Campfire Circle provides critical camp-inspired programs to kids with childhood cancer or serious illnesses and their families.

“Camp means safety, it means freedom to be myself, it means love, joy, friendship and all around pure happiness.” – Happy Camper

A diagnosis of childhood cancer or a serious illness changes life in an instant. For kids and families, it suddenly revolves around medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school. There is little room for simple joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports activities.

Whether it’s in hospital, in the community or at overnight camp, you are helping Campfire Circle fill the void for more than 2,000 kids and their families across Ontario with camp-inspired programs that provide safe spaces for kids to be kids, once again.

By fundraising or donating today, you are supporting programs that help improve kids’ overall wellbeing, foster self-confidence and resilience and provide opportunities for growth and connection with others on similar journeys.

Powered by passionate volunteers, Campfire Circle relies solely on generous donors like you to deliver life-changing programs, at no cost to families.

Your donations and fundraising through the Sporting Life 10K ensures Campfire Circle is able to deliver vital programs to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses in 2024 and beyond.

Thank you for helping build a world where children thrive and families heal!

Learn More About Campfire Circle here

Campfire Circle Programs:

Overnight camps at two sites for week-long and weekend family camp, specialized one-week sessions for teens and bereaved siblings, and kids-only camp. The Muskoka campsite is the only one in Canada with the ability to provide on-site IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

Local, accessible camp-inspired community events in the cities where families live.

In-hospital bedside camp-inspired activities at children’s hospitals across Ontario at SickKids, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

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Help raise critical funds for Campfire Circle to create healing through happiness for kids with childhood cancer or serious illnesses and their families.