Rookie League / Home Run Scholars

Rookie League / Home Run Scholars

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Three young kids with Blue Jays shirts and facepaint smiling on a field. 

Rookie League is a summer long baseball day-camp program for children ages 6 to 12. This summer the program will include spots available for youth 13 to 15 years old to enroll in the Leaders In Training (LIT) program.

Toronto Community Housing, in partnership with Jays Care Foundation, have run this program for more than 30 seasons to help build strong communities by supporting child development and encouraging teamwork, leadership and fair play on and off the field. 

Collage of participants: two young girls hold trophies, one young boy lies down and smiles in a field, one young boy holds bat. 

​Rookie League program details

Both in-person and virtual camp options are available this summer.

We will also be offering a free virtual Leader in Training (LIT) camp for tenants ages 13 to 15.

Registration: Spots are still available for the last week of camp! 

Duration: Program will run from July to August, 2022.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: FREE for TCHC tenants!

Activities: interactive games, exercise, arts and crafts, and learning activities


*New!* Rookie League Family Night at Home

The Family Night at Home initiative offered by Jays Care Foundation, partners with community-based restaurants in and across TCHC communities. Each family that participates in Rookie League and signs up for the initiative will receive a family size meal and activity packages (including a Movie night, Karaoke kit and Paint night) so that all our families can relax and have a night of Food, Family and Fun before the summer ends. Family Night at Home will be offered on August 15, 22nd and 29th. Families must register for Rookie League through the portal.

​Home Run Scholars program details

Jays Care Foundation and Toronto Community Housing are back to host a series of fun and interactive VIRTUAL after-school clubs for children aged 6 to 12.

Registration: Register online at

Duration: Monday to Wednesdays from November 2021 to May 2022.

Time: Each online session runs for for 1 hour on Zoom. Participants can register for up to two time slots each day: 4pm - 5pm and/or 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE for TCHC tenants!

Activities: Arts and crafts, fun & fitness activities, coding, multimedia club, stem club, and more!



Rookie League campers show off thier skills at Carni-ball.

Rookie League FAQs

What type of programming are you offering?

We are offering three types of programming this summer so that you can be comfortable with your choice. You can register your child for virtual camp, in-person camp sessions or a combination of both.

Will in-person programming be available at every site?

In-person camp is only available at select communities and will only be available to families who live in those communities. You can go to to see a full list of sites. Spots are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I sign my child up for both in-person camp and virtual camp?

When you register online at, you will be able to select each camp session you would like to register your child for. Both virtual and in-person sessions will be listed for you to select.

For example, camper A can be registered for one in-person camp session and two virtual camp sessions.

I've already signed my child up for virtual camp, but would like to include in-person sessions as well. How do I change the registration?

Families that live in communities selected for in-person camp will be contacted by a Program Coordinator and offered the option to register for in-person sessions.

Will you be following COVID-19 safety protocols at in-person camps?

Toronto Community Housing and Jays Care are committed to delivering a safe and fun in-person Rookie League day camp in 2021. We've developed new health and safety protocols and procedures to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19 and we are excited to welcome participants and staff back to camp this summer. Safety protocols include mandatory mask wearing for participants and staff, screening procedures each morning, contact tracing, available supplies for hand-washing and daily cleaning of all equipment, and more. Read a full list of the COVID-19 protocols established for the 2021 Rookie League season for in-person programming

Will lunch be provided?

A bagged lunch will be provided for in-person programming only. Participants in virtual programming will not receive a lunch.

Who will be responsible for looking after my children? 
Each staff team will consist of Senior Program Leaders and Junior Program Leaders. These staff have all gone through an extensive selection process and have been thoroughly trained on the policies and procedures to maintain a professional manner, acting as teachers and role models to the children who attend camp. 

If Rookie League is not in my community, can I still enroll my children?

Yes! If you are a Toronto Community Housing tenant, you can register online at However you will only be allowed to register for virtual programming options.


Have questions?

Email , call 437-233-2059, or contact the Program Coordinator for your child's site for more information. 

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