Please join me: give a child-in-need a summer that can change their future…
As many of you know, last year I made the commitment to join the Mooreland Kids team as a member of the Board and am so excited to be a part of this team.
This incredible organization’s purpose resonates with me on so many levels: Moorelands Kids exists on the foundation that every child has the right to succeed in life. This purpose is brought to life by providing kids from Toronto with the opportunity to spend a week at camp, forming friendships and memories, surrounded by the beauty of Haliburton, as they have been doing for over 100 years.
Many of you are aware, I grew up in Toronto and had the great fortune of spending my summers in Haliburton. For those of you that had similar experiences, you know that those summers allowed me to form lifelong friendships, develop an appreciation for our environment, and create memories that will never fade.
Every year at this time, I am reminded just how incredibly lucky I was to have that experience. In fact, research shows that just 3 days in nature can increase cognitive ability by 50%, improve self-esteem and lower rates of depression for kids. Building skills, forming friendships in a safe and glorious natural setting is a gift beyond measure.
However, that experience is simply not a realistic option for so many kids in Toronto. My goal is to change that reality this summer, one kid at a time.
While at camp, Mooreland Kids’ programs support the development of habits and qualities that build empowerment and confidence, giving kids the tools to make great choices for their lives. Kids learn about personal leadership and leadership in communities, setting the foundation for success in every aspect of life ahead, all while having the most wonderful time.
Check out this video to see why kids love Moorelands Camp!
Please join me in contributing to Moorelands Kids’ Send-a-Kid to Camp Campaign. My goal is to send 2 kids to camp, by personally contributing and seeking support in raising $2,400. Any amount you choose to give will make a difference.
With much appreciation in advance,
From the hot city streets to Moorelands Camp!
Tucked away on 45 acres of sandy beaches and dense forests, accessible only by boat, is Moorelands Camp. A gem in the Algonquin Highlands, each summer our summer camp welcomes 700 children and youth from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Swimming, canoeing, music, kayaking, archery, ropes courses, arts and crafts and overnight tripping… the spirit of the wilderness! And build into all this fun are character and leadership lessons – communication, teamwork, problem solving and goal setting – the development of skills necessary for life success!
Staff care deeply about the campers, supporting them as they practise positive interactions with each other and with adults, and celebrating their achievements. Campers return home bursting with great stories of their personal accomplishments, new leadership skills and wonderful memories.
Help Me Send a Kid to Camp
“The happiness and positive vibes are in every person, place or thing on that island.” Letitia, Moorelands camper
An Oasis of Calm in our Busy World
Today’s kids spend their days consumed by technology and social media. As a result, they have more issues with physical health problems, anxiety and stress than ever before.
Moorelands Camp is an antidote to the sedentary behaviours and their negative health outcomes that today’s children face, especially those from low-income households.
Research shows that just 3 days in nature can increase cognitive ability by 50%, improve self-esteem and lower rates of depression…
Thank you for investing in kids in your community.
Moorelands Kids is a fiscally prudent organization, run with the highest level of stewardship of the public trust.