The Teopoli Summer Experience (TSE) is not a summer camp, and it is not just a place of recreation for youth. TEOPOLI is a way of life for children and teenagers, 6 to 17 years of age. For over 40 years, TEOPOLI has been providing young people and their families an environment where the values of family life are taught and experienced. Young people are encouraged to be responsible and independent through information about their Catholic faith, while enjoying themselves in many recreational activities in the secure and tranquil atmosphere of TEOPOLI Catholic Spiritual Center, located in the beautiful Muskoka area.
TEOPOLI itself boasts grand evergreens, a lake, river, waterfall, and meadows, all providing a deeply formative experience in a spiritual and recreational setting.
TEOPOLI is not a day program. Participants live at TEOPOLI for a 10-day period. This time away from home may concern many parents. But our TEOPOLI Summer Experience has been designed precisely to have quality time with the participants in order to address some of the most important concerns of today’s parents. TEOPOLI provides the best kind of formation for a positive self-esteem, a good character, a love for the family, and the knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith throughout life. TEOPOLI has accepted and continues to receive registrations for young people of others faiths as well, because of its high quality of teaching and activities.
The TEOPOLI Summer Experience also provides a qualified staff that endeavors to present contemporary social and spiritual issues to the young people in order to address the values and virtues necessary for a good and wholesome life. This is a demanding work at TEOPOLI, but it is accomplished among the activities of swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, sports, music, culture, drama, theology, daily Holy Mass and rosary. The young people will make new friends, experience new patterns of good behavior and come to appreciate and enjoy the friendship and supervision of the councilors, as well as the supportive staff. Summer memories of TEOPOLI truly last a lifetime! –
Session Dates 2016:
July 7 – July 16 – TERM 1
July 21 – July 30 – TERM 2
August 4 – August 13 – TERM 3
August 18 – August 27 – TERM 4
For further information call the Youth Director at the office of Società Unita/The United Society, the organization that owns and operates TEOPOLI at 416-243-7319.
Employment: Teopoli Summer Experience 2016
Do you enjoy working at a residential camp with children ages 6 to 17? We are looking for young adults willing and able to live and work in the Muskoka area of Ontario for 9 consecutive weeks this summer as counsellors, lifeguards and nurse.
Required Qualifications: The Teopoli Summer Experience requires mature, well-rounded individuals with skills and experience in the following areas:
Counsellors: for Arts & crafts, Sports, Music, Fine arts, recreational outdoor activities.
Lifeguards: with NLS certification.
Applicants should have:
- a genuine interest in working with children;
- a Catholic understanding of life;
- a contagious enthusiasm for life;
- the ability to inspire others by example;
- the ability to communicate with children and adults;
- the ability to work with others;
Applicants must be 20 years of age or older.
The following is the 2016 schedule:
- Orientation: Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 6
- T.S.E. Program: Thursday, July 7 to Saturday, August 27
- T.S.E. closing & evaluation day: Tuesday, August 30
- Remuneration will be dependent upon job level depending on position.
- Accommodations and meals will be provided.
- Transportation from Toronto to Muskoka (Gravenhurst) is provided if needed.
To apply, you may mail, fax, or email your application to:
1775 Islington Ave.
Etobicoke, Ontario M9P 3N2
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Società Unita ( The United Society), founded in 1972 by Fr. Claudio Piccinini, C.P. (Passionist) is a Mission made up of individuals, families, religious and priests.
One of the programs offered by The United Society is the Teopoli Summer Experience, (T.S.E.). Since 1973 this program has been of immense value to the children and staff who have taken part in it. The T.S.E. serves a valuable human and spiritual need for children by helping them build confidence and belief in their own worth and dignity. It helps the adults by inviting them to collaborate with one another to create a world where people are treated more equally and fairly.
Teopoli is a Catholic Spiritual Centre, which offers children and staff the opportunity to spend four 10-day sessions throughout July and August in the beautiful, natural setting of the Muskoka region. Teopoli, which means City of God, consists of 200 acres of land near Gravenhurst Ontario. For the well being of all those involved, Teopoli complies with Ontario Health regulations and is fully insured.
To work as a counsellor at Teopoli means being involved in the future of our world and society. The staff is that component of the T.S.E. program that makes the spiritual and philosophical content of the program come alive. It is a Mission, it requires a call and a great desire to change and improve, to lead and to correct, to inspire and to build the characters of the children aged 6-16 who will attend this year’s T.S.E.
The staff plans and takes part in arts and crafts, canoeing, drama, culture, theology, music, overnight camping, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities. In addition, children and staff participate in morning and evening prayers and in the daily celebration of the Eucharist.