PROFILE: South Etobicoke Youth Assembly

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Campers learning how to save a passed out victim!

 

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

SUMMARY:

Organization:
South Etobicoke Youth Assembly

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

Dates/Times:
July 18 to 22, 2016, & August 8-12, 2016
12:00pm-4:30pm

Age:
13 years old – 21 years old

Contact Information:
Jasmin Dooh
(416) 252 6471
jasmind@lampchc.org

Website:
http://www.lampchc.org/content/south-etobicoke-youth-assembly

PROFILE: St Andrew Parish Camp

St Andrew’s Parish Camp focuses on Parish, Family, and Community/Neighbourhood. Founded nine years ago with the help of the parish, St Andrew, the camp flourished into what it is today with the assistance of other community members. It is located at St Andrew Parish Church and runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Monday to Friday.

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Media team greeted by curious camper

To focus on Parish, the camp holds activities and games that explores and introduces the Catholic faith to the children. They play trivia games that help them learn about stories in the Bible. It is a fun and engaging way to help the children learn about their religion.

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Campers get lessons on how to create charm bracelets

Camp activities include arts and crafts, cooking/baking, games, and sports. The children are able to develop their creativity, leadership, and cooperation skills through these activities. The camp also goes on trips to places like trampolines, laser tag, High Park zoo, movies, and swimming. Campers can gain valuable and memorable experiences through these trips.

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Campers take turns mixing the batter!

The camp also values family, as it was with the help of various families throughout the years that the camp was able to become the way it is today. They will often host discussions and activities in relation to the theme of family. To develop a sense of community, firefighters were invited to present to the campers, and the camp has done cleanups around the community as well.

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FOY Staff (Johnson Centre) (Left to Right): Sean Brijmohan, Tyler Manu, Lawrence Osei, Jad Abdalnour, and Jean-Pierre Istanbul.

SUMMARY:

Organization:
St Andrew Roman Catholic Church

Location:
St Andrew Roman Catholic Church
2547 Kipling Ave, Toronto, ON

Dates/Times:
Monday to Friday
9:00am-3:30pm

Age:
6 years old –  13 years old

Contact Information:
Lorrine Perera
(416)-749-4391
lorrine.p15@gmail.com

PROFILE: Community MicroSkills Development

 

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Microskills Youth Services hosts a summer camp that focuses on leadership and the arts, open to youth ages 13-18 years old. Founded in 1985, the program was initially created for women, to teach them skills in technology. Later, it developed into a program that taught newcomers. Ten years ago, it became the program it is now; an arts and leadership camp for youth.

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Campers and counsellors come together for a group shot!

The camp is located at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, and runs from 11am-6pm on a daily basis.

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Creating a one take scene

The camp has various activities that focus mainly on arts, such as various forms of film. There are also leadership building activities as well as physical activities such as soccer or capture the flag that keep the youth active and engaged.

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Receiving lessons in videography

Through the skills and experience gained from this camp, campers will learn more of Canadian culture and have the necessary skills to enter the workforce in the future.

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(Left To Right) FOY Staff: Arianna Bent (BOSCO), Nathaniel Bennett (BOSCO)

 

Summary:

Organization:
Community MicroSkills Development

Locations:
Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School
2 St Andrews Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1V8

Dates & Times:
Monday to Friday
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Age:
13 years old – 18 years old

Contact Information:
Andrae Walsh
416-247-7181 ext. 2606
mtinker@microskills.ca

Websitehttp://www.microskills.ca/

PROFILE: The Child Experience

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The Child Experience is an organization that provides youth in the area an opportunity to participate in the community through fun and interactive ways. The camp provides various activities that keeps the kids engaged and always learning new things.

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Campers sitting in a circle waiting for their next game.

This six-week summer program is full of spontaneous events that keep the campers attention. Split off into three groups based on their age range, each group rotates between sports, art, and drama. In each rotation, campers learn new skills and techniques all while making new friends and strengthening those friendships. Everyone learns new leadership skills and no one is left out in each of these activities. After three rotations, they proceed to lunch and move on to bigger activities. Throughout the week, trips are planned for the campers so that they can get more involved within the community!

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Huckle buckle… knights on a horse!

Being apart of this camp is being in a big happy family. Everyone is welcoming and always smiling! This camp not only gives the opportunity to have fun, but also to build new friendships and leadership skills as well.

The Child Experience is a great organization that helps out many youth around the community. Campers learn something new everyday all while having lots of fun!

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FOY Staff [left to right]: Tyreek Nosworthy (LIB), Selvin Leenus (JCM), Christian Lagasca (JCM), David Nkemitag (JCM), Henry Nunez (JCM), Keshia De Souza (JCM), Cristy Jacob (JCM)

Summary:

Organization:
The Child Experience

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

Dates/Times:
June 19th – August 7th

Ages:
6 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
647-468-2267

Website:
www.tcecanada.org/index.html

 


PROFILE: Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis

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Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis is offered to children between the ages of 6-12. The days are filled with fun games, arts and crafts, play time and gym. The kids also venture on fun and supervised trips every week. This club is home to nearly 60 children who all love their summer camp.

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Happy campers

At this camp, children are able to develop social skills as they get to know one another. Along with friendship, Boys and Girls Club of Weston Mount Dennis inspires the kids to become more independent through the many leadership games and activities while maintaining the fun and active environment.

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Little camper won the game

All campers including those as young as six years old experience the victories of winning games. They learn to use teamwork and focus to assist them as they strive for the goal. In this particular game the campers must form a line and use the broken telephone method to pass on any specific letter in hopes that the last person writes down the correct letter, earning themselves a point. This game builds teamwork skills while being loads of fun.

 

SUMMARY:

ORGANIZATION:
Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis

LOCATION:
99 Humber blvd

DATES/TIMES:
July 4 to August 12, 2016
9:00am-4:00pm

AGES:
6 years old – 12 years old

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Chris Blackwood
(647) 427 – 4929
chrisblackwood@stalbansclub.ca

WEBSITE:
http://www.stalbansclub.ca/wmd/

Profile: Urban Arts

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The Urban Arts camp supports young people that aspire to become artists or have a passion for art itself. Many different arts ranging from painting to drama to singing to even playing sports. The goal of this camp is to unite and engage all the youth through the form of art.

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Campers are getting ready for a drawing competition.

Throughout the day, the campers participate in many events that fulfills the theme of the camp. Each week there are different themes like sports, dance, drama, and even cooking! During that week, all the activities are based on that theme and it provides a new experience for each camper.

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Field trip to the AGO! (Art Gallery of Ontario)

Besides staying at school, the campers also go out on field trips to learn more about the history of art and how to become a better artist too! Campers are enlightened about the different types of art so that they can broaden their perspective in the artistic world.

 

 

The Urban Arts organization is a great place for youth in the area to learn the importance of art and also expressing themselves as a person. This camp advocates the for youth to freely voice their thoughts through the form of art.

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FOY Staff: Nana Amoah, Sean Sarangay, Bianca Robinson (JCM Centre)

Summary:

Organization:
Urban Arts

Location:
12 Duckworth St
M6M 4W4

Dates/Times:
July 6th – August 14th

Ages:
8 years old – 14 years old

Contact Info:
(416)-241-5124
(416)-839-8595

Website:
http://urbanartstoronto.org/

 

PROFILE: Jamaican Canadian Association

 

The Jamaican Canadian Association is a non-charitable organization that reaches out to the youth in the community and teach them the importance of friendship and being a leader. The camp provides many activities that integrate the Jamaican cultural heritage.

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This camper is showing off his skill with the traditional Jamaican drum!

Bright and early in the morning, the campers have a discussion with the counselors and play small mini games to start off their day on a positive note. Afterwards, they move on to bigger group activities where everyone is participating and having fun. All the age groups are mixed together for this big activity, which is wonderful since everyone gets along and radiates a friendly environment. One unique thing about this camp is that it not only focuses on letting the kids have fun, it incorporates the Jamaican tradition and ensures that the kids remember where their roots lie.

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Campers enjoying themselves with the discussion session.

Aside from all the activities, the campers also participate in leadership workshops, chess games, arts and crafts, and academics. The whole week is filled with many spontaneous events ranging from drumming to movie nights to trips to the African Lion Safari!

The Jamaican Canadian Association is a place that values friendship within the camp. Activities and workshops assist the kids into building new and stronger friendships.

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Focus on Youth Staff (left to right): Pamela Nosahkre (Grad Centre) , Nicole Osuigwe (FHC Centre)

 

Summary:

Organization:
Jamaican Canadian Association

Location:
995 Arrow Rd (West of Finch Ave. and 400)

Dates/Times:
July 6th – August 12th
Ages: 8 – 15

Contact Info:
(416)-746-5772
gwilliams@jcaontario.org

Website: http://www.jcaontario.org/