Introducing LEDGE and STEP Our New High School Programs
At Moorelands Kids, we recognize the inherent value of all children and youth. We provide opportunities for participants in our programs to develop self-awareness and confidence, and learn about the habits and qualities that help to empower them as leaders.
We’re excited to unveil our new programs for high school students! These advanced leadership development programs are for grade 9 and 10 students who demonstrate a desire to learn and further develop their leadership skills.
At Moorelands Camp, our high school programs challenge campers to:
- Develop their leadership skills through a variety of practical activities
- Learn about their personal strengths and areas to develop
- Practice valuable life skills that are transferable to their community back in the city.
LEDGE: Learn, Experience, Deepen, Grow, Empower
The LEDGE program (formerly ACE) is for students in Grade 9. LEDGE is designed to introduce participants to the idea of becoming leaders in their community. Campers will participate in practical activities that teach them advanced leadership skills. They will go on a 3-day canoe trip and learn advanced Outdoor Living Skills. They will grow as individuals and as a team through the High/Low Ropes Challenge Course. LEDGE is focused on:
- Identifying their personal strengths as a leader
- Learning to work within a team
- Improving their communication skills
- Applying Moorelands Kids’ Habits and Qualities in their daily interaction
LEDGE is a one camp session and is offered as a BOYS or GIRLS session
TO APPLY for LEDGE: submit and application package online or through the mail. Applicants attend an information session at our city office. Expectations of the program will be explained and questions answered.
STEP: Serve, Transform, Excel, Practice
STEP is a co-ed program (formerly SALT) is for students in Grade 10. STEP encourages participants to deepen their knowledge and apply their leadership skills. Campers will participate in practical activities for participants to learn about advanced leadership skills. They will go on a 3-day canoe trip and learn advanced Outdoor Living Skills. They will grow as individuals and as a team through the High/Low Ropes Challenge Course. STEP is focused on:
- Demonstrating leadership through dynamic activities, goal setting, and journaling
- Completing a one-week job shadow and mentoring experience
- Receive Emergency First Aid certification upon successful completion of the course and test
STEP is a total of 12 days over two camp sessions. Campers return home between sessions. Completion of the LEDGE program is a prerequisite to admission.
To apply for STEP: submit an application package online or through the mail. Applicants attend a personal interview at our city office as part of the application process. Participants will discuss their past leadership experiences and learn about the expectations of the program.