Leadership Exchange

Kids Cancer Care accepts applications from young leaders between the ages of 16 and 17 who are interested in participating in our Leadership Exchange program with Camp Oochigeas in Muskoka, Ontario. 

There are two spots open in this exchange program, which is offered free of charge through generous donor support at Camp Ooch. Kids Cancer Care will provide return airfare to the successful candidates. The selected teens will be required to pre-register with Camp Ooch similar to registering for Kids Cancer Care summer camps. During the exchange program, candidates will have the opportunity to attend a two-week Leader-in-Training program. Upon arriving in Toronto, the teens will be under the care and supervision of Camp Oochigeas staff.


To be eligible, teens must

  • Be 16 to 17 years of age
  • Have or have had cancer
  • Be a member of our Teen Leadership Program - or have participated in SunSeeker or our Leadership Development Program
Session Ages Dates


LIT 1: Impact 

Session 1

16  - 18

July 6  - 17

Spend two exciting weeks learning about leadership in a camp setting where campers will practice facilitating activities, work with younger campers and build their leadership skills.


*The focus of this program is leadership at camp.

LIT 1: Explore

Session 2





16  - 18

July 19  - 30

A unique two-week experience for campers to build tangible canoe tripping skills that empower them to become a strong, confident leader both out-trips and in their daily life.


*The focus of this program is leadership on canoe trips and building out-tripping skills.



Eligible teens must submit the following to Ben Pointer:

  1. A personal resume, detailing experience, education, leadership involvement and volunteer experience, along with a list of certifications
  2. Personal essay about yourself, describing your leadership experience and how you would benefit from the leadership exchange and how you plan to use the experience to help others in the future  
  3. Indicate preferred session dates in the application

Click here for the full leadership exchange application.