Welcome to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium

for kids and families affected by childhood cancer

camper smiling

Bonfire Bash—Cottage Edition

The 2021 Bonfire Bash—Cottage Edition, is the summertime event that is uniting caring companies, donors and community members throughout the month of August. You can sponsor, donate, or participate in fun pop-up events throughout Muskoka! Get involved today to help bring back in-person overnight camp and community programs across Ontario, keep our Campers connected virtually, and continue 1-1 bedside programming at children’s hospitals across Ontario!

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Even COVID can’t stop camp!

A lot has changed because of COVID — but the needs of kids and families affected by childhood cancer haven’t. Year-round in-hospital and virtual camp programs continue throughout the pandemic, as we continue preparations to bring back overnight camp this August. Our plan is to host family retreats so that families can maintain their household bubbles. Our medical advisory committee and task force, made up of experts in paediatric oncology and infection control, are guiding our efforts to resume in-person programming.

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3 campers on water tube

Fall Programs

Childhood cancer hasn’t taken a pause during COVID. But neither have we. Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium will continue reaching kids and families throughout the pandemic, wherever they are, including a return to in-person programs starting in August and continuing throughout the fall. No matter what, we will continue to be there for your family through in-hospital and virtual programs in all four seasons.

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Program & event highlights

CampOut for Cancer Returns

Bonfire Bash

Host an event!

Camp offers the social cure for cancer

One camper giving another a piggyback ride outside in the forest

Friendship, laughter & fun

One camper playing the guitar while another plays bongos in the music studio of Ooch Muskoka

A sense of belonging

Two campers aiming their bow and arrows in the forest

Life-changing support

Camp was probably the first place where I didn’t feel so different anymore. I was surrounded by people just like me having a great time and laughing, and it made me feel comfortable enough to just be myself and not the “kid with cancer".

— Larissa, Camper

Your donations at work

Help us bring more camp to more kids and families!

$50

Provides 4 s'mores kit for a Camper family—yum!

$100

Provides 1 in-hospital bedside kit for a Camper!

$2,500

Provides 25 Camp-in-a-Box kits filled with camp fun!

From the great outdoors to hospital floors, we are there for kids & families

Volunteers and staff have joined thousands of families on their journey with childhood cancer since 1983. Camp programs run in paediatric oncology centres and communities all across Ontario.

staff member with camper in costume in the hospital

In-Hospital programs

We meet kids soon after their diagnosis, bringing moments of fun and laughter to them, their siblings, and parents during time in hospital.

camper with counselor at day camp

Community programs

We bring the magic of camp close to home with year-round community programs across Ontario.

campers in a canoe on the water, laughing

Overnight programs

Two overnight camp sites, including the only site in Canada to provide IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions – hosts programs for kids, teens, bereaved siblings, and families