Welcome to Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium

for kids and families affected by childhood cancer

Childhood cancer changes lives

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 childhood cancer journey. New for 2020: virtual camp-inspired programs that reach kids and families all across Ontario.

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3 campers on water tube

Virtual Camp

Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp! We are bringing the magic of camp online in all four seasons. Interactive and engaging camp-inspired virtual programs reach kids and families wherever they are. 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

Gifts of Magic Catalogue

The Sporting Life Virtual 10k Returns!

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 a hospital bedside kit with crafts, music, games & more

$2,500

Provides a month of virtual camp for a family living in isolation

Create camp magic

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. Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp—new for 2020 are virtual camp-inspired programs that reach kids and families all across Ontario.

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