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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! From August 28 – September 7, 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 campout.


Local 6 year old wish kid Hillary is this year’s spokesperson and ischallenging everyone to campout while encouraging donations to Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes to other children like herself who are currently waiting for their life-changing wish.The Great Make-A-Wish Campout was inspired by Hillary’s wish. She absolutely loves camping and her wish was 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. Her wish came true on her 7th birthday when the community got together to surprise her with a parade and her new trailer!

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! Wish families, use this badge to proudly share your acceptance!

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.


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.

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.

Campout Challenges

From s'mores and glow sticks to creative camp set-ups, see if you can complete all SIX of these campout challenges! Download the campout challenges 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 and use the referral code MAKEAWISH to 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 and use code MAKEAWISH to complete your campout essentials!


Who know enjoying a delicious Five Guys burger, hot dog, or poutine can help grant wishes!

Five Guys has proudly partnered with Make-A-Wish for The Great Make-A-Wish Campout! From August 28th to September 7th, $1 for every hamburger, hot dog, or poutine sold to supporters of the campout will be donated to Make-A-Wish to help grant heartfelt wishes! Their delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and poutines are the perfect addition to any campout! This promotion is valid at any of their Ottawa and Kingston area locations. When ordering please make sure to mention that you're there to support Make-A-Wish and in return they will donate a dollar to grant wishes locally. www.fiveguys.ca


Get fresh Five Guys delivered right to your door while helping to grant wishes!

When ordering through Uber Eats, select the "Fundraising" option and $1 for every burger, hotdog, or poutine on your order will be donated to our mission!




LOCAL Lansdowne

Proud campout sponsor LOCAL Lansdowne will be collecting donations in support of Make-A-Wish throughout the entire campout! Head there for delicious food and help grant the wish of a deserving child. Speak to your server for details on how you can help grant a wish today!




Facebook Live with the Little Mermaid - Fairytale Princess Parties Ottawa

Fairytale Princess Parties hosted an enchanting Facebook live for The Great Make-A-Wish Campout on August 30 with the Little Mermaid! If you missed out, you can still watch the video and learn how to create some sea creatures at this link. In order to make them, you'll need:

- Construction paper (various colours)
- White glue and gluestick
- Scissors
- Markers (various colours)
- Paper plate
- Googly eyes (optional)


Campout Contests!

Five Guys Giveaway Contest

We want you to win a $50 gift certificate to Five Guys to enjoy delicious food on us!  In order to qualify, you need to visit your local Five Guys Restaurant between August 28th and September 7th and tag us with a photo of you enjoying their delicious food on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Any post you tag us in with a photo of you at Five Guys will qualify you to win the $50 Five Guys gift certificate. The winner will be announced via our social media channels on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.


Win a Two Night Stay at Wesley Clover Parks

Wesley Clover Parks has partnered with Make-A-Wish for The Great Make-A-Wish Campout!

We want to treat you to a two night stay at Wesley Clover Parks. In order to qualify, you need to accept Hillary’s campout challenge and share on your social media account using this graphic that you’re challenging your friends and family to participate in The Great Make-A-Wish Campout too (you must tag Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario in your post to qualify). Anyone who shares the campout challenge & tags Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario between now and September 7th, 2020 will qualify to win the two night stay at Wesley Clover Parks. We'll select one lucky winner on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. The winner will enjoy a two night vacation, or staycation at the Wesley Clover Parks campground valid only during the 2020 camping season. Maximum value of the prize is $283.56. Booking is subject to availability. Good luck and happy camping!


The Ultimate Camping Bundle Giveaway!

We have teamed up with Ruckify to bring you guys an AMAZING giveaway! You can win $200 RuckBucks (rental credits to spend on Ruckify.com) towards your Ultimate Camping Bundle experience!

How to enter:

1. Follow Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario and Ruckify on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

2. Register for a new Ruckify account at ruckify.com/app/sign-up and use the referral code MAKEAWISH to 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.

Anyone who follows Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, Ruckify, and registers for a new Ruckify account using the MAKEAWISH code will be entered to win the $200 ruckbucks.

Planting MAGIC Beans with Hillary!

Help Captain Corbin Find his Treaure!


More Fun Challenges and Deals!

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 Escape Manor's online virtual Escape Room Taken NOW until September 7th 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!


Snell House Foods

Proud campout sponsor Snell House Foods is generously donating 10% of all direct sales to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario during the campout week from August 28th to September 7th! 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!



Nat's Bread Company

Proud campout Sponsor Nat's Bread Company has the perfect treat for The Great Make-A-Wish Campout! They are selling pretzel knots by the dozen NOW until September 2nd! 100% of the proceeds of this campout special will go towards granting more life-changing wishes. Visit their website to order your pretzels in support of Make-A-Wish. Options for pick up are either at the bakery on Sept 4th or at the Kanata Market on Sept 5th.




Event Date: 
August 28th, 2020 (All day) to September 7th, 2020 (All day)