Rexall Foundation and Rexall Volunteers Spend the Day at Camp Oochigeas
September 26, 2017
The Rexall Foundation is a proud supporter of Camp Oochigeas, or better known as Camp Ooch. Over the past five years, the Rexall Foundation has donated $375,000 and committed to donate $225,000 over the next three years to Camp Ooch to continue their invaluable work for children with cancer. Camp Ooch is a magical place where kids with cancer can go back to simply being kids!
On September 8th, Rexall employees volunteered their time to give back and participate in Work Camp 2017. The day began with a grand welcome of flailing pool noodles and lots of cheer! The excitement continued into the new Gatt’s Lodge dining hall where Camp Ooch staff provided volunteers with a work plan for the day and introduced camp leaders.
Volunteers were taken on tours to see the full extent of the facility including, new camper cabins, obstacle courses with unique features and the most extensive costume cabin one can think of! Camp leaders gave insight on how medical care and on-site chemotherapy is made available to campers, transforming their clinical experience. The campgrounds are also home to its own beautiful private lake – giving campers all the space needed to enjoy the waters.
After a camp-style lunch, volunteers began their tasks ranging from painting chairs, moving furniture, raking, storing and organizing equipment, to name a few. Each station was supported by a camp leader who explained the importance of each role and its benefit to campers.
With more construction and renovation underway, summer 2018 is expected to host the most amount of children Camp Ooch has ever been able to accommodate. Rexall Foundation and Rexall employees are proud and honoured to be a part of a remarkable organization enhancing the lives of children with cancer and their families. Special thanks to Camp Ooch staff who brought all their enthusiasm, energy and excitement, bringing a kid out of everyone!
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Some photos captured throughout the day: