we have a current registration on file for each child. This allows us to check for allergies or special needs, provides emergency information, and provides teachers with a class list that is a resource in case of emergency. Even if you only attend occasionally, please register your children by completing the online form to make sure we have up-to-date information.

Children and Youth program Registration Form 2019/20
Permission form for video (pdf-sm91KB PDF)

Highlands Summer Programs 2020

Click HERE to REGISTER for Highlands 2020 Summer Camps

The registration form will be active at 9:00 am on June 19, 2020

View the Summer Camp POSTER 




Cubs, Scouts and Guides

Highlands United has been the home church for the 15th Capilano Scout group for more than 50 years. We host a full complement of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, and Guides. For more information please contact Eleanor Oakley.


Registration Forms and Safety

Children and Youth program Registration Form 2019/20
Permission form for video (pdf-sm91KB PDF)

Highlands is concerned about your children’s safety and security

Highlands has a policy of zero tolerance for any kind of harassment or exploitation.

In keeping with United Church policy, our volunteers, leaders and teachers have current criminal record checks on file and work in pairs with children and youth. They are provided with regular training and support, and they all love working with children.

In the event of fire or other event that requires evacuating the building, teachers will take your children to the gathering place – the benches on the south eastern corner of the property – corner of Edgemont Blvd. and Connaught Street.  Please do not come to the classrooms or nursery to get your child. You will be guided from the sanctuary through the closest exits, and will meet your child at the gathering place. Delegated adults will come to the nursery to assist the teacher and volunteers in carrying all toddlers or infants. Following this protocol ensures that the children’s exit remains uncongested, and permits us to get all the children out safely.