Victoria Swindell shares her story

“Moorelands creates SO MANY opportunities… for development, for growth, for fun… I have a huge debt of gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude!” Victoria Swindell joined Moorelands as Swim Staff in 1979 and since then has been unwavering in her support of Moorelands Wilderness Camp. She remembers her first experience of camp with great enthusiasm: “My sister […]

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Alumni Day at Camp

Saturday July 15th, 2017 is Alumni Day at Camp! Reunite with your old camp buddies and enjoy a nostalgic adventure at Moorelands Camp! **IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT GETTING TO ALUMNI DAY!** If you have bought tickets, please check your email for additional instructions about the bus and parking in Dorset. Here’s a summary. For the bus: We […]

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Sarah Le Bar Shares Her Moorelands Story

“Moorelands’ camp is so much more than canoeing & kayaking. It’s learning how to express yourself…to persevere until you get to where you want to be!” When Sarah Le Bar’s mother first suggested that she go to Moorelands’ camp, Sarah, aged 9, was seriously unimpressed. “I’d been to another camp the year before and it […]

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After school programs leadership training

Moorelands’ after school programs leadership training: “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it,  for the greatness is there already” John Buchan At Moorelands we believe in our program staff; they are an integral part of Moorelands’ after school programs. Over multiple training sessions in September, our staff […]

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Being a superhero on a shoestring budget: Fresh Air Fund

By GEOFF MORRISON Special to the Star Mon., July 4, 2016 Fresh Air Fund Story As featured in the Toronto Star, July 4, 2016  Each week during the campaign, campers and staff from Fresh Air Fund camps will share their memories in their own words. Geoff Morrison was a counsellor at Moorelands Wilderness Camp in 1986. […]

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Visitors’ Day 2016

Please join us for Visitors’ Day 2016 at Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Friday, July 15th. Visit beautiful  Kawagama Lake (near Dorset) and come see our programs in action. Lunch will be provided and we encourage you to meet our children and take part in a day at camp. Please note, our camp is boat accessible only. Visitors’ […]

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Getting together with our community and seeing our leaders grow

Hey Moorelands! On April 14, 2016, the Moorelands community came together to enjoy our Annual General Meeting. It was great to see so many community members – donors, staff, volunteers, alumni and participants – out in force to look back on our successes in 2015 and learn about how our community will continue to grow stronger in 2016. […]

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Moorelands Alumni Reunion 2016

Thank you everyone who attended the Moorelands Alumni Reunion on March 5th 2016 and for making the event such a success! It was great to see people reconnecting that hadn’t seen each other in 30 years! Big shout outs to the Alumni Committee who organised the Reunion: Matthew Ives, John de Visser, Jennifer Paredes, Catlin Knowles, Mary […]

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GivingTuesday

December 1st is #GivingTuesdayCa Tuesday, Dec 1st Go Online! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits. Thank you everyone who supported Moorelands on […]

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Moorelands Messages November 23rd 2015

Hey Moorelands! With the holiday season just around the corner, Moorelands’ donors and staff are gearing up for our Christmas Sharing Program.  Thanks to our generous Moorelands’ community, all our camper families have now been adopted! We are looking forward to meeting some of our donors when they come in next week to drop off packages for […]

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Aamna’s Moorelands Story

“Moorelands made me believe I deserve to succeed.” Aamna began her Moorelands journey at the Valley Park Youth Lead Excel Demonstrate (LED) program in grade 8 and went on to attend the Moorelands MG Leadership Program. She has also volunteered and worked at our City Summer Day Camp and our Budding Leaders After-school Teams (BLAST). […]

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Geoff’s Story

Geoff Morrison first came to Moorelands as a counsellor in 1986. Over the next four years he worked as senior staff at the camp, the first Adventure Program head,  a senior section head and then as Program Director. “Moorelands is about giving kids a safety net and learning to rely on one another. It’s about […]

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Visitors’ Day 2015

Moorelands Wilderness Camp Visitors’ Day 2015 How has the Moorelands Camp experience changed? Friday August 7th 2015  was so very exciting because it was our Visitors’ Day! Moorelands Camp welcomed over 40 past campers, counsellors, supporters and their families to explore the Island and learn about the camp.  Alumni reunited and shared stories and memories; family, […]

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