Heart Beatz provides camp, day camp, and youth program services to residents from the McCowan to Kingston areas. Their target age group is 2 1/2 to 12 years old. The centre operates from 7am-6pm.
The organization began as a community centre over 30 years ago in a basement of a church and has flourished into a child care and camp facility.
Heart Beatz‘ mission statement is “to provide services and activities in response to the changing needs and interests of the Cliffcrest community on a non-segregated and non-political basis.”
They highly value respect, well-being and integrity through shared relationships.
This year, a broadway musical performance will take place at the AGM, where parents hold a meeting and come together. In preparation for this concert, a performer visits the camp every Friday from the beginning of July to August 23rd, to help the children prepare. The costumes and props are taken care of by the children themselves.
The campers also have excursions to Casa Loma, Black Creek Pioneer Village and High Park.
At the Cliffcrest Community Centre, it is their first year having Focus On Youth employees and are said to be always “busy and active with the kids.”
Organization: Heart Beatz
Location(s): 2938 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M1J 2E4
Ages: 2 and a half to 12 years old
Dates / Times: 7AM-6PM
Phone: 416-267-6293 x223