PROFILE: The Education Academy

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     The Education Academy is a French summer day camp offered for children between the ages of 5-14. The organization was founded in 2008 by a parent committee to focus on character development in students as they strive to meet their educational needs.

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Campers taking their break while learning about French

This camp operates at St. Aidan Catholic School, at 3521 Finch Avenue East, just east of Warden Ave. The camp takes place during July 6 – August 14, from 9AM – 4PM.

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Patiently waiting for their lunch

At this camp, children focus on the importance of being in a bilingual country and focus half of their day integrating the French language. Throughout the other half of the day, they learn leadership and cooperation through arts and crafts, sports, and outdoor activities.

As they collaborate with Focus on Youth, the FOY staff, TEA organization, and campers all benefit from one another. They all learn cooperation and high energy and enthusiasm through one another.

FOY staff: top row (left to right): Connor (Neil,) Nick (Neil,) Sarah (Neil,) Trenedee (Libermann,) Bernadette (BMT,) Colleen (Libermann,) Rodell (BMT,) Kyle (Neil.) bottom row (left to right): Zaria (Neil,) Odette (Libermann,) Daniella (Libermann,) Sarah (Neil.)

FOY staff:
top row (left to right): Connor (Neil,) Nick (Neil,) Sarah (Neil,) Trenedee (Libermann,) Bernadette (BMT,) Colleen (Libermann,) Rodel (BMT,) Kyle (Neil.)
bottom row (left to right): Zaria (Neil,) Odette (Libermann,) Daniella (Libermann,) Sarah (Neil.)

SUMMARY:

Organization: The Education Academy

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

Dates: July 6 to August 14, 2014

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Age: 5 years old – 14 years old

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

Website: http://www.edacademy.ca/

PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club

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    Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1957 by a group of people who were concerned about kids and decided to start up a club to allow children to be involved in the community. Home to over 200 kids per week, the camp pushes their hardest to assure that they have an unforgettable summer.

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Playing a game of baseball

The camp strives to focus on education throughout the summer to assure that the campers do not lose their literacy and numeracy skills. They want their campers to bring what they learned over the summer back to school.

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Happy campers

However, they don’t just focus on academics for six week. As the olympics are right in the heart of our city, the theme for this year is Pan Am. Besides attending Pan Am events, the camp also visits different places like the Toronto Zoo, African Lion Safari, and of course swimming to cool off on a long day.

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FOY staff from left to right: Hikmot, Deborah, Stephanie, Alani (all from Grad Centre)

SUMMARY:

Organization: Dovercourt Boys and Girls: St. Rita’s

Location: 178 Edwin Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3Z9

Dates: July 6 to August 14, 2014

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Tony Palermo
cory.fender@tcdsb.org

Website: http://www.dovercourtkids.com/

PROFILE: United Youth of Canada

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United Youth of Canada is an organization founded in 2008 by Andrea Tull and her husband. The main purpose of the camp is to “Reach, Teach and Empower our Youth.” The camp runs various activities for the kids from sports, to arts, to even community service.

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Playing freeze dance!

The camp is located at St. Ignatius Catholic School, near McCowan Rd. and Finch Ave E. This camp runs from July 9th to August 4th. Throughout the summer, the kids are placed in different groups to work together as a team and to make new friendships. Each team earns points for competitions and games. The team with the most points at the end of the week, receives a prize.

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Crabwalking their way to the finish line

Each day, the camp emphasizes on a specific topic, like nature or even drama/dance. Through these daily activities, the kids further expand their imagination. The children are encouraged to work independently and in teams. They focus on positive peer relationships, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem levels, and allow the children to work on their leadership/mentoring abilities.

FOY staff: Layla (Libermann) and Stacy (Libermann)

FOY staff: Layla (Libermann) and Stacy (Libermann)

SUMMARY:

Organization: United Youth of Canada: St. Ignatius of Loyola

Location: 2350 McCowan Rd., Toronto, ON, M1S 4B4

Dates: July 6 to August 4, 2014

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Andrea Tull
(647)-383-8923
atull@unitedyouthagainstdrugs.com

Website: http://unitedyouthofcanada.org/

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PROFILE: Jean Vanier Scarborough Basketball Association

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Jean Vanier Scarborough Basketball Association‘s goal is to provide youth the opportunity to grow and enjoy life through the sport of basketball. They set up camps for the youths in the area who wish to understand the game of basketball or improve their skills.

Campers filled with passion for basketball.

Campers filled with passion for basketball.

In the morning, kids gather in a circle for the coach to give them words of motivation. The kids are then seperated into their skill levels. The counselors help the kids in training such as dribbling, passing and shooting.

Campers in their morning circle. Thanks Coach for the motivation!

Campers in their morning circle. Thanks Coach for the motivation!

In the afternoon, kids play a game of basketball with their respective groups. Counselors, who loves the sport itself, also set up a variety of other games such as dodge ball and capture the flag. SBA created this program to help the kids build a relationship with their peers and to motivate them to work harder on their passion.


Scarborough Basketball Association focuses on building different skills for their campers such as team work, responsibility, communication and sportsmanship. In this camp, kids build character, develop friendships and have a lot of fun. SBA sees that to start at a young age is an opportunity for the kids to discover what they love and help achieve their dream of becoming just their favourite basketball player.

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Focus On Youth Staff [left to right] Sanjaay Visvanathan , Chris D’Souza, Celina Rivera, Cezar Corbillon.

Summary:

Organization:

Scarborough Basketball Association

Location:

Jean Vanier

959 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4

Dates/Times:

9am – 3:30pm

July 2 – August 8 2015

Contact Information:

Peter Jones

(416) 285 – 4428

peter_jones@rogers.com

Website:

http://www.sbabasketball.ca/

PROFILE: Monsignor Fraser Recognize for Real

Monsignor Fraser Recognize for Real offers two different programs that satisfy youths’ passion and interests. They have a program for kids interested in music and basketball. Recognize for Real is offered to kids who want to pursue their creative intellects and physical talents.

Focus On Youth staff helping out campers.

Focus On Youth staff helping out campers.

Recognize for Real basketball camp.

Recognize for Real basketball camp.

The program for musical fitness is offered for kids ages 4-9 and runs for six weeks. In the morning, they have free play where they can play different activities as a group. They then have dance fitness program on some days, swim at a local pool or play at the local park. After lunch, campers have another dance fitness program.

The program for basketball is offered for kids ages 8-15 and runs for six weeks. In the morning, they have free play with the other group to play activities. After separated from the other group, the kids practice their basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. After lunch, kids would practice as a team by basketball scrimmage. On other days they same with the other group, have a basketball game or play sports such as baseball, soccer, football and many other sports.

Recognize for Real keeps the youth in the community engaged during the summer through the exciting programs they offer. Kids definitely create wonderful memories with the new friends they made and practice the skills they already have or learn new things at camp. On other days, kids go on trips such as the Pan Am Games. Recognize for Real allows the kids to have an enjoyable summer filled with hopes and long lasting memories.

Focus On Youth staff [left to right] Emily Palaganas, Jennifer Peters, Safarina James and Maria Lapig.

Focus On Youth staff [left to right] Emily Palaganas, Jennifer Peters, Safarina James and Maria Lapig.

 

Summary:

Organization:

Recognize for Real

Location:

Monsignor Fraser

45 Norfinch Drive, Toronto, ON M3N 1W8

Dates/Times:

July 6  – August 14 2015

8am – 3:30pm

Age:

4 – 9 years old, 8 – 15 years old

Contact Information:

Clayton Thomas

(647) 996 – 7325

clayton.max.thomas@gmail.com

PROFILE: The Child Experience Camp (Our Lady of Fatima)

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The Child Experience Camp Our Lady of Fatima is created to keep the kids engaged throughout the summer season. They facilitate several themed activities that varies every week to ensure that the kids are enjoying their camp experience.

FOY staff coaching a camper in soft ball.

Focus On Youth staff coaching a camper in soft ball.

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Our Lady of Fatima campers happy to draw their favourite super hero in their art activity.

In the morning, kids are gathered in the circle to remind them of the many rules the camp created that concerns their own safety. They are then divided into different age group and rotate to different activity session: Arts, Drama and Sports. These activity sessions are set up to help kids discover their passion and practice it.

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Campers in their drama activity playing “Tied Up.”

 

 

In the afternoon, kids are gathered all together to play fun activities such as dodgeball, octopus and many more. Every week the whole camp goes on a swimming trip to their local swimming pool. On certain days, the whole camp goes on a trip that is set up for them or gather with the other camps to play many games that were organized by their counselors. The Child Experience Camp also sets ups a talent show for the kids to present their talent to their parents. This is one way they help the kids tap into their creativity and self-expression.

Overall, The Child Experience Camp seeks to keep the kids busy during the summer. They perceive the camp as a way to  broaden the kids’ communication skills while they interact with different kids who they have never met or kids who were in the same school as them. They see this camp as a foundation to the child’s growth and make life long memories with the new friends that they make. The Child Experience Camp’s counselors and volunteers work hard to make their camp fun and memorable.


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Focus On Youth staff [left to right] Noah McLean, Guia Pucyutan, Katrina Nicolas, Maabena Bediako-Forkuor, Anthony Bach, John Santos, Amanda Fontanilla, and Lawrence Fraginal.

Summary:

Organization:

The Child Experience Camp

Location:

Our Lady of Fatima

3176 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M1L 1V6

Dates/Times:

June 29 – August 7 2015

9am – 4pm

Contact Information:

Anthony Tacoma

(647) 293 – 1103

anthony.tacoma@tcecanada.org

Website:

http://www.tcecanada.org/

PROFILE: St. Elizabeth Family Support Services

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St. Elizabeth Family and Support Services unifies and empowers people towards self-reliance in the community and advocate social awareness in the form of workshops exploring various avenues to achieve life goals. In order to achieve these goals, they provided a camp for youths in the community.

Focus On Youth staffs with campers and supervisor. They are one big family!

Focus On Youth staffs with campers and supervisor. They are one big family!

Camper waiting for his supplies, but for now, smile for the camera!!!

Camper waiting for his supplies, but for now, smile for the camera!!!

St. Elizabeth Family Support Services provides the materials they need and support the kids in everything they do. In the morning, kids have the opportunity to choose any game they prefer. They then run various organized activities such as art and sports. Kids can use their creativity to create crafts they can bring home to their family. They then keep the kids active by playing sports activities or games that involves running.

In the afternoon, kids swim at their local pool or go to the park and play games. They then keep the kids active by playing sports activities or games that involves running. SEFSS ensures that the kids are having fun as they do what they like in camp and feel welcome.


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Focus On Youth Staff [left to right] Nina Aning, Evelyn Mensah and Diane Claveria

St. Elizabeth Family Support Services offers a camp for youths in the community and those who are from a newcomer family. They ensure that the kids feel welcome into the community while providing a safe place for the youth.

Summary:

Organization:

St. Elizabeth Family Support Services

Location:

Blessed Margherita

108 Spenvalley Dr, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dates/Times:

8am – 4pm

July 6 – August 21 2015

Age:

4-12 years old

Contact Information:

Adesuwa

(647) 686 – 4125

info@sefss.ca

Website:

http://www.sefss.ca/home_page.php