Central Programs

Special Event: Celebration of Success 2013

Celebration of Success 2013 After a long six weeks, Focus on Youth’s 2013 summer program came to an end. To mark the occasion, staff and counselors were invited to a special Celebration of Success at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. Stefan Brum and Christina Martin served as the evening’s […]

Profile: Dmitrik Sports (Hoop House)

The Dmitrik Sports Camp was founded by Michael Dmitrik five years ago. With an average of 15 participants per week, ages 10-14 years old, this camp promotes physical activity primarily by playing  basketball all day, every day. The camp is open for players of all skill levels. The camp runs from […]

Profile: Studio 15

Studio 15 is an arts-based camp, mainly run by the sibling team of Jessica and Johnny Dotson, with all decisions overseen by the organization’s executive director, Darrin Lindsay. The camp handles kids ages 10-15, and divides them into 3 age categories. Following the quick success of Studio 15, the administration decided […]

Profile: Artstarts

Artstarts began in 1992, when four artists came together in the Toronto Oakwood-Eglington area. They wanted to use art in their neighborhood in a positive way. Since that time, Artstarts has grown in ways that continue to amaze even the founders. Artstarts Summer Camp starts July 2nd, and goes until July […]

Profile: St. Bernadette’s Summer Camp

St. Bernadette’s Summer Camp was founded in 1991 by Angie Carboni. The Toronto Association of Community Living sponsored and supported St. Bernadette’s during the initial stages of its creation. Today, it’s a summer camp for children ages 6-8, from 9am to 5pm. The camp starts on July 2nd, and runs […]

PROFILE: Urban Arts

The Urban Arts summer program has been running for over five years, with Focus on Youth leaders working with them for most of those. The mission statement of the program is “Engaging youth through the arts.” The regular schedule consists of improv and comedy workshops on Mondays, dance workshops on Tuesdays, music workshops […]

PROFILE: Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow began  eight years ago as a before and after school program. Today, it is a summer camp for children ages 5-8, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. They have a small group of less than ten participants per week, attending at an affordable cost. This is the […]