PROFILE: Footsteps to Success (East)

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Footsteps 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.

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The leadership girls engaging in a discussion… about boys

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.

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.

 

SUMMARY:

Organization: Footsteps to Success: Blessed Mother Teresa CSS

Location: 40 Sewells Rd., Toronto, ON M1B 3G5

Dates: July 4 to August 12, 2016

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Mark Bryce
416-200-8050
mark.bryce@tcdsb.org

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

PROFILE: Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough

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Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough‘s goal is to provide “a good place to be” for their campers. Through loving and care, the staff ensures that campers are able to feel accepted in a safe environment while also having fun. The staff at the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Scarborough dedicate their time and effort into making a difference in their community.

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Friends having fun at camp!

 

 

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Campers trying to make another camper laugh during a fun game!

Boys and Girls Club ensures that they help the kids find their passion, and to develop them. Whether it is sports, arts, or even cooking, the counsellors make sure that there is never a dull moment at camp. Campers can even find their passions through reading and writing workshops!

 

 Discovering what the kids enjoy is the most vital goal of Boys and Girls Club. Every week, kids go on a trip and swim at their local pool, and attend weekly trips. These counsellors aim to make the kids feel motivated and channel their positive energy to keeping a lively community.

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FOY staff (L-R): Ashley McKenzie, Spencer Kombargi, Vivian Huynh (all from NEIL centre)

Summary:

Organization:
Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough

Location:
Immaculate Heart of Mary
101 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 3J7

Dates/Times:
July 4 – August 19 2016
8am – 6pm

Age:
6 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Tanya Morris
416-755-9215
647-784-3353
tmorris@wsncc.on.ca

Website:
http://www.bgcws.ca/

PROFILE: Live For Ball

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Live for Ball is an organization located at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. They strive to develop and enhance team and individual fundamental basketball skills in a positive, fun environment. Since the organization was founded in 2008 by Katrina Sorra and Isaac King, the LFB community has grown larger each year.

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. Young helpers from the LFB community mentor the younger camper, this builds the family-friendly like atmosphere. In the afternoons the entire camp goes on a trip everyday like the park, splash pad, the Bluffs and much more! Every single day at camp is exciting and different.

LFB’s mission is to continue the adventure, help fulfill dreams, and help every player that joins their team to find their own strengths and battle through weaknesses and adversities. They strive to create a safe space for children to get away from and just have fun. At LFB they believe that you can do anything with focus and determination!

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FOY Staff (Left to right) : Michelle (Neil), Jade (Neil)

SUMMARY:

Organization: Live for Ball

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

Dates/Times:
July 5 to August 12, 2016
8:30am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Katrina Sorra
(416) 707-7033
liveforball@rogers.com

Website: http://www.liveforball.com/

PROFILE: Tropicana Community Services

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Tropicana Community Services was founded by Robert Brown about 36 years ago with the thought of assisting with the transition for those emigrating from the Caribbean. The company’s name was formed from “tropi-” in Tropical and “-cana” from Canada, making the known name of Tropicana. 

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Campers learning that teamwork makes the dream work during a blindfolded obstacle course!

Camp Tropicana’s main goal/philosophy is to promote multiculturalism. The staff strongly believes that learning about other cultures and backgrounds at a young age is really important. Throughout camp, staff works hard to let all the children see new things with an open mind.

 

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Team-building is most important!

Every week spent with Tropicana Community Services is filled with fun and excitement. Camp does not only focus on one main theme but instead changes it up and has a different one each week.

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Getting ready for the next fun-filled activity!

 

The camp also focuses on education as well as the arts; like visual arts, drama, and dance. Tropicana allows the campers to express themselves through show and tells, and talent shows. Every day is a new and high energy day at this camp, the children leave each day eager to come back for more.

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Focus on Youth staff (left-right)  Madison Fernandez (Libermann), Jussica Ranhotra (Neil), Danielle Aradanas (Libermann)

SUMMARY:

Organization: Tropicana Community Services

Location: St. Barnabas: 30 Washburn Way, Scarborough,ON,M1B 1H3

Dates: July 6 to August 12, 2016

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Bernadette Hood
(416)-439-9009
bhood@tropicanacommunity.org

Website: http://tropicanacommunity.org/

PROFILE: Faceup Basketball Camp

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FaceUp Basketball Camp of Scarborough is a warm and welcoming place that helps all campers improve their basketball skills, as well as team building skills. Not only does this camp focus on basketball, but it also builds leadership skills and allows for long-term friendships to be made.

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Jump ball between two close friends!

Mornings at FaceUp Basketball Camp focus on strength and conditioning. This includes morning jogs, drills and stretches. After lunch, campers can look forward to participating in drills which will help them improve their basketball skills. Campers can show these skills off in daily scrimmages which take place near the end of the day.

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Campers take part in a scrimmage match

For the younger ones at FaceUp Basketball, the day starts off with some arts and crafts to help get their brains started for the day. Following this, campers can expect to participate in many other activities including obstacle courses, leadership games, team building games and more.

The FaceUp Basketball staff strives to create balanced, STRONG team players. Their goal is to develop, improve and strengthen the fundamental skill and basketball knowledge of players of all levels.

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FOY staff looking good for the camera!

FaceUp Basketball works with youth ages 8 to 18, with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced and offer elite developmental drills to elevate the level of play for each of their committed participants.

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Focus on Youth Staff (L-R): Paolo Hermogenes, Marissa Charles, Patricia Velasco, Maria Albano (all from VANIER centre)

Summary:

Organization:
FaceUp Basketball

Location:
Our Lady of Fatima
3176 St Clair Ave East , Scarborough

Dates/Times:
July 5 – August 12 2016
Monday-Friday
9am – 4pm

Age:
8 – 18 years old

Contact Information:
Coach Kareem
416-889-9651
Info@FaceUpBasketball.com

Website:
http://www.faceupbasketball.com/

 

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

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The Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough is located at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, 21 Kenmark Blvd. They facilitate activities that vary from arts and crafts, drama, and sports. The amazing staff  always make sure every camper is actively involved, participating and of course, having fun!

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What’s up? Listen up to Mars for instructions!

During the morning, campers meet at the gym where they have free time until everyone arrives. Then they play big group games like octopus, pulse, ninja and many more with all the kids. After their morning activities they have arts and crafts where they are free to be as creative as their hearts desire. But always keeping in mind that they have to share with others. On certain days of the week, the whole camp goes on excursions like swimming, bowling, sailing and even the R.O.M. In this camp, all ages interact with each other the whole day. They all learn core values from each other like leadership, respect, listening, sharing and much more. No matter how big or small you are, you could always learn something new (even counsellors)!

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Campers transforming seashells into their own masterpieces

Everyday the kids look forward to coming to camp because of the variety of activities available to them and all the friends they have made in camp. St. Maria Goretti Boys & Girls Club’s priority is to create an enjoyable environment and memorable summer for the kids.

All of the counsellors always have a smile on their face everyday because they have just as much fun as the campers do!

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FOY Staff (Left to right) : Marianne (Neil), Toni (Neil), Ferd (Neil)

Summary:

Organization:
East Boys and Girls Club

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

Dates/Times:
July 5 – August 21 2016
8am – 6pm

Age:
6 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
ESBGC head offices: Kacy Knight/Russel Scott
(416)281-0262
kknight@esbgc.org

Website:
http://www.esbgc.org

PROFILE: East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club (Corvette Jr Public School)

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The Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough located at Corvette Jr Public School is a welcoming place to all families in the community. They provide a learning environment of art, literacy, music, recreational activities and fun!

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Desha helping a camper make their stain glass butterfly

This unique drop-in program immerses children of  younger ages (birth-6 years old) in outdoor activities rather than being in a classroom or gym. This program teaches life skills like interacting with others and also manners at a young age through play time. In the morning and afternoon the kids have snack time so that they’re energized for the day. It’s never a dull moment at Corvette; they do creative crafts, play in the park or go on trips every Thursday. Their top priority is safety, the camp ensures that they’re prepared during extreme heat warnings. The outdoor activities often happen in the shade so children are protected and sometimes brought inside the building for activities.

 

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Who said anyone was too young or old to blow bubbles?

Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and experience learning through play with their children and interacting with the other families. Corvette’s summer program builds stronger relationships with families, friends and the community.

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Children discover new talents and passions while making friends,learning and having fun!

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FOY Staff (Left to right) : Desha (Neil), Linda (Neil) MIA: Myya (Neil)

 

SUMMARY

Organization:
East Boys and Girls Club

Location:
Corvette Jr Public School
30 Corvette Ave, Scarborough, ON M1K 3G2

Dates/Times:
July 4 to August 11 2016
8am – 6pm

Age:
  0– 6 years old

Contact Information:
ESBGC head offices: Kacy Knight/Russel Scott
(416)281-0262
kknight@esbgc.org

Website:
http://www.esbgc.org