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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Applying Camp Lessons For Back-to-School Success

As summer camp season comes to an end, kids return home with new experiences, memories, friends and skills. Beyond campfires and canoeing, Moorelands Camp helps equip kids with tools they can use year-round. Here’s how camp can set kids up for back-to-school success: Leadership SkillsMoorelands Kids programming emphasizes leadership development. Through exciting and intentional daily […]

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Finding Purpose at Camp: Mia’s Staff Spotlight

Meet Mia, who recently arrived from Ukraine as an experienced nurse who has found purpose within the caring community at Moorelands. Her journey began with a friendly encounter with neighbours who informed her about Moorelands’ impactful work with children and youth. With a background in the medical field, Mia was intrigued and inspired to join […]

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Life Lessons From a Camp Dog

Today we celebrate National Dog Day—the cutest day of the year! Whether you’re a dog owner or have experienced the joy of being around these lovable creatures, you know just how much fun and excitement they bring into our lives. Commonly referred to as “Man’s Best Friend,” dogs have earned this title for their loyalty […]

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Running in the Family

Moorelands Camp creates lasting memories that spans generations. Since its opening in 1917, Moorelands Camp has touched the lives of generations of campers. One alumna, Christarr, was given the opportunity to attend Moorelands Camp more than two decades ago, and has carried the fun-filled memories and valuable skills she learned at camp into adulthood. Today, […]

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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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Moorelands Kids’ Secret to Sourcing Staff!

David Shares His Expertise as a Speaker at the American Camp Association (ACA) Staffing Summit Working in the industry for over ten years, our Moorelands Camp Director, David Borsook, has learned a thing or two about how to proactively recruit program staff. As you may know, Moorelands Kids staff are the backbone of all our […]

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Why Good Leaders Are Responsible

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn Responsibility is something required of all of us in every area of our lives. We need to demonstrate responsibility in our families, when we’re at school, when we are at work, and in […]

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Staff Spotlight: Dio

Dio has been part of the Moorelands Kids family since 2017, working in roles from Program Leader to Site Coordinator.  This past summer, Dio became a Program Experience Leader and Head of Creative Arts at Moorelands Camp. “No matter what I did, I always felt supported,” she says. “I love the community I have at […]

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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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Ahoy Mateys! Swashbuckler 2022 Is Here!

Ahoy mateys! Moorelands Kids and the Starry Summer Night committee are excited to host the 2nd annual “SSN Swashbuckler” on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Grab your swords and treasure maps, and join us as we set sail on a scavenger hunt on Kawagama Lake to help send kids to camp! The Legend of the Swashbuckler… […]

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Packing for camp? Here’s What to Bring and Not Bring this Summer!

CAMP IS HERE! And you may be thinking, what should I pack for summer camp? We’ve put together The ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMP CHECKLIST so you know what to pack to have the best week away EVER! Days at Moorelands Camp are filled with fun and excitement, here’s what campers will need (and won’t need) during […]

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How Nature Impacts Mental Health

Sometimes life gets us down. It’s normal. Our daily routines can take over—wake up, brush teeth, go to school, come home, and then do it all over again the next day. We face challenges in life that can make us nervous, anxious and stressed out. These challenges can take a mental toll. And COVID-19 multiplies […]

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