PROFILE: Basketball World Toronto

Basketball World Toronto Logo

Basketball World Toronto Logo

Basketball World Toronto was founded by Michael Reio, an N.C.C.P. trained coach and certified T.A.B.O. basketball official, to provide a higher quality basketball program in Toronto by taking a more authentic and professional approach to the way they develop and manage their programs. Operating since 2006, BWT is now the largest provider of basketball programs and services in Toronto including house leagues, summer camps and representative teams.

BWT Camp Board outlining the values, rules and game challenges

BWT Camp Board outlining the values, rules and game challenges

The Basketball World Toronto summer camp offers boys and girls a high quality basketball setting to learn and develop their skills in the game of basketball. Their goal is to teach and help campers improve on core fundamentals of the sport and the game through camp values and all-around teamwork.

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The summer camp program runs six 1-week sessions from July 6th to August 14th where campers will be trained in all areas of the game including defence, conditioning, footwork, dribbling, ball handling, and shooting. A day at camp consists of daily practice sessions, drills, games, competitions and scrimmages to help each camper with their own skill development. This along with help and encouragement from trained coaches and camp staff, as well as fellow campers, each child is sure to have a memorable, valuable and fun-filled experience!

Focus on Youth Staff at BWT (left to right) Nicholas DeVuono and Anthony Nguyen

Focus on Youth Staff at BWT (left to right) Nicholas DeVuono and Anthony Nguyen

SUMMARY

Organization: Basketball World Toronto

Location: 124 Northcliffe Blvd Toronto,ON M6E 3K4

CanadaDates/Times: July 6th – August 14th (six 5-day camp sessions) 9am-3:30pm

Contact Information:

Michael Reio

mreio@bwt.ca

(416)-889-8727

Website: 

http://www.bwt.ca

PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club

Dovercourt Boys and Girls club logo

Dovercourt Boys and Girls club logo

The Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, a.k.a. “The Club that Beats the Streets”, 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.

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 both their main location and at St. Anthony’s Catholic School across the street. Their facilities at their main location (180 Westmoreland Avenue) includes a pool, activity rooms, plus a playground and soccer field right outside!

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Campers showing their love for camp staff in a DOG PILE!

The Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club have been associated with the Focus on Youth program for several years now and employ many Focus on Youth staff every year to help out and ensure the successful running of camp throughout the summer months. “It gives youth the opportunity to gain valuable experience working with kids,” says Mannie D’Elia, Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club program director.

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Focus on Youth staff (left to right) – Jordan, Rosemary, Rayon, Gabriel, Kayla, Mikal, Mariana, Shania, Jessica, Ramon, Ramez, Ranee, Lily

Summary:

Organization: Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club

Locations:

Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club

180 Westmoreland Ave

Toronto, Ontario

M6H 3A2

St. Anthony Catholic School

130 Shanly Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6H 1L9

Dates/Times:

9 Weeks

June 29th – August 28th

9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Info:

Mannie D’Elia – Program Director

mannie@dovercourtkids.com

(416) 536-4102

Website: www.dovercourtkids.com

PROFILE: Recruit Access Youth Sports

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The Recruit Access Youth Sports (R.A.Y.S) summer camp is a non-profit organization founded by Jason Weatherup on March of 2007. His goal was to open up an affordable camp for youth and children to keep them off the street. The camp focuses on sports and arts (dancing & acting) for boys and girls ages 4-13 years old.

The Recruit Access Youth Sports camp does many sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball. Having a full court, soccer field and a baseball field at the camp with a specialized sports trainer; makes the it a great sports camp. On the artistic side, every summer the campers prepare a dramatic arts performance and a music video that is shown at the talent show on the very last day of camp. Friends and family members of the campers come to enjoy the wonderful show the camp puts together.

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All in all, the Recruit Access Youth Sports camp would be a great camp for any kids ages 4-13; especially if they enjoy sports and/or arts. Campers here always create new friendships and unforgettable experiences!

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Focus On Youth Staff (left to right): Katrina, Tyra, Ricky

SUMMARY

Organization: Recruit Access Youth Sports

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

Ages: 4-13

Dates/Times: July 2 to August 8, 2015…. 8:30-3:00 with flexible hours

Contact Information:

Jason Weatherup

rays_jason@yahoo.ca

(647) 888-2964

PROFILE: Centre for Spanish Speaking People

download (1)     The Centre for Spanish Speaking People organization is a camp for kids from 7 to 13 years. The camp’s mission is “to respond to the various needs of the Spanish speaking community, particularly newcomers”. The campers’ high level of energy  along with the friendly staff create an amazing atmosphere for these kids to spend their summer.

Campers lining up to go to the castle in High Park

Campers lining up to go to the castle in High Park

With the endless activities this camp has, there is never a dull moment! The campers remain active with outdoor/indoor games such as: volleyball, dodgeball, basketball and soccer. Along with these activities, but they also go on weekly trips where the campers get to experience new things and explore a different environment.

The campers ride on the train to tour High Park

The campers ride on the train to tour High Park

They also offer arts and crafts where they can develop their creativity and imagination. They learn how to paint, draw, sing, dance and perform. The staff make sure that every single camper is able to express their unique, encouraging their growth and talents. Ultimately, they make sure that the kids have an amazing summer!

FOY Staff:

FOY Staff: (TOP: from left to right) Celina, Jessica, Gieselle, Czarina, (BOTTOM) Princess, Zachary

Summary:

Organization:

Centre for Spanish Speaking People

Location:

St. Martha Catholic School

1865 Sheppard Ave. W

Toronto, ON

Dates/Time:

July 6th – August 14th

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact information:

Provvidenza Dearcangelis

Provvi1@hotmail.com

(647) 966-8040

Website:

http://www.spanishservices.org/

PROFILE: Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is a camp that has been running since 1921. The camp’s dedication for helping enhance the lives of children and youth from 1921 until now is amazing. Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs offers 4 different camps depending on the age group. The first camp is Camp Stars for children ages 6-10 years old. The second camp is a sports camp for children ages 8-12 years old. The third camp is Cap Reframe for children 11-13 years old and the final camp is an Leaders In Training Camp (L.I.T.) for ages 14+. Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs offers a range of activities and one major trip every week.

Campers working together to help the blindfolded team mate draw a picture. Communication is key in order to successfully complete the drawing.

This six-week program runs from June 29th – August 7th from 9am to 3:30pm, giving campers a whole fun-filled day of camp activities which are focused around literacy and learning, cooking and nutrition, physical activity, creative arts and personal development. Since 1921 Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs has helped over 50,000 inner-city children and youth reach their full-potential.

Focus On Youth Staff (Tamara) putting on sun screen for the campers.

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs provides service to 525 children and youth on a daily basis and serve over 2,650 nutritious meals. Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs create innovative programs that address and meet the changing needs of the communities that they serve.

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Focus On Youth staff: [From left to right] Tamara Mohanavathanan & Azali Charles

Focus On Youth staff: [From left to right] Tamara Mohanavathanan & Azali Charles

Summary:

Organization: Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

Location: 20 Portugal Square, Toronto, ON M6J 3P2, Canada

Dates and Hours: July 6 – August 28

Age: 6-14+

Contact Info: Louise Ross

(416)-925-2243 ext 24

lross@believeinkids.ca

Website: http://www.believeinkids.ca/

PROFILE: Urban Arts

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Supported by the Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Urban Arts was founded in the early 2000’s by a group of people who loved art, drama, and performing in the Weston-Mount Dennis community. Their goal was to engage the youth about the importance of arts, and expressing themselves as a person. As their motto says, they strive to make a difference by “Engaging youth through the arts.”

Media Team member Sebastian showing magic tricks to the campers!

Media Team member Sebastian showing magic tricks to the campers!

The Urban Arts is a non-for-profit organization that offers many different programs such as music, dance, singing, cooking, visual arts, and leadership. Throughout the years, this organization has accommodated about 400 campers in their program!

The girls taking a picture while their karaoke is being set up

The girls taking a picture while their karaoke is being set up

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Kimberly at the Urban Arts studio

The camp provides six weeks of summer programming that serves more than 60 youth from 8 to 29 years old. Their purpose is to promote, engage, and facilitate cultural and community development opportunities between artists, arts organizations and community members.

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Campers baking cookies with Reggie

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Camper helping to mix in the ingredients

If you love the arts as much as these kids do, Urban Arts is the place to be!

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FOY STAF: (From left to right) Reggie, Kyle, Shameika, Andy, Brianna, Kimberly

Summary:

Organization:

Urban Arts

Location:

St. Bernard Catholic School

12 Duckworth St.

Toronto, ON

Dates/Time:

July 6th – August 14th

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact information:

Marlene McKintosh

info@urbanartstoronto.org

(416) 241-5124

Website:

http://www.urbanartstoronto.org

PROFILE: Triple Balance Community Services

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Campers getting ready to play Superhero

Triple Balance Community Services has been part of the TCDSB’s Focus on Youth program for 3 years. Their summer camp’s mission is to provide an affordable, fun and fulfilling program to connect families and youth to recreational activities.

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Triple Balance campers dodging balls like pros while playing Duck Hunters

The summer camp program is designed for recreational purposes such as arts, sports and leadership activities. Their week’s schedule also include group excursions to educational and fun sites such as the Ripley’s Aquarium and the Ontario Science Centre.

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Young artists creating masterpieces with Perler Beads

With the help of Focus on Youth’s staff, Triple Balance’s summer camp has helped expand its program to more participants, providing a safe setting for youth helping students enjoy their summers.

Triple Balance Staff

Focus on Youth staff: Zackery Peroune, Julian Marincola, Miranda Abis, Caseyann Goore

SUMMARY:

Organization: Triple Balance Community Services

Location: 20 Starview Lane
North York, ON, M9M 3B2

Dates/Times: July 2 – August 8, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM

Website: http://www.triplebalance.ca
Also follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/485541801568100/

Contact Info: Bryan Cando
Tel: (416)-319-5154
Email: bryancando@hotmail.com

 

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