March 21, 2019
RMHC Toronto Camp ran during March Break for the first time.
Kids completing a pet adoption activity.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto ran a week-long March Break camp for the first-time last week.
From March 11 to March 15, around 10 children attended the camp. All five days were filled with programming like arts and crafts, educational activities and outdoor playtime.
Campers were also treated to visits from special guests like stormtroopers, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Suitcase Theatre, the Durham Region Police K-9 Unit and the RCMP. These visitors are important for seriously ill children and their siblings so they can still have fun and positive experiences.
One of the highlights of RMHC Toronto Camp during March Break is the friendships that form throughout the week.
Ethan, 13, and Logan, 11, became best friends at camp. The boys enjoyed participating in activities together, like making crafts with the ROM (pictured below) and hanging out in the evenings.
Katie Doering, Principal of RMHC Toronto School, sees the positive impact RMHC Toronto Camp had now that the kids are back to school.
“I felt a strong sense of community in the classroom and they’re ready to focus on the curriculum again.”
RMHC Toronto Camp doesn’t just run during March Break. It’s also offered during the summer, December holidays and School PD Days. Our Camp is one of the many ways we provide a sense of normalcy for families during a difficult time in their lives.
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