Send a Kid to Camp!

Send a kid to camp: Sage on high ropes
Moorelands camper, Sage, on the high ropes.
“I feel that at Moorelands – learning the things we do such as responsibility, leadership and trustworthiness – it’s a perfect program to help kids get on the right track, clear their minds & send them in the right direction to be successful.”  Sage, Moorelands camper

Moorelands Camp on Kawagama Lake near Dorset, Ontario, makes summer camp happen for 600 Toronto children and youth who otherwise not have that valuable summer camp experience.

YOU can make camp happen for kids like Sage.

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Read Sage’s Moorelands story in full here.

From the hot city streets to Moorelands Camp!

Tucked away on 45 acres of sandy beaches and dense forests, accessible only by boat, is Moorelands Camp. A gem in the Algonquin Highlands, each summer our summer camp welcomes 600 children and youth from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Swimming, canoeing, drama and music, kayaking, ropes courses, arts and crafts, and overnight tripping… the spirit of the wilderness! And built into all this fun are deeper leadership skills – skills necessary for life success – skills like communication, perseverance, listening, problem-solving and teamwork.

Staff care deeply about the campers, supporting them as they practise positive interactions with each other and with adults, and celebrating their achievements. Campers return home bursting with great stories of their personal accomplishments, new leadership skills and wonderful memories.

To sponsor one child costs $1150. Parents pay what they can, but their contributions cover only a fraction of this amount.

This summer, please give this unique leadership opportunity to a child in need by helping us send a kid to camp. You can help us help kids!

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Send a kid to camp: a camper receives a character recognition star.
A camper receives a character recognition star.

How Can I Help?

Your gift of any size will help us reach our goal.

But there are lots of ways you can get involved in the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign:

  • Multiply your impact by becoming a Writer for SAK 2017 – learn how;
  • Join Moorelands’ Ultimate Camp Challenge this June! Get together with friends and create a fundraiser to send a kid to camp. Host your own bbq for bunks or hold a jeans day at work – check out fun fundraising ideas;
  • Share that you made a donation through social media & encourage friends to do the same;
  • Ask your company to match your gift to the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign.

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Cheques also accepted: Moorelands Community Services, 250 Merton Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M4S 1B

Send a kid to camp: A camper having fun on a hike
Send a kid to camp: learning about nature at the frog pond
Send a kid to camp: campers kayaking
Send a kid to camp: a camper and staff enjoy marshmallows by the campfire
Send a kid to camp: a camper on the high ropes
Send a kid to camp: swinging on the high ropes
Send a kid to camp: campers learn to canoe.
Send a kid to camp: a camper takes aim in archery
Send a kid to camp: a camper swims in Kawagama Lake

Thank You for Caring

Your gift means the world to our kids. And you are giving them so much more than a simple adventure on Kawagama Lake. The skills and character qualities they develop at Moorelands will help them grow and thrive back home in the city.

In the words of a Moorelands camper, Jessica, age 13:

“Now I’ve been to camp, I will be able to show leadership and be someone that people could look up to. I’ve learned so much, like with canoeing, it showed me that we have to work together and that I could use teamwork back home too.”

On behalf of the children and youth we serve, THANK YOU!