PROFILE: Footsteps to Success


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Footsteps to Success – St. Timothy’s Location is a free summer camp offered to children through non-profit organizations who strive to provide children with a fun summer. This location in particular is newly created for the Syrian refugee children who are looking to be welcomed to Canada, all while learning about different cultures and gaining social skill through new friendships.

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Buddy system fun, while going on a trip to a waterpark

Along with all the fun the kids experience indoors, they also go on fun trips such as to waterparks. While on these excursions the kids team up with a partner and a camp counsellor to not only stay safe while travelling but insure that the fun never dwindles.

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Everyone’s poppin’ for popcorn

To insure the children stay fuelled for fun, the camp also offers snacks such as popcorn. These snacks are offered during break time where the kids are able to cool down from their energy filled games.

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Natalie Kapitan, Ashton Sawh, Guia Jangle Pucyutan, Jessie Lo, Peter Josh De Vera Desonia, Vanessa Paningbatan Cerezo, Meryl Pantaleon, Vanessa Martin, Kevon Jamieson-Hanson, Johanna Liwanag, Dianela Alonso Mayorga, Michael Zaragoza

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Footsteps to Success

Location:
St. Timothy Catholic School
25 Rochelle Crescent, Willowdale, ON, M2J 1Y3

Dates:
July 4 to August 12, 2014

Times: 
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
8 years old – 13 years old

Contact Information:
Andre Fullerton
(416)-254-6428
andre.fullerton@tcdsb.com

Website:
https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTUDENTS/FOCUSONYOUTH/Pages/Footsteps-to-Success-summer-camp.aspx

PROFILE: Dmitrik Sports

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Hoop House Basketball is the camp to be at if you are looking to gain some basketball skills. This camp is founded by Michael Dmitrik, since he was a child he has had a passion for basketball and he now has over 10 years of experience with being a certified NCCP (national certificate coaching program) coach.

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Hoping for that winning basket

A day at this camp consists of many drills, exercises, and games that get the campers to gain confidence and skill in basketball. By the time camp is over you’ll be even better at this sport than you were before.

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Professional dribbler

Dmitrik Sports is located at Dante Alighieri Academy where the kids are able to play and run around without worrying about encountering others. This safe environment allows for the kids to focus all of their attention on the way they play and how they could get better. With the help of their focus on youth coaches the kids progressively grow a passion for the game while learning techniques that they will forever hold.

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Terique Clarke, Ashor Yaghob, Catherine Moday, Justine Hanna, Charlene Reyes, Jacob Pace

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Dmitrik Sports

Location:
Dante Alighieri
60 Playfair Ave, Toronto, ON M6B 2P9

Dates:
July 4 to August 12, 2014

Times: 
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
4 years old – 16 years old

Contact Information:
Michael Dmitrik
(416)-454-3775
info@hoophousebasketball.com

Website:
http://hoophousebasketball.com

PROFILE: Central Neighbourhood House

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 5.39.10 PMCentral Neighbourhood House has been around for 104 years making it Toronto’s second oldest settlement house. The programs offered by Central Neighbourhood House are for children, women, seniors, families and Canadians. The goal for the child programs are to help children reach their full potential as they grow into young adults.

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Campers staring out the window of the ferry on the way to Centre Island

The Central Neighbourhood House camp tries to go on as many trips as the can. This day the kids were taken to Centre Island where they played at the park, splash pad and even found their way through a maze.

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Happy Campers pose for a picture as the patiently wait for the ferry

To make it easier for the campers and the counsellors to stay together all are provided with matching CNH shirts. This is due to the safety that comes with Central Neighbourhood House when at school and on each and every single one of their excursions.

 

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FOY Staff: Aneela Saeed, Diana Fernandez

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Central Neighbourhood House

Location:
520 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1K8

Dates:
July 4 to August 26, 2014

Times:
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
5 years old – 13 years old

Contact Information:
Dylan Harte
(416)-925-4363
dharte@cnh.on.ca

Website:
http://www.cnh.on.ca

PROFILE: Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis

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Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis is offered to children between the ages of 6-12. The days are filled with fun games, arts and crafts, play time and gym. The kids also venture on fun and supervised trips every week. This club is home to nearly 60 children who all love their summer camp.

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Happy campers

At this camp, children are able to develop social skills as they get to know one another. Along with friendship, Boys and Girls Club of Weston Mount Dennis inspires the kids to become more independent through the many leadership games and activities while maintaining the fun and active environment.

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Little camper won the game

All campers including those as young as six years old experience the victories of winning games. They learn to use teamwork and focus to assist them as they strive for the goal. In this particular game the campers must form a line and use the broken telephone method to pass on any specific letter in hopes that the last person writes down the correct letter, earning themselves a point. This game builds teamwork skills while being loads of fun.

 

SUMMARY:

ORGANIZATION:
Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis

LOCATION:
99 Humber blvd

DATES/TIMES:
July 4 to August 12, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm

AGES:
6 years old – 12 years old

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Chris Blackwood
(647) 427 – 4929
chrisblackwood@stalbansclub.ca

WEBSITE:
http://www.stalbansclub.ca/wmd/

PROFILE: Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club


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Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club was established in 1921 as a non-profit organization, built to give kids many various opportunities. This includes going swimming on hot days, and interacting with others in their age range. Overtime the club has allowed more than 50, 000 children reach their dreams.

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Swinging to the sun

One of the many trips that the children from the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club go on is to a big park where they have many games to play. During free time the kids jump around on the jungle gym and swing on the swing sets with their new friends.

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Fun day at the park

Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club hosts nearly 100 children at this location aged from 6-10 years old. Each child blossoms with social skills and enjoys their summer to the fullest potential as they seesaw their way to the highest point of fun.

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

Location:
St. Mary Elementary School
20 Portugal Square, Toronto, ON M6J 3P2

Dates/Times:
July 4 to August 26, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
6 years old – 10 years old

Contact Information:
Louise Ross
(416)-925-2243 ext. 24
lross@believeinkids.ca

Website:
http://www.believeinkids.ca

PROFILE: St. Bernadette’s Family Resource

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St. Bernadette’s Family Resource offers a camp for children between the ages of 4-12. This family resource centre brings together children with developmental or physical disabilities such as Blindness, Autism, Down Syndrome, etc. with “able” children.

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Reading break

St. Bernadette’s gives their children a supervised environment for learning and fun while ensuring that all are safe while playing. The kids are in an inclusive spot as it allows for the abled kids and the physically/intellectually challenged peers to enjoy recreational activities.

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Reading to staff

Literacy is also important to the camp as they want the children to carry what they learned in their previous year of school into the next without forgetting throughout the summer. They accomplish this by making reading fun so the kids don’t feel like they’re learning but instead having simple fun.

SUMMARY:

ORGANIZATION:
St. Bernadette’s Family Resource

LOCATION:
D’Arcy McGee School
20 Bansley Avenue, Toronto

DATES/TIMES:
July 6 to August 14, 2014
9:00am-4:00pm

AGE:
5 years old – 14 years old

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Evelyn
(416)-397-6300
stbernadetteskids@rogers.com

WEBSITE:
http://www.stbernadettesfrc.org