GIVING KIDS WITH CANCER WHAT THEY NEED— THE CHANCE TO BE KIDS!
A diagnosis of childhood cancer is a big, scary, sudden swerve in the road. It changes life in an instant.
While more kids are surviving cancer, the journey to recovery is traumatic—for the child and every member of their family. It can feel like everything is about cancer. Simple joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams are left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school.
For 37 years, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium have offered a different path—where the healing power of fun, friendship, and self-confidence are closer than the kids and families could ever imagine.
Safety is our number one camp priority. In response to COVID-19, we have completely transformed camp by continuing programs in hospitals for kids on active treatment, and offering virtual camp experiences. Work is underway to bring in-person programs back this year!
A lot has changed because of COVID-19—but the needs of kids and families haven’t, in fact it has deepened. After a year of living in isolation, kids and families need camp more than ever before!
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“When your child has cancer, there is so much you can’t control: his treatments, testing, or prognosis. The one thing I can influence is his happiness. You are a trusted partner in making him happy. It’s so important to his recovery.” —Erin, grateful parent