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Moms telling Moms – Our Best Outreach – ED’s Report Spring 2019

Moorelands Camp has definitely taught me how to trust…”  

Lynda Tilley Executive Director
Lynda Tilley, Executive Director

That’s what Letitia tells us in her story in this edition of myMoorelands. At Moorelands Kids, our vision is to empower kids to transform their lives. The warmer weather arrives and for us, that signifies the start of camp. We begin to wind down our after-school leadership programs and move our efforts to ensuring that Toronto kids get to Moorelands Camp

During the winter and spring months we do extensive outreach, sharing the camp opportunity with community groups, schools and agencies. It’s important that we are in the community and connecting with those in need of our programs. As the government announces new cuts to children’s programs, the need is even greater.

Sometimes it’s hard for parents to let their kids go – let’s face it, camp is far from the city, in an unfamiliar area and it takes tremendous trust to let your child get on the bus. BUT when the kids return home with their stories and share what they’ve learned, those parents become our best advocates— they trust us. Moms telling moms about Moorelands Camp, that’s powerful. For our families, word of mouth is our best method of sharing camp.

Moorelands’ Send a Kid to Camp Campaign is in full swing!  Read about how several of our friends and supporters share their passion for the Moorelands Camp experience and invite support among friends and family. In this edition of myMoorelands, we have also included something extra, a Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) brochure, in the hopes that you will share the opportunity to change a child’s life with others.

What I’m asking you to do today is, if you haven’t already, to make your own SAK gift; and share the opportunity to change a child’s life with others. You are like that parent who trusts Moorelands Camp, knows that their child has had a great experience and shares that with another parent; it’s simple and it’s powerful. In your case, it’s an invitation to feel great about the difference your friend or family member can make in a vulnerable child’s life.

Thank you for believing in us; for being an integral part of our community. Thank you in advance for passing it on, for becoming a Moorelands Kids advocate. Together,  we are empowering kids to transform their lives.

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Sincerely,                                                                                           

Lynda Tilley
Executive Director, Moorelands Kids

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At Moorelands Kids, our vision is to empower kids to transform their lives. It costs $1,175 to send a child to Moorelands Camp for a week. Please make a donation today to help send a child to camp this summer. Any amount you choose to give will make a difference!

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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