Km4Camp!

On the May 24 Weekend 2021, the Moorelands Kids team is raising money to send kids to camp this summer by taking on the challenge of traversing the not-insignificant 240km distance between Toronto and Moorelands Camp! We’re splitting the distance between us and are planning to walk, run, cycle, (and maybe even kayak) to help kids get […]

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Send Hope and Mary to Camp!

“Going to camp helps kids in so many ways. The chance to be away from home, new experiences, opening their eyes to new opportunities. But Moorelands Camp equally helps in socialisation, it helps kids learn to make new friends and develop teamwork skills. Learning how to interact successfully with people is so important.” Ada, Camper […]

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Reasons To Send Your Child To Summer Camp

By Aly Tomas With the weather still being “not quite spring” outside, your child’s summer plans may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s actually a perfect time to start thinking ahead to warmer months and making plans – like summer camp! Considering sending your child to summer camp? Take a look […]

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Why Camp is Important for City Kids

By Sarah Van Heuverswyn Despite social distancing measures, we still have some wonderful and fun things to do here in Toronto. We have parks, the Toronto Zoo and can discover beautiful nature trails in our magnificent ravine network. Still, nothing can replace the joy of the great Canadian wilderness, and that is one reason why […]

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Fundraise Online – Be a Send a Kid To Camp SUPERHERO

Moorelands Kids; Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) fundraising campaign kicks off in early spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help us fundraise online to support campers this summer. We all have unique strengths to share and there are different ways you can help send camp to kids! Please consider becoming an online SAK […]

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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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BE A Send a Kid To Camp SUPERHERO

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot send kids to camp on Kawagama Lake. Instead, this summer we will Send Camp to Kids through our new virtual programs. Moorelands Kids is responding to the huge increase in kid’s anxiety and to the distress caused by physical distancing with nimble speed. We are constantly generating engaging and supportive […]

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What Might Virtual Camp Look Like for Kids?

In a Virtual Camp world, campers will tune in online to meet their Moorelands Camp team! They’ll receive a daily online camp schedule filled with fun, engaging challenges and videos spread throughout the day to mimic moving between camp activities. Campers will simply have to click a link to be virtually transported to Kawagama Lake! […]

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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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Tala’s Story

For many families in our city, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting need for physical distancing, is difficult and challenging. For Tala — a child of 8, watching her parents leave the house every morning — it is terrifying. Tala is a newcomer to Toronto. She’s loved her time at Moorelands Kids’ BLAST and was […]

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Kaiya’s Story

Until recently, Kaiya and her mom were living with her mom’s boyfriend. But when her mom lost her job, things got horrible at home and they had to move into a shelter. The shelters were dorm style, but at least they had some toys and there were other kids. Enter Covid-19; they were moved again […]

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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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Congrats to Karin Ibscher on Her Triumphant Kawagama Lake Swim!

Thank you, Karin Huge congratulations and thanks to Karin Ibscher on completing her epic swim! Karin’s impact has been tremendous.  At the time of going to print, she has surpassed her goal of sending 20 kids to camp and raised $24,787 and introduced 137 new people to the life-changing magic of Moorelands Camp. But what’s […]

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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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