COVID Update

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Bring on fun & friendship

Year-round in-hospital and virtual camp programs continue, as we continue preparations to bring back in-person community and overnight camp for when the time is right. Camp may look a little different this year, but after a year of living in deep isolation, kids with cancer and their families need the magic of camp now more than ever. Thanks to our donors, programs come at no cost to families.

Here’s our plan to deliver fun and friendship to 1,500+ kids and their families this year:

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  • Our popular Camp-in-a-Box program is returning this summer, paired with high quality engaging virtual programs, including beloved camp traditions like cabin groups, campfires, skill-building and more!
  • In-hospital bedside programs will continue in 3 hospitals in Ontario—at SickKids, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre!
  • We’ll continue getting ready for in-person programs to return as soon as they can, including community programs and weekends at camp where families can maintain household “bubbles”. We will offer health & safety training to all staff and volunteers, with PPE and extra cleaning at all sites.

Healthcare professionals are guiding us, including our medical advisory task force and hospital partners. Every step of the way, our team continues innovating to keep families together and maintain those beloved camp traditions!

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Our campaign to bring back camp

Every day, kids battling cancer are isolated from family, or missing friends while in the hospital or at home. Today might be the day a family learns their child has cancer.

The 2021 COVID Can’t Stop Camp campaign aims to support 2,300 kids and their families in communities across Ontario throughout the pandemic.

Our goal of $10 million will help us re-open overnight camps and continue year-round programming in hospitals, homes and communities. With no annual government or hospital funding, the role of generous donors has never been more critical.

Please donate the magic of camp today, or email oochigeas@ooch.org to book an exploratory chat today.

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