Apply Online for Programs

Apply for Online for Programs at Moorelands today! Apply online for programs by clicking on the APPLY button beneath the program you are interested in below. Moorelands’ programs offer a wide variety of activities and learning experiences. Moorelands Camp, BLAST (Budding Leaders After-School Teams), Youth LED (Lead Excel Demonstrate) and VITAL (Volunteers in Training as Leaders) help participants build life and leadership skills, increase their […]

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Youth LED Kids on a Path to Leadership Success

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.“ John F. Kennedy On Tuesday, our Youth LED participants completed their nine-week leadership program demonstrating fantastic leadership success!  We’re so proud of what they have achieved. Through a variety of fun activities, they’ve developed and honed a wealth of skills and character qualities that will give them […]

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Moorelands’ Role Models In Training

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”   — Anonymous Moorelands runs several after-school leadership programs for kids in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. We hope that through these programs, our kids will not only have fun and learn important skills but will also connect to great role models in their community. Because […]

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Budding Leaders are Back!

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”  Hansa Proverb Our budding leaders came back with a bang on September 26th! Over the past couple of weeks, BLAST kids have been getting to know their group and Moorelands’ culture and routines. They’ve also been learning about Moorelands’ character qualities like respect and caring […]

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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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Register for After-School Programs

Register for After-School Programs at Moorelands online today! Moorelands After-School Programs off a wide variety of activities and field trips. Budding Leaders After-School Teams (BLAST), Youth Lead Excel Demonstrate (Youth LED) and Volunteers in Training as Leaders (VITAL) help participants build life and leadership skills, increase their sense of self-worth, develop character, and establish positive relationships with peers […]

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Karim’s story

Karim When we first met Karim, he was getting into trouble at school, acting out and skipping classes. Reeling from the loss of his father, he was struggling to cope with his hurt feelings and the upheaval to his home life. He refused to speak to his mother about it and counseling hadn’t proved useful […]

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Leadership in the Great Canadian Wilderness

Leadership. That’s what Moorelands is all about: providing leadership experiences for Toronto kids from under-served neighbourhoods.  Therefore, every summer, Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Kawagama Lake, welcomes 600 kids to a week of adventure and provides lessons that will last a lifetime… BUT before they arrive, the kids from our Youth LED programs in the City have the chance to […]

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Physical Literacy at BLAST-A-THON

On Friday May 20, kids from all three of Moorelands BLAST programs came together to show off their sports skills and compete in Moorelands’ BLAST-A-THON! BLAST-A-THON 2016 was a physical literacy extravaganza! At this special event, BLAST kids competed in fun events like Egg and Spoon Race, Three-legged Race and Potato Sack Race.  The friendly […]

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Community Leaders in action – Moorelands’ Hub, May 11, 2016

We’re still looking to fill one or two more positions at Moorelands Wilderness Camp! Join our community – we are looking for: – Male Staff – a Head Lifeguard – a Leadership Camp Canoe Tripper If you think you’ve got the leadership skills it takes to deliver creative, safe, fun and effective programs for participants then head over to […]

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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’ hub – March 14, 2016 – Introducing Mike Naumoff

 Hey Moorelands! This week on the hub we’d like to introduce you to our new Programs Coordinator, Mike Naumoff. Mike Naumoff may be new to the Moorelands’ office team but his face will certainly be familiar to many of you. From 2012 to 2013 he was the Outdoor Living Skills Coordinator at Moorelands Wilderness Camp.Everyone […]

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Moorelands’ Hub – January 26, 2016 – Reuniting Alumni & mummifying apples…

Hey Moorelands! A message for Moorelands’ Alumni: The newly formed, Moorelands Alumni Committee, would like to invite all past Camp Staff and Campers (aged 19+) to attend the inaugural Moorelands Camp Reunion! Taking place at The Dance Cave in Toronto on March 5th 2015, it’s going to be fantastic opportunity to reunite with your old Moorelands buddies, share […]

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Moorelands’ hub – Jan 18th 2016 – lunar landscapes and strawberry crepes…

There’s a lot going on at Moorelands right now… Moorelands City Programs are back in full swing after the Holidays. BLAST Gateway kids have been polishing their cooking skills making delicious strawberry crepes. YUM! Teaching our participants valuable life skills such as cooking is an important part of Moorelands’ programming.  At Moorelands, we know it’s vital that our kids not […]

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual until June 8th. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

On Tuesday, May 19th, the Government of Ontario announced that overnight camps must remain closed throughout the summer. While we are so sad that Moorelands Camp will not be able to run as usual this year, this news was not unexpected and we understand this decision: the safety of our campers and staff is always our first priority. We are refunding all camp deposits/fees already paid. Details have been emailed to registered camper families.

But we do have some good news! In anticipation of this announcement, we had already made extensive plans for a fun virtual camp experience and we’ll be Sending Camp to Kids this summer! More details coming soon including how to apply starting May 25th!

We commit to maintaining our beautiful camp property. We will continue to do everything we need to do to make sure that we can be at camp next year and for many more years to come! That’s why we need your support now more than ever. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs. We'll be making announcements soon about our new Virtual Camp for summer 2020. Stay tuned!

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids