Rookie League

Rookie League


Rookie League is a summer long baseball day-camp program for kids six to 12 years old. Jays Care Foundation​, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing, have run this program for 28 seasons to help buil​d strong communities by teaching life lessons about teamwork, leadership and fair play, on and off the field. Registered players receive a hat, water bottle, backpack, glove and t-shirt, imprinted with the name of a current Toronto Blue Jays player. In 2016, over 1​,300 youth from 43 Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods developed their baseball skills through weekly drills, games and tournaments. 


​Program Details

Duration: July 4, 2017 to August 17, 2017  

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: FREE! 

Activities: Baseball, sports, arts and crafts and field trips

Registration for the 2017 Rookie League season is now open! 

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

2017 Rookie League Registration Days​



​Registration Address

​​Registration Location

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Tuesday, May 16 
(5 - 7 p.m.)

​Danz​ig​101-230 Danzig St.​Community Unit
​Sparroways​1-15 Tree Sparroway​Recreation Room
​Bishop Tutu​17 Bishop Tutu Blvd.​Lobby
​Tanridge​75 Tanridge Cres.​Lobby
​Sheppard Yates​1876 Sheppard Ave. E.​Community Unit
​Gilder​31 Gilder Dr.​Lobby
​Canlish​10-15 Canlish Rd.​McGregor Park Community Centre
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Wednesday, May 17
(5 - 7 p.m.)

​Gordonridge​20 Gordonridge Pl.​Community Centre
​Brahms​2 Brahms Ave.​Lobby
​501 Adelaide​501 Adelaide St. E.​Lobby​
​Cooper Mills​4020 Dundas St. W.​Recreation Room
​Rowntree​2765 Islington Ave W.​Lobby
​Humberline​10 Humberline Dr.​Lobby

Tuesday, May 23
(5 - 7 p.m.)

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​1021 Birchmount​1021 Birchmount Rd.​Lobby
​Glendower​2821 Birchmount Rd.​Lobby
​Dan Leckie​150 Dan Leckie Way​Lobby
​East Mall​609 The East Mall​Recreation Room
​Weston Towers​3101 Weston Rd.​Lobby
​​Queen's Plate​920 Queen's Plate Dr. ​Gym​

Wednesday, May 24
(5 - 7 p.m.)

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​400 McCowan​400 McCowan Rd.​Lobby
​Glamorgan​6 Glamorgan Ave.​Lobby
​Teesdale​30 Teesdale Pl.​Lobby
​Swansea Mews​21 Windermere Ave.​Community Unit
​Trimbee​30 Denarda St.​Lobby
​​Scarlett Manor​1025 Scarlett Rd.​Lobby

Thursday, May 25
(5 - 7 p.m.)

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​Kingston/Galloway​4301 Kingston Rd.​Lobby
​VP/Sheppard​2743 Victoria Park Ave.​Lobby
​Parma Court​90 Parma Crt.​Lobby
​Pelham​61 Pelham Park Gardens​Lobby
​Woolner​190 Woolner Ave.​Lobby
​​Trethewey​710 Trethewey Dr.​Lobby

Friday, May 26
(5 - 7 p.m.)

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​675 Kennedy​675 Kennedy Rd.​Lobby
​Chester Le​275 Chester Le Blvd.​Community Unit
​Markham/Eglinton​3181 Eglinton Ave E.​Lobby
​Moss Park​285 Shuter St.​Lobby
​Shoreham​17 Shoreham Crt. - Unit 8​Community Unit
​​Weston Bellevue​5 Bellevue Cres.​Lobby

Monday, May 29
(5 - 7 p.m.)
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​Greenbrae​65 Greenbrae Circuit​Lobby
​Markham/Ellesmere​2180 Ellesmere Rd.​Lobby
​3190 Kingston ​3190 Kingston Rd.​Community Unit
​Mabelle​49 Mabelle Place​Lobby
​4400 Jane​4400 Jane St.​Lobby​
​​Islington/St. Andrews ​2063 Islington Ave. ​Lobby​


Will lunch be provided?​

Lunch will be provided to all participants in the Rookie League Program. If your child(ren) has special needs, dietary restrictions and/or allergies, they should be discussed with the Registration Team or the Senior Program Leader on the first day of camp. Parents are encouraged to pack snacks and drinks for their child(ren). 

Who will be responsible for looking after my children?​

Each site 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 an utmost professional manner, acting as teachers and role models to the children who come to 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 your child(ren) at the Rookie League site nearest to you.

Are field trips free?
Most of the field trips scheduled during the program are free. However, some field trips will require additional fees to pay for the admission of the trip. If this is the case, you will receive a letter, in advance, indicating the amount needed for your child(ren) to participate in the field trip. ​

Have questions?​

Email​ or contact the Program Coordinator for your child’s site for more information. 

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