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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projectDIVE! 113 Campers DIVE into Deeper Leadership!

Camp 2019 SUCCESS made possible by YOU: 694 spaces filled at camp – 99% filled! 113 projectDIVE! campers deepened leadership learning. 30 hours of extra staff training + 72 more hours of trekking training = an outstanding staff group. This summer, thanks to YOU – our amazing community – 113 campers were able to return […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 project DIVE! Gallery

project DIVE!, a Moorelands Camp 2019 pilot, is an advanced leadership program for campers who demonstrated strong potential to be positive leaders during their previous Moorelands Camp experience.  Being a great leader isn’t easy, but our camp staff trusted that by giving these kids greater responsibility and challenges, they would rise to the occasion… and […]

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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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