Celebrating Camp Ooch
This year marked Volkswagen Canada’s fourth season partnering with Camp Oochigeas. Located on picturesque Lake Rosseau, in Muskoka, Ont., the camp was founded, in 1983, as a summer retreat for kids affected by childhood cancer. Here, it’s about exploring nature, having fun and experiencing what the kids call the Magic of Ooch.
We were there recently, as volunteers helping to get the camp in order in preparation for the next session.
Part of our role this year included donating the brand-new Sugar Pine housing unit. Created to bring in more doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers, Sugar Pine’s flexible design allows the camp to host an assortment of people and professionals—including an on-site oncologist.
We’re looking forward to many more summers at Camp Ooch. In the meantime, we’re gearing up for the upcoming Sporting Life Runs for Ooch, a 10-km road race, held annually in Toronto and Ottawa, with proceeds going to the camp. Feel like getting involved? Sign up now and we’ll see you in May!