What is positive youth development?

By Robyn Bell “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — Robert Kennedy. What is positive youth development? Positive Youth […]

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Stay Home & Stay Creative

Right now, as much as possible, it’s important to stay home,  stay safe, and save lives.  But we all know, staying home can be a bit boring! Don’t worry, Moorelands Kids is here to help! Below you’ll find lots of videos and resources to help you stay creative at home – most of the materials […]

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Announcing Moorelands Festive Fridays!

Moorelands Festive Fridays – monthly camp meet-ups are another new initiative for Moorelands Kids to keep our campers connected year-round! In fall 2020 we launched a new Family Fun Night on the last Friday of every month and the event name was recently selected through a camper contest. So far families have enjoyed online bingo, […]

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First Ever “Aqua Hug” Around Moorelands Camp!

After her triumphant Kawagama Lake perimeter swim last year, Karin Ibscher wanted to do something equally creative for her latest camp fundraising efforts. Karin wanted help the Starry Summer Night Committee reach their goal of getting Moorelands Camp a new pontoon boat, while at the same time bringing her community together during the difficult time […]

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Kawagama Lake Community Raises $64,000 for New Camp Boat!

Once again, the sensational Starry Summer Night Committee, made up of our cottage neighbours on Kawagama and Bear Lakes, came together (virtually!) to do something HUGE for Moorelands Camp! While the pandemic meant the Kawagama Lake community couldn’t have their annual fundraising bash, they still managed to raise an enormous $64,000 through their “Non Event […]

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Thank you for sending camp to kids!

It’s been a wildly different summer for all of us.  THANK YOU for standing by our kids during this challenging time. As part of the Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) campaign this year, our growing group of amazing fundraisers wrote letters, sent emails and even held an amazing virtual campfire to raise money to […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic to have unprecedented impact on kids

This headline, taken from a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) publication highlights the way school closures, control measures, inaccessibility of traditional avenues of support, loss of recreational opportunities and reduction of family income all affect the physical and mental health of children – both their learning and education experience and their childhood development. Moorelands […]

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The Palmer Family and the Impact of Online Programs!

“What Moorelands Kids’ online programs provide is the opportunity to increase emotional fortitude…” Ingrid Palmer, Moorelands Camp alum and camper parent. Today, Ingrid Palmer is a social advocate who makes use of her lived experiences, including being a Crown Ward and legally blind, to build awareness and promote the need for community programs.  But back […]

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Virtual Visitors’ Day 2020 RSVP!

JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL VISITORS’ DAY – JULY 29TH TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR VIRTUAL SUMMER PROGRAMS! Please join us for Virtual Visitors’ Day on Wednesday, July 29th where we’ll be giving you the inside scoop on Moorelands Camp Lead On – our online camp programs this summer. RSVP today to […]

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Let’s Send Camp To Kids! – ED’s Report Summer 2020

Like many of our children, Kaiya is going through a difficult time as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The need to social distance can be particularly cruel now as we face major life events without the ability to come together. To know that memories of camp are keeping Kaiya strong and resilient, I am filled with […]

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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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Festi-Fall! 2019

A humongous THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers and families who came out to celebrate all things fall and Moorelands Camp with us at Festi-Fall! 2019. What better way to celebrate all things fall than a good ol’ Moorelands Kids’ campfire? On Saturday, October 19th we brought 150 campers, families and volunteers together in […]

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Kick-start Sarah’s School Year Success!

“The things you learn at Moorelands Kids help with almost everything!” Sarah, Moorelands Kids’ camper and LED participant. After a summer of fun, Moorelands Kids’ campers are back to school. The new school year brings opportunity… but it can also bring challenges for the children we serve. While at camp, and out of their familiar […]

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