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Intermediate Section (6-8yrs)

Intermediate campers have completed SK or above by June. Campers age 6 - 8 are able to handle more than our younger campers, so Intermediates are given challenging programs appropriate to their age levels.

The Intermediate Section Director works with the Intermediate Counsellors, Assistant Counsellors and Specialty Staff to develop skills, foster team-building and develop each camper's sense of personal competence. The program offers exciting challenges appropriate to this age group. Counsellor to camper ratios in this section are a maximum 1:8.

Specialty Activities:  Athletics, Arts and Crafts, Music and Drama, Cooking, a one-hour Tennis Lesson with a Rosedale Tennis Club pro, and Archery are the specialty activities for this age group.

Swimming and Safety

Intermediate campers take part in two swim times during the camp day.  The first is a 30 minute Red Cross swim lesson, led by the life guarding staff in the Mooredale pool.  All lifeguards are trained and certified to instruct swimming lessons appropriate to your child's swimming ability. 

The second swim time is during the all-camp recreation swim before lunch.  In order to ensure everyone's safety we take the following safety precautions.  First of all, while the camp is swimming, the pool has a full lifeguard team actively guarding the pool.  If a camper requires assistance while swimming, a personal flotation device is available to use. Further, we require that all Intermediate section counsellors stay within a short reach of their campers.  In addition, at the 15 minute mark we clear the pool and do an attendance check.  Finally, additional camp support staff are also in the pool and available to assist.

Intermediate Specialty Streams

1.  Soccer  Session 1 

  • Instruction from certified Mooredale Soccer Club coaches and technical staff
  • Daily soccer activities, drills, instruction and competitions from 1-3 pm.
  • A Mooredale Day Camp regular cook-out lunch, recreational swimming, camp theme days and special programs.
  • Red Cross Swim Lessons included


5.  Lego Engineering  Session 1 & 3

  • Daily building and creating Lego structures and projects from 1 - 3 pm
  • Red Cross swimming lessons included
  • A Mooredale Day Camp regular cook-out lunch, recreational swimming, camp theme days and special programs.


6.  Karate  Session 2 & 4

  • Daily skill development and instruction from 1-3 pm.
  • Trained instruction from long time Mooredale Instructor James Greer from Cold Mountain Karate
  • A Mooredale Day Camp regular cook-out lunch, recreational swimming, camp theme days and special programs.
  • Red Cross Swim Lessons included


Intermediate's: A Typical Day







Mooredale Morning Madness.  Led by MDC staff, this kick-off every morning is a time for sing-songs, announcements and sharing important news of the day.




Between 9:15 and 11:15 am, Intermediate campers take part in 30 minute rotations of different group activities at different stations around the property.  During this two hour period, campers will be taken to their appropriate Red Cross swim lesson at the Mooredale pool by an MDC staff member.  Once the lesson is over, the staff member will return the camper to their activity.




All-camp free swim!  This 25 minute recreational swim is one of the highlights of the day. Intermediate campers can take a deep end test with the life guard team to allow them to enjoy the deep end and diving board.




Picnic Lunch.   Our lunch meals are very tasty, and every Friday is Pizza Day!




Mealtime Madness- Each day after lunch different Mooredale counsellors and program staff put on a program to bring up the energy and get us ready for the afternoon.




Group and specialty activities.  The 45 minute afternoon activities include archery, a one hour lesson at Rosedale Tennis Club, athletics, music, drama, cooking and group choice activity times.

*During Session 3 & 4, this is the time of day when the Soccer and Karate specialty camps will take part in their instructions.




Roundup!  It's almost time to go home, but first we find out who wins the Golden Broom award for cleanest home base and to acknowledge our campers of the day.




Dismissal at David Balfour Park.  Intermediate campers and their counsellors walk (north on Mt. Pleasant Road) to the David Balfour Parkette to meet their parents or guardians.




"Happy Hour" is our term for our optional after-camp care, provided by day camp staff until 5:30 pm.  There is an extra fee for this service which can be paid by session or for individual days.


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New members may register starting Jan. 2 2019

Session Schedules

Two Week Sessions
Session 1:  July 2 - July 13
Session 2:  July 16 - July 27
Session 3:  July 30 - Aug 10*
Session 4:  Aug 13 - Aug 24

One week options
Session 1A: July 2 - 6
Session 1B: July 9 - 13
Session 2A: July 16 - 20
Session 2B: July 23 - 27
Session 3A: July 30 - Aug 3
Session 3B: Aug 7 - 10 *
Session 4A: Aug 13 - 17
Session 4B: Aug 20- 24
*There is no camp Monday August 6

Session Schedules

Closer to the camp season we will post a sample Intermediate camper schedule.