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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BLAST Learn Life Skills and Financial Literacy

“Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out; hard to put back.” Earl Wilson At BLAST our kids get to have a lot of fun every day after school. One of the best aspects of the program though is that intertwined through every activity are lessons about leadership, life […]

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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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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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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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MAPS at Moorelands Wilderness Camp – a whole lot of learning

MAPS are Moorelands Activity Picks at Moorelands Wilderness Camp. These are skill based activities chosen by campers on arrival at camp on Monday. Campers pick 3 MAPS. From Tuesday to Friday, they spend their mornings honing the different MAP skills they have selected. MAPS are not only used to teach campers active and healthy outdoor […]

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Wilderness Survival Skills – campers learn about nature and teamwork

In Wilderness Survival Skills (WSS), campers get out into nature and learn the essentials of wilderness living, emergency responses, and nature education. Camp skills learned include map and compass reading, food preparation and storage, knots, first aid and safety, minimum impact camping and weather. The WSS staff members also teach camp-out preparation; ensuring campers are ready […]

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After-school Sports Program Leaders

Sports Program Leaders assist the Program Head to create a welcoming, safe and positive environment where children aged 6-12 have fun, make friends and develop life skills. They help plan and implement snack, activities, visitors and trips for 24 to 27 participants. The BLAST Programs are located in Flemingdon Park or Thorncliffe Park. ________________________________________ Hours Up […]

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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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BLAST honesty

With Honesty Comes Trust After a session spent exploring the meaning of honesty, we asked our kids in Moorelands BLAST (Budding Leaders After -School Team) why honesty is important to them. Here’s what they said:   “Telling the truth makes your life easier because you don’t have to lie. Lying is never the answer.” – […]

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Aamna’s Moorelands Story

“Moorelands made me believe I deserve to succeed.” Aamna began her Moorelands journey at the Valley Park Youth Lead Excel Demonstrate (LED) program in grade 8 and went on to attend the Moorelands MG Leadership Program. She has also volunteered and worked at our City Summer Day Camp and our Budding Leaders After-school Teams (BLAST). […]

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Moorelands’ Messages January 26, 2015

Hey Moorelands! This week, our wilderness camp Director, LT, wanted to share this beautiful note (above) from one of our intermediate campers. What a lovely, heart-felt message about why camp is awesome! A special shout out to camp staff Indiana, Crispy and Zeke – you obviously made quite the impact!  It really means the world to us […]

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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