Profile: St Dorothy’s Power to Girls

powertogirlsThe Power to Girls Foundation brings together girls of the community and lead them along their journey of self discovery, self confidence and empowers campers to be their best and brightest selves. Power to Girls’ main focus is to teach young girls their worth in a society that sometimes tell them otherwise.


A fun game of Huckle Buckle, it’s all about the team work!

Everyday at Power to Girls each young girl is reminded that they are smart, strong and able to achieve anything they set their mind to. The power of discussion is significant at Power to Girls as the campers have the chance to vocalize their opinions about what it means to be a girl today, as well as hear the opinions of others.


The campers learn about photography from a guest artist

The campers are able to express themselves artistically through activities like making off the shoulder tops and learning photography from a guest artist! The art based camp also allows the campers to experience poetry, digital media, visual art and more. They also have the opportunity to stretch their minds and bodies by playing sports and other fun games.


Power to Girls believe every camper deserves to be heard and feel valued in order to recognize the significance of their words and actions.  Needless to say, the campers’ experience at Power to Girls will play a positive and significant part in the impactful individuals they will grow to become.


FOY Staff: Alexa D, Adriel M, Anointing A, Lawrenda O and Isabella B



Power to Girls Foundation

155 John Garland Boulevard, Toronto, ON

8-15 years old

July 4 – August 11

9:30am- 4:00pm

Contact Information:


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.


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.



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


PROFILE: Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough


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.


Friends having fun at camp!




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.


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


Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough

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

July 4 – August 19 2016
8am – 6pm

6 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Tanya Morris


PROFILE: South Etobicoke Youth Assembly


The South Etobicoke Youth Assembly (SEYA) is located at LAMP Community Health Center. It was founded in 2000 by youth in the Lakeshore area who wished to tackle issues that they were facing. There was a lack of recreational and arts programs, and they wanted to bring this to the attention of politicians. Together, they formed SEYA and brought these up these issues at general meetings and they were able to achieve their original goal. Today, SEYA provides free workshops and programs for youth in the community to develop leadership and various other skills.


Campers learn how much is enough!

The summer camp runs for two weeks, one in July and one in August, for youth ages 13-21. The camp runs from 12:00pm-4:30pm, lunch and bus tickets are provided for the campers. The camp is located at Second Street Junior Middle School.


Staff trying out vision impaired glasses

Camp activities include workshops, sports and games. Campers learn to cooperate throughout the various activities and build relationships along the way. There is a field trip at the end of each camp, and the campers receive certificates for their participation.


Campers learning how to save a passed out victim!



FOY STAFF (BOSCO Centre) (From Left to Right): Tiana Sandy, Marina Catena


South Etobicoke Youth Assembly

LAMP Community Health Centre
185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

July 18 to 22, 2016, & August 8-12, 2016

13 years old – 21 years old

Contact Information:
Jasmin Dooh
(416) 252 6471


PROFILE: Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples


The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples is an organization that provides youth in the area a new and fun way to learn. The campers are taught many different skills throughout the course of summer. The main goal of this camp is to respond to the various needs of the Spanish community, particularly the newcomers.


Team A is about to dominate the field.

Throughout the week, the campers participate in many activities that develops their individual skills. In the morning, the staff tutors the campers in different areas of education such as mathematics, literature, and arts and crafts. It is taught in an interactive and fun way to keep the campers engaged and learning all while having a great time with their classmates! After the tutoring sessions, the campers enjoy some free time outside to participate in many different activities.


Just hanging around with a few campers.

Aside from the various sports and activities, the campers can expect to learn something new about their heritage every week. The camp brings in different instructors that teach all types of Spanish dances. It is an important aspect of the camp that the campers know about their traditions and history.


The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples brings together youth in the community and offers a fun escape away from video games. This camp provides an easy transition for Spanish newcomers. It is a great place to be!


FOY Staff: ChinChin Olaguir, Dwayne Lindsay, Ramier Mercurio, Julian Marco Salvador, Jacob LaFortune (JCM Centre)



The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

1865 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON

July 6th – August 12th

6 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
647-648-2009 (David)


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.


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.


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.


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



Footsteps to Success

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

July 4 to August 12, 2014


8 years old – 13 years old

Contact Information:
Andre Fullerton


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.


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.


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.


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


Dmitrik Sports

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

July 4 to August 12, 2014


4 years old – 16 years old

Contact Information:
Michael Dmitrik