BLAST Kids Set Goals and Shoot for the Stars

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo One of the leadership habits practised at BLAST focuses on teaching kids to set goals and put first things first. At Moorelands, we recognise the inherent […]

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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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Tom

“Tom loved the lake, the campout and building a fire…now he can’t wait to get back to BLAST!” 11-year-old Tom has attended Moorelands BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) for the past two years. This summer he came to us for his first real experience of summer camp at Moorelands Wilderness Camp – an experience […]

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A few memories of Wilderness Camp 2016

Memories of Wilderness Camp 2016… What a summer it’s been up at Moorelands Wilderness Camp! From curing Pirates of phobias to time travelling through history to superheroes playing the stock market…it’s been a bumper year to remember on Kawagama Lake! Most importantly though, we’ve seen the amazing ways in which our campers have grown. They’ve […]

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Friday Night Campfire – Campers Share Stories

Every session of Moorelands Wilderness Camp ends with a Friday night campfire. It’s a time when campers come together to share stories, sing camp songs, and enjoy skits based on the learnings of the week. As part of this Friday night fun, just before the campfire, a few campers share their personal stories and favourite […]

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Beach Blast helps kids connect and have fun

There’s nothing that tops a beach party. Or so we at Moorelands like to think! And so, at Moorelands Wilderness Camp, day 5 of each session includes a big ol’ party on Front Beach! Beach Blast Juniors and Inters come together to enjoy music, swimming, games, hula contests, limbo contests, and even a dance workout! […]

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Moorelands Pirate Life for Me

Ahoy, mateys! Sorry for the delay! Our Wilderness Camp staff has been busy, delighting campers with swashbuckling escapades… Yes indeed, Session One at camp this year was Pirate Week. Pirate Week At Moorelands Wilderness Camp, all our sessions have a theme, and each theme has a dual purpose: a. They’re jolly good fun b. They’re […]

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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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Autumn’s story – Send a Kid to Camp

Autumn got her first break at age 8, when she got the chance to attend Moorelands Wilderness Camp thanks to supporters of Moorelands’ Send a Kid to Camp campaign. In those early years, Autumn gave camp staff quite a challenge. She isolated herself and was reluctant to participate. Strongwilled, with great determination and courage, she was ill-equipped to channel these qualities productively. Fast forward […]

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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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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 from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. 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.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. 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.

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