Sun Youth: Nothing says summer like bikes and camp

Sun Youth is gearing up for another fun-filled summer.

For Sun Youth the summer began with the annual new bike giveaway. Since the early 80s, the distribution of new bicycles has been made possible due to an anonymous donor known as Mr. Bike Man, a senior who has decided to reward deserving youth. Bicycles are given to young people whose actions have had a positive influence in their community or to those who have shown exceptional courage in crucial situations. The program is for Montreal children two to 17. This year Sun Youth handed out 90 new bikes in honour of Mr. Bike Man’s 90th birthday.

The end of the school year also coincides with the start of day camp. Each year Sun Youth sends kids to camp for fun and positive activities. Children enjoy hours of excitement. Each child is provided with breakfast and lunch, and a snack at the end of the day. Day camp outings include amusement parks, local museums and water parks, as well as sports activities, swimming, arts & crafts, theatre and picnics. Rates are adjusted according to a family’s income. In the last week of camp, the campers and the counselors put on a variety show for the parents, showcasing dances, skits, or songs they’ve learned.

On behalf of everyone at Sun Youth we wish you well, and a summer full of excitement. Look out for our bike patrol this summer and do not be shy about asking them any questions you may have about Sun Youth.

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