Moorelands was a proud recipient of a Canada 150 Grant for our “Heritage and Hope Timeline Walk” at Moorelands Camp this summer. The initiative was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Toronto Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
The Heritage and Hope Timeline Walk was a whole camp game that took place each Tuesday of camp. Each week, all 100 campers walked the timeline with their timeline passports, learning about their cultural heritage and taking part in fun activities and receiving a stamp for each station. The walk culminated with campers sharing their hopes for the future of Moorelands Camp and the future of Canada on a card of red or white. Upon completion, the cards were placed a giant Canadian Flag made up of all the camper’s answers.
In total 600 campers completed the Canada 150 Heritage and Hope Timeline at Moorelands Camp.Station One: The Fur Trade (1860s)
Campers learn about the fur trade and get creative with an arts and crafts activity: create a paper bag beaver.Station Two: The Mounties (1870s)
Campers take part in camp game “Camouflage”. Campers hide and the staff member (dressed as a Mountie) has to spot them…Because the mounties ‘always get their man’!Station Three: Canadian Pacific Railway (1880s)
Participants enter the build your own railway challenge – layout a railway with logs and tent pegs.
Station Four: Yukon Gold Rush (1890s)
Campers try their luck recreating the Yukon gold rush by panning for gold on front beach.
Station Five: Anne of Green Gables (1900s)
It’s not every day that you get to meet Anne herself! Here campers enjoy meeting PEI’s favourite daughter.Station Six: The Great War (1910s)
Campers learn about the First World War and the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers.Station Seven: The Bluenose (1920s)
Over at Canoe Bay, campers discover the Bluenose and build and sail their own paper boats on Kawagama Lake.
Station Eight: Group of Seven (1930s)
Our young artists paint a tree at camp in the style of the Group of Seven.
Station Nine: World War II Homefront (1940s)
Campers learn about how Canadians back home helped with the war effort through recycling and rationing and take part in an activity that challenges them to think about what they could give up to support their community.Station Ten: Trans Canada Highway (1950s)
Over on the Sports field, a high-energy active game that mimics the establishment of the highway.Station Eleven: Canada’s Flag (1960s)
Our flag came into being in the 1960s after a national competition. Campers design their very own flag/coat of arms.Station Twelve: CN Tower (1970s)
How much do our campers know about Toronto’s biggest tourist attraction? They find out in the CN Tower Fast Facts Trivia.
Station Thirteen: Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope (1980s)
Campers create their own superhero, then look at Terry Fox as an example of a real life hero. Campers also discuss the Habits and Qualities Terry Fox showed on his marathon of hope.
Station Fourteen: Toronto Blue Jays (1990s)
How does physical literacy foster life skills? Campers find out by taking part in the Dynamic Sport and Play for Development workshop activities courtesy of the Jays Care Foundation.
Station Fifteen: Chris Hadfield Spacewalk (2000s)
Campers recreate Chris Hadfield’s Spacewalk in a low ropes activity called whale watch. Consists of balancing as a team on a platform that is very tippy!