Moorelands Camp High School Programs

Advanced leadership development programs for students in grade 9 and grade 10.

Moorelands Camp high school programs, LEDGE & STEP, challenge campers to:

  • Develop their leadership skills through a variety of practical activities
  • Learn about their personal strengths and areas to develop
  • Practice valuable life skills that are transferable to their community back in the city

Preference is given to applicants who have previously attended Moorelands Camp or participated in Moorelands Kids’ programs. All participants mist demonstrate a desire to learn and further develop their leadership skills.

What Happens at Moorelands Camp High School Programs?

LEDGE (Learn, Experience, Deepen, Grow, Empower) is for participants in grade 9. STEP (Serve, Transform, Excel, Practice) is for participants in grade 10.  Both Programs offer:

  • Practical activities for participants to learn about advanced leadership skills
  • A three-day canoe trip and advanced Outdoor Living Skills
  • High/Low Ropes Challenge Course experiences

***Note: in order to participate in the program all participants must be able to swim 50 metres (2 lengths) of a pool.


What I learned at camp can help me in various large environments such as school where I can learn to speak my mind. I feel able to go back to Toronto and be myself!

Carly, LEDGE participant, age 15
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Ready to apply?

For LEDGEsubmit an application package online or call the office to have one mailed to you. Applicants attend an information session at our city office as part of the application process. Expectations of the program will be explained and questions answered. For STEP, submit an application package online or call the office to have one mailed to you. Applicants attend a personal interview at our city office as part of the application process. Participants will discuss their past leadership experiences and learn about the expectations of the program. ***The deadline for applications is Monday February 4, 2019.

Apply for LEDGE and STEP

camp High school programs ledge

Apply for LEDGE

Learn, Experience, Deepen, Grow, Empower

LEDGE introduces participants to becoming leaders in their community. Main areas of focus are:

  • Identifying their personal strengths as a leader
  • Learning to work within a team
  • Improving communication skills
  • Applying Moorelands Kids’ Habits and Qualities in their daily interactions

LEDGE is one camp session and is offered as a Boys or Girls session. Spaces are limited so apply early.

camp high school programs STEP

Apply for STEP

Serve, Transform, Excel, Practice

The STEP program is co-ed and encourages participants to deepen their knowledge and apply their leadership skills. Participants:

  • Demonstrate leadership through dynamic activities, goal setting, and journaling
  • Complete a one week job shadow and mentorship experience
  • Receive Emergency First Aid certification upon successful completion of the course and test

STEP is a total of 12 days over two camp sessions. Campers return home between sessions. The LEDGE program is a prerequisite to the program and spaces are limited so it is recommended that you apply early.

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