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 camper programs ranging from 4-17 years of age and community programs for the whole family.
Take a moment to read our eligibility requirements before filling out an application. If you have questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-866-738-8011.
Children with the following illnesses (and their siblings) are eligible to attend CQ:
Life-Threatening Non-Malignant Hematological Disorders (not including infectious diseases, bleeding disorders and sickle-cell anemia)
Marrow Failure Syndromes (including Aplastic Anemia)
Children must be between the ages of 7 and 17* while attending camp for Summer Camp sessions.
Children must be social, physically and emotionally able and open to group activities, communal living and the camp environment.
Camp Quality is an inclusive camp. We have resources to accommodate the needs of campers with serious health challenges, however, not all campers may safely attend a summer camp session. Campers will require a thorough medical review in order to assess each camper’s ability to have a safe, fun camp experience. Please be advised that no child is guaranteed acceptance. Applications are reviewed and acceptance is based on health care needs, space, and staffing ratios.
In-person programs have been suspended due to COVID-19.
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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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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