Become a spark of joy and adventure for kids affected by childhood cancer

Our monthly donors are the spark that light our campfire—and keep it burning every day. Join the Spark Club monthly giving program today and your monthly gifts will be matched for the year!

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We aren't changing what we do—we're just changing our name!

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020. A journey began soon after to discover a new name that would signal our bright future together. With help from our community, we found it!

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Sporting Life 10K returns

Sporting Life 10K is back and running down Yonge Street on Sunday, May 8, 2022, and virtually May 8-31, from wherever you are! Registration is open but space is limited to 15,000 participants for COVID safety protocols. Don’t delay—secure your spot today!

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Summer Programs

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.

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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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CAMPFIRE CIRCLE highlights

Employees on a mission!

Volunteers make all the difference!

Join a caring community of supporters

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Friendship, laughter & fun

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A sense of belonging

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Life-changing support

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.

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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.

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Community programs

We bring the magic of camp close to home or online with year-round community programs across Ontario.

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Overnight programs

Two overnight camp sites, including the only site in Canada to provide IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions – hosts programs for kids, teens, bereaved siblings, and families