Lead the way!
Leadership gifts give more kids affected by childhood cancer the chance to experience the fun, hope and friendship of camp. Your gift ensures all Camp programs are provided at no cost to Campers and their families.
Reasons to give
Cancer changes a kid’s life, but so does camp. Right now, 1,600 kids and families affected by childhood cancer across Ontario experience the magic of camp each year.
We need your help to reach our annual fundraising goal of $7 million so that we can bring camp programming to the 79% of kids affected by childhood cancer in Ontario that don’t have access. We’ve got big plans.
Learn more about how your donation supports Campers and families.Your donations at work
"[I give] to you because it's a cause that is close to my heart."
— Mike BaldassarraRead Mike's story
Our vision & priorities:
1. Create new communities across Ontario
We have always been more than an overnight camp. Our dream is to expand to meet more families, wherever they are in their cancer journey – and in more places across the province.
Whether kids are in trees or in treatment, we need your help to bring the life-changing programs closer to home. New in 2020 are virtual programs.
2. Deepen our support for families
Cancer shatters a family. That’s why our in-hospital and community programs let families interact in ways that aren’t just about treatment. This approach to fun and care is just one of the ways that makes us so special.
We want to provide more programming so that we can support, heal, and comfort more parents and siblings of kids with cancer. New in 2020 are virtual programs.
3. Bring more Campers to Overnight Camp
Thanks to our donor community, and our recent merger, we’ve increased the capacity of our overnight camps to accommodate our community.
Now that our capacity has grown, we need ongoing funds so that our programs can grow with it. We need to help more Campers experience the childhood joys that were interrupted by cancer.
Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp! New in 2020 are virtual summer camp programs. This opportunity will require new investments. With your support, we must ensure that not a single child or family, misses out on the camp experience.
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, CamperRead Larissa's story
Where your donations go
Your generous donation will go toward allowing us to host more programs, more often, and expand our programs province-wide. We plan to extend our reach to more Ontario families by:
We plan to extend our reach to more Ontario families by:
- Bringing in-hospital programming to specialized paediatric cancer centres in the province
- Offering 30 new community programs closer to home and across Ontario
- Launching 5 new week-long day camps for Campers and siblings
- Doubling our support for families through bereavement and palliative programs
- Recruiting and training 180 additional volunteers to support program expansions
Provides 1 year of in-hospital bedside programs for 10 Campers - so that kids can be kids
Provides 400 bedside kits for Campers in the hospital
Ensures Campfire Circle Campers receive the medical care they need while at Campfire Circle programs
Become a leadership donor today
To learn more about leadership giving and take action, give us a call or write us an email. Our staff will work closely with you to discuss options, tax receipts, and arrangements.
Other ways to give
Get the pledge form
Let us know about your gift intentions by downloading our pledge form.
Make gifts of securities
Donating securities is a great way to make a sizeable contribution to us.