In recent weeks, a lot has changed in the world—but what hasn’t changed is the need kids and families affected by childhood cancer have for fun, friendship, and community. This pandemic has challenged us to re-examine the impact of Camp, and the role we play in supporting children and families through the isolating experience of a childhood cancer diagnosis.
We’re focused on the needs of affected kids and families impacted during this pandemic through creative virtual camp programming. Virtual programs launched weeks ago, and new summer 2020 virtual programs are in active development!
In January 2020 Camp Ooch and Camp Trillium merged. If you would like to attend a Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium program, including virtual programs, you must re-enroll for them here.
A full list of upcoming virtual camp events can be found by clicking here.
What is virtual camp? How does it work?
Safety is our number one priority. Virtual programs reach children affected by childhood cancer and their families wherever they are, keeping everyone at home and physically distanced from one another until it’s safe to be together again. This is especially important as so many of our Campers are immunocompromised.
How safe is virtual camp programming?
As safe as can be! Virtual programs are designed to reach children and families wherever they are, keeping everyone at home and physically distanced from one another until it’s safe to be together again. This is especially important as so many of our Campers are immunocompromised.
Virtual programs keep kids and families safe and secure within the Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium community.
What are parents and hospital partners saying?
Virtual programs are filling a critical void and they are immensely grateful.
“Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium—your virtual programs are like a lifeline right now to kids and families struggling to stay positive—you are lifting their spirits, my spirits, and those of the medical team too. Thank you!”
—Dr. Sarah Alexander, Staff Oncologist and Clinical Director, Haematology/Oncology, SickKids Hospital