Jays Care Rookie League is a summer camp program that is partnered with Toronto Community Housing for children ages 6 – 12, which lasts for 7 weeks. Life skills such as: team work, determination, and leadership on and off the baseball field are values actively instilled throughout all their campers. The program is designed to use the power of baseball and the appeal of the Toronto Blue Jays to foster lasting social change and create leaders beyond the baseball diamond.
In Rookie League facilities, children improve their lives in many ways that include: self esteem and self-awareness, their relationship with peers, connections to positive role models, and a better likelihood to living a physically active life. They are supported in a way that will foster their growth by the diligent staff employed across the city, that serve both as mentors and leading figures in their lives. Whether it is working together in numerous group games, or helping each other improve their abilities in baseball.
Rookie League is Jays Care’s farthest reaching program. For this, their core principles are what all of their locations or “clusters” share in common. In this program, every child is unstoppable no matter what their socioeconomic background is. Due to this fact, having a program like Rookie League is important for removing barriers from sport and recreation opportunities which level the playing field for all. This includes gender, physical, and mental equity for all children and youth, ensuring the best program possible.
150 Dan Leckie Way
Dates and Times (2019):
July 2nd – August 15th
9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M (Mon to Fri)
6-12 years old
Justin (Site Leader)
647 – 209 – 2352