Moorelands Camp

Moorelands Camp 2021 — A Virtual Success!

This summer, Moorelands Camp went virtual! Staff and campers joined online for a mix of interactive live and pre-recorded activities, including fun games, challenges and daily cabin time to help build vital social connections.

We know the pandemic has been tough on kids. Social distancing and online school can lead to feeling isolated, which can impact children’s mental health. At Moorelands Kids, community, friendship, learning and fun are so important, especially right now.

Our goal is to stay connected. Keeping kids connected helps keep them resilient through difficult times. Though we can’t be at camp in person this year, our online programming offers campers exciting adventures they can do from home!

Watch highlights from our 2021 Moorelands Camp, or check out our YouTube channel for more fun videos and camp sessions!

Moorelands Camp serves children and youth from Toronto who are in grade 3 to grade 8. Campers should be ready for the experience of living in a group and working together, learning about leadership and having a break from the city
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Moorelands Camp = Low Cost & High Quality

All spots at Moorelands Camp qualify for a subsidy with fees starting as low as $25 for a whole week! For Toronto Kids, it’s a week away from the city in a safe, caring, positive environment focusing on new friends, character and leadership development, and having FUN!  See how we calculate fees based on a sliding scale geared to income.

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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)

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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.

Interested in working or volunteering at camp?

Working or volunteering at Moorelands Camp is demanding, challenging and rewarding! Camp staff and 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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I learned a lot of things about myself; how to be respectful to myself, and that it’s not a bad thing to be yourself. And I love Camp for this one reason the most: you can be who you want to be and you don’t have to be afraid of what other people think.

Mary, Moorelands camper aged 11
Mary, Moorelands camper
Mary, Moorelands camper aged 11

Activities

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.

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

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Dates

Moorelands Camp will run four, six-day session this summer and one, four-day session that is an intro to overnight camp.

Camp sessions start on Monday and end on Saturday. Campers, in grade 3 to in grade 8, are involved in a variety of activities to give them a full camp experience.

Session Dates
1 July 4-9
2 July 11-16
3 July 18-23
4 July 25-28 (for Gr. 2-5)
5 August 1-6

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.

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Rates

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 camper fee for Moorelands Camp is $1,200. See the list of documents required to apply for a camp subsidy here.

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Typical Day a Moorelands Camp

A typical day at Moorelands Camp is 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

Parents! Is Your Child Ready For Camp? Are You?

Ask yourself:

  1. Is this something your child wants to do? Are they excited?
  2. Have they successfully made it through a night or weekend with friends or relatives – away from you?
  3. Is your child ready to be away with no parent contact except for letters and one-way emails?
  4. Does your child enjoy participating, working and playing in groups?
  5. Have you prepared your child? Talked about being away, looked at a calendar? Have you prepared yourself?

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

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Positive Youth Development at Moorelands Camp

Our staff are taught the 40 building blocks of Positive Youth Development identified by the Search Institute that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. We train staff to focus on making a positive difference in the lives of young people by being nurturing role models and by providing a positive environment. For more information on Healthy Youth Development check out: www.search-institute.org/assets

Frequently Asked Questions from Parents

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 camper fee at Moorelands Camp is $1,200. 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 session that is an intro to overnight camp.

Camp sessions start on Monday and end on Saturday. Campers, in grade 3 to in grade 8, are involved in a variety of activities to give them a full camp experience.

Session Dates
1 July 4-9
2 July 11-16
3 July 18-23
4 July 25-28 (for Gr. 2-5)
5 August 1-6

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

Our introduction to camp session is four days and runs Monday to Thursday.

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.

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