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Sunday, February 11, 2018 • Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto • 12:00 – 4:00pm

Cancer is a horrifying disease but camps specializing in cancer offer a respite, with fresh air, fellow feeling with other campers. Counselors are specially trained to deal with children suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other forms of the disease. Spending time at camp is a good experience for kids and family, as they leave hospitals and nursing for a time to have fun outdoors.

Children and teens aged 5-17 who have had a cancer diagnosis are eligible to participate, whether in or out of treatment. All children must have the approval of their physicians to attend. Other activities at cancer camps might include swimming, photography, board games, magic tricks, campfires, hiking, horseback riding, boating, water sports, and more. The social interaction and closeness with other children with a similar condition allow them to see that they are not alone in their struggle. The support and camaraderie at cancer camps is quite unlike that at other camps.

Cancer camps or retreats are made accessible to as many people as possible at low or no cost. Specially trained counselors who all share the mission of giving the campers a safe and fun-filled time at the camp staff cancer camps. Campers are delighted to get the rare opportunity to leave behind their hospital visits for a while and enjoy themselves with other campers in a fun-filled environment.

Camps for kids with cancer

Medical professionals and counselors are available at all times and staff members make sure that campers take necessary medications. Most cancer camps offer full-time care for people with special needs, and some include oncology doctors and nurses who provide medical care to campers when necessary. Children who need chemotherapy or a blood test can get treatment right on campus at some cancer camps. Each child is evaluated daily and monitored thoroughly. A medical history of the cancer patient is maintained by the doctors at these cancer camps so as to give campers the best treatment and care.

Camps listed below can offer more detail about their facilities and programs.


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List of cancer support camps and programs

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McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

Vaughan

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $211/session
Day Coed 211 5-15 0 Vaughan
Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

Harbourfront, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $285/week
Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 1 Harbourfront, Toronto
Abilities Centre   
A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

Whitby

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $190/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 190 4-13 2 Whitby
Camp Kearney at S.O.E.S   
Camp Kearney is an overnight summer camp, near Algonquin Park and is owned and operated by Toronto District School Board. All of the programs incorporate a balance of environmental ethics, wilderness experience and fun

Algonquin Park

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $715/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed 715 8-18 3 Algonquin Park
KNB Learning   
KNB Learning after school classes & camps in Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO for kids in Oakville & Mississauga. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 4 Oakville
Kandalore   
Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

Minden

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $2,460/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 5 Minden
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

Hamilton; Huntsville; Kaladar; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $399/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 6 Hamilton, Huntsville, Kaladar, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
City of Markham   
Great camp experience right in your own backyard! See what the City of Markham has to offer you and your child for camps!

Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $70/week
Day Coed 70 4-15 7 Markham
York University Lions Camps   
Choose from a multi-sport summer camp, focus on a particular sport or try one of our adventure camps such as circus, warrior training or superhero camp.

Willowdale, Toronto

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
Day Coed 200 6-15 8 Willowdale, Toronto
Sports Camps Canada   
Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

Alberta (1); British Columbia (3); Ontario (1); Quebec (1)

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $235/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 235 4-14 9 Lytton Park, Toronto, Langley, Calgary, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Don Valley Village, Toronto, Caribou Park, Toronto, Riverdale, Toronto, Kitchener, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Whistler, Mont-Tremblant, Burnaby
Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.

Rouge, Toronto

Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $265/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 265 4-16 10 Rouge, Toronto
YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

Torrance

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 11 Torrance
Cedar Ridge Camp   
Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

Bancroft

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $890/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 890 7-16 12 Bancroft
Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

Mississauga

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $145/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 13 Mississauga
Camp Wanapitei   
Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

Temagami

Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $750/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed 750 7-18 14 Temagami
Sayu Healthy Living Camps   
A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

Islington Village, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $350/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 350 6-12 15 Islington Village, Toronto
YMCA Wanakita   
A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

Haliburton Highlands

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $885/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 16 Haliburton Highlands
Camp Oconto   
Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

Sharbot Lake

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,100/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls 1100 4-15 17 Sharbot Lake
Toronto School of Art   
TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

Brockton, Toronto

Art : Visual arts (multi)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $40/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 18 Brockton, Toronto
Studio Unio   
FRENCH Musical Theatre Day Camp! Each young artist will experience the full range of musical theatre elements : drama, singing & dancing in order to perform an hour musical theatre show directed by professional artists!

Lawrence Park, Toronto; Brockton, Toronto

Art : Theatre Arts

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $642/session
Day Coed 642 5-15 19 Lawrence Park, Toronto, Brockton, Toronto
Institute of Canadian Education   
Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

New Toronto, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $25/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 20 New Toronto, Toronto
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports!

Montreal

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 200 3-15 21 Montreal
Kinark Outdoor Centre   
A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Minden

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $1/week
Overnight, family Coed 1 8-21 22 Minden
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

Oshawa

Science (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $300/week
Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 23 Oshawa
Camp Robin Hood   
Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.

Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $1,100/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Day Coed 1100 4-15 24 Markham
Junior Red Riders   
Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

Markham

Sport: BMX / Motocross

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/session
sessions & dates
Day Coed 150 6-12 25 Markham
Field of Dreams Baseball Camp   
An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

Vaughan; Aurora

Sport: Baseball/Softball

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $185/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 185 6-14 26 Vaughan, Aurora
Radiant Girls   
A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

Burlington; Hamilton

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 13
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $50/day
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 27 Burlington, Hamilton

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