Sarah at camp

Kick-start Sarah’s School Year Success!

The things you learn at Moorelands Kids help with almost everything!”

Sarah, Moorelands Kids’ camper and LED participant.

After a summer of fun, Moorelands Kids’ campers are back to school.

The new school year brings opportunity… but it can also bring challenges for the children we serve. While at camp, and out of their familiar environment, the invitation to absorb the Moorelands Kids Leadership Habits & Qualities is often happily accepted. Back home in the city, change can be hard. One camper who is eager to return to our city, after-school LED program is Sarah, age 13, a camper who had an amazing time at Moorelands Kids this summer. 

“Effective after-school programs can improve classroom behaviour , school attendance, academic aspirations, and can reduce the likelihood that a student will drop out.”

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Sarah gets in trouble at school because, “most of the time people say I’m a bit extra…Going to Moorelands Kids’ programs year-round, helps her a lot. Her mom, Lorrie, learned about our camp and after-school programs from outreach at Sarah’s school. She likes our focus on leadership development: “I knew this would be something Sarah could benefit from,” so last year she signed her up for the new LED program at Humber Summit in September 2018.

Sarah attended both semesters of LED and found it really improved her performance at school: “I like LED because it’s fun, but it also helped me become more respectful and it taught me how to communicate properly. The things you learn at Moorelands Kids help with almost everything!  I didn’t really know how to express myself without getting into trouble before, but now I stop and try to think ahead. It’s helped me plan and set goals for myself in school. I get in trouble less now and can focus better on what we’re doing in class.

Sarah’s proud of how she’s grown because of Moorelands Kids. “This summer I got to camp for my second year and got a leadership award for caring. Now I know that a leader is someone who helps others; someone who shows younger kids what to do by how you act and being a good example.”  

YOU have helped Sarah grow at camp; will you power her continued growth by supporting her through her city after-school Moorelands Kids’ LED experience?

With your help, Moorelands Kids is able to offer year-round support through our after-school leadership programs, family programs and Moorelands Camp – support that is critically important for kids’ continued growth and school year success.

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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