PLEASE JOIN ME: GIVE A CHILD-IN-NEED A SUMMER THAT CAN CHANGE THEIR FUTURE…
As many of you know, I am proud to sit on the board of an incredible organisation called Moorelands Kids as the Vice President and Secretary.
Moorelands Kids’ purpose resonates with me on many levels. Most importantly to me is the fact that it is built on the foundation that every child, regardless of their economic circumstances, has the right to succeed in life. This purpose is brought to life by providing kids from Toronto who face economic barriers with the opportunity to spend a week at Moorelands Camp, forming friendships and memories, surrounded by the beauty of Kawagama Lake, as they have been doing for over 100 years.
This summer, Moorelands Kids is offering children and youth the opportunity to attend a fun, interactive and engaging online camp experience. The board and staff came to the tough decision to hold camp virtually in summer 2021 after weighing the best medical advice and the safety of the children we serve and that of our staff.
With all of the stresses caused by Covid-19 — along with the regular stresses of growing up with financial challenges — children need the kind of supportive environment Moorelands Camp provides.
Watch as Lucia explains why Moorelands’ Virtual Camp is so important.
Let’s join together to send kids like Lucia to camp and make sure no child has to spend their summer alone.
With much appreciation in advance,
From the hot city streets to Moorelands Camp!
Tucked away on 45 acres of sandy beaches and dense forests, accessible only by boat, is Moorelands Camp. A gem in the Algonquin Highlands, each summer our summer camp welcomes 700 children and youth from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Swimming, canoeing, music, kayaking, archery, ropes courses, arts and crafts and overnight tripping… the spirit of the wilderness! And build into all this fun are character and leadership lessons – communication, teamwork, problem solving and goal setting – the development of skills necessary for life success!
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.