Focus On Youth Graduation 2018 Photos

Hey Focus on Youth staff! Hope you learned a lot this summer at your camps and had a fun time at the graduation. Below is a link to all photo booth photos from the graduation. Feel free to download them and share them and don’t forget to use the hashtag #FOY2018 Hopefully we will see you next year!

PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys & Girls (HQ)


Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club is a fun-filled program that not only offers kids the chance to get involved during the summer through their amazing summer camps but also throughout the year with their after school and weekend programming. The program keeps the kids entertained and having fun throughout the summer.


Curiosity among the campers as they try and see what waits for them in their room

First opening their doors to young boys and girls in 1958, the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club has grown to accommodate over 100 campers age 4-17 each summer at their main location and many other locations. Their facilities at their main location (180 Westmoreland Avenue) includes a pool, computer room, kitchen, video game room, plus a playground and soccer field right outside!


Campers enjoying their time in the computer room playing a game of Pokemon

Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club has helped teens and kids stay off the streets and lets them enjoy the summer in a very productive way. Whether it’s with Focus On Youth as camp counselors, volunteer staff, or as campers teens and kids have an amazing time and make memories and friendships that last them a lifetime.








Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

180 Westmoreland Ave Toronto, ON M6H 3A2

July 3rd – August 31st
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

4 years old – 17 years old

Contact Information:
Mannie D’Ellia
(416) 536-4102

Dovercourt Boy & Girls

PROFILE: Blue Jays (Central)


The Toronto Community Housing has partnered up with the Blue Jays Care Foundation with providing kids across the GTA a summer-long baseball camp for kids age 6 to 12. They have provided this service for 48 seasons long and continue to do so in 43 Toronto Community Housing locations.


Campers enjoying a fun and competitive game of baseball

Every week two camps face off in a fun game of baseball where they are split up by age group. Campers also go on weekly trips for the enjoyment of the campers. Lunch is also provided every day making sure that everyone gets to eat and have a healthy lunch, special lunch accommodations are also available.


Campers and staff taking a weekly bus trip down to the baseball diamond for their game.

Every registered camper is supplied with a hat, water bottle, backpack, glove, and t-shirt, with a current Blue Jays player on the back, making sure the kids have the proper equipment to learn and play baseball. Over 1​,300 youth from 43 Toronto Community Housing neighborhoods developed their baseball skills through weekly drills, games, and tournaments.




Toronto Community Housing

30 Teesdale place, Scarborough, ON M1L 1L2

July 4 to August 16

6 years old – 12 years old

Contact Information:

Rookie League

PROFILE: Central Neighbourhood House


The Central Neighbourhood House is the second oldest settlement house in Toronto. For the past 107 years, our team of staff and volunteers have been working hand in hand with our neighbours, offering a wide range of excellent programs for children and youth, new Canadians, families, women, and seniors.


Campers getting ready for a trip to Centre Island

The Central Neighbourhood House camp is a fun and educational day program for children and youth between the age of 5 and 13. They provide many opportunities for the social, recreational, cultural and educational development of our campers, through team-building activities centered on recreation, language, and the arts.


Camper vs Counsellor in an intense game of rock, paper, scissors.

Bonds and friendships are made during the time at summer camp. Memories that last forever between campers and consellors help the children reach their full potential when they are adults creating a positive safe environment for them to grow.





Central Neighbourhood House

Our Lady of Lourdes School
444 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1K2

July 4 – August 19
8:30am – 4:30pm

5 – 13 years old

Contact Information:



PROFILE: West Scarborough Boys & Girls Club (Immaculate Heart of Mary)


Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough, located at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, is a safe and wonderful place to be for kids during the summer break.  The staff at the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Scarborough dedicate their time and effort into making a change for the better in their community and they also help campers feel welcomed and accepted.

This camp helps kids find their interests and help develop skills needed in the future. Whether it is sports, arts, or even cooking, the counsellors make sure that there is never a dull moment at camp. 

Trying to figure out what the kids enjoy is the most vital goal of this camp. Every week, the kids are given many different opportunities to come out of their shells and express themselves whether it is  during on trips or activities. These counsellors aim to make the kids feel motivated and channel their positive energy to keeping a lively community.


Boys & Girls Clubs of West Scarborough

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School
101 Birchmount Road Scarborough,ON, M1N 3J7

July 3 – August 17

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

6 – 12 years old

Franz Peralta
(647) 915-0429


PROFILE: United Youth of Canada

Go to United Youth of Canada's Website

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

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Campers playing a game of concentration 64.

The United Youth of Canada summer camp runs from July 3rd until August 3rd from 9AM to 4PM. At camp the children show off their creativity and talents through various types of arty by creating plays, making musical instruments, choreographing dance routines, and producing various crafts. They also play sports and games.

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Campers pretending to be wizards.

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

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

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!






United Youth of Canada

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

July 4 to August 3rd, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Contact Information:
Andrea Tull
(647) 383 8923


United Youth Canada

PROFILE: Tropicana Community Services (St. Barnabas)


Located at St. Barnabas Catholic School, campers can be seen having fun at the Tropicana Community Services  (TCS) camp. Tropicana Community Services was founded by Robert Brown approximately 37 years ago. He had the assistance with those who were immigrating from the Caribbean. The company’s name was formed from “tropi-” in Tropical and “-cana” from Canada, making the known name of Tropicana.


Here at TCS, their philosophy is that summer camps are not just about recreational activities but rather they should incorporate activities that teach useful life skills.  A great example of this is through their weekly Martial Art lessons that teach the campers self-defense skills in a fun way. The camp also go on weekly trips from the movie theatres, to the local splash pad, and more.


At the Tropicana Community Services camp it is always a fun and exciting time as they have different weekly themes in which the activities revolve around. TCS provides an amazing experience through its philosophy based on education and entertainment, as well as the welcoming staff ready to greet every camper.


This camp caters to every kid and helps promote a safe environment and play a meaningful role in developing a better tomorrow for these kids.

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FOY Staff (L-R): Kristabelle & Destiny


Tropicana Community Services

St. Barnabas Catholic School
30 Washburn Way, Scarborough, ON M1B 1H3

July 20 – August 10

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

5 – 14 years old

Mark Tremblay
(416) 439-9009