From the hospital to...
Oct 01, 2023
Six-year-old Kaley met Campfire Circle’s team on the day she was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Cancer was just the beginning of Kaley’s challenging health journey. It was in December 2019 when she began treatment at SickKids, and their lives were about to change dramatically. “That was a tough time,” says her mom, […]...Read More
Trent University Study
Sep 05, 2023
How We Measure Healing Through Happiness We often speak about the healing power of camp, but what does it mean? How can we measure healing? In 2022, Campfire Circle partnered with researchers from Trent University to study the psychosocial outcomes of overnight camp for kids with cancer who often miss out on childhood experiences due […]...Read More
The Power of Camp...
Aug 24, 2023
“My story of camp began in 2008. I was first introduced to Campfire Circle (then called Camp Ooch) after my sister, Haddan, was diagnosed for the second time with ependymoma. When we dropped Haddan off at camp, I remember thinking how cool the Muskoka site was and how fortunate she was to be able go. […]...Read More
R2//NYC Rider Profile –...
Aug 22, 2023
With R2//NYC on the horizon, we’re excited to showcase some of our dedicated rider community. We sat down with Laura D’ Andrea, R2//NYC’s route guru, leadership committee member, previous team captain and all-star rider. Campfire Circle: Can you tell us about yourself and your connection to camp? Laura Andrea: It was through R2//NYC that I […]...Read More
Your Camp Adventure Updates!
Jul 26, 2023
CAMP ADVENTURE UPDATES! Stories about how you’re helping right now, and all summer long! Together with donors’ amazing support, we are welcoming campers for daily adventures and events. Here are just a few kids and families who are impacted by your kindness and generosity. Follow That Butterfly! Alyssa’s Story Alyssa was just three years old […]...Read More
From LEGO workshops to week-long overnight camps, Campfire Circle continues to provide programs for kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness, at no cost to families. Discover activities that help promote self-confidence, build resiliency and improve overall wellbeing.
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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.