In the summer of 2006, after volunteering to coach the North Toronto Minor Peewee team, Jeremy Weisz, Alex Day, and Gabriel Diamond decided that teaching the game of baseball to young kids was exactly how they wanted to spend their summers. Brainstorming ways to turn their passion into a summer job, they teamed up with Lee Berger to add an element of business experience to the group. Recognizing that there was a lack of baseball camps in Toronto, the four decided to capitalize on the opportunity and in July of 2007, North Toronto Baseball Camp (NTBC) was born.
Early on, NTBC was well received by the community! From beginners to experienced players, boys and girls signed up to have fun with their friends and learn baseball in a pressure-free environment. Whether it was the weekly tournaments and cool giveaways, or the Scouting Reports and Bacha, there was something for everyone.
Over the next few summers, NTBC continued to grow! As the founders graduated from university and went on to pursue full-time careers, they soon realized they needed to address the future of NTBC. In order to kick-start the succession plan, Simon Weisz was added to the ownership group in 2009. Under Simon's leadership, enrolment continued to increase and NTBC successfully launched several new programs, including Elite Camp and Spring Clinics.
In 2015, the team decided to venture into a new sport to compliment their baseball programs, launching First Down Flag Football Camp. Using the same formula that made NTBC a success, flag football was an instant hit!
As the founders strived to meet the growing demand of the NTBC families for more sports programming, NTBC expanded to form True North Sports Camps offering baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer and multi-sport programs year round.
From our humble beginnings as a small baseball camp in North Toronto, our year-round sports programs have become a staple in the Toronto community. While we have changed our name to True North Sports Camps, the camper experience has remained the same!
The founders remain actively involved with the camp behind the scenes. Their number one priority is to ensure that True North Sports Camps maintains its culture as a place where kids of all ages and skill levels come to have a great time while learning something new!
After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2009, Lee worked as an Associate at Scotia Capital for three years. He subsequently went on to join Langara Group & Vendian Capital Management as Vice President, where he remained until early 2016. Lee is currently CEO of Octacom Limited, a provider of document and data management solutions.
Gabe graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2009. He coached AA and AAA baseball at North Toronto Baseball Association from 2006-2013. Currently Gabe works in real estate investments as the Senior Asset Manager of Well Grounded Real Estate.
Jeremy graduated from Western University in 2011 with a concurrent HBA-JD degree. He coached AA and AAA baseball at North Toronto Baseball Association from 2006-2013. After practicing law for several years at Goodmans LLP, Jeremy joined Aequitas Innovations as the Manager of Business and Product Development. He subsequently founded Greenspace Mental Health along with his brother Simon.
Simon graduated from Western University in 2013 with a concurrent HBA-JD degree. During his time at Western, he played shortstop for the Varsity Baseball Team and was named to the OUA All-Start team. He coached AAA baseball at North Toronto baseball Association from 2009-2013. After articling at Stikeman Elliott LLP, Simon founded Greenspace Mental Health along with his brother Jeremy.