Learning Kindness at Moorelands: Molly’s Story

Molly was introduced to Moorelands Camp when she was eight years old. For her, it wasn’t just a summer camp; it became a place that shaped her perspective on life and community and taught her what it means to be kind and give back. “I come from an underprivileged family, and we didn’t have a […]

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Forging Camp: The History and Making of Moorelands Camp

In 1912, Toronto was in the midst of transformation and economic growth, with a thriving manufacturing sector that attracted a wave of new immigrants downtown. But these immigrants didn’t benefit from the economic boom in the same way that the upper and middle class did—they faced sweatshop labour, overcrowded and inadequate housing, as well as […]

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The Summer Opportunity All Kids Deserve

From the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the rolling hills of the east coast, Canada’s natural landscapes have become iconic symbols of its identity. In fact, 39% of Canadians say that nature is the country’s best feature, making outdoor recreation a key component of the great Canadian experience. We also identify our nation […]

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Reflecting on Camp: A Camper’s Journey

As we enter another school year, we reflect back on a summer filled with exciting activities, fun friendships and learning new skills at Moorelands Camp.  This summer, we followed a camper’s journey toward community and leadership – from meeting the camper, who goes by her camp name, “Frisbee,” to the excitement of starting another summer […]

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What a Week at Camp Taught Me

“Project!DIVE at Moorelands Camp was a different experience for me with more leadership opportunities. I really liked how we got more choices especially for campout. It excited me that we got the choice to go on a canoe trip. I’ve never been canoeing before so I was super excited when we got lessons before campout. […]

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What Camp Means to Me

Moorelands Camp strives to empower kids to be confident and compassionate leaders. We want each and every kid to leave camp with a toolkit of new skills AND new memories! As we prepare for another exciting summer of fun, friendship, leadership and empowerment, we asked our kids to create artwork that showcases their favourite memories […]

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Why Summer Camp Is So Important

Summer camp is filled with fun activities. At Moorelands Camp, campers can take part in swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, archery, rock climbing, high rope climbing—and more! But that’s not all camp offers kids. Summer camp is an important tool that helps kids build social connections, extend their learning, and develop self-confidence. In 2013, […]

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The Dude’s Story: Moorelands is a Unique Opportunity for Kids

“Moorelands matters because it teaches everyone there to give back – there’s nothing more important than that style of leadership. Kids that spend enough time at Moorelands grow up to realize it’s important to give back too.” For Kieran Cousins, known at Moorelands Camp as The Dude during the summers of 2018, 2019, 2021 when […]

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Lucia’s Story

“As soon as we started with the Coronavirus, I was only talking to 1 or 2 people… and it’s honestly been driving me crazy! Because I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people. And actually interact playing games, not just like school and listening to people and people […]

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Send Hope and Mary to Camp!

“Going to camp helps kids in so many ways. The chance to be away from home, new experiences, opening their eyes to new opportunities. But Moorelands Camp equally helps in socialisation, it helps kids learn to make new friends and develop teamwork skills. Learning how to interact successfully with people is so important.” Ada, Camper […]

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Meet Our Camp Staff: Baloo aka Sinoy

Hailing all the way from Manchester, England, Sinoy Joseph has been part of our Moorelands Camp staff team for several years. A chemistry student at the University of Manchester currently doing his Master’s degree, Sinoy hopes to be able to practice medicine once he graduates. His career choice likely stems from his kindness and compassion […]

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SHARING OUR STRENGTHS BUILDS OPPORTUNITIES

According to research from the Search Institute, young people who benefit from strong developmental relationships across different parts of their lives are more likely to have: Increased academic motivation; Increased social-emotional growth and learning; Increased sense of personal responsibility; and Reduced engagement in a variety of high-risk behaviors. For Amanda, one of our camper parents, […]

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Camp Outs – The BEST NIGHT EVER!

See why Elise thinks Camp Outs are THE BEST NIGHT EVER at Moorelands Camp! By Elise, age 13 “I’d never been canoeing before so I was super excited when we got lessons before camp out. Sitting there with the wind blowing on my face felt simply amazing. When camp out day finally arrived, everyone in […]

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Jordan’s Story

“I believe every child should get these experiences in their life, it would help them to grow to be a better person just like me. The activities we did there required a lot of leadership, support, courage, empowerment, and kindness.” Jordan, Moorelands Kids’ camper, age 11 “I really enjoyed going to Moorelands Camp in summer […]

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Let’s Get Letitia to Camp – Send a Kid to Camp

“The happiness and positive vibes are in every person, place or thing on that island.” Letitia, Moorelands camper Moorelands’ camper, Letitia, shares her story: “I first came to camp when I was 11 with my younger sister. Before attending, I had been getting bullied at school which made me very nervous about going to the […]

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