About Camp

Enjoy the great Canadian experience of overnight summer camp!

Located on Kawagama Lake, near Dorset, Ontario, Moorelands Camp is approximately 2½ hours north of Toronto in a beautiful, natural setting with beaches and forests.

At camp, we provide kids the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build confidence, practice social skills and be physically active in the great Canadian outdoors!

We are committed to providing a low-cost camp experience — all spots at camp qualify for a subsidy. See our rates for more details.

CLIMB Into Leadership with FUN Activities Every Day!

Our quality camp programs are rooted in Positive Youth Development to help kids learn new skills, build confidence and self-esteem, and connect with peers and staff role models. Some of the activities and opportunities we offer are:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Archery
  • Sports
  • Team-building exercises

Each camper also participates in a daily swimming improvement course, and enjoys a cookout or overnight campout staying in a tent. At Moorelands, there is an adventure for every camper!

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A day in the life at Moorelands Camp

A typical day at Moorelands Camp is a lot of FUN!

Dates

Moorelands Camp will run four, six-day session this summer and one, four-day intro to overnight camp session. Each session offers campers a variety of activities to give them the full summer camp experience.

When choosing a camp session, please remember that while your child is at camp, you or their emergency contact must be available in the event the camp needs to contact you about your child.

Session

Dates

1

July 4-9 UNAVAILABLE

2

July 11-16 FULL!

3

July 18-23 FULL!

4

July 25-30 FULL!

5

August 1-6 FULL!

6

August 8-13 FULL!

Interested in a high school program? Click here.

Rates

Moorelands Camp fees are subsidized based on NET income and total family size. Fees start at $25.00 and are calculated on a sliding scale:

Subsidies are available for every space. Without a subsidy, the camper cost is $1650/camper based on a fee of $1200 +transportation and other programming supports. To apply for a subsidy, please see our list of required documents:

See Documents Here    Apply

A typical day at Moorelands Camp looks like a lot of FUN!…

7:30 am Up you get – prepare for the day!
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Cabin Clean Up
9:30 – 12:30 pm Morning Activities
1:00 pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:45pm Ahh, rest time
2:45 – 5:30pm Afternoon Activities
6:00 pm Supper
7:00 – 8:00 pm Evening Program (games, campfires)
8:00 pm Snack
9:00 – 10:00 pm Bedtime (depending on your age) ZZZZzzzz

Moorelands Camp fees are SUBSIDIZED based on NET income and total family size. Fees start at $25.00. Subsidies are available for every space. To see how we calculate fees, please click here to view our sliding fee scale. (See the application for a full description of fees).

Without a subsidy, the cost of Moorelands Camp is $1,650. See the list of documents required to apply for a camp subsidy here.

Moorelands Camp will run four, six-day session this summer and one, four-day intro to overnight camp session. Campers from grades 3 to 8 are involved in a variety of activities to give them a full camp experience.

Session

Dates

1

July 4-9 UNAVAILABLE

2

July 11-16

3

July 18-23

4

July 25-28 (for Gr. 2-5)

5

August 1-6

6

August 8-13 NEW SESSION!


When choosing a camp session, please remember that while your child is at camp, you or their emergency contact must be available in the event the camp needs to contact you about your child.

Our quality camp programs are based on and support Positive Youth Development. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery, sports and team building exercises are some of the many activities and opportunities offered. Each camper also participates in a daily swimming improvement course. There is also an adventure for every camper! Campers enjoy a cookout or overnight campout staying in a tent.

Please note: Some activities have skill or age restrictions. Swimming skills are assessed on the first day of camp.

Sessions are six days. They all start on a Monday and end on a Saturday.

Moorelands Camp is a Leadership Skills Development Program!

At camp, we offer a meaningful program focused on developing each camper’s leadership skills. Every day we focus on a different positive leadership habit and quality to develop skills. Through experience-based learning and fun activities, campers learn how to apply each habit and quality to their everyday lives. Our goal is for each camper to return to the city with the skills to be a leader in their home, school, and community.

Moorelands Camp provides opportunities for campers to:

  • Be physically active
  • Choose programs
  • Develop character
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Practice social skills

Campers are transported to Moorelands Camp from two Toronto sites.

Buses leave Toronto and arrive at the marina. From the marina there is a 5-minute boat ride to the camp. At the end of the camp session, the bus arrives back in Toronto where parents/guardians pick up their campers. Transportation costs are included in the subsidized camp fees. Details regarding time and location will be mailed or sent electronically to you with your confirmation package.

Parents of campers who leave the program early will need to arrange transportation from Moorelands Camp back home for their child.

There are cabins in each of the boys and girls sections which are located on different sides of the camp. Campers of a similar grade and same sex share a cabin with up to nine other cabin mates and two staff leaders.

We work with your child to help them settle into camp and feel a part of the community. We want them to feel safe. If the situation remains unchanged, we will contact you.

We provide nutritious meals based on Canada’s Food Guide. There is a hot food option at every meal and salad is offered at lunch and supper. Vegetarian alternatives are available. If your child has special medical or other dietary needs, please call us to discuss the situation. Moorelands Camp is nut aware.

Our Directors have provided leadership at Moorelands Camp for over 20 years. Summer staff members are generally college and university students who have a true desire to enrich the lives of children and youth. The staff team is trained in First Aid, Positive Youth Development, safety procedures and have each submitted a clear Criminal Reference Check. Program staff have current qualifications pertaining to the specialty they teach. All staff are involved in an intensive pre-camp training program to ensure they are ready to provide your child with a safe, meaningful and fun learning experience.

Campers are supervised by Moorelands Kids’ staff 24 hours a day. Each cabin has two leaders and the overall staff to camper ratio is 1:2.

We care for your kids! Health and Safety is #1

Campers need an Ontario Health Card or alternative. Upon arrival, each camper is seen by the camp nurse for a basic health check. All medication is kept in the health centre and is dispensed by Health Care Staff who are at the camp 24 hours a day. All staff are trained in First Aid.

If you currently do not possess an Ontario Health Card or alternate, please contact us before applying to camp.

HOW TO APPLY –  ONLINE

You will need to upload the following documents as pdfs/images:

1. Your proof of CURRENT Net Income and Family Size. For examples of suitable documents, please click here.

2. For first-time campers only: proof of age (copy of child’s health card or birth certificate)

After we receive all your information, your application will be processed. When registered, a confirmation package will be mailed to you.

Please note: At this time, we are only accepting online applications for our overnight summer camp. Please contact us if you are having trouble with our online system.

APPLY ONLINE

If you are unsure, please feel free to contact our Camp Director with any concerns or questions using our contact us page.

Interested in Working or Volunteering at Camp?

Working or volunteering at Moorelands Camp is demanding, challenging and rewarding! Camp and staff volunteers are positive, enthusiastic team players who put the needs of others before their own. They are ready for the challenge of being a strong role model and mentor who empowers kids to positively develop their leadership skills in a fun and transformative environment.

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Looking for high school programs?

Check out our High School Programs, LEDGE and STEP.

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