Camp Oochigeas

Description (Service) A privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences at no cost to their families.  
Summer Camp - Residential Camp in Rosseau, Muskoka with a volunteer pediatric oncologist and three oncology nurses from the Hospital for Sick Children onsite and available 24 hours a day to administer expert medical treatment offering: 
* Three two-week summer camp sessions for children with cancer, ages 6-14 
* Teomul: one-week session in the summer for bereaved siblings, ages 6-19 
* 7Scape: one-week session in the summer for recently diagnosed teens, ages 15-18 
* Weekends At Camp (WAC's) - a total of eight weekends during the fall and winter for children with cancer and bereaved siblings, ages 6-19  
* Leadership program - Year-round programming for young camp leaders affected by childhood cancer, ages 16-19, that focuses on leadership skills and team building including:  
* Workshops & community service programs Including Habitat for Humanity projects and Ronald McDonald House dinners 
* Credit Recovery program: campers receive a Grade 11 Healthy, Active Living credit with the successful completion of the LIT 1 Program 
Toronto Ooch Downtown and In-City Programs - the only recreational facility in North America for children affected by childhood cancer offers: 
* Year-round themed programs at Ooch Downtown, for kids of all ages, including siblings where kids work on developing a specific skill (i.e. music workshops, cooking and baking, etc.) 
* Family programs: themed programs for the whole family to participate in and provide the opportunity for families to connect, and meet the Ooch Volunteers 
* Summer specialties week: week of activities at Ooch Downtown during the summer for kids ages 8-12 who are unable to travel to Muskoka. Includes animation workshop, tour of the Roger's Centre, cooking, rock climbing, crafts and various sports 
* Day Camp: Two, two-week sessions in the Toronto Area, for kids ages 4-7, as well as a March break Day Camp at Ooch Downtown  
* Urban Ooch: one-day camp-style programs at Ooch Downtown or in the Toronto Area 
In-hospital program, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)  
* Camp-style programs and activities seven days a week on the oncology floor at SickKids for both in and out-patients, ages 2-18 
* Evening programming, Monday to Thursday, for in-patients where volunteers provide programs in the play room and bedside visits 
* Weekly special events in the conference room including drumming workshops, theme days and movie premieres
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * check website for schedule of Camp activities and fundraising events
Areas Served Ontario ; Parry Sound District
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 19 year(s)
Application Volunteer applications are available online in January * camper applications must be requested and approved by a physician.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location East of the Town of Rosseau
Located In Community Rosseau
Address & Map
4256 Hwy 141
Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0
View MapQuest Map
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-961-6624
Toll Free Phone 1-888-464-6624 (1-888-GO-4-OOCH)
Fax 416-961-2267
Primary Contact Program Administrator/Registration; Email:
Primary Executive Alex Robertson, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Mailing Address 464 Bathurst St 
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6