Send Hope and Mary to Camp!

“Going to camp helps kids in so many ways. The chance to be away from home, new experiences, opening their eyes to new opportunities. But Moorelands Camp equally helps in socialisation, it helps kids learn to make new friends and develop teamwork skills. Learning how to interact successfully with people is so important.” Ada, Camper […]

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Reasons To Send Your Child To Summer Camp

By Aly Tomas With the weather still being “not quite spring” outside, your child’s summer plans may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s actually a perfect time to start thinking ahead to warmer months and making plans – like summer camp! Considering sending your child to summer camp? Take a look […]

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Meet Our Camp Staff: Baloo aka Sinoy

By Dawson Nyffenegger Hailing all the way from Manchester, England, Sinoy Joseph has been part of our Moorelands Camp staff team for several years. A chemistry student at the University of Manchester currently doing his Master’s degree, Sinoy hopes to be able to practice medicine once he graduates. His career choice likely stems from his […]

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Announcing Moorelands Festive Fridays!

Moorelands Festive Fridays – monthly camp meet-ups are another new initiative for Moorelands Kids to keep our campers connected year-round! In fall 2020 we launched a new Family Fun Night on the last Friday of every month and the event name was recently selected through a camper contest. So far families have enjoyed online bingo, […]

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The Palmer Family and the Impact of Online Programs!

“What Moorelands Kids’ online programs provide is the opportunity to increase emotional fortitude…” Ingrid Palmer, Moorelands Camp alum and camper parent. Today, Ingrid Palmer is a social advocate who makes use of her lived experiences, including being a Crown Ward and legally blind, to build awareness and promote the need for community programs.  But back […]

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What Might Virtual Camp Look Like for Kids?

In a Virtual Camp world, campers will tune in online to meet their Moorelands Camp team! They’ll receive a daily online camp schedule filled with fun, engaging challenges and videos spread throughout the day to mimic moving between camp activities. Campers will simply have to click a link to be virtually transported to Kawagama Lake! […]

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Tala’s Story

For many families in our city, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting need for physical distancing, is difficult and challenging. For Tala — a child of 8, watching her parents leave the house every morning — it is terrifying. Tala is a newcomer to Toronto. She’s loved her time at Moorelands Kids’ BLAST and was […]

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Kaiya’s Story

Until recently, Kaiya and her mom were living with her mom’s boyfriend. But when her mom lost her job, things got horrible at home and they had to move into a shelter. The shelters were dorm style, but at least they had some toys and there were other kids. Enter Covid-19; they were moved again […]

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Camp Outs – The BEST NIGHT EVER!

See why Elise thinks Camp Outs are THE BEST NIGHT EVER at Moorelands Camp! By Elise, age 13 “I’d never been canoeing before so I was super excited when we got lessons before camp out. Sitting there with the wind blowing on my face felt simply amazing. When camp out day finally arrived, everyone in […]

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Festi-Fall! 2019

A humongous THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers and families who came out to celebrate all things fall and Moorelands Camp with us at Festi-Fall! 2019. What better way to celebrate all things fall than a good ol’ Moorelands Kids’ campfire? On Saturday, October 19th we brought 150 campers, families and volunteers together in […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 project DIVE! Gallery

project DIVE!, a Moorelands Camp 2019 pilot, is an advanced leadership program for campers who demonstrated strong potential to be positive leaders during their previous Moorelands Camp experience.  Being a great leader isn’t easy, but our camp staff trusted that by giving these kids greater responsibility and challenges, they would rise to the occasion… and […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 5 Photos

Flashback to Session 5 at Moorelands Camp 2019! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun and see our campers exploring new skills and activities! But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 4 Photos

Session 4 at Moorelands Camp 2019 was SO MUCH FUN!!! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun wilderness adventures and supercharged learning moments. But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to win […]

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Why Summer Camp Changes Lives

When children attend summer camp we have a lot of hopes for them. We hope that they are safe. We hope that they have fun. We hope that they make memories. We hope that they learn something important about themselves and others. We hope for all these things for our kids, but we work to […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 3 Photos

Session 3 at Moorelands Camp 2019 was AMAZING!!! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun wilderness adventures and supercharged learning moments. But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to win cool prizes […]

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