PROFILE: Footsteps to Success Central (St.Timothy)

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Footsteps to Success (Central) is located at St.Timothy Catholic School. This free six week program was created by Andre Fullerton to give the opportunity for kids to grow and develop while having fun in the summer. Kids can participate in various programs including arts, sports and leadership.

 

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Arts campers showing off their creations.

Footsteps offers youth FREE Summer Day Camp programming presented by community organizations and not-for-profit groups enabling them to:
– Gain and develop social skills by working and interacting with peers
– Receive mentoring
– Incorporate and celebrate culture
– Earn Volunteer Hours; and
– HAVE FUN!

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Enjoying a break from games.

Footsteps is affiliated with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and the Malvern Family/Community Resource Centre. It is also sponsored by supporting partners like Urban Arts, Toronto Community Housing, Jays Care, Kaleidoscope (Scarborough Arts), and Focus on Youth, among others.

 

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FOY STAFF (Left to Right): Fjola, Bethany, Lauren and CJ

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Footsteps to Success

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

Dates:
July 3rd to August 10th, 2018

Times: 
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
8 -13 years old

Contact Information:
Andre Fullerton
(416)-254-6428
andre.fullerton@tcdsb.com

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

Profile: Urban Arts: Chaminada

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UrbanArts is an art based camp dedicated to enriching the lives of campers through a variety of art forms such as visual arts, music, theatre, dance and more! Campers at UrbanArts always have a fun and safe space to express themselves, create art and form friendships.

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Smiling camper having fun

There is never a dull day at UrbanArts as each week has a brand new exciting theme, for example, textile arts, dance/movement, music and environmental arts. Guest artists of all artistic backgrounds are invited in to lead the children in enriching workshops which broaden the campers’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of different art forms.

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The campers also have the opportunity to go on art orientated field trips, for example, the Art Gallery of Ontario, where they are exposed to art in their community. With the knowledge they gain, each camper has the chance to try out their new skills towards creating their own unique projects, allowing each individual to express their own ideas and opinions

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Campers in a circle

The kids are constantly learning new things, not just about art, but also about themselves as strong, responsible individuals. The engaging art lessons that the campers are taught strengthen each aspect of their being; sharing their art and opinions to improve each child’s communication, expression and sense of identity. One thing is certain, the UrbanArts camp gives an overwhelming sense of joy and acceptance that it positively impacts the lives of all who are involved.

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Urban Arts

Location:
490 Queens Dr, North York,
ON M6L 1M8

Dates/Time:
July 6th – August 14th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact information:
Marlene McKintosh
(416) 241-5124
info@urbanartstoronto.org

Website:
http://www.urbanartstoronto.org

 

 

PROFILE: West Scarborough Boys & Girls Club (St. René Goupil)

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of West Scarborough, located at St.René Goupil, is a camp where all staff and campers are all like a family. Every day there is something fun and new to do!

 

 

The camp goes on various field trips every week and also weekly swimming trips. They also play many games throughout the day whether it is indoors or outdoors, do arts and crafts, and so forth. The camp divides the kids according to age so that they can provide the most suitable activities for the specific age groups.

 

 

The camp aims to be a place where children are able to experience new opportunities, build positive relationships and develop the necessary skills to assist in their future. With the amazing staff here, there is never a dull moment at camp!

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
West Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

Location:
St.René Goupil
44 Port Royal Trail Scarborough, ON, M1V 2G8

Date:
July 3 – August 11

Time:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Age:
5 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Bridgette Rivaldo
(647) 210-3555
info@wsncc.org

Website:
https://www.wsncc.org/

PROFILE: Eastview Boys & Girls Club

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Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Our centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 5 – 13 years old.

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Campers enjoying arts and crafts

Eastview Boys & Girls Club offers the campers an all-day camp from 9AM to 4PM where they have sports, arts and crafts, baking, and much more fun activities. It offers 5 – 13 year olds a place to stay for the summer and enjoy their time and make memories and friends that will last them a lifetime.

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Campers working together to solve a puzzle

No matter who you are, the Eastview Community Centre has something for you to do this summer. With their friendly staff, great facilities, and a 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:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ages:
5 years old-13 years old

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

Website:
Eastview

PROFILE: Blue Jays (East)

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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.

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The summer camp helps build strong communities by teaching life lessons about teamwork, leadership and fair play, on and off the field. Registered players receive a hat, water bottle, backpack, glove and t-shirt, imprinted with the name of a current Toronto Blue Jays player.

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Kids playing a fun game of octopus!

Lunch is provided to children daily and will make special accommodations for dietary restrictions. The kids go out to weekly baseball games where they play other Blue Jays camps in a fun game of baseball. Trips are provided every week for the children as well.

 

 

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FOY Staff: Anithra (Neil)

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Toronto Community Housing

Location:
20 Gordonridge Pl, Scarborough, ON M1K 4H6

Dates/Times:
July 4 to August 16
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
6 years old – 12 years old

Contact Information:
activeliving@torontohousing.ca

Website:
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PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys & Girls (HQ)

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Organization:
Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

Location:
180 Westmoreland Ave Toronto, ON M6H 3A2

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

Age:
4 years old – 17 years old

Contact Information:
Mannie D’Ellia
(416) 536-4102
mannie@dovercourtkids.com

Website:
Dovercourt Boy & Girls

PROFILE: Blue Jays (Central)

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Toronto Community Housing

Location:
30 Teesdale place, Scarborough, ON M1L 1L2

Dates/Times:
July 4 to August 16
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
6 years old – 12 years old

Contact Information:
activeliving@torontohousing.ca

Website:
Rookie League

PROFILE: St. Alban’s Boys Girls Club: Blessed Archbishop Romero

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St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1949 and serve over 2000 members a year at their founding clubhouse plus 1000 more in 18 satellite sites including locations in three United Way identified priority neighborhoods.

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Toronto Firefighters teaching kids and having fun

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, aquatics lessons, tutoring, mentoring, arts programs, employment readiness programs and more.

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Surrounded by strong role models with a philosophy based on acceptance and friendship, the atmosphere of the camp is stress-free and exciting! Campers know that when they come to St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club fun and friendships await them.

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SUMMARY

Organization:
St.Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

Location:
100 Emmett Avenue, York, ON
York Humber PS

Age:
6-12

Date/Time:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Website:
www.stalbansclub.ca

Contact info:
shawn@stalbansclub.ca

 

PROFILE: Central Neighbourhood House

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Central Neighbourhood House

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

Dates/Times:
July 4 – August 19
8:30am – 4:30pm

Age:
5 – 13 years old

Contact Information:
416-797-5043
central@cnh.on.ca

Website:
CNH

 

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

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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.

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Boys & Girls Clubs of West Scarborough

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

Date:
July 3 – August 17

Time:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Age:
6 – 12 years old

Contact:
Franz Peralta
(647) 915-0429
birchmount@wsncc.org

Website:
https://www.wsncc.org/

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