PROFILE: Delta Family Resource Centre

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Delta Family Resource Centre‘s aim is to provide a safe, enriching and fun space for children to spend their summer. A summer spent at this camp is one filled with memories, friendship and learning!

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Paint + Foam = Masterpieces

At Delta Family Resource Centre, campers get a taste of everything: arts, sports, outdoor activities and fun indoor games! Each child has the opportunity to foster their interest as well as step out of their comfort zone and try something a little new. Individual attention and care is given to each child to ensure everyone is having a fun time!

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Duck, duck…GOOSE!

The atmosphere at Delta Family Resource Centre summer camp is welcoming and full of smiles from everyone involved but especially the kids. The upbeat and positive environment allows the campers to express themselves and grow!

 

 

 

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FOY Staff: Ramel S, Denijah P, Katreen H and Brittney E

 Summary

Organization:
Delta Family Resource Center

Location:
123 Whitfield Ave, North York, ON M9L 1G9

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
4 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
416-747-1172
contactus@dfrc.ca

Website:
http://dfrc.ca/

 

PROFILE: The Education Academy

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The Education Academy is located at St. Aidan Elementary School at Birchmount Road and Finch Avenue East. The camp provides sports and arts activities for all their campers while also implementing French in their daily routines.

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Campers in their final stage of their science and baking experiment.
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Playing an intense game of dodgeball.

The Education Academy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2008 by a parent council to engage children in language education and character development. The camp incorporates education within their camp. The camp offers sports, arts, and crafts as well as weekly field trips. The camp also offers daily French lessons to improve and strengthen their oral and written skills. The camp makes learning a new language fun and easy!

At The Education Academy, children can have fun while also improving their French skills for the school year to come. With the welcoming staff and energetic campers, your summer will be unforgettable!

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
The Education Academy

Location:
St. Aidan
3501 Finch Ave E., Toronto, ON, M1W 2S2

Dates/Times:
July 4 to August 11, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
5 years old – 14 years old

Contact Information:
Annie Zhu
(416)-828-6192
annie@edacademy.ca

 

PROFILE: The Royal Ontario Museum


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The Royal Ontario Museum owes its existence to the efforts of many people. The founders, including Sir Byron Edmund Walker and Dr. Charles Trick Currelly, began with a vision for a provincial museum in Toronto. Over the years, the careful planning of numerous employees and volunteers has expanded that vision and today the ROM is a well-known international museum. Through Focus on Youth, students at the TCDSB have the rare opportunity to spend the summer working at the ROM!

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Students working at the front desk selling tickets and directing people. (Lucas, Daniel & Nathan)

The ROM placement is unique to every other placement available in the Focus On Youth program. It offers students desk work experience and the opportunity to see what exactly it means to be professional. Students are given intern jobs where they work in customer service and paperwork fields of work. They are often at the desk and if not, working hard to ensure that the museum guests enjoy their visit. Though it may not seem like the most exciting job at first glance, many of our staff said they absolutely loved to energetic atmosphere and would love to work there again.

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“10/10 I Absolutely love this job” –  Daniel Pineda-Lara

Summary:

Organization:
Royal Ontario Museum

Location:
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Dates/Times:
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Contact Information:
416.586.8000

Website:
http://www.rom.on.ca/en

 

 

 

Profile: Belka Enrichment Center

belkaBelka Enrichment is a non-profit organization which began in 2001 and started collaborating with Focus on Youth in 2007, strengthening both parties through teamwork. The goal of Belka Enrichment is to engage youth in the summer time and provide them with spiritual and academic support. Emphasis is placed on the belief that as long as there is opportunity to enrich the campers with lessons of faith and academics, youth will have the power within themselves to leave positive impacts on their communities.

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Lining up for lunch, Yum!

At camp, kids are able to grow friendships, learn how to communicate and have fun. Activities at Belka Enrichment include sports, games in the gym, arts and crafts and icebreakers! Each day brings something new and activities vary, but one thing is for sure: each camper has a great time!

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Everyone is ready to dance!

Belka Enrichment works to provide each camper with the skills necessary to become fulfilled individuals as they mature. The staff and supervisors aim towards building each camper’s self-confidence, interpersonal skills and responsibility through lessons of self-reliance, equality, power and civil rights. With the belief that children are the future, each camper is given the care and attention which allows them to flourish.

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FOY Staff: Cecilia B, Charlene R, Nana A and Emm A

Summary:

Organization:
Belka Enrichment Camp

Location:
Monsignor Fraser College
45 Norfinch Dr, North York, ON M3N 1W8

Date/Time:
July 3rd – August 11th

9:00 AM – 3:30PM

Contact:
1-866-606-9992
416-276-0852

Website:
http://belkaecenter.com

PROFILE: St. Francis DeSales Recruit Access Youth Sport

The Recruit Access Youth Sports (R.A.Y.S) summer camp is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 with the goal of providing affordable and engaging services for youth in the community. Recruit Access Youth Sports Camp strives to provide each camper with the essential skills and life lessons to become the responsible and caring individuals.

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All smiles at RAYS Camp!

Kids have a great time outdoors playing recreational sports and having a period of free time to interact and play with one another. RAYS Camp also provides a great place to grow and learn through arts like drama and visual arts, as well as play activities that the campers have a voice in choosing, ensuring that they stay engaged in the task at hand. The variety of activities provided at RAYS camp ensures that each camper not only strengthens one of their interests but has the opportunity to try something new as well.

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Everyday is a new chance to participate and have fun

Everyday has new theme: crazy hair day, face painting day, jersey day and more! At the end of every week campers are rewarded for their involvement, therefore encouraging participation and engagement. Surrounded by caring and supportive role models, campers have the opportunity to grow and learn about themselves in a fun and safe environment.

 

 

 

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FOY Staff: Jahnell M, Bianca R (absent) (JCM Centre)

SUMMARY

Organization:
Recruit Access Youth Sports

Location:
1865 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, Ontario, M3L 1Y5.

Ages:
4-13 years old

Dates:
July 5th – July 28th

Times:
8:30am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Jason Weatherup
rays_jason@yahoo.ca
(647) 888-2964

 

 

 

Profile: St. Wilfrid’s The Child Experience

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At St. Wilfrid’s The Child Experience everything is for the kids. This is the beginning of every child aspiring to be a leader, a better person and have a sense of the individual they would like to work towards becoming.

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Learning new games and activities at our visit to St. Wilfrid!

The Child Experience provides sports, arts and drama in order to service the mini “Lebrons”, “Picassos” and actors that attend the camp. The camp is split into three different groups based on age, ensuring that each program is engaging for the target audience. Counselors and supervisors always ensure that every camper has a friend and that there are smiles all around!

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Campers helping each other out

Counselors are aware that each camper has their own unique personality which deserves to be recognized and celebrated. The supportive environment at The Child Experience ensures that everyone involved goes home happy, healthy and ready to come back the next day!

 

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FOY Staff: Winnifred K, Isaiah M and Klodia I (absent) (JCM Centre)

Summary:

Organization:
The Child Experience

Location:
1685 Finch Ave, Toronto, Ontario
M3J 2G8

Dates:
June 3rd – August 11th

Times:                                                                                                                                                        8:30-4:00

Ages:
5 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
647-468-2267

Website:
www.tcecanada.org/index.html

PROFILE: St. Martha’s Centre for Spanish Speaking People Camp

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The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples infuse the languages and culture into the activities the children do, including Spanish lessons and a guest artist choreographing a dance for some of the campers. Each child’s abilities are embraced and worked to be improved.

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Beautiful dancers preparing for their showcase!

Not only do kids have fun at St. Martha but educational services are provided as well. Campers are split into classrooms based on age where they are given lessons about numeracy and literacy, strengthening each child’s abilities for the upcoming school year.

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Mini Picasso working on her masterpiece.

St. Martha holds special events for the campers, for example a Concert at the end of the camp. In the afternoon, it is clear that many of the kids are determinedly practicing their acts for the big day. There are also field trips in the community, such as swimming as well as beyond!

 

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FOY Staff: Shaylene H, Daniel L, Kayla C and Monifa D

Summary

Organization:
Centre for Spanish Speaking People

Location:
St. Martha Catholic School
1865 Sheppard Ave. W
Toronto, ON

Dates/Time:
July 3rd – August 11th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact information:
Provvidenza Dearcangelis
Provvi1@hotmail.com
(647) 966-8040

Website:
http://www.spanishservices.org/

PROFILE: Seeds of Hope

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The Seeds of Hope summer day camp was established in 2005 by Benjamin Osei and has provided a fun and safe space for campers to be engaged and learn ever since. The goal of the camp is to create a supportive and enriching environment that gives campers a place to belong and feel completely welcome to be themselves. All summer, kids and youth have the opportunity to learn from each other, their supervisors and themselves in order to blossom into their full potential.

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Campers getting ready to go on their trip to African Lion Safari

Everyday there are fun activities for the kids including sports, arts as well as academic learning and bible stories. They organize exciting and educational field trips for the campers such as: African Lion Safari, Wet and Wild, picnics and swimming! As the founder Ben Osei says, “By the time they go back to school they’ll have lots of stories to share.”

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After a long bus ride, Seeds of Hope has arrived at their destination!

At Seeds of Hope campers are encouraged to be leaders and responsible individuals. In fact, many campers become camp counsellors and volunteers when they turn sixteen! This camp experience is the gift that does not stop giving as it opens the doors for opportunities and friendships that continue into the campers’ adolescence.

 

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FOY Staff: Alice O, Amma Nana A, Missing: Brill A

Summary

Organization                                                                                                                                                  Youth Unlimited’s Seeds of Hope – St. Jane Francis Catholic School

Dates                                                                                                                                                                  July 4th to August 18th

Time                                                                                                                                              8:30am – 4pm

Location                                                                                                                                                           2745 Jane St.

Contact Info
Benjamin Osei
416-383-1229
oseiben@hotmail.com

 

 

 

PROFILE: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

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Founded in 1972, The Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre has continued to offer numerous children with many diverse programs for the development and enjoyment of their campers.

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Campers on the jungle gym excited to play games.

The main camp is located at the Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, while they have a satellite camp located at Holy Cross Elementary School. The Holy Cross location offers a variety camp which has many different activities available to the kids such as, arts and crafts, baking, and more exciting activities. The Eastview Location offers a sports and an arts and crafts option for their campers.

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Campers playing a peaceful game of UNO

The camp offers something for children of all ages as well as programs for children who have special needs. No matter who you are, the Eastview Community Centre has something for you to do this summer. With their friendly staff, great facilities, and positive environment, the Eastview Community Centre is the place to be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

Organization: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

Location: 86 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3C9

Dates: July 4 to August 11, 2017

Times: 8:30am-3:30pm

Ages: 5 years old-13 years old

Contact Information:
Laurette Jack
(416)-392-1750
laurettejack@eastviewcentre.com

Website:
http://eastviewcentre.com/

 

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/

 

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