Childhood cancer changes a kid's life
So does Camp. Camp Ooch is a privately funded charity that brings laughter and joy to kids and families affected by childhood cancer.
Year-round community, in-hospital, overnight and virtual camp programs across Ontario deliver fun, friendship and a sense of community at any stage of a child’s cancer journey.
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Ooch gives kids the social cure for cancer
A sense of belonging
Camp Ooch 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, Ooch CamperRead Larissa's story
gives four kids the chance to just be kids while in the hospital
gives two kids a day of Community program fun, close to home
gives one kid a full week of cabin sleeps and Ooch Olympic games
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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 Ooch programs run in paediatric oncology centres and communities all across Ontario. Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp—new in 2020 are virtual programs that will help us reach the same number of kids and families as ever!