COVID Update

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Bring on the sunshine

We are working to bring back in-person programs! While camp may look a little different this year, we can all agree — summer never looked so good! 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 the plan:

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  • 5-day 4-night in-person family retreats at overnight camp during the summer and fall weekends will maintain household “bubbles”
  • Day camps will maintain smaller cohorts of children and youth in-person in Toronto, Ottawa, and London
  • Hospital bedside programs will continue in-person along with camp-in-a-box kits
  • In-person community programs will resume with local public health recommendations
  • We will offer health & safety training to all staff and volunteers, with PPE and extra cleaning at all sites
  • Virtual options continue to offer families access and flexibility

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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