Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) brings children with cancer and their families together offering them year-round recreational experiences. They work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life. Their motto is “Until there is a cure….There is Camp Trillium”.
One of their two camps is located on OuR Island, officially the Camp Trillium Odd Fellow & Rebekah Island (formerly Garratt’s Island), on West Lake near Picton. This site became a permanent home of Camp Trillium in 1989. With help from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Ontario, Camp Trillium was able to purchase this property, which ensures there will always be a camp for children with cancer and their families in Ontario. The 60-acre property is truly an Island Oasis, with a scenic waterfront and wooded trails throughout.
OuR Island has 4 cabins in a bunk house design able to accommodate 30 people in each and come complete with power and full washroom facilities. There are also many smaller outdoor accommodations called Pods, where staff and teens can become more in touch with their natural surroundings. Bel-Con was honoured to be able to work with the dedicated staff and to help construct the newest of these cabins.
We continue to support Camp Trillium and strongly encourage others to do so as well. Please visit their website and learn more about the important work they do.