Welcome to Camp Ooch

where kids affected by childhood cancer can just be kids

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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Sporting Life 10k

Keeping the community safe is our top priority, which is why the run is going 100% virtual!

You can still run your 10k, your way  ̶  on Mother’s Day or anytime in the month of May  ̶  while raising critical funds for Camp Ooch!

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Upcoming activities

Campers & Families

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Ooch gives kids 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 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 Camper

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Help us bring more Ooch to more kids!

$160

gives four kids the chance to just be kids while in the hospital

$600

gives two kids a day of Community program fun, close to home

$2,000

gives one kid a full week of cabin sleeps and Ooch Olympic games

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 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!

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 Ooch close to home with year-round Community programs across Ontario.

Overnight programs

Ooch Muskoka – the only Overnight Camp in Canada to provide IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions – hosts programs for kids, teens, and bereaved siblings.