Get LIT: discover our...
Sep 21, 2022
We’re more than summer camp. Campfire Circle offers various community leadership programs and wilderness camping trips for teen Campers ages 14 -18 throughout the year. Through workshops, discussions and experiential learning, we help young adults challenge themselves, build resiliency and develop new skills. Veruca is a Camper who participated in our virtual leadership-in-training (LIT) programs […]...Read More
R2//NYC returns with more...
Sep 19, 2022
This September marked the return of R2//NYC – a five-day, 850-km cycling journey from Toronto to New York City to raise funds for Campfire Circle’s year-round programming in children’s hospitals, community events and overnight camps. After a two-year hiatus, 38 riders departed from our HQ on a bright, sunny Wednesday morning and arrived in Times […]...Read More
Cyclists to Ride 850...
Sep 14, 2022
On Wednesday, September 14, and during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 38 cyclists will depart Toronto and embark on a five-day, 850-km journey through Ontario, New York State and Pennsylvania before arriving in New York City on September 18. In addition to this amazing endurance feat, the R2//NYC riders are raising much-needed funds for Campfire Circle […]...Read More
September is Childhood Cancer...
Sep 13, 2022
Nearly 1,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer in Canada every year. Cancer treatment can take a toll – physically and emotionally – both for the child and the child’s immediate family. This is why Campfire Circle provides kids and families affected by childhood cancer in Ontario with year-round social supports, […]...Read More
Sep 07, 2022
When I share Marcus’s story, I can still feel his soul… Marcus was just shy of his 14th birthday when he was diagnosed with cancer. In that first year he had 5 surgeries, including having most of his pelvis removed. He was also an athlete, and he kept up with his swimming throughout his gruelling […]...Read More
Campfire Circle continues to reach kids and families throughout the pandemic wherever they are, with camp-inspired overnight camp, teen & leadership, in-hospital and community programs. In-person or online—no matter what—we continue to be there for you and your family in all four seasons.
Even COVID can’t stop camp!
A lot has changed because of COVID — but not the needs of our Campers. Year-round programs continue throughout the pandemic including overnight camp, with family weekend retreats where 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 provide safe in-person programming.
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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, Camper
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.