Camp OKI is Canada’s first dedicated summer camp program for kids with congenital heart disease. From 2004-2018, our program was affiliated with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario as well as the in-hospital Labatt Family Heart Centre. In 2019, Camp OKI is now an independent non-profit organization. Like any summer camp, we offer a variety of land and water activities, music programming, arts, crafts, ceramics and woodworking, as well as campfires and fun group games. Our programming is available to campers ages 8-16yrs old, and we maintain small ratios of approximately 1:2.5 counselors to campers throughout our age groups. We serve approximately 95 campers each year.
Our week long program takes place at an exceptional overnight camp facility just outside of Rosseau, Ontario. In the 2019 season, we will hold our summer program from August 24th-August 31st. Volunteers are provided with room and board, including all meals throughout our overnight week at camp. All volunteers carry out the week at camp as a cabin counselor. A mandatory training will take place at the end of May in Toronto. All volunteers are required to maintain certification in Standard First Aids and CPR level C before August 24th.
If you are interested in joining our team, apply below! All applications will be assessed based on your experience working in child and family friendly environments, any prior camp or youth group experience, and your comfortability with outdoor and camp activities. However, not having prior camp experience will not exclude your application. Please include a cover letter with your resume addressing the above. If you require assistance in applying, please contact us.