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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Meet Our Camp Staff: Baloo aka Sinoy

By Dawson Nyffenegger Hailing all the way from Manchester, England, Sinoy Joseph has been part of our Moorelands Camp staff team for several years. A chemistry student at the University of Manchester currently doing his Master’s degree, Sinoy hopes to be able to practice medicine once he graduates. His career choice likely stems from his […]

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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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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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How to teach kids to be peaceful problem solvers

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill Teaching kids about conflict resolution and how to solve problems peacefully is an important part of child development. Life isn’t always plain sailing and kids need to learn to be peaceful problem […]

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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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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 5 Photos

Flashback to Session 5 at Moorelands Camp 2019! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun and see our campers exploring new skills and activities! But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 4 Photos

Session 4 at Moorelands Camp 2019 was SO MUCH FUN!!! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun wilderness adventures and supercharged learning moments. But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to win […]

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Why Summer Camp Changes Lives

When children attend summer camp we have a lot of hopes for them. We hope that they are safe. We hope that they have fun. We hope that they make memories. We hope that they learn something important about themselves and others. We hope for all these things for our kids, but we work to […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 3 Photos

Session 3 at Moorelands Camp 2019 was AMAZING!!! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun wilderness adventures and supercharged learning moments. But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a chance to win cool prizes […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 Session 2

Session 2 at Moorelands Camp 2019 was AMAZING!!! Check out the pics below to relive all the fun pirate memories, amazing wilderness adventures and supercharged learning moments. But before you do…don’t forget to register for the Festi-fall on October 19th! Plus, campers! Share your favourite memory from camp and what you learned and be in a […]

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