WHO are the staff at Camp Pal-O-Mine? CENTRAL EGLINTON COMMUNITY CENTRE The staff team includes the Camp Director, Camp 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4P 3B5 Supervisor, Special Needs/Senior Counsellors and Camp Phone: 416-392-0511 Fax: 416-392-0514 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.centraleglinton.com Counsellors, hired and supervised by the CECC Program Manager. Staff are university, college and (sometimes) high school students, with education and/or Central Eglinton Community Centre’s experience in working with children. Staff participate in a week of training and orientation, including CPR/First Aid certification, before the start of camp. Camp Camp Pal-O-Mine is funded in part by City of Toronto Children’s Services, which mandates day camps to use the same staff-to-camper ratios that child care centres Pal-O-Mine provide: 1:5 for junior campers (ages 4-6), and 1:8 for senior campers (ages 7-12). WHEN does Camp Pal-O-Mine run? Camp Pal-O-Mine runs programs during A Day Camp for Children March Break and the summer school break. ages 4 – 12 WHAT is Camp Pal-O-Mine? Camp Pal-O-Mine is the day camp program of Central HOW can I find out more information? Eglinton Community Centre located at 160 Eglinton Ave. East, at Redpath (Yonge & Eglinton). For more information about fees, subsidies, etc., and to request a registration package, Camp Pal-O-Mine is funded in part by City of Toronto please contact Nancy, CECC Program Manager, by phone Children’s Services and City of Toronto Community at 416-392-0511, ext. 225 or by e-mail at Service Partnerships Program, and by the Toronto Star email@example.com Or check out CECC’s Fresh Air Fund. website at www.centraleglinton.com. WHAT is Central Eglinton Community Centre (CECC)? Activities (to name a few): nature scavenger hunt, juggling, volcano Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton Avenue East, making, beach party, ice cream making, is a neighbourhood-based community centre established in puppet show, treasure hunt, hip hop 1976, providing a wide range of programs and services: dancing, crystal making, movie making, Family Resource Centre for families and caregivers with cookie baking. children ages newborn to 5 years Pal-O-Mine Club After-School Program Swimming is part of the program; Camp Pal-O-Mine Older Adult Program for ages 50+ swims at Toronto Parks & Recreation pools. Community Programs (general interest courses for adults) Computer Lab, with classes and drop-in hours Trips Income Tax Clinic (March & April) Camp Pal-O-Mine uses either rented school Volunteer program, with volunteers involved in the Board of buses or the TTC for day trips, usually twice Management, committees, programs, special and per week, in and around the city. fundraising events. WHAT are the activities at Camp Pal-O-Mine? Trips from Summer 2010: Andrews Scenic Acres, Art Gallery of Camp Pal-O-Mine activities vary from day to day. Ontario, Black Creek Pioneer Village, The major trips are planned by the Camp Director and Bowlerama, CNE, Casa Loma, Camp Supervisor in the spring before camp begins. Earthstones Ceramics, Gibson House, The weekly program plan is prepared by the camp staff Jungle Cat World, Kidsports, Kortright team at meetings throughout the summer, and distributed Centre, Little Red Theatre, Ontario to camp families at the beginning of each week. Science Centre, ROM, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto Island, Crafts (to list a few): kite-making, Toronto Zoo. tie-dye, jewellery making, picture frames, key chains, making pillows, To mark the end of the week, counsellors plan special clay art, boat building, bracelet making, themes for Friday activities. memory books. Summer 2010 Friday Theme Days: Sports (besides the usual): lawn bowling, Carnival Day, Chef Day, Costume Day, Pirate Day, co-operative games, badminton, ultimate Pyjama Party, Science Day, Super Hero Day, sports, croquet. Talent Show, Goodbye Ball.
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