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Please note the website will going through some major renovations during the next few months. Thank you for your patience as we know that some of our information may be outdated. We are also working on a french version. The main page will always have the correct information. Thanks!




There should be no rain between 6pm to 9pm but if does rain during the show the campers will go inside the YLC 2nd floor. At that point, we will instruct the parents by level to go up and get your children....starting with the kindergarten campers. Patience and collaboration is very important!!!

Please call us at 514-648-6421 and listen to our voicemail or check our website between 3pm and 4pm to confirm if the Big Show will be on (all depends on the weather!). But don't worry, the campers had a chance to perform at thier centers :)

Parent newsletter week 7: Click here please


The YLC will ONLY be open on Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18th from 9am to 4pm.

The person in charge of the YLC is Joe Macchiagodena (YLC Activity Coordinator).

Please take note this year Theo Vecera and Anna Tafuto and Fr. Richard Authier will be on vacation starting on Saturday, August 15 to Tuesday, September 8th.

The YLC itself will reopen its doors on Monday, September 14th from 3pm to 9pm.

Lost and found items can be claimed at the YLC on Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18th from 9am to 4pm. The lost and found items can be found on the 2nd floor in front of the YLC door. Please keep in mind that the YLC is not responsible for any lost or damaged items. Any items left over will either be thrown away or donated. Thank you for your understanding!

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

The YLC is the place to be in RDP!!!

Look for our YLC school brochure in Mid-September at your local English schools!

Over 1000 young people every year!!! Support our non-profit youth community center!!! Since 1997 J

  • Low cost tutoring (15$/hr for all ages) done by college/university students
  • Elementary and teen ball hockey program (Friday nights)
  • Girls Club (teenagers)
  • Future leaders project (High school students)
  • Funky Dance Academy (Girls. All ages)
  • After school programming  and Elementary youth programming
  • Outings, special events, retreats and so much more!!!

Want to work as a tutor at the YLC? Please click here

Want to volunteer or work on contract at the YLC? Please click here

22nd Annual Walk-a-thon! 6000$ and counting!!!

Thank you parents for your support and love!!! The money raised will go to the Montreal Children's hospital Cystic Fibrosis foundation and orphanages/youth centers that the Salesians of Don Bosco operate in South America and Africa!!! Thank you :)

586 campers are having a great summer experience!

Phonenumbers and center booklets below!

Summer camp 2015 phone numbers and parent info booklets for each center below :)

Camp is from Monday, June 29th to Friday, August 14th.

You can add extra weeks once camp begins :)

Please speak to Anna at 514-648-6421 or

Wednesday, July 1st. All the camps are closed due to Canada day holiday.

Center (7am to 6pm)

Location Phonenumber Parent booklet & Calendar Coordinators
Smiley Bunch K-camp Michelangelo school 514-970-9816 Click here Ida and Julia
LDV grades 1 and 2 Leonardo da Vinci School 514-648-4134 Click here Sal and Chelsia
YLC grades 3 and 4 YLC 3rd floor 514-648-0043 Click here Robert and Claudia
YLC grades 5 and 6 YLC 2nd floor 514-648-0042 Click here and here Alessio and Julia
YLC Teen Spirit YLC lounge room 514-648-6421 Click here Philip
YLC Animator in Training YLC lounge room as their base 514-648-6421 Click here Philip
YLC center 2nd floor 514-648-6421   Theo and Anna


Click HERE and HERE for the brochure (jpeg version)

And click HERE for our camp yearbook video 2014!

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!

FNHL (Friday night ball hockey league teens) website!

Check it out for latest info, schedules and more!

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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