Applying Camp Lessons For Back-to-School Success

As summer camp season comes to an end, kids return home with new experiences, memories, friends and skills. Beyond campfires and canoeing, Moorelands Camp helps equip kids with tools they can use year-round. Here’s how camp can set kids up for back-to-school success: Leadership SkillsMoorelands Kids programming emphasizes leadership development. Through exciting and intentional daily […]

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Moorelands Kids and International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrates diversity, inclusivity and gender equity—in all spaces. This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity, which focuses on making positive change and taking action in our own communities, whether at school, work, or in our families, friends, peer and colleague groups.  At Moorelands Kids, embracing equity means ensuring that every child has access to […]

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Packing for camp? Here’s What to Bring and Not Bring this Summer!

CAMP IS HERE! And you may be thinking, what should I pack for summer camp? We’ve put together The ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMP CHECKLIST so you know what to pack to have the best week away EVER! Days at Moorelands Camp are filled with fun and excitement, here’s what campers will need (and won’t need) during […]

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After-school Programs Connect Kids Year-Round

“Education disruption is the ‘shadow pandemic’ that could eclipse the health crisis in its impact. And with mounting learning gaps and lagging policy, Canadian students are falling behind their global peers.” https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/covid-19-pandemic-disrupted-schooling-impact/ A Message about Fall After-school Programs from Jodi Thompson, City Programs Manager We are very excited to welcome kids back to our after-school […]

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Thank you for empowering kids with the 4 Cs!

THANK YOU to our Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) campaign donors and fundraisers! This year, our growing group of amazing fundraisers wrote letters, sent emails, sold fire muffins and even RACED ACROSS ONTARIO in under 24 hours to raise money to send kids to Moorelands’ virtual camp! Thanks to YOUR contributions to the campaign, […]

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Moorelands Virtual Camp Exceeds Expectations!

We asked Moorelands Camp Director, David Borsook, how he felt about Moorelands’ Virtual Camp 2021. As he answered, you could hear the smile in his voice. “One of our program goals – both in 2020 and this summer – was to find ways to keep the kids feeling connected and growing through their time spent […]

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A Typical Day At Moorelands Kids’ Virtual Camp

We’ve learned a lot from last year and our Virtual Camp will be even more interactive, supportive and FUN! On a typical day, campers will receive a daily schedule filled with fun, engaging challenges and videos spread throughout the day to mimic moving between camp activities but most importantly, cabin group time is doubling to […]

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Lucia’s Story

“As soon as we started with the Coronavirus, I was only talking to 1 or 2 people… and it’s honestly been driving me crazy! Because I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people. And actually interact playing games, not just like school and listening to people and people […]

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You Can’t Cancel Community!

Social Distancing is hard on everyone. Finding ways to connect to our families, kids and community in meaningful ways remains critically important. A year on since we ran our first ever Virtual Camp, Moorelands Kids is about to run online camp programming for a second year. It’s not where we thought we’d be, but it’s […]

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BLAST Creates Community and Connections

COVID-19’s lockdowns left many children in isolation, feeling lonely, and in dire need of connection and community. A recent study from SickKids reported the worrying link between the pandemic and kids’ mental health decline in these tough times. Thankfully, through our unique BLAST after-school virtual programs, Moorelands Kids was able to combat loneliness with a […]

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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

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 at some great […]

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Meet Our Camp Staff: Baloo aka Sinoy

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 kindness and compassion […]

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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, Festive Fridays, was recently selected through a camper contest. So far families have enjoyed […]

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