Frequently Asked Questions

What is CampOut for Cancer?
CampOut for Cancer is a month-long challenge to create your own camping experience at home and raise funds for Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium.

Why should I fundraise for Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium?
CampOut for Cancer raises vital funds for Ooch & Trillium. Year-round community, in-hospital, virtual and overnight camp programs across Ontario provide fun, friendship, and a sense of community at any stage of a child’s cancer journey. Childhood cancer affects thousands of kids and families in Ontario, and even today, our program specialists are one-on-one at hospital bedsides, continue their virtual connections with Campers and their families at home, and are working to bring back in-person overnight camp and community programs as early as this September. Kids with cancer still need the chance to just be kids and families need to connect with a community that understands their journey—they still need camp! Amazing people like you can still make the magic of camp happen—now’s our chance to prove it.

Will there still be camp programs happening this year?
Yes! We are more than a summer camp. Our programs run year-round all across Ontario. We’re focused on meeting our Campers’ needs during this pandemic by delivering in-hospital and virtual camp programs. Virtual programs will continue throughout summer 2021! There are 1,500+ kids and families who rely on us every day to brighten their world—and that’s only a fraction of the 4,200 kids across the province affected by cancer.

How is CampOut different from virtual programming?
CampOut for Cancer is a virtual special event that takes place in September and is open to everyone, whereas Ooch & Trillium programs offered year-round exclusively to kids and families affected by childhood cancer in Ontario.

How much is it to register?
Signing up to be a CampOut Camper is completely free!

How much are we required to fundraise?
There is no minimum fundraising amount for this event. Keep checking back on this page as we approach the start of the month-long challenge—because there might be a chance for fundraisers to win cool CampOut prizes!

Who can be a CampOut Camper?
This unique virtual event is open to everyone! Whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, a lover of Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium, or simply a Camper at heart, you can sign up on your own, or with a team of friends or family. 

Where does a CampOut take place?
Anywhere—it’s up to you! From a fort made out of couch cushions in the living room, a tent sleepover in the backyard, to a virtual sing-a-long—CampOut can happen wherever you are!

Do we have to participate in all of the challenges?
Not at all! At camp, we like to say “challenge by choice”—and that mantra applies to CampOut. All activities and challenges (including fundraising) are completely optional.