Send a Kid to Camp!
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!
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 2018 – 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.
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.”