Camp Oochigeas

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Record #: CDR0109 Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 Last Full Update: 07 Jan 2015
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Description & Services
DescriptionCamp Oochigeas is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching experiences. 
Camp programs include:  
* Summer camp program - three two-week sessions for children (6-19yrs) with cancer 
* Camp Teomul - a one-week session for bereaved siblings 
* 7SCAPE - a one-week session for newly diagnosed teenagers 
* Ooch Upstream - A two-week wilderness experience which allows teenagers to test limits and develop leadership skills in order to become strong, capable adults 
* Weekends At Camp - seven fall and winter weekends at camp 
* In-City program which includes year-round community based programming; This program will allows our campers and children who are either too young or unable to attend summer camp, the opportunity to experience Ooch during the year. Ooch remains the only residential camp in Ontario to offer IV chemotherapy on site so even children in the intense phase of their cancer treatment can still experience camp.  
In-Hospital Program: We currently have 5 In-Hospital Program Specialists who provide programming to in-patients and out-patients seven days a week. In addition there is programming four evenings a week led by Ooch volunteers.  
HoursOffice hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DatesCamp: eight weeks during July and August 
Weekends at Camp: five to eight weekends during the fall and winter  
Urban Ooch: year round single day programs in Toronto 
Day Camp: three weeks throughout the year 
Programming at SickKids: seven days a week and four evenings a week, year-round.
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Children who have cancer and bereaved siblings
ApplicationApplication forms available from camp office or through SickKids, 555 University Ave, Toronto * 416-813-1500
FeesNone - No fees for campers
Contact Information
Address & Map
464 Bathurst Street E
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
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Site LocationCamp located in Muskoka; Office in Toronto
IntersectionHead Office: E of Yonge St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone416-961-6624
After Hours Phone416-961-6624 Answering machine
Toll Free Phone1-888-464-6624
Primary ExecutiveAlex Robertson, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveSarah Nelles, Director of Camp Programs; Email:
Other Details
FundingPrivate - and corporate ; Foundation ; Receives no government funding
Service Level(50) Non Profit
SubjectsCamping ; Camps ; Cancer