Welcome to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium

where kids affected by childhood cancer can just be kids

Childhood cancer changes a kid's life

So does camp. Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium is a privately funded charity that brings laughter and joy to kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

Year-round community, in-hospital and overnight camp programs across Ontario deliver fun, friendship and a sense of community at any stage of a child’s cancer journey. New in 2020 are virtual programs—now reaching kids and families all across Ontario.

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3 campers on water tube

Virtual Summer Camp

Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp! We are bringing our amazing virtual, interactive and engaging camp to kids and families wherever they are this summer. Connections with camp friends, skill-building and more keep us together even though we are apart!

Learn more What is virtual camp?

Program & event highlights

Information for families

Camping out together

Support our Campers

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 virtual camp essentials for our Camp-in-a-Box kits, like craft supplies!

$100

provides virtual camp essentials for our Camp-in-a-Box kits, like craft supplies!

$2,500

provides a virtual “Around the Campfire” experience for families all across Ontario!

Create impact of your own

In trees, in treatment, or online, we are there for kids & families

Our 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. Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp—new in 2020 are year-round virtual programs!

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.

Community programs

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

Overnight programs

Three 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