President’s Report – Spring echo 2018
The challenges – Kids need fresh air and exercise! Kids need to learn leadership and life skills!
The solution – Kids need Moorelands Camp!
As we have proudly reported over the past few months, Moorelands intends to celebrate the beginning of our second century of summer camp by creating the opportunity for about 150 more kids to attend summer camp in 2018 than did in 2017.
At our first rate and highly regarded camp on beautiful Kawagama Lake near Dorset, Ontario, we teach critical life skills such as swimming. Kids are physically active all week long, learning new skills and participating in recreational activities such as kayaking, soccer and archery.
While teaching new skills, our well-trained camp leaders are also teaching life skills. By way of example, while teaching canoeing, they also are teaching teamwork and cooperation. While teaching skills related to our high ropes course, they are also teaching the power of peer encouragement and positive reinforcement. While teaching archery, they are also teaching the power of perseverance and practice.
I encourage all who are able to take a day out of the city to see Moorelands’ purposeful leadership and life skills training program in action (lots of fun filled action!) at Moorelands Camp on Visitors’ Day this summer – July 13th. From past experience, I know that you will be inspired by the kids and our programs and will be rejuvenated by your day at camp. Bring your bathing suit!
I close by also inviting you to assist us, to the extent that you are able, in our Send a Kid to Camp Campaign. It costs about $1,150 to send a kid to camp; however, contributions in any amount are welcome!
President, Board of Directors
Moorelands Community Services