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For the first year ever, we are excited to announce the launch of The Great Make-A-Wish Campout challenge!

The Great Make-A-Wish Campout is a community event to bring everyone together to celebrate the magic of a wish! On the weekend of June 26-28, our community will be invited to campout in their backyard, campground, or even in their living room to help grant wishes. Participants will have the opportunity to share photos and stories and participate in fun camping games and challenges throughout the weekend.


Local 6 year old wish child Hillary will be this year’s spokesperson and will challenge everyone to campout while encouraging donations to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario to help grant wishes to other children like herself who are currently waiting for their life-changing wish. To officially kick off this challenge and campout weekend, we will be surprising Hillary by granting her wish on Friday June 26th, her 7th birthday! (Top Secret!) Hillary absolutely loves camping and her wish is to have a camping trailer AKA “mini house” where she can camp with her family and host YouTube videos with her big sister! Given Hillary’s medical condition, she is in home isolation and can’t travel therefore this is the perfect wish for her!

Accepting the challenge is easy!

1. Share that you've accepted Hillary's campout challenge and challenge your friends! Use this ready-made graphic for your posts. Make sure to tag @makeawisheo and #TheGreatMAWCampout!

2. Donate at makeawisheo.ca/donate to help grant more wishes like Hillary's.

3. Campout, share your pics and join in on the fun! Exciting challenges will be released as we get closer to the campout weekend.

RSVP on our Facebook event page!


Meet Hillary!

Download Hillary's story to learn more about her.




Become a sponsor

For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact us at eontariochapter@makeawish.ca and view our sponsorship info sheet.



Campout Toolkit


During your campout, have a blast making these yummy recipes! The fun treats include homemade ice cream in a bag, PB&J granola, and marshmallow campfire cones! Download the recipes here.

Fun Crafts

Create beautiful rainbow leaf prints and keep the pesky mosquitoes away with these simple DIY projects! Download the campout crafts here.

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Can you find everything on this list? Go on a scavenger hunt in your own backyard - don't forget to show us what you found! Download the backyard scavenger hunt here. Sponsored by Escape Manor.

Campout Checklist

Make sure that you get the most out of The Great Make-A-Wish Campout challenge by checking off everything on this list! Download the campout checklist here.

Scouts Canada Camping 101

Check out these pro tips from Scouts Canada to ensure that your campout weekend is easy, safe, and fun! Download the Camping 101 sheet here.



Sign Up, Rent, and Save with Ruckify!

Looking to participate in The Great Make-A-Wish Campout but missing that key item? Ruckify has you covered! Sign up using the link below and get $35 off your camping rental! Plus, $10 from your rental goes toward our mission of granting life-changing wishes to children in our community. For rentals over $100 Ruckify will donate 10% back to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.  It’s a win-win!

Sign up today to complete your campout weekend essentials!


Facebook Live with Princess Beauty - Fairytale Princess Parties Ottawa

Join us for a Facebook Live event with Hillary’s favourite princess crafting a rose!

Fairytale Princess Parties Ottawa will be hosting an enchanting Facebook Live for The Great Make-A-Wish Campout at 11a.m on Saturday, June 27th with Princess Beauty. Tune in to their Facebook page that morning for a chance for your children to interact with her!

If you want to follow along, you'll need:

-Various coloured construction paper (including red)
-Green pipecleaners
-White Glue
-(Optional) Sparkles


More Fun Challenges!

Escape Manor - Virtual Escape Room

This is your opportunity to test your cyber sleuthing skills in dramatic fashion as you endeavour to help rescue a high-profile official to save the world!

Challenge yourself to the online virtual Escape Room Taken: The Swiss Account until June 28 and $5 from each purchase will go towards our mission of granting life-changing wishes! Use the code word MAKEAWISH.

Visit their website for more info about your mission or view the exciting trailer!


Nat's Bread Company - The Campout Pretzel Challenge

Every campout needs a snack challenge! See how many mini pretzels you can eat in 5 minutes for Nat's Bread Company's Campout Pretzel Challenge! Share your challenge videos or photos and tag Nat's Bread Company and Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.

Preorder the Campout Special small pretzel knots for the perfect treat for your campout. Until June 26th, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this special will be donated to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.

Fore more info and to preorder these delicious pretzels, visit the Nat's Bread Company website.


Snell House Foods - Campout Salad Challenge

Whip up your favourite salad for your campout! Make sure to share your photos or even your recipe and tag Snell House Foods and Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario so everyone can try it out!

They are generously donating 10% of all direct sales to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario during the campout weekend from June 26-28! And from June 29-July 5, 5% of all direct sales will also go towards our mission. Available at the Kanata farmers market and for curbside pickup. Check out the Snell House Foods website to browse their tasty products and get more information for curbside pickup!





Event Date: 
June 26th, 2020 10:00am to June 28th, 2020 11:45pm