Moorecroft Stewardship Committee May 2014

Moorecroft Stewards

Moorecroft Stewardship Committee was initiated as a committee of The Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT) following the purchase of the park by the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). The Committee provides stewardship activities/actions and diplomatic feedback to the RDN staff and politicians when…

Gertrude Moore 1943


  Gertrude Evelyn Moore, the first Director of Physical Education for Women at the University of British Columbia (UBC), started Moorecroft Camp for Girls in 1934. Named after her childhood home in Ontario, the camp ran under Miss Moore until…

Moorecroft Stewards at Art in the Garden


The Moorecroft Stewards are involved in numerous community events throughout the year. In 2013 volunteers from Moorecroft helped with the annual Crabfest at Northwest Bay Ranch, home to SeaFood4Life.   Local residents and visitors enjoyed a family-friendly feast of crab, corn…


Oregon Grape

Native Plantings

  In May 2013 900 native plants were planted on sites where cabins had been demolished, along the trail to Vesper Point and in the former playground area. Volunteers worked under the direction of Richard Wahlgren of Streamside Native Plant…

Moorecroft Logo Quilt Piece

Community Quilt

The Moorecrofters are creating a community quilt, based on memories of the land and sea around Moorecroft Regional Park.  The finished quilt will be displayed at events highlighting the park and, eventually, in a prominent location at Moorecroft. Create your…

Archery at Moorecroft Camp


Archery was a favourite sport of Miss Moore.  She taught women at UBC during her tenure there and so it was a natural extension to include it as one of the activities at the camp.  Campers reminiscing about their experiences at…

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Stumps in the clearing, Moorecroft Camp

If the Woods Could Talk

Tucked away in the woods, just south of Miss Moore’s cabin, is a quiet clearing with twenty or so stumps just begging to be sat upon. Was this a meeting place for campers to discuss the wonders of the nature…

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