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Fresh Air Fund

Carlos Osorio - Staff Photographer

Recently I spent a week in the Huntsville area visiting camps for the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.

Each year thousands of kids attend more than 100 different camps thanks to contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses. 

This was my first time on the Fresh Air assignment. 

I spent my days traveling the back roads enjoying some of the best scenery Ontario has to offer. The camps were amazing. Kids swimming, taking improv classes, skateboarding, canoeing, climbing ropes, bonfires and all sorts of other fun activities.

Below is a collection of some of the camps I visited.

How to donate.

By cheque

Mail to The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund, ONe Yonge St., Toronto, ON M5E 1E6

By credit card

VISA, Mastercard or AMEX, call 416-869-4847


For instant donations, use our secure form.


 Campers cool down with a hose at Camp Big Canoe.

Working in the craft room at Camp Big Canoe are Alison Loney, who is in charge of crafts, Amanda Bonang and Mack Millett. On the ceiling and walls of the room are the names of campers who have stayed at Camp Big Canoe. Some date back to 1970.

Campers tread water on their first day at Camp Kwasind near Huntsville, Ont. They must pass a test to be allowed to swim in the deep end without a life jacket.

 Avery Wylliams, 11, encourages her friend, Alyssa Wingrove, 11, to jump into Lake Skeleton at Camp Kwasind

 Campers at Newport Adventure Camp are seen playing a game of sink the canoe. The object of the games is to splash water into the two canoes until they sink. The counselors inside the canoes use a bucket to take the water out of the canoe.

Campers take to the water near the end of the day to cool off at Newport Adventure Camp.

Goals at Camp Ekon.

Anika Miller makes here way along a ropes obstacle with the help of fellow campers at Camp Ekon.

Girls participating in a photography class at Camp Mini-Yo-We pause on a bridge to take a photographs of the valley below.

Nick at camp Mini-Yo-We attempts to climb the rock face during the climbing class.

Campers at Camp Huronda, a camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes,  jump into Lake Waseosa.

Campers at Camp Huronda, a camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes, are on the dock getting ready for water activities.           


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These are fantastic photos that perfectly capture the camp environment. Well done!

is that last one a t/s lens?

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