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Mooredale Day Camp

146 Crescent Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1V2
Mooredale Day Camp
 

Mooredale Day Camp  

146 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1V2

  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $480 to $770/week
  • Ages:
    2.5 to 12
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    75
  • Programs:
    0 available; 27 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Mooredale Day Camp

    Mooredale Day Camp is a co-ed summer camp for campers ages 4 - 12. Activities include athletics, archery wellness, arts & crafts, music, drama, STEM and outdoor education.

    Summer Fun (SF) for Preschool is an outdoor/indoor program for children between the ages of 2.5 - 4 yrs. SF programs includes arts & crafts, water play and music & movement.

    • Special needs: Not available



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Mooredale Day Camp currently has 0 program available; 27 TBD.

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    Type/Gender
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    Virtual program
    Coed
    Ages: 4 - 8
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $154
    Marine Biology|Zoology/Animals



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid early $20
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Mooredale Day Camp

    our take

    Location is important, to be sure, and Mooredale is a great example of that. Hosted in a charming community centre in the heart of leafy Rosedale, there is a sense of calm and community here that you may not necessarily expect of a location so close to the heart of Canada’s largest metropolis. It’s charming, with lovely outdoor play spaces, heated pool, as well as indoor facilities that give a sense of the lived history and heritage of the neighbourhood. There is a real sense of camp here, too, augmented by the tennis club and the nearby ravines and green spaces, which the counsellors make good use of, as they do of the resources further afield, through day trips to downtown locations, Kelso Conservation Area, and elsewhere. Great location, experienced staff, and a lovely feel—for those interested in a quiet, kid-oriented, kid-paced camp close by, Mooredale has a lot to offer.



  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    146 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    Accommodations

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: The majority of our camp program takes place on the Mooredale property at the corner of Mt. Pleasant Road and Crescent Road. Camp activities take place indoors and outdoors. Many of our rooms indoors are air-conditioned for relief from the really hot days. Outside, we have a swimming pool, some lawn space, and a fenced-in playground area with large trees and shade structures. We have access to the pool change rooms and showers.

    Is Mooredale Day Camp technology free? We ask that all campers keep their electronics at home. Some camp programs, such as the Photography, Video Game Design and Robotics etc. do incorporate technology into the camp program. However, these times are controlled by the camp staff.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Soccer Field
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court(s)

    Landscape

    • Forested Area
    • Nature Trails

    More details about property: In addition to our property, we use our local community at times for our program. Rosedale Public School is across the road and has sport fields, tarmac basketball court and playground areas for us to use. We often explore the trails north of our property that make up part of the David Balfour Park. Our Intermediate and Senior campers will travel to Rosedale Park to use the soccer fields and outdoor rink. As well our tennis programs use the Rosedale Tennis Club. Rosedale Park also features a splash pad and washroom facilities.



    Associations

    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Alyse Reichardt, Camp Director and Program Manager
    Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development, PM

    Hello! 

     



    In the News

    December 23, 2016
    Mooredale Day Camp Goes Gaga

    Introducing our new Gaga ball activity! This quick-moving, hybrid game of tag and dodge ball is suitable for all ages and sizes.... Read More

    November 17, 2015
    Mooredale Invites You To Winter Wonderland on November 28

    You are invited to join us at Mooredale on Saturday November 28th for Winter Wonderland from 9 am - 1 pm at 146 Crescent Road, Toronto.... Read More

    November 17, 2015
    New Specialty Stream Options For Senior Campers At Mooredale Day Camp

    Mooredale Day Camp adds 4 new options for senior campers (ages 9-12): Performance Swimming, Karate, Video Game Design and Photography... Read More



    Stories

    • 'We are very thrilled' ~ A testimonial

      An end of summer testimonial from a camp mom:

      Hi Eric – We are the parents of (_) who was a junior camper this summer for 6 weeks. She LOVED the program and came home each day with a new story about a friend she had made or a game that was played. She also made big strides in improving her swimming and comfort with learning to swim. We are very thrilled with her experience this summer.

    • 'The rave reviews we have heard are true' ~ A testimonial

      An mid-summer testimonial from a camp mom:

      Thank you Eric!!

      My kids are loving the camps and the food!! All of the rave reviews we have heard are true and more! We are so happy with the programming and the camp! 

    • 'Mooredale was by far his favourite' ~ A testimonial

      An end of summer testimonial from a camper mom:

      I just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks (so) much for a terrific few weeks. (My son) was enrolled in several different camps this summer and Mooredale was by far his favourite. He loved the food. He loved the Karate and all the different activities. Your staff was amazing. I really appreciate it and all the work you do.

    • The Courage Stone

      This summer, we had a young girl, about age 5, join us for camp the first time.  Right from the first day, the morning drop-off was a struggle for her.  The anxiety of separating from her father was too much to bear, and she could hardly be consoled when he parted and left her in our care.  After some time she would settle down and would go on to enjoy the rest of the day, but the morning parting was stressful for her, her father, and for us.

      After a couple of days, the father came up with an idea.  He found a nice shiny stone and gave it to his daughter and told her it was a Courage Stone

      "When you're feeling sad and upset, just take this courage stone out of your backpack and hold on tight.  It will give you courage and will help you when I say goodbye in the morning," he told her.  From that day on, every morning, she clutched her stone as dad said goodbye, tears still in her eyes, but absolutely believing that she had the courage to stay at camp on her own.

      (On it's own, this alone was a cool story.  But then this happened:)

      A few days into the session, our camper was waiting for the morning activities to begin.  Dad was safely away, and she was still holding her courage stone, when she noticed another camper was upset on the other side of the pickup area.  The camper was crying and a camp staff was unsuccessful in their attempts to calm him down.  Our little hero cautiously walked up to the older camper whom she didn't know, and holding out her hand, offered her courage stone to the upset camper. 

      "Here" she said.  "This will help you to be brave."

      It was one of the most generous displays of selflessness we had ever seen!

    • International Flavour

      We'd like to introduce you to Camper Y and his sister, Volunteer Z.  This summer we had the pleasure of them joining our program for two weeks.  Camper Y was visiting from China, and his father hoped for him to have a Canadian experience and to help him develop his English.  Since Camper Y's English was very limited, his sister -who has lived full time in Canada for a little while - agreed to volunteer for two weeks to act as his translator.

      We weren't quite sure how this would go.  Would he fit in?  Could we communicate effectively with him?  How would we run programs and give instructions?

      Well, we shouldn't have worried.  Camper Y did exactly what most kids do when they are in a camp setting - he made it work.  With help from his sister, he fit right in and took part in the programs.  They even found some sleeping bags and overnight gear and joined the Senior campers on their three day camping trip to Kelso Provincial Park. 

      At the end of his session, I received an email from him mom, who was still in China, and had heard reports back on his camp experience.  "He loves the camp" she said.  'Can you send pictures of him taking part in activities so we can show his friends and family back home what he is doing?"  Of course we wanted to celebrate with Camper Y his success, so I spent time that afternoon following his group around capturing them in action.

      We had several campers from different countries join us this summer, and even a staff member from Cuba!  The international flavour that these guests brought to camp went a long way to making this summer so successful.  We look forward to seeing Camper Y again next summer, and maybe he'll even bring a friend!

    • Mooredale Mealtime Madness and the Daily Water Dump

      So this is me, the Camp Director. 

      And no, I'm not promoting recycling.  Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the 3 R's, but this bin is not full of paper and plastic.  It's full of water.

      Yep, water.

      And I'm about to dump it on two of the summer staff.  Which is what I do every day after lunch.

      "You drop water on your staff out a second story window every day?  You must be the meanest boss ever!"  I could understand if you thought that.

      But you'd be wrong, because the daily water dump is one of the most popular aspects of our camp day.  Every day after lunch, we have a time that we call "Mooredale Mealtime Madness".  Or MMM for short.  ((Don't confuse it with Mooredale Morning Madness, also known as MMM - thats a story for another day)) 

      MMM is this - each session we choose 10 counsellors to compete every day in a series of events.  And each day, one or two counsellors end up losing that event.  And when you lose....we'll, that's where the water comes in.  The staff members make their way to the walkway under the window and... well, lets just say we help them cool off!

      See, I'm not a mean boss!  I'm actually helping them out!   :-)

    • The Evolution of a Camera-Shy Camper

      This is Camper X (obviously not his real name!) and we had the pleasure of his company for six weeks this summer.  Camper X was not new to Mooredale Day Camp.  In fact he had been attending our summer program for some time. 

      Since he began taking part in our camp program, Camper X has always been camera shy.  Perhaps 'shy' is too light a term - he pretty much refused to be in any photo at all, even the group photo that goes home with every camper at the end of each session.  Nothing we did could convince him to take part in any sort of picture.  We didn't push him when he said no, but we kept asking because we wanted to show his parents that he was taking part and enjoying the camp program.

      Then towards the end of his final two weeks with us, things began to change.  One day the section director that Camper X was in came rushing into the camp office.  "I just got some great pictures of the campers taking part in a cooking class" she said.  "And guess what!  Camper X actually posed and smiled for a photo!  We should sent it to his mom!"  I use to many exclamation points, but she was really that excited.  It really was a big deal for us.  So we emailed the picture to mom and she was pleased.

      A couple of days later, during our all camp swim, I was taking some photos of the activity, and Camper X came up to me to ask if I would take his picture.  I almost dropped by camera in the water!  I said sure and asked what he wanted to do.  "Take a picture of me jumping in the water!" he begged, so that's what we did for the next few minutes.  In and out of the pool he went to get some photos of him jumping in the water.

      While we ended up with a few good photos, I was more pleased with how we had built enough of a relationship with Camper X to allow himself to trust us to take care of him.  When he didn't want his picture taken, we respected that.  When he was ready, we celebrated with him.

       



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