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Customized MDC swag in 6 easy steps! [May 5. 2017]

We’re pleased to introduce to you Mooredale Day Camp’s new online store . We’re excited to offer campers, families and staff the opportunity to purchase their own customized Mooredale Day Camp swag. T-shirts, hoodies, hats, backpacks… it’s all here and YOU choose the style and colours that suit you best! Plus, on your first order you can receive 10% off ...

Top Three Questions (Almost) Every Parent Asks! Part 3 [April 18. 2017]

Top 3 Questions (Almost) Every Parent Asks: Part 3 As a parent, I am well aware of the stress one can feel in the morning when confronted with that age-old question: What am I going to send with them for lunch? (If you missed Questions 1&2, you can catch up here ) Well, when you sign up for Mooredale Day Camp your mornings will be stress free** because you’ll know that we ...

Top Three Questions (Almost) Every Parent Asks! Part 2 [April 11. 2017]

3 Questions (Almost) Every Parent Asks. Part 2 We field many questions a week about our day camp program, and naturally many parent generally inquire about the same things – so we’re looking at the three top questions MDC families have about our summer day camp program. Our first question was: “ Can you tell me more about swimming? ” This post will cover our ...

Top Three Questions (Almost) Every Parent Asks! Part 1 [Feb 27. 2017]

We field many questions a week about our day camp program, and have discovered that many parent generally inquire about the same things – so for the next three Big Blue Tarp entries we’re going to look into the three top questions MDC families have about our summer day camp program. Question #1: “Can you tell me more about swimming?” If you have a question about ...

1 Hiring Tip I Wish I Knew 15 Years Ago [Jan 12. 2017]

A couple of years ago I heard a story at a leadership conference that immediately changed how I approached my hiring process and has proven to have dramatic results. A while back the CEO of Southwest Airlines – a company that at the time ranked among the best in the nation in customer satisfaction - was asked by another executive if he could share Southwest’s methods for training ...

Introducing the Big Blue Tarp [Dec 22.2016]

Introducing our new blog: the Big Blue Tarp (a.k.a. the blog formerly known as Chat 'n Chew). We'll be using the Big Blue Tarp blog to build our community by using a variety of posts: 1) Announcements - when something new and exciting is worthy of sharing with our fans and clients, the BBT will let you know first 2) Community Happenings - there are often events and activities happening in ...

Santa Is Bringing Our Campers A Big New Game! [Dec 22.2016]

Santa is coming, and he's bringing a special gift for the girls and boys at Mooredale Day Camp next summer. Introducing our new Gaga ball activity! This quick-moving, low-impact game is suitable for all ages and sizes. Don't know how to play? It's a simple game - think of a hybrid between tag and dodge ball. The object of the game is avoid being touched by the ball. Playing inside ...

Imagination Emporium day at Mooredale!

Today was quite a special day as it revolved around the theme "imagination"! Campers and staff came to camp in their wackiest of costumes. It was great! In the morning the junior campers made pet rocks, pasta necklaces, and worked on their camp books! Our inter campers played parachute games, made lego creations, and conquered various obstacle courses! Our tennis campers played noodle ...

Everyone Into the Aquarium!

What a great way to return to camp after a long weekend! We loaded up two busses and made our way down to the amazing Ripley's Aquarium. Our campers spent the day looking at different fresh and saltwater creatures from Ontario, Canada and around the world. Ripley's has made their entire aquarium interactive so campers could watch slow motion videos of archer fish, touch live rays, make a ...

Session 2 Videos!

Check out our Session 2 Recap Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6eFDmYKMrU Our trip to Pioneer Village: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qILCvrpFsMY&feature=youtu.be Our Tennis Campers' Mooredale Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM_dCnlwzE4 ...

Myths and Legends Day!

Today at Mooredale we had a myths & legends theme day! We were so pleasantly surprised by the amount of enthusiasm that our campers and staff brought into their costumes. Everybody was so creative! Among the most popular costumes were knights, princesses, superheros, togas, dragons, robots, and more! Our juniors began the morning trick or treating for candy around camp in their ...

End of Week 2

The last three days of the week were a whirlwind of activity and fun. Wednesday was wacky-hair-wednesday and we saw some very interesting hairstyles, including our Junior Section Program Director Neon, who tied helium balloons to her pigtails! Our juniors made Strawberry Jam from scratch - it took them almost all morning! It was quite delicious. Our inter boys played cops & robbers and hula ...

Colour Cup

Today was our Colour Cup! Our morning consisted of lots of face painting, banner and kite making, and freezies! For lunch we ate scrambled egg wraps with salsa, cucumber salad, and apples. Although it rained for the afternoon and we had to move the Colour Cup indoors, we had equally as much fun! Our campers made their own trophies and medals at arts and crafts and competed in friendly activities ...

First Day of Camp!

Our first day of camp was a huge success! We had so much fun in the sunny weather. Our campers started out the day decorating their home base rooms around the mooredale house. Our junior campers then played a whole bunch of different games including capture the flag and charades, while our inter campers played circle games and tag. Our seniors spent the morning getting to know one another while ...