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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Camps

Camp Erin
Camp Erin Toronto is an overnight bereavement camp for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. Traditional outdoor camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing, are combined with grief education and emotional support activities, such as journal making and a candlelight memorial ceremony. Camp Erin activities focus on providing campers with the tools needed to help them in their grief and enhance self-esteem, as well as provide pure enjoyment. All activities are facilitated by our grief counsellors and trained volunteers.

Camp Erin gives children and teens the opportunity to meet with other grieving kids in a fun and natural environment. Understanding that they are not the only ones to experience the death of someone close to them decreases the sense of isolation that many grieving children experience.

Camp Kerry

Camp Kerry Ontario is located in the Haliburton Highlands, this family camp, run by Shelley Hermer, Social Worker and Family Therapist, is a great resource for families.  The camp is run each fall- see their website for detailed information. There is a small cost per family for the 4 day camp to help offset the costs of running this event but no family will be turned away if they can't pay- please again see the website for details. http://campkerrysociety.org/camp-kerry-ontario/

Camp Oochigeas
Camp Oochigeas (Ooch) is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

Cancer changes a child’s life. So does Camp. At Ooch, we offer a wide variety of year-round camp programs for kids with cancer, their siblings, and their families. There’s something for everyone, and every program is guaranteed to be filled with friendship, fun and life-changing memories.

Camp Teomul is an overnight Camp Ooch program for children who have lost a sibling to cancer (ages 6 - 18). Our goal at Teomul is to provide an active, outdoor experience where campers can learn through shared experiences, connect with each other and shine in a supportive and caring environment.

WHEN IS CAMP TEOMUL?
Winter Weekend at Camp - February 2017
Summer Camp - Summer  2017

Camp is provided at no cost to families. Transportation to Camp Ooch Muskoka is also provided from Toronto and Barrie at no cost. Teomul campers are also welcome to take part in any of our year-round In-City and Leadership programs where campers, siblings, parents and guardians all participate together.  To view all these programs please visit www.ooch.org

Camp Trillium
Camp Trillium offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. We work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.There are a couple of camps across Ontario including one in Prince Edward County and one on Rainbow Lake. Families of children receiving oncology treatment or siblings and families of children receiving oncology treatment are welcome as are children who are no longer receiving treatment and bereaved families as well.  Please reach out to find out more about various camp experiences. 

Camp Skein 

Barrie Ontario's Seasons Centre for Grieving Children is holding a week-long bereavement camp in collaboration with Camp Maple Leaf this August. It is open to children between the ages of 7 - 16 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling and campers are welcome to return year after year. It is not necessary to be from the Barrie area to attend the camp.  To learn more about this exciting camp opportunity, as well as other programming being offered by the Seasons Centre this summer visit here.

Camp Oki 

Camp Oki is Canada's first (and only) Summer Camp for children with congenital heart disease. Camp Oki provides a safe and enjoyable recreational opportunity for children who are often "shut out" of mainstream summer camping programs because of misinformation and lack of confidence on the part of camps, parents and patients. Whether you have already been to summer camp or haven’t tried it yet, Camp Oki is for you. More information