PROFILE: The Toronto Basketball

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At the Toronto Basketball Club (TBC), campers ranging from the ages of 6 to 20 years old can learn, train, and develop new basketball skills. At the camp, they provide a wide variety of training to get their campers active and energized.

The camp is located at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, 49 Felstead Avenue. This organization was founded in the year 2000. While helping to develop and train young athletes for 17 years, they decided to expand their horizons and started to open summer camps 2 years ago. The objective of these camps are to train and develop the skills of young athletes in hopes they could one day continue their career in basketball.

One of the reasons behind the success to the camp is the amazing camp counselors. The staff encourage their campers to do their best and strive for improvement. TBC partnered with the Focus on Youth program because they wanted to provide youth an opportunity to be employed and encourage upcoming youth to become future athletes.


FOY Staff (L-R): Janiri Nunal (Neil), Sabrina Ayson (Neil), Joleia Bucad (Neil), and Temitope Azeez (Neil)


Toronto Basketball Club

St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School
49 Felstead Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1G3

July 4 to August 11th 2017


Contact Information:
Kevin Morris


PROFILE: Footsteps to Success East

fts.pngFootsteps to Success (East) located at Blessed Mother Teresa CSS, 40 Sewells Rd, has been home to many children in the community during the summer. This amazing program was created by the one and only Andre Fullerton. This 6 week program is offered for free so that every child has a chance to grow and develop while having fun in the summer. Kids can participate in various programs including dance/arts, sports and leadership.


Campers full of curiosity walking through the Science Centre

Footsteps to Success is one of two camps founded by Andre Fullerton and community partners, created to become involved with youth, and to help urban communities to move forward. Footsteps gives youth the tools that they need in order to succeed in life. The program enriches children in a positive atmosphere. Staff and campers are always enthusiastic, energized and ready to learn. Counsellors and campers heavily impact each other as they both learn something new every day. Everyone works together to have the best summer experience possible.


Getting ready to shred it up at camp.

This program also provides breakfast to children in the morning so that they have energy for the entire day. Throughout each week the camp goes on at least one trip whether it be the movies, swimming, or even bowling! Footsteps also has a special partnership with TIRF, a rugby program that comes in to teach the kids how to play. At Footsteps, children are enriched with knowledge in every way.





PROFILE: Live for Ball



Live for Ball (LFB) is a summer camp which provides basketball skills to their campers. Their main goal is to build team and individual qualities in a fun and positive environment. Their motto, “It’s your life, live it!” proves that this camp gives their campers what they need in order for them to have the best camp experience.


The organization was founded in 2008 by Isaac King and Katrina Sorra, and every year their growth is very notable. The camp is located at Blessed Cardinal Newman CHS, 100 Brimley Road S. Given their close proximity to the Scarborough Bluffs, the camp goes on regular walks down to the Bluffs to get their campers energized. Throughout the day, they do basketball drills and games. Cheering and positive attitudes are an asset at this camp as all the campers are supportive of each other throughout the day’s activities.


Each year, they seek athletes, new and old, to be in their camp. They hope to help campers live their dreams and to find their own individuality. No matter where a child comes from, they can easily come to LFB to relieve their own stress and have fun. They believe in all of their campers and with enough focus and determination, their campers can do great things.








Organization: Live for Ball

Location: 100 Brimley Rd. S, Toronto, ON, M1M 3X4.

July 4 to August 11, 2017

Contact Information:
Katrina Sorra
(416) 707-7033



PROFILE: Basketball Beginnings

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Basketball Beginnings is an organization located at St. Victor School, 20 Bernadine St. They strive to develop and enhance team and individual fundamental basketball skills in a positive, fun environment. The organization partnered with Focus On Youth because it was a great opportunity to connect with facility in a neighbourhood that needs a program like this. They have partnered with Focus On Youth for about 4-5 years, and each year the community has grown larger and larger.


Young athletes doing basketball drills.


Warming up before a big game.

During the morning, campers are expected to improve their basketball skills through a variety of drills and games. But they also build character, leadership skills and relationships through the different activities. Parents are also very welcome to be involved in the camp’s activities, this builds the family-friendly like atmosphere. Every single day at camp is exciting and different.

They promote life-skills development through the sport of basketball— their athletes are students first and discipline starts by teaching the fundamental principles of personal conduct, self-assertion, and fair play. They take pride in their work ethics.





Basketball Beginnings

20 Bernadine St, Scarborough, ON M1P 4M2

July 4 to August 5, 2017

Contact Information:
Clairmonte Burgess




PROFILE: United Youth of Canada


The United Youth of Canada summer camp was created in 2006. Founded by Andrea Tull and her husband, they hoped to use creative means to provide kids with opportunities to learn and grow in a different, creative way. The camp offers a variety of arts and craft activities and sports.


Posing for a picture before running on the track.

Each week is different, however, their weekly schedule is as follows:

Monday –Acquaintance
Tuesday – Nature
Wednesday – Drama & Dance
Thursday – Cultural
Friday – Trips

They base their morning activities based on the theme of the day. As they revolve their program about culture, the kids at UYC learn about different cultures and the components of what makes each culture unique.


A camper staying COOL by standing in the SHADE.

With the UYC, each camper grows with each other and develops leadership skills both independently and together. Through this camp, kids can learn more about themselves and strive to become even greater!




FOY Staff (L-R): Jaelan Neequaye, Jaylene Mangalam, & Anthony Parker (All SMT Centre)



United Youth of Canada

St. Ignatius of Loyola
2350 McCowan Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4B4.

July 4 to August 11, 2017
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Contact Information:
Andrea Tull
(647) 383 8923


PROFILE: East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club (St. Maria Goretti Location)


One of the camps with the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club (BGC) is located at St. Maria Goretti CES which is 21 Kenmark Blvd. BGC has been serving their community since 1956 and each year, they strive to expand their outreach. As their motto is, “A good place to be,” they reach these expectations by providing the campers an entertaining and unique camp experience.

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Campers in a heated game of Great Wall


At camp, both counselors and campers have smiles on their faces

This particular camp offers different activities for their campers, which include: arts and crafts, drama, and sports. The camp also attends multiple field trips and go swimming to promote physical activity. Their typical day starts with a gym activity, such as octopus or dodgeball, to get their energy up for an exciting day. Afterward, they cool off by doing arts and crafts.

Here at the BGC, every day is a fun day with the fun activities that they play and the positive environment provided by the campers and staff. Every day, the kids learn and develop new skills for themselves, as well as the counselors too!






East Boys and Girls Club

St. Maria Goretti
21 Kenmark Blvd. Scarborough, On. M1K3N8

July 4 – August 11, 2017
8am – 6pm

6 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
ESBGC head offices: Kacy Knight/Russel Scott



PROFILE: Scarborough Basketball Association

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Beginning in 1996, the Scarborough Basketball Association (SBA) is a registered non-profit organization. The main goal of SBA is to serve the youth in the Scarborough area with the opportunity to grow and enjoy their summers with basketball.


Campers listen up to learn a new skill they can use while playing basketball.

SBA is located at Jean Vanier CSS at 959 Midland Avenue. They begin their day with warm ups, basketball drills, and scrimmage. In the latter portion of the day, they learn new basketball skills and begin to exercise those newfound skills on the court.

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Campers starting a round of dodgeball.

SBA is run and coached by volunteers. They believe in putting athletes first and winning second. Over the past 10+ years of existence, they have placed Scarborough on the basketball map in Ontario, by producing great basketball players and organizing competitive tournaments. With the positive environment provided by both the campers and staff, SBA is a perfect place for your first dribble.







FOY Staff: Noah Nelson, Omar Brown, Paul Bayangos, Terrence Geness, John De Silva (VANIER Centre)


Scarborough Basketball Association

Jean Vanier CSS
959 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4

9am – 3:30pm
July 5 – August 12 2016

Contact Information:
Peter Jones
(416) 285 – 4428