Camp Oochigeas

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Description & Services
Description Camp 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.
Hours Office hours are Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm
Dates Camp: 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 Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Children who have cancer and bereaved siblings
Application Application forms available from camp office or through SickKids, 555 University Ave, Toronto * 416-813-1500
Fees None - No fees for campers
Languages English
Contact Information
Address & Map
464 Bathurst Street E
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
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Site Location Camp located in Muskoka; Office in Toronto
Intersection Head Office: E of Yonge St
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-961-6624
Fax 416-961-2267
After Hours Phone 416-961-6624 Answering machine
Toll Free Phone 1-888-464-6624
Primary Executive Alex Robertson, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Allison Howell Quinton, Chief Development Officer; Email:
Other Details
Funding Private - and corporate ; Foundation ; Receives no government funding
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Camping ; Camps ; Cancer

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