Elijah’s Story

Elijah, age 8, is growing up in a neighbourhood where the crime rates are high and the achievement rates low.

A great kid, Elijah is smart, funny and kind. His mom worries though about the opportunities for him in their community. So many kids there leave school with poor grades and struggle to find jobs. In fact, she knows of lots of teens who have fallen in with gangs. It’s a real and pressing worry for Elijah’s mom. She wants a different life for him and that’s why she wants to send him to Moorelands.

At Moorelands Camp she knows he’ll be surrounded by great role models. She knows he’ll be safe and having fun in the great outdoors and that his eyes will be opened to a different world. But most of all, she knows that at camp he’ll be learning important leadership skills. Skills like decision making and goal setting that will help him make good choices at home and keep him on the path to success.

Sponsor Elijah, or a kid like him, today and get him to camp this summer. Your gift will change a life.

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A Message from Lynda

Who Will You Send?

What is the true value of camp?

Our programs plant the seeds of leadership and character development. By sending a kid to camp you are exercising your leadership in a very tangible way. You are planting seeds that will help a child blossom into a future with skills, confidence and strong friendships in place.

Moorelands Camp is the opportunity to:

  • try new things from food choices to activities
  • make new friends who are encouraged to accept you for who you are
  • learn about positive character qualities
  • make connections with a caring adult
  • be influenced by a positive role model
  • build on your strengths
  • face fears and push past labels
  • be a kid – sing silly songs, laugh, play, learn!
  • learn to swim
  • sing around a campfire with friends
  • leave the city and be surrounded by nature
  • wonder at the night sky full of stars
  • hear loons calling on the lake
  • gather amazing memories
  • gain skills that will last a lifetime…

Gather your friends together, plant the seeds of opportunity for children and youth in underserved communities. Help us! Send a Kid to Camp.

Lynda Tilley

Executive Director

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids