Active games at Moorelands BLAST

Fighting the Cold with Active Games

Cold? Not us!

Despite the chilly weather, BLAST kids leaped at the chance to get their blood pumping outdoors with some super fun, active games. At Moorelands BLAST, participants spend a minimum of 50 minutes engaged in physical activity each day. We know that this active time is really important. It helps our participants stay healthy and encourages them to lead active lifestyles long after they leave our program.

Guard the Pin

BLAST kids take part in a variety of fun games like Man on Mars and Crows and Cranes. Program Leaders also make sure to mix in elements of Physical Literacy into these active games to help participants develop vital movement skills.

Guard the Pin is a particular favourite active game which hones balance and agility. It involves one participant having to “guard” the clothes pin attached to their back and prevent it from being taken by the other players. Check out the fun! Click on a pic to see a bigger image:

After Active Games? Sweet Rewards!

After working up a sweat in the school yard, participants got to refuel with a cooking activity. They clearly enjoyed whipping up Wow Butter Banana Wraps – look at those pictures, thumbs up all round!

After activities, leaders always take the kids through a debrief.  Here, participants discuss their learnings and the leadership habits and character qualities they’ve been working on like being proactive and showing respect.Active games are part of all Moorelands’ kids programming. Don’t forget, you can now register online for Moorelands Camp as well as our after school programs. Visit moorelands.ca/register to learn more.
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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 until June 8th. 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.

On Tuesday, May 19th, the Government of Ontario announced that overnight camps must remain closed throughout the summer. While we are so sad that Moorelands Camp will not be able to run as usual this year, this news was not unexpected and we understand this decision: the safety of our campers and staff is always our first priority. We are refunding all camp deposits/fees already paid. Details have been emailed to registered camper families.

But we do have some good news! In anticipation of this announcement, we had already made extensive plans for a fun virtual camp experience and we’ll be Sending Camp to Kids this summer! More details coming soon including how to apply starting May 25th!

We commit to maintaining our beautiful camp property. We will continue to do everything we need to do to make sure that we can be at camp next year and for many more years to come! That’s why we need your support now more than ever. 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. We'll be making announcements soon about our new Virtual Camp for summer 2020. Stay tuned!

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