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Become a spark of joy for kids affected by childhood cancer or serious illness.
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Register for the Sporting Life 10K in support of Campfire Circle
Join us in person or virtually on Sunday, May 14, 2023 as we roll down Yonge St for one of Canada's biggest 10K events.Register Now
Welcome to Campfire Circle...
Mar 27, 2023
This month, we hosted March Break day camps in both Toronto and Ottawa. Fifty-five kids aged 4-14 joined us on campus for the Campfire Circle School of Magic. It was a full week of Hogwarts-style witchcraft and wizardry – we created our own magic wands, learned various potions and competed in a dragon egg drop […]...Read More
Q&A with Bryn Harvey-Raymond:...
Mar 15, 2023
Are you curious about volunteering with Campfire Circle? Do you wonder if it’s the right opportunity for you? We sat down with Bryn, a volunteer with Campfire for five years. We hope her story inspires you. CC: How did you first hear about Campfire Circle? BHR: My involvement with camp began when I was young. […]...Read More
A True Champion: Mary...
Mar 08, 2023
40 years ago, Mary Pat Armstrong and a small group of volunteers had a spark of inspiration: What can we do to create a magical experience for kids with cancer? The answer was loud and clear: Camp! Mary Pat had a child with cancer, and she knew the importance of seeking moments of happiness for […]...Read More
Building Confidence: The Lasting...
Feb 14, 2023
In the fall, Campfire Circle held a weekend gathering at our Muskoka site where we welcomed adolescents and young adults (AYA) for a weekend filled with adventure and fun, and opportunities to learn and connect with other adults who had childhood cancer. Many of the participants were camper alumni – former young campers who were […]...Read More
The Benefits of Corporate...
Jan 26, 2023
You’ve registered to participate in the Sporting Life 10K, and in the next four months, you’ve set a goal to complete your first race or set a personal best. Why not also take the time to raise funds for Campfire Circle – and even build a corporate team! Why Fundraise? Fundraising in of itself has […]...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.
Campfire Circle highlights
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.
We meet kids soon after their diagnosis, bringing moments of fun and laughter to them, their siblings, and parents during time in hospital.
We bring the magic of camp close to home or online with year-round community programs across Ontario.
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