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Welcome to CQ

New Campers & Families

Welcome to Camp Quality! Our programs are exciting and provide a safe place for kids to build self-confidence, develop skills, make new friends, and have fun. At CQ, kids with cancer are free to define themselves without the stigma of illness. Campers attend the camp closest to them and are partnered with a companion (camp leader) to ensure they have the support they need at camp. We offer a wide range of programs, with summer overnight camper programs for kids 7-17 years of age, virtual programs for kids 4-17 years old, and community programs for the whole family.

Smiling camper with a drawn on moustach and goatee

Camper Eligibility 

Take a moment to read our eligibility requirements before filling out an application. 

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Children with the following illnesses (and their siblings) are eligible to attend CQ:

    • Cancers

    • Life-Threatening Non-Malignant Hematological Disorders (not including infectious diseases, bleeding disorders, and sickle-cell anemia)

    • Marrow Failure Syndromes (including Aplastic Anemia)

    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    • Histiocytic Diseases

    • Bereaved Siblings (of CQ patient campers)

  • Children must be between the ages of 7 and 17 while attending camp for Summer Camp sessions.

  • Children must be between the ages of 4 and 17 while attending Virtual Programs.

 

For questions about eligibility please contact our Medical Coordinator, Samantha Greenberg at samantha.greenberg@campquality.org.

Camp Programs

Camp-at-Home

Two campers in Camp Where You Are t-shirts holding up a craft from Camp at Home

Our newest program runs year-round virtually for campers; in response to COVID-19. Campers and volunteers come together for camp games, songs and more online! Whether it’s a week in the summer or an afternoon in the fall, there are lots of different virtual activities for campers to stay engaged. Each camper also receives a Camp-in-a-Box to compliment their virtual summer week.

Campers ages 4-17 years of age are welcome to join us for Camp-at-Home programs. 

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Community Programs (Fun Days)

The shorter programs are a great opportunity for families and campers to get an extra helping of camp during the year. Fun Days are short and sweet, a little burst of camp! A Fun Day, could be a camp reunion, visit to a local attraction or apple picking. 

Overnight Camps

Our signature program runs in 6 locations across Canada. This is a great week for patients, survivors and their siblings to enjoy a week away from home in a fun and supportive environment. Campers and volunteers come together for a week at overnight camp; with lots of traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and archery! (Activities vary by region)

Camper on an inflatable donut sliding down a slip and slide
Smiling camper an volunteer

Family Camps

Family camps are designed to help families build connections with other families who have similar experiences. During our Family Camps, we offer many of the same activities similar to our summer overnight camps, like arts and crafts, archery, sports, campfires, and more. The weekend is designed around the family to encourage togetherness.

Leadership Programs

Our leadership program, New Heights is a program just for teens. Teens have the opportunity to participate in leadership programming (LIT) during their camp week. It’s a great opportunity for them to build relationships, confidence and learn about themselves and find their strengths. 

Four smiling teens at new heights wearing pacman ghost costumes

Camp Locations

Camp Quality is pleased to serve campers & families in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Programs are offered year-round in the following regions: Calgary, Red Deer, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area. 

 

To find your local camp and current program offerings, please click here.