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Summer Programs

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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One camper giving another a piggyback ride outside in the forest

Friendship, laughter & fun

One camper playing the guitar while another plays bongos in the music studio of CAMPFIRE CIRCLE Muskoka

A sense of belonging

Two campers aiming their bow and arrows in the forest

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.

staff member with camper in costume in the hospital

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.

campers in a canoe on the water, laughing

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

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