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Click here and here for our YLC activity brochure 2015-2016

Dear parents,

On behalf of Fr. Richard, Anna Tafuto, the coordinating and animating teams, I would like to thank you for your trust and support in giving us the opportunity to welcome your child(ren) into our camp structure! It has been a wonderful “SafeFun” summer filled with memorable moments and everlasting memories! This summer is my 25th year involved with camp and I am very blessed to be surrounded by “joyful noise” everyday! This last week has been a very emotional one for our camp staff as the hot days of camp are almost over. But for everyone involved here at the camps and the YLC, this is not a goodbye…but a “see you later”!!!

Don Bosco use to say that “Education is a matter of the heart.”  We implement his teachings  in order to empower child(ren) to be aware that he/she is unique, appreciated, loved and that they really, really, really are awesome!!!  The YLC is your home away from home J

Please share a few words of gratitude with your animator and coordinators who have given of themselves completely and who have shared their gifts and talents for the betterment of youth today…unselfishly…especially in the wallet!!! It’s not often you hear of a young person working 40 plus hours plus but are only paid 15 or 30 hours a week. That is a true testament of their character and connection to the community! We were a staff of over 70 people…many of them once campers/teenagers in our programs. Hopefully, your child will be next!

In summary, thank you for your prayers and trust. We hope you were satisfied and happy with the summer camp experience we provided. We pride ourselves in being a “real community camp” whose main goal is the happiness of the children and not financial gain. Any “profit” that the camp makes goes back into the programming and activities at the non-profit Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre’s youth program ( Remember, the place to be in RDP is the YLC! Check out what we do by flipping the sheet over and reading the inserts that came with this newsletter.  I know you will be pleasantly surprised by what we offer (15$ tutoring, sports, clubs and so much more!). Remember….SAFEFUN J  Look for our YLC school pamphlets in mid-September. All our programming begins the first week of October.

In friendship,  Theo “The Big Cheese” Vecera

Thank you parents for a wonderful camp season filled with SafeFun, smiles, laughter, joy, singing, screaming, dancing, friendships, outings, theme days, pool days, sports, crazy fun moments and a whole bunch of memories!!! 586 campers (4yrs to 15yrs)! Until next summer! Publicity for camp 2016 comes out in April with registration being in May.

A joyful thank you to one of our community partners KUMON for their support and belief in our youth projects. They sponsored close to 2000$ for our annual youth festival and to buy some ice-cream for our campers during our annual walk-a-thon at camp! We invite all parents to contact KUMON for a very effective study program for their children. You will be very happy with the results!

Check out our official theme song video. Click here!

Check out our Halloween video. Click and here!

Can you help the YLC?

Looking for arts and crafts supplies, updated computers, music equipment, sports equipment for our youth and teen programs at the YLC. Receipts and Charity receipts for income taxes are a possibility as well as info on our website. Please contact Theo at or Anna Tafuto at or 514-648-6421

Can you support the YLC financially?

The YLC will soon begin it's sponsoring campaign and we are looking for kind and generous businesses and companies that are willing to contribute to the positive impact of young people today! You get an income tax receipt and plenty of publicity in return. Please support the youth of our community, please support the YLC. Contact Theo Vecera at or 514.648.6421 if you're interested in learning more. Your 500$+ goes a loooong way!!!

Click french or english for the YLC Program Info Guide (old version)

The YLC would like to acknowledge the assistance and friendship

of the City of Montreal's R.D.P Sports and Leisure department.

Our partnership is an important and needed collaboration.

We thank them for their resources and gym reservations.

French version of this website coming soon.



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