What does it mean to be a Good Citizen?

At Moorelands, all year round, we strive to be good citizens in our community. There are many definitions of a citizen but to narrow it down, it means, that you belong and identify with a community. However, the question remains, what makes someone a good citizen? In Moorelands’ dictionary, citizenship means accepting and respecting others. […]

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Indigenous Connections with Kawagama Lake

Moorelands Kids recognizes that many Indigenous nations have long standing relationships with the territories upon which we are located that precede our establishment. We acknowledge our presence in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples; and at Moorelands Camp on Kawagama […]

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Get in the Habit of Good Decisions

By VODA, BLAST program leader Habits are actions that repeat over and over. Maybe you have a good habit like brushing your teeth in the morning, or maybe you have a bad habit like biting your nails. We all have habits whether we realize it or not and we should all get in the habit […]

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HOW MOORELANDS KIDS IS RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Let’s Keep Our Kids Resilient & Strong Social Distancing is hard on everyone. Finding ways to connect with our families and kids in meaningful ways is critically important. Moorelands Kids understands that Covid-19 is increasing anxiety for many. Children and youth are particularly vulnerable and those already living below the poverty line are three times […]

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Let’s Send Camp To Kids! – ED’s Report Summer 2020

Like many of our children, Kaiya is going through a difficult time as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The need to social distance can be particularly cruel now as we face major life events without the ability to come together. To know that memories of camp are keeping Kaiya strong and resilient, I am filled with […]

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Moorelands Kids: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

At Moorelands Kids, we stand against racism. Our core values are the foundation of our programs: We recognize the inherent value of all persons.  We strive to treat all we touch – the families we serve, our staff, community partners, volunteers, donors and suppliers – with courtesy, respect, dignity, compassion and understanding. These values have guided our […]

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Join AGM

Please return to this link on June 3rd at 4:30 pm and you will be redirected to the Virtual AGM. How to Use Zoom You may choose to install the Zoom application on your computer or smartphone. This often allows for a smoother connection. However, you don’t need to install any extra software to join […]

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Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: Today (March 12, 2020) the Ontario government announced they are closing public schools from March 14 to April 5 due to concerns about the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. This means Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs will not run during this time. Our office remains open for business and we continue to accept applications for Moorelands […]

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How to Get Involved and Get Happy

By VODA, BLAST Gateway Site Coordinator Have you been feeling lonely? A little bit down right now? We spend so much time on our phones looking at people living ‘perfect’ lives online, it can be hard to find happiness in your own skin. The constant bombardment of our phones has impacted us more than you […]

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RSVP for Spring Fling

Our inaugural Spring Fling, a FREE fun family festival or “camp afternoon-in-the-city”, will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 2 pm to 5pm – location TBD.  Attendees can learn what camp is about, meet the Moorelands Kids team, play games, WIN prizes, get registration information AND take home a COOL goody bag!!

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Who is Responsible for You?

By Kubix, BLAST Grenoble Site Coordinator Point to the sky, point to the ground, point to a friend, point to your knee, point to your head! Now, point to the person who is responsible for YOU… Ask this of a child and, more often than not, they will point to an adult in the room: […]

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World Premiere HQ’s Video

World Premiere!! Check out our BLAST kids starring in the latest music video “HQ’s” from Yung Leadership! Subscribe on YouTube! Credits Written, produced and performed by Yung Leadership Video by Moorelands Kids’ BLAST HQ’s Lyrics Verse 1 (yea- yea) (yea-yea, yea-yea) I got these habits & qualities/ (Qualities) Here I go showing you all of […]

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SHARING OUR STRENGTHS BUILDS OPPORTUNITIES

According to research from the Search Institute, young people who benefit from strong developmental relationships across different parts of their lives are more likely to have: Increased academic motivation; Increased social-emotional growth and learning; Increased sense of personal responsibility; and Reduced engagement in a variety of high-risk behaviors. For Amanda, one of our camper parents, […]

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