St. Bernadette’s Summer Camp was founded in 1991 by Angie Carboni. The Toronto Association of Community Living sponsored and supported St. Bernadette’s during the initial stages of its creation. Today, it’s a summer camp for children ages 6-8, from 9am to 5pm. The camp starts on July 2nd, and runs until August 17th at D’arcy McGee. It is a member of Catholic Charities, and is non-profit and non-denominational. It combines youth with developmental and/or physical challenges (such as Autism, Down Syndrome, etc.) with other “able” children.
It’s a big camp with lots of kids, so everyone will get a chance to meet someone new. The main objective of the camp is to provide affordable child care in a secure community. It has a focus on prayer, and following God’s guidance. Children enrolled in the program have the opportunity to participate in activities like swimming, picnics, and many other exciting things.
This is the first year that the participants will be putting on an end of summer play – The Wizard of Oz. Many of their activities feed into this, such as reading the novel, and painting posters and decorations for their play.
Organization: St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre
Location: D’Arcy McGee Catholic Elementary School, 20 Bansley Ave
Date/Times: July 2nd – August 17th (weekly programs) 9am – 5pm
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-654-9810