Profile: Smarty Pants Camp

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Smarty Pants Camp is a safe and inspiring environment that is dedicated to giving campers lessons and experiences that will mold them into the great people that they will soon become. On a field trip to Lanna MMA, the campers were greeted by an experienced Muay Thai teacher who was prepared not only to teach the campers the basics of Muay Thai, but more importantly, valuable lessons about hard work, respect and determination.

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Safety first! Campers listen to instruction from a Muay Thai expert.

Campers’ perseverance expanded as obstacles came their way when being introduced to Muay Thai preparations and moves such as: skipping rope, jabs and punching bags. However throughout the day, each camper was getting a greater amount of punches on the punching bag and could skip for longer. It was the perfect example to help the   campers understand that perseverance, focus and a positive attitude is always the key to improvement.

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Campers try out their new techniques. Breathing is KEY!

In one short day the campers at Smarty Pants camp utilized their growing skills in teamwork, determination and responsibility. With humor and care, each camper learns that they have the potential to be their best selves, physically and mentally. Each day at Smarty Pants Camp is a new day to learn, grow and have fun, in or outside of the classroom!

 

 

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FOY Staff: Sherona P, Odosa O, Chante D, Frank B and Alexander N

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Smarty Pants Summer Camp

Location:
1440 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M3J 3G3

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Contact Info:
info@educationinvolved.org
416-587-6438

Website:
http://www.educationinvolved.org/smarty-pants-summer-camp.html

 

 

 

 

PROFILE: St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

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St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club has many hard working locations that provide a nurturing environment where kids can be their unique selves in a safe place. A home away from home, St. Alban’s is a place where kids can laugh, dance, have fun and make new friends!

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Girl Power! These girls have great dance moves.

Children are placed into groups based on their age in order to provide them with activities that keep them engaged. A variety of activities are available each day such as: arts and crafts, games in the classrooms, watching movies, sports and more. Although the campers’ favourite seems to be dance!

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Everyone’s favourite hobby at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is dancing!

Surrounded by strong role models with a philosophy based on acceptance and friendship, the atmosphere of the camp is stress free and exciting! Campers know that when they come to St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club fun and friendships await them.

 

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FOY Staff:

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FOY Staff: Zechariah S, Nevada F, Zamora D, Omari A and Tiandra T

 Summary:

Organization:
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

Location:
Charles E. Webster – 1900 Keele St, North York, ON M6M 3X7
York Humber– 100 Emmett Ave

Dates:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
7 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
416-534-8461

Website:
http://www.stalbansclub.ca/

 

 

PROFILE: Footsteps to Success

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Footsteps to Success was founded by none other than Andre Fullerton who had the goal of providing children in the community a safe and welcoming space for free. Campers have the opportunity to learn from counselors, supervisors and volunteers about what it means to be a leader in the community. Footsteps to Success is a second home to these campers, where they can make new friends, have lots of fun while growing into responsible individuals.

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A FOY counselor giving instruction on an arts and crafts project.

A broad range of well organized programming is available for the campers from the arts, sports, leadership and more! Campers are able to choose which of the three options they would like to be their main focus, giving them the opportunity to strengthen and grow in the area that interests them the most. Many field trips are also offered throughout the course of the summer.

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These kids are getting to work on their masterpieces!

Leadership lessons are infused into everything the campers do. The importance of leaving a positive impact on your community is continually stressed and encouraged. The hard working team of supervisors, counselors and volunteers help every child understand the significance of teamwork, determination and a positive attitude. Footsteps to Success is truly one big family.

 

 

 

 Summary:

Organization:
Footsteps to Success

Location:
 1760 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 3S4

Dates/Times:
July 6th – August 14th

Ages:
6 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
416-557-3824

Website:
http://footstepstosuccesstcdsb.weebly.com/

 

 

Profile: St. Jude’s Youth Now On Track

oooooAt St. Jude’s Youth Now On Track summer camp every camper, counselor, volunteer and supervisor is part of one big team working towards having the best summer ever! As soon as you walk into the camp, you are greeted by smiling faces from both staff and definitely the children. Everyone gets along in this safe, welcoming and fun environment where campers are free to be themselves and have the opportunity to make new friends.

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Having fun outside on a nice day!

Each day is filled with fun and engaging activities such as: playing in the gym, visiting the community park and playing outside on the school playground. On most Fridays, the camp goes on a variety of field trips outside of the community, where campers have the opportunity to grow and learn something new.

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Hold on Tight!!

At the end of the day, the most important thing at St. Jude’s Youth Now On Track Summer Camp is the well being and happiness of each camper. Campers learn that their words and actions have power that can be used to show kindness towards one another. This lesson is demonstrated beautifully by the role models placed at the camp who love to keep campers smiling!

 

 

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FOY Staff: Prince N, Anmol K, Victoria M and Deandra C

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Youth Now On Track

Location:
3251 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M9M 2T9

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
7 years old – 17 years old

Contact Info:
647.427.4898
info@ynotservices.org

Website:
www.ynotservices.org

PROFILE: Centre Educative Canada (St.Simon)

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Centro Educativo Canada cares for each campers’ well being and education. Educational programming is the main focus of this camp, providing campers with classroom time along with a teacher to ask questions on a daily basis. At Centro Educativo Canada, kids have fun playing games in an academic environment.

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The Showcase MC greets the audience. The show is about to begin!

Campers are divided into groups by age in order to ensure their activities and lessons are engaging and exciting. Every day a lesson is prepared for the students in multiple subjects such as: literacy, numeracy, Spanish, French and communication skills. The goal is to keep each campers’ mind sharp and strengthen their academics to prepare them for the upcoming school year. Centro Educativo Canada believes that campers should still be focused and alert, pertaining to their academics during the summer holidays.

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This dance performance was a blast!

At camp, kids can make friends, gain self-confidence and learn more about what it means to be a responsible and caring individual. The daily routine includes a visit to the park or splash pad, organized games in the gym, free time outside and academic lessons in the classroom. Campers have the opportunity to explore and express themselves through different activities from sports to the arts.

 

 

 

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FOY Staff: Jahnell M, Rosemond A, Talika T, Jordan S, Bianca R and Faith G

  SUMMARY:

Organization:
Centre Educativo Canada

Location:
20 Wallasey Ave, North York, ON M9M 1E2

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
4 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
416-744-9409

 

 

PROFILE: Delta Family Resource Centre

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Delta Family Resource Centre‘s aim is to provide a safe, enriching and fun space for children to spend their summer. A summer spent at this camp is one filled with memories, friendship and learning!

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Paint + Foam = Masterpieces

At Delta Family Resource Centre, campers get a taste of everything: arts, sports, outdoor activities and fun indoor games! Each child has the opportunity to foster their interest as well as step out of their comfort zone and try something a little new. Individual attention and care is given to each child to ensure everyone is having a fun time!

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Duck, duck…GOOSE!

The atmosphere at Delta Family Resource Centre summer camp is welcoming and full of smiles from everyone involved but especially the kids. The upbeat and positive environment allows the campers to express themselves and grow!

 

 

 

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FOY Staff: Ramel S, Denijah P, Katreen H and Brittney E

 Summary

Organization:
Delta Family Resource Center

Location:
123 Whitfield Ave, North York, ON M9L 1G9

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
4 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
416-747-1172
contactus@dfrc.ca

Website:
http://dfrc.ca/

 

Profile: Belka Enrichment Center

belkaBelka Enrichment is a non-profit organization which began in 2001 and started collaborating with Focus on Youth in 2007, strengthening both parties through teamwork. The goal of Belka Enrichment is to engage youth in the summer time and provide them with spiritual and academic support. Emphasis is placed on the belief that as long as there is opportunity to enrich the campers with lessons of faith and academics, youth will have the power within themselves to leave positive impacts on their communities.

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Lining up for lunch, Yum!

At camp, kids are able to grow friendships, learn how to communicate and have fun. Activities at Belka Enrichment include sports, games in the gym, arts and crafts and icebreakers! Each day brings something new and activities vary, but one thing is for sure: each camper has a great time!

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Everyone is ready to dance!

Belka Enrichment works to provide each camper with the skills necessary to become fulfilled individuals as they mature. The staff and supervisors aim towards building each camper’s self-confidence, interpersonal skills and responsibility through lessons of self-reliance, equality, power and civil rights. With the belief that children are the future, each camper is given the care and attention which allows them to flourish.

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FOY Staff: Cecilia B, Charlene R, Nana A and Emm A

Summary:

Organization:
Belka Enrichment Camp

Location:
Monsignor Fraser College
45 Norfinch Dr, North York, ON M3N 1W8

Date/Time:
July 3rd – August 11th

9:00 AM – 3:30PM

Contact:
1-866-606-9992
416-276-0852

Website:
http://belkaecenter.com