Susan Aurelio (nee Rigby) was at Moorelands Wilderness Camp from 1973 – 1976.
“I first went to Moorelands during the summer before Grade 6. It was a difficult time in our family, my sister and I arrived in August of that year feeling a little shell-shocked. After we got out of the school bus that had taken us from downtown Toronto, we were shown “the barge” that took all our belongings “to the other side”. We were boated to the dock and shown a hill to sit on overlooking the water until our counsellors came to collect us. I sat, looking at the water, smelling the aroma of pine on water, and simply felt. A voice whispered to me, ‘Everything’s going to be all right.’ And it was.”
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