Camp Lifting Leaves - Ten Oaks Project

who we are

Camp Lifting Leaves is a pilot project of the Ten Oaks Project and the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. We have seen a growing need for connection and community building amongst children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ communities who are in and out of care, and are thrilled to offer a camp just for them! The activities and programming offered at Camp Lifting Leaves will be similar to our other camp programs, and include time at the waterfront, arts and crafts, archery, high ropes and climbing, and social justice workshops.

who can attend?

Camp Lifting Leaves is for children and youth ages 8-21 from 2SLGBTQ+ communities who are in and out of care. While this project is a partnership with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, children and youth involved with other Ontario child welfare agencies are welcome to attend. Each agency who has children and youth attending camp must provide one CAS staff member / volunteer for every four kids being sent to camp, as well as any staff members / volunteers needed for one-on-one support. These staff members / volunteers are responsible for the supervision, safety, and wellbeing of the children they are chaperoning 24/7.