Something BIG is coming … OUR NEW NAME!
Starting January, we are changing our name to … drumroll please … CAMPFIRE CIRCLE! When Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020, a journey began to discover a new name that would signal our bright future, together. We’re excited to finally share it with you, and bring you along on the journey.
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.
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.
Program & event highlights
CampOut for Cancer Returns
Host an event!
Camp offers the social cure for cancer
A sense of belonging
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, CamperYour donations at work
Provides 4 s'mores kit for a Camper family—yum!
Provides 1 in-hospital bedside kit for a Camper!
Provides 25 Camp-in-a-Box kits filled with camp fun!
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.