STWM 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported Moorelands in the STWM 2015 It was a chilly morning on Sunday October 18th 2015 when Moorelanders got up before the sun to run and walk for brighter futures! It was such a fun day! Our runners and walkers were filled with passion, enthusiasm and excitement in the light snow […]

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Aamna’s Moorelands Story

“Moorelands made me believe I deserve to succeed.” Aamna began her Moorelands journey at the Valley Park Youth Lead Excel Demonstrate (LED) program in grade 8 and went on to attend the Moorelands MG Leadership Program. She has also volunteered and worked at our City Summer Day Camp and our Budding Leaders After-school Teams (BLAST). […]

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Get on your feet for Moorelands!

Hey Moorelands! Moorelands needs YOU! We are recruiting walkers and runners to take part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2015!  On Sunday October 18th 2015 Moorelands needs you to #Getonyourfeet and help us raise money for our vital programs. Moorelands makes a lasting impact in our participants lives.  At our Visitors’ Day 2015 we were lucky […]

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Geoff’s Story

Geoff Morrison first came to Moorelands as a counsellor in 1986. Over the next four years he worked as senior staff at the camp, the first Adventure Program head,  a senior section head and then as Program Director. “Moorelands is about giving kids a safety net and learning to rely on one another. It’s about […]

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Visitors’ Day 2015

Moorelands Wilderness Camp Visitors’ Day 2015 How has the Moorelands Camp experience changed? Friday August 7th 2015  was so very exciting because it was our Visitors’ Day! Moorelands Camp welcomed over 40 past campers, counsellors, supporters and their families to explore the Island and learn about the camp.  Alumni reunited and shared stories and memories; family, […]

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Barb Turnbull named to Order of Canada

Barb Turnbull, Moorelands’ alum and former Board member, has been named to the Order of Canada. “Though she did not know it, Turnbull received her appointment to the country’s highest accolade just two days before her death May 10 from complications due to pneumonia. She was 50.” Read more on the Toronto Star website.

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In memory of Barbara Turnbull

Barbara Turnbull Barb was a significant part of our Moorelands’ family as a camper, a counselor at our Wilderness Camp, a long-standing board member and a regular contributor to our newsletter. Barb cared deeply about Moorelands. She wanted the camp that she loved to continue being a strong influence in the lives of Toronto’s children […]

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Mike’s Story

Mike Roy started his Moorelands’ journey as a camper in 1992. From then he went onto become an LIT, a CIT and a counselor before becoming one of the first Program Assistants at our Grenoble After-school Program (now BLAST) in 1999. “Two weeks at camp is like four months in the city in terms of learning…Moorelands taught […]

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Miranda’s Story

Miranda Tulsi was a participant at Grenoble City programs in 1999 when she was in Grade 4. “Moorelands helped me become the person I am today…whenever I look back or think about my time at Moorelands, it always puts a smile on my face.” Since then she has cultivated a long-standing and fruitful connection to […]

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Susan’s Story

Susan Aurelio (nee Rigby) was at Moorelands Wilderness Camp from 1973 – 1976.   “I first went to Moorelands during the summer before Grade 6. It was a difficult time in our family, my sister and I arrived in August of that year feeling a little shell-shocked. After we got out of the school bus […]

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Joey’s story

Joey is a graduate of Moorelands’ Wilderness Camp. He first experienced Moorelands as a child camper. He’s also a graduate of our ACE  & SALT Leadership modules and, in 2014, Joey experienced his first year as a staff person for Moorelands, where he led new campers as a cabin leader. At 17, this is Joey’s first job and […]

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Catlin’s Story

Moorelands gave me the tools and confidence that I have been using in all aspects of my life, even after I stopped attending camp. Growing up, my family moved a lot. In grade 7, I went to 3 different schools. But no matter where I lived, I always knew I would return to Moorelands Camp in the summer. Camp was […]

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John de Visser’s Moorelands Story

One of the most wonderful things about Moorelands is that the connections formed at our programs last a lifetime! John de Visser first came to Moorelands as a camper in the late 1970s and went on to be a staff member.  Read his story below: “There is no time in my life that I look […]

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