The Cause

Camp Trillium

Supporting kids with cancer and their families since 1984


Camp Trillium is committed to providing meaningful, fun and enriching camping experiences to families impacted by childhood cancer. We are a home away from home, a place where families can come to relax, to share, to have fun and to forget about cancer even if just for a little while.

We are a registered Canadian charity, and all of our programs are free to families. We are generously funded through donations from individuals, service clubs, businesses, and foundations.


Cancer robs children of their childhood and families of their time together. While undergoing treatment, many kids spend long hours at the clinic or in the hospital. They often miss school and play time with friends.

This year alone, more than 450 families in Ontario will receive this life-altering diagnosis.

For many, it is a moment they will never forget, one which immediately alters their day-to-day routine, and often signifies the start of a long medical road ahead.

Our goal is to make CampOut for Cancer Camp Trillium’s signature event, helping us to raise funds and awareness to send for kids with cancer to camp.

At camp, everyone understands what it’s like to be impacted by cancer. Parents, siblings, and patients alike, are temporarily free from the burden of disease.

Your support can help us raise funds and awareness to continue delivering our programs free of cost to families all across Ontario.


We recognize that childhood cancer can impact all members of a family. For this reason, Camp Trillium welcomes all family members including kids with and affected by childhood cancer as well as their brothers, sisters and their caregivers.

Families don’t come because they have cancer, they come to forget about cancer, even if just for a little while.


We provide year-round camping experiences at two locations Rainbow Lake (Waterford, ON) and at OuR Island (Picton, ON). In addition to this, we also run day-camps in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Kingston, Mississauga, Kitchener & Barrie. We also meet families and children where they are by providing camping activities through our in-clinic program at McMaster.


We have over 30+ years of experience supporting families across all stages of their cancer journey. Our 200 acres of land is the ideal setting for skiing, canoeing, fishing, hiking, rope climbing, exploring and much more.

Since inception, we have provided more than 53,000 camping experiences to families across all stages of the cancer journey.  Each year we deliver 3,500+ camping experiences through 10 innovative programs, making us the largest provider of cancer camping experiences in Canada.

Additionally, we are fiscally responsible and resourceful. We make the most of donor dollars and use our resources wisely, making the site available for rental opportunities during the year when our signature programs aren’t running.

Last but not least, most of our staff members and volunteers used to be past campers who are committed to the organization.

Camper Stories

Meet three Camp Trillium campers and learn about each family’s inspiring story. Click on the image for each story to appear.

Ecclestone Family
Booker Family
Pollard Family