Jane Rowan’s story

“You just have to do something, make an impact; I always wanted to leave a mark!” At St. James Cathedral, The York Group’s Baby Shower for Moorelands Baby Bundles program, we had the good fortune to run into Jane Rowan. Jane is not only the Secretary of the York Group, with a long history of […]

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Victoria Swindell shares her story

“Moorelands creates SO MANY opportunities… for development, for growth, for fun… I have a huge debt of gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude!” Victoria Swindell joined Moorelands as Swim Staff in 1979 and since then has been unwavering in her support of Moorelands Wilderness Camp. She remembers her first experience of camp with great enthusiasm: “My sister […]

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Alumni Day at Camp

Saturday July 15th, 2017 is Alumni Day at Camp! Reunite with your old camp buddies and enjoy a nostalgic adventure at Moorelands Camp! **IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT GETTING TO ALUMNI DAY!** If you have bought tickets, please check your email for additional instructions about the bus and parking in Dorset. Here’s a summary. For the bus: We […]

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Sarah Le Bar Shares Her Moorelands Story

“Moorelands’ camp is so much more than canoeing & kayaking. It’s learning how to express yourself…to persevere until you get to where you want to be!” When Sarah Le Bar’s mother first suggested that she go to Moorelands’ camp, Sarah, aged 9, was seriously unimpressed. “I’d been to another camp the year before and it […]

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Celebrating Our Runners – STWM 2016

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ― John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running On Sunday, October 16th, 2016, six Moorelands’ champions ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon to raise money for Moorelands’ vital programs and we couldn’t […]

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After school programs leadership training

Moorelands’ after school programs leadership training: “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it,  for the greatness is there already” John Buchan At Moorelands we believe in our program staff; they are an integral part of Moorelands’ after school programs. Over multiple training sessions in September, our staff […]

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Being a superhero on a shoestring budget: Fresh Air Fund

By GEOFF MORRISON Special to the Star Mon., July 4, 2016 Fresh Air Fund Story As featured in the Toronto Star, July 4, 2016  Each week during the campaign, campers and staff from Fresh Air Fund camps will share their memories in their own words. Geoff Morrison was a counsellor at Moorelands Wilderness Camp in 1986. […]

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Visitors’ Day 2016

Please join us for Visitors’ Day 2016 at Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Friday, July 15th. Visit beautiful  Kawagama Lake (near Dorset) and come see our programs in action. Lunch will be provided and we encourage you to meet our children and take part in a day at camp. Please note, our camp is boat accessible only. Visitors’ […]

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Getting together with our community and seeing our leaders grow

Hey Moorelands! On April 14, 2016, the Moorelands community came together to enjoy our Annual General Meeting. It was great to see so many community members – donors, staff, volunteers, alumni and participants – out in force to look back on our successes in 2015 and learn about how our community will continue to grow stronger in 2016. […]

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Moorelands Alumni Reunion 2016

Thank you everyone who attended the Moorelands Alumni Reunion on March 5th 2016 and for making the event such a success! It was great to see people reconnecting that hadn’t seen each other in 30 years! Big shout outs to the Alumni Committee who organised the Reunion: Matthew Ives, John de Visser, Jennifer Paredes, Catlin Knowles, Mary […]

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Moorelands’ hub – February 29, 2016 – introducing Jodi Thompson

Hey Moorelands! A few weeks ago we introduced you to new Moorelands’ staff member, David Borsook. This week we’d like to (re-)introduce you to Jodi ‘Lynx’ Thompson… For the past 4 years, Jodi Thompson has spent her summers up at Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Kawagama Lake as a Section Head (Check her out as an […]

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Remembering Adam Wood

We’re sure by now you have heard the tragic news about the deaths in La Loche, Saskatchewan.  We at Moorelands are grieving the loss of Adam Wood, former Camp Staff and vital member of our community. Adam’s family released a statement in which they describe him as “an adventurer, who had a passion for life, and would […]

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Full statement from Adam Wood’s family – January 25, 2016

“On Christmas day, we sat around the kitchen table for one of the last meals as a whole family, and we spoke about La Loche. Adam shared the joys and struggles of being a teacher, his passion for his work, and the potential of his students. Needless to say, we are devastated. We find ourselves […]

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