PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

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In 1957 Dovercourt Boys Club opened their doors for the first time as an essential community resource, providing positive alternatives to anti-social activities, crime and substance abuse for neighborhood children and youth, ages 7 to 17 years.  It was later renamed to Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club , in an effort to be inclusive of Girls in the community. Outreach initiatives became more purposeful and deliberate. Club locations utilize community resources and partnerships to target at risk youth and bring them into the safe and positive environments.It recently was awarded a Distinction in Commitment to Student Learning for their continued work with student interns from Humber College.

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Dovercourt St.Luigi Branch Staff

Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club strive to offer children and youth from all economic, cultural and social backgrounds access to the resources, supports and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their positive potential life. They provide a safe, supportive place, where every child is listened to, respected and valued in an environment of inclusion and acceptance. Their staff and volunteers model honesty, fair play, positive attitude, cooperation and respect for self and others.

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“I love my job so much” – Marielle

At the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, kids have access to a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, theater room as well as computer room and play room. They are also located next to a community park, where they often visit to have their outdoor activities. All in all, the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club offers children the ability to grow despite their different ages and differences. It is a place that nurtures individuality a gives opportunities to make friends and stay active during the long summer.

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FOY Staff: Tailor, Marielle & Sabrina

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

Location:
180 Westmoreland Ave

Dates:
10 weeks
End of June to beginning of September

Times: 
8:00 am-4:00 pm

Age:
4 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Mannie D’Elia  mannie@dovercourtkids.com

Includes: Members can participate in drop in programs or day trips to locations such as Wild Water Kingdom, African Lion Safari, Marine Land, and Canada’s Wonderland. There are tournaments and special events such as Water Carnival, Play Day, and staff versus members Soccer.

 

PROFILE: St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre (D’Arcy McGee School)

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The St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre Camp provides a supervised camp environment for children ages 4 to 12 years old. The camp offers recreational activities in an inclusive environment. Following in the foot-steps of God, the centre shares and celebrates in its motto: “We can live as one!”

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Duck Duck Goose!

The camp offers a safe place for campers to have free time to play games and socialize with each other and student mentors such as the FOY staff. Campers have arts and craft sessions as well as science and discovery lessons.

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Table Top Charades

In terms of arts, kids have the chance to discover their forte through music and drama activities and also try a variety of sports. Group activities and games are also frequent in addition to field trips and especially, swimming trips.

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FOY Staff: Leticia Granja, Maria Primero, Sharing Blackwood, Sabrina Yang

 

 

The staff at the St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre love their jobs as mentors and role models to the youth. Centered around catholic morals, the staff and campers at St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre allow themselves to teach, learn, and grow through the teachings of Christ.

SUMMARY:

Organization:
St Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre

Location:
 D’Arcy McGee School
20 Bansley Ave, York, ON M6E 2A2

Dates:
July 4 – August 18

Times:
9am – 4pm

Age:
4 – 12 yrs

Contact Information:
angiecarboni@hotmail.com
416-654-9810

Website:
http://www.stbernadettesfrc.org/

 

PROFILE: Dmitrik Sports & Education (Dante Alighieri)

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The Hoop House Basketball (HHB) in partnership as Dmitrik Sports & Education is a basketball specific camp which caters to young kids, both boys and girls, who have a passion for basketball. Founded by Michael Dmitrik, this camp is perfect for kids of all levels to improve or learn their basketball skills!

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A counselor plays against a camper.

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Dunks all morning!

 

It is obvious that the Focus on Youth staff along with the head coach/instructor loved their jobs, normally working with kids of all different backgrounds and skill levels.

 

 

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Coach enjoys the dunk too.

 

 

The summer camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 4-16. Athletes are instructed by university/college level players and coaches. Campers are divided into groups based on skill level and age.

Whether beginner or advanced, Hoop House Basketball will teach and develop their skills in a safe and fun environment. The HHB experience will also teach campers important life skills such as confidence, respect, teamwork and leadership.

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Dmitrik Sports & Education

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

Dates:
July 4 to August 11

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: Davenport-Perth Neighborhood Camp and Community Health Centre (Pope Paul VI)

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The Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a respected multi-service agency located in Toronto’s West End. For three decades, they have played an important role in the lives of the residents of their community, assisting them to stay healthy, develop leadership skills, make positive lifestyle choices, build relationships, and work together to improve their living conditions and prospects for the future. Their core values are equity and empowerment, and they strongly believe in each person’s capacity to take responsibility for their own well-being.

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Campers play a team building activity in “the Basement,” a multi-purpose youth space.

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FOY staff shows off the DPNCHC uniform.

Located at 1900 Davenport Rd, the DPNCHC camp is centered in the heart of Toronto’s Carleton Village. This midtown setting exposes children to multiculturalism and urbanism healthily in today’s society. Children also participate in arts and crafts, a variety of sports related activities, multicultural food days, as well as team building exercises.
More importantly though, they are given the opportunity to spend time with passionate staff and role models, helping them sprout into the young adults of the future.

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Kids sketch a draft for arts and craft.

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Some cool art in the youth program space, “the Basement!”

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A counselor at Pope Paul VI Catholic School brainstorming ideas with youth in the leadership training program.

The centre also offers a very unique Leaders in Training program to kids who are too old for most summer camps but young enough to gain basic leadership skills. This program based in Pope Paul VI Catholic School allows kids to prepare for leadership roles in jobs, schools, and everyday life.

 

 

The DPNCHC camp provides a safe space for kids to explore their local area as well as socialize among peers their own age. while they celebrate the diversity of the area, the camp staffs passionate peoples who are dedicated to making sure kids have an exciting summer. The DPNCHC ensures kids will have a space to develop themselves creatively and integrate a positive mindset for school years to come!

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FOY Staff: Esther Odukoya

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FOY Staff: Anna Nguyen

“At the DPNCHC children and youth can take free workshops, get involved in arts, cultural, and recreational activities, explore the city, and even benefit from job training. Projects like Youth Action Squad and Sassy are a great way to develop communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and other skills, while Girls’ Night Out and Just Us Guys provide safe spaces to explore life issues through discussions, workshops, and creative arts. ”
Excerpt taken from Site. 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Location:
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre
1900 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Pope Paul VI Catholic School
270 Laughton Avenue Toronto, ON

Dates:
July Session – July 4 – 21, 2017
August Session – July 31st – August 18, 2017

Times:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended Care AM:  8:30a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Extended Care PM: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Age:
6 – 12 yrs
13 – 16 yrs (Leaders in Training)

Contact Information:
Courtney McFarlane
416-656-8025 ext.242
cmcfarlane@dpnchc.ca

Website:
www.dpnchc.ca

 

PROFILE: St. Alban’s Boys Girls Club Mount Dennis (Archbishop Romero)

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St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1949 and serves over 2000 members a year at their founding clubhouse plus 1000 more in 18 satellite sites including locations in three United Way identified priority neighbourhoods.

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Rugby with the kids

Passionate, well trained staff and volunteers lead a diverse range of programs and services such as daycare, early years programs, after school programs, sports and recreation programs, youth leadership programs, summer camp, aquatic lessons, tutoring, mentoring, arts programs, employment readiness programs and more.

 

 

At St. Alban’s, they strive to maintain and strengthen their core services to children and youth while growing to meet the varied and changing needs of our communities.

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“Can I have a piggyback ride please?”

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club offers kids a chance to bond with peers their own age through sports activities and outdoor games. This allows them to learn comradery and teamwork skills that they would not be able to attain in an at home environment. They also benefit from healthy active lifestyle and leadership mentorship from positive young role models.

 

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Campers at the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club are always full of enthusiasm and greatly reflect the energy of their camp counselors. It was great to see kids excited and immersed in sports such as rugby, one which not many campers had previously had the opportunity to try. The camp recognizes that kids love trying new things and take advantage of this thirst in their own backyards.

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FOY Staff: Anna Fisico

Summary:

Organization:
St. Alban’s Boys Girls Club

Location:
Blessed Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School
99 Humber Blvd S, York, ON M6N 2H4

Dates:
July 4th to August 11th, 2017

Times: 
9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended care am:  8:00am -9:00am
Extended care pm:  4:00-5:00pm

Age:
6 – 12 yrs

Contact Information:
Chris Blackwood
Chrisblackwood@stalbansclub.ca
(647) 427-4929

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

 

PROFILE: My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (Chaminade)

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My Brother and Sister’s Keeper Elite Basketball Camp is one of the best places to spend the summer. They offer a multitude of new and effective methods that ensure kids are ready to have fun on the court.

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Catch N’ Dribble

With yoga stretches, cross fit, cardio, dry-land training and other unique techniques, children learn the skills and discipline needed to take their athletics to another level.

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The Kids go Zen Mode

The summer camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 4-12. Athletes are instructed by university/college level players and coaches as well as a coach from the Raptors Basketball Academy. Campers are divided into groups based on skill level and age.

Whether beginner or advanced, BKSK Elite Basketball Camp will teach and develop their skills in a safe and fun environment. The BKSK experience will also teach campers important life skills such as confidence, respect, teamwork and leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOY Staff: Lilly, Princess, Emily, Shemar, Chelsea

 

Summary:

Organization:
My Brother and Sister’s Keeper

Location:
Chaminade College School
490 Queens Dr, North York, ON M6L 1M

Dates:
July 4 to August 11

Times:
8 am to 5 pm

Age:
4 – 12 yrs

Contact Information:
coachlamar.bksk@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.bkskelite.com/

 

PROFILE: St.Mary Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

cropped-ntkbgc-logo-smallerThe Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is a non-profit organization based in the city of Toronto. The Club’s Founding Partner, The Kiwanis Club of Toronto, established the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs (TKBGC) in 1921. TKBGC’s historic facility, a church originally built in 1921 at 101 Spruce St., was purchased by the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in 1939. TKBGC incorporated as a not-for profit organization, separate from the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in 1992. Since then, they have helped over 50,000 inner-city children and youth reach their full-potential.

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Camp Counselor Tanner runs a game of “Recess” in the St. Mary’s playgrounds.

 

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Campers take a break from running under the sun.

The TKBGC summer camp is ran at the intersection of Bathurst and Richmond (20 Portugal Sq.) and serves as an escape from summer boredom for children ages 6-10. This camp gives children the opportunity to socialize, participate in physical activity,  engage in literary studies, as well as access to nutritional diets. With staff educated in fun, enjoyment is both ensured and encouraged.

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Staff prepare for Pancake Day with the kids!

There are many unique and exciting events everyday like pancake day! Through events like this it is clear that the kids love their counselors, and their counselors love working with them. For more information, click here and visit their official site!

The Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs offers a diverse, quality, inclusive, safe summer experience! Children and Youth will have access to a variety of programs and learning experiences designed to meet their needs and interests!

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FOY Staff: L-R Nicca, Anithra, and Deborah (NEIL Centre)

Summary:

Organization:
Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

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

Dates/Times:
July 4th – August 25th, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Age:
11 – 13 yrs
14+ (Leaders in Training)

Contact Information:
stmary@believeinkids.ca 
416-925-2243 ext.40

Website:
http://www.believeinkids.ca/