Special Works

Camps for Children

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,600 children each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous  support of Parishioners and in the case of Camp Ozanam, through the Archdiocesan ShareLife Campaign in partnership with Catholic Charities.

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We are part of the Ontario Camps Association, for more information about these or other camps, please click on the link:    Ontario Camps Association

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Interested in working at Marygrove Camp for Girls or Camp Ozanam for Boys?

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Please click on the link to download the application which has to be filled and mailed back to the office at Saint Vincent de Paul, 240 Church Street, Toronto, Ont.  M5B 1Z2  ASAP (Please note:  We do not accept fax or scanned copies of the application)

Marygrove Camp

Marygrove Camp provides a fully subsidized camping experience during the months of July and August for 1,100 plus girls between the ages of 5 and 13. Located on Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene, Ontario. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay , near Penetang, Ontario. Open to eligible girls ages 5 – 13, Marygrove provides an 8 day camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in the parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.

What’s it like up there?

Picture 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds, a quarter mile of waterfront, with sandy beaches and a football size playing field. Now picture yourself enjoying nothing but fresh air, good friends and the great outdoors and you have just captured the wonder of Marygrove Camp. Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, canoeing, crafts, drama, sports, co-operative games, cook-outs, sleepovers, hikes, star gazing and camp fires. Our location on Georgian Bay provides excellent opportunities for swimming in a shallow, supervised swimming area. Each session celebrates a special theme recognizing our favourite seasons and events throughout the year.

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Camper’s information

Opportunities for children and youth

Interested in making a difference in a young person’s life? Consider applying for a position on staff. Young men & women who are dedicated to working with children, especially in an outdoor setting, can apply for positions including:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Counselors-in-training
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Counselors/Program Staff

Many members of our staff team have moved on to become teachers, social workers, doctors and nurses. They credit Marygrove with providing a “ton of life experience”. If you or someone you know loves children, enjoys the outdoors, and enjoys working in a team environment Do you know a child who could benefit from this type of experience? Contact the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul by phone at: (416) 364-5577 by email at: campinfo@ssvptoronto.ca or please click on the link to download the application which has to be filled and mailed back to the office at St. Vincent de Paul, 240 Church Street, Toronto, Ont.  M5B 1Z2  (Please note:  We do not accept faxed or scanned copies of the application) Camp-Application-rev

 

 Camp Ozanam

Camp Ozanam provides a fully subsidized camping experience during the month of August for 600 boys between the ages of 7 and 12. Camp Ozanam is open to eligible boys ages 7 – 12, Camp Ozanam provides a 7 day camping experience, in the month of August, for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility.The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 600 boys each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous annual support of Catholic Charities, funded through the Archdiocese of Toronto ShareLife.

What’s activities do campers participate in?

Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, camp crafts, ball hockey, archery, hiking, biking, tenting, Frisbee golf, volleyball, high ropes course, obstacle course challenge and camp fires.

Camper’s information

Opportunities for children and youth

Interested in making a difference in a young person’s life? Consider applying for a position on staff. Young men who are dedicated to working with children, especially in an outdoor setting, can apply for positions including:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Counselors-in-training
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Counselors/Program Staff

Do you know a child who could benefit from this type of experience? Contact the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul by phone at: (416) 364-5577 by email at: campinfo@ssvptoronto.ca or please click on the link to download the application which has to be filled and mailed back to the office at St. Vincent de Paul, 240 Church Street, Toronto, Ont.  M5B 1Z2  (Please note:  We do not accept fax or scanned copies of the application).  Camp-Application-rev   Campers Information If your child is registered the following is the information on where to take and pick them up: To find out what the children need to bring and what they do at camp please click on the following link:   Toronto Area Campers traveling by bus Campers traveling to Camp Ozanam from the Toronto area by bus are picked up and dropped off at     Our Lady of Assumption Church,  2565 Bathurst Street (Bathurst and Eglinton) (north of Eglinton Avenue) Registration Time – 12:00 p.m.– over 130 children register, please allow time **Departure Time for Toronto – 12:45 p.m.   **Return Time for  Toronto – 1:30 pm **

At the time of departure, you must register the name of the person who will be picking your child up at the end of the session No parking in lot at back of Church Please use the parking lot at the side of the church Traveling by Public Transit to Our Lady of Assumption: Take the Bloor Subway to Bathurst Street Take any #7 Bathurst bus north to Roselawn (1 stop past Eglinton). Walk north 1 block.

Barrie Area Campers traveling by bus Campers traveling to Camp Ozanam from the Barrie area by bus are picked up and dropped off at St. John Vianney Church13 Baldwin Lane (Essa Rd and Innisfil St.)

**Departure Time **  Wednesday August 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Please ensure you are at the church by 1:00 p.m. for registration.

** Return Time for Barrie **  Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Camp Ozanam Events

Camp Marygrove Events

August 14 – August 21

August 23 – August 30