Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Kawagama Lake near Dorset, Ontario, makes summer camp happen for 600 Toronto children and youth whose lives are affected by poverty. Without you and the Send a Kid to Camp campaign, they would not have that valuable summer camp experience.
Thank you for your support in 2016 – because of YOUR generosity, Moorelands Send a Kid to Camp campaign sent 176 kids to camp!
But it’s not too late to help kids, you can still donate online now to sponsor a child for 2017. Thank you for helping send a kid to Moorelands’ summer camp!
Cheques also accepted: Moorelands Community Services, 250 Merton Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M4S 1B1
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JoelWilderness camper, aged 13
I learned that working as a team, helps you learn to share and listen to what other people have to say. I also learned how to Kayak, improve my art and singing. Camp doesn't just let you have fun it also helps you know, grow and show. Camp helped me in ways I didn't even know I needed to be helped with.
KellyWilderness camper, aged 12
Because of camp I became more active. I made lots of new friends that were kind of like my family for a week. I was more surrounded by nature and wildlife. I enjoyed lots of games and swimming. I also improved my swimming. I also enjoyed my time with my cabin.
TomWilderness camper, aged 10
I feel really happy and I laugh a lot because of my cabin mates and my cabin leaders. It is really fun here and I feel better about myself now versus how I did before I came here. It is really cool here.
KayaA.C.E. participant, aged 14
At camp I've learned to be a great leader and to appreciate all the little things. Not giving up is definitely a big one because while canoeing, even though it's so tiring, giving up is not the answer! I'm going to miss camp so much!
DannyS.A.L.T. participant, aged 16.
Because of Moorelands I know I will have a brighter future. All my character traits will improve. I have great memories of camp - swimming in Kawagama Lake, diving in, even when days are cold! Conquering fears too. Because of Moorelands, I feel like I've grown as a person.
ElliotWilderness camper, aged 12
I learned how to grow and I now know how to be a better role model and to be respectful, caring and responsible. I learned how to be a lot more friendly and to care for others. That's why I'm going to come to Moorelands next year.
LucyWilderness camper, aged 11
Because of camp I have grown a lot and learned new skills and character traits like respect, responsibility and citizenship. I have learned that you should use these skills not only at camp but in your daily life. Also, because of camp I have made so many new friends who I love like family.
It was a great experience for my son, he rediscovered himself and his potential. I observed amazing changes in him. Great experience and opportunity to learn.
My four children attend Moorelands now and they love it so much. Every year is a waiting game til the week they attend in summer. All year we talk about their camp experiences.
KatyWilderness camper, aged 9
My favourite thing is MAPs (Morning Activity Picks). It's cool how you get to do archery and high ropes and team adventure challenge where you work together as a team.
ArunA.C.E. Participant, aged 14
I love Moorelands because there's a lot of good values and you get to have fun and learn new things and conquer your fears.
AmandaFormer camper & camp staff
I’m who I am today because of Moorelands and the influence of the people here. At Moorelands, I learned that it’s okay to have insecurities and fears, because the goal is to look past them and focus on the positive.
LucasWilderness camper, aged 12
Moorelands is a place where you can really express how you think...and play sports! It's amazing.
From the hot city streets to Moorelands Wilderness Camp!
Tucked away on 45 acres of sandy beaches and dense forests, accessible only by boat, is Moorelands Wilderness Camp. A gem in the Algonquin Highlands, each summer our summer camp welcomes 600 children and youth from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Swimming, canoeing, drama and music, kayaking, ropes courses, arts and crafts, and overnight tripping… the spirit of the wilderness! And built into all this fun are deeper leadership skills – skills necessary for life success – skills like communication, perseverance, listening, problem solving and teamwork.
Our staff care deeply about the campers, supporting them as they practise positive interactions with each other and with adults, and celebrating their achievements. Campers return home bursting with great stories of their personal accomplishments, new leadership skills and wonderful memories.
To sponsor one child costs $1150. Parents pay what they can, but their contributions cover only a fraction of this amount.
This summer, please give this unique leadership opportunity to a child in need by helping us send a kid to camp. You can help us help kids!
For more ideas on how you can support our campaign, check out our page Fundraise with Friends!