Camp Quality strives to provide empowering camp experiences for kids with cancer. Our philosophy is that together, we can do anything, be anything and achieve everything. We have the power to turn life’s challenges into adventures.
Camp Quality operates six camps across Canada, a leadership retreat weekend and a young adults program, where there are activities for everyone. At CQ, campers with cancer have the opportunity to make new friends, explore nature, try new activities, master a favourite program, and thrive in an environment where they are not defined by their cancer experience, but by their excitement for the future.
Having such a wide range of friends who can all relate to what I’ve been through is an amazing thing to have.
CQ Camper, 2013
News and Upcoming Events
On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 much of Bay Street showed up to compete for the Bay Street Kicks Kids’ Cancer soccer tournament in support of Camp Quality. While it was an extremely windy day, the sun came out and everyone had a great time playing soccer, making new friends, learning more about Camp Quality and enjoying a hearty barbecue lunch. Camp Quality’s Executive Director, Judy Tobe thanked all of the teams for coming out and let everyone know that through their generous support, 375 kids with cancer ages 4-18 were able to attend a Camp Quality overnight camp in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta this summer. Judy also shared a moving […]
CQ Breaking Borders
Quality Time, Quality Adventure, Quality People Twelve young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 – survivors of cancer along with siblings who have also lived through the experience – took part in a sea kayaking adventure on the East Coast. The Camp Quality energy and connections made this so much more than an adventure – it was a life changing experience. A brief summary of the trip: Day 1: Arrive at Saint John Airport and pack food and gear. Jump on the ferry from Blacks Harbour to Grand Manan and set up camp at Hole in the Wall Park. Day 2: Hike to Hole in the Wall, then […]
CQ Eastern Ontario
Do anything. Be anything. Achieve everything. That’s our Camp Quality motto. At camp, children have the opportunity to discover things that they never thought possible. Sometimes that means mastering a new card trick or learning how to make a coin disappear. Today, we had two-time Canadian magic champion Eric Leclerc up at Providence Point. And he definitely showed us that anything is possible with a little magic. – Your friends at Camp Quality Eastern Ontario.
The Camp Quality Puppet Program is a community education outreach program. Each year we visit schools across the country using 4 life-size puppets to talk to elementary school students about childhood cancer. The puppet program encourages empathy and is available free of charge to schools across the country.