Samantha O’Neill + Jenn Madsen
Camp Quality Alberta
Jenn Madsen (Right), Co-Camp Director was introduced to the Camp Quality family from her closest friends, Jenn joined the team in the summer of 2017. She quickly became passionate about being a part of the magic of camp and transitioned into the Program Coordinator role the following year. Jenn is from Calgary, Alberta and is working in the industry as an Interior Designer. She loves planning activities, being creative, and helping others out wherever she can. Jenn’s favourite part of camp is being able to spend time with all the campers and to help in any way possible to make it the best experience. In her spare time, Jenn can be found either kickboxing, wakeboarding, crafting, or spending time with friends.
Sarah ter Huurne
Ainsley joined Camp Quality as co-assistant director in April 2016. She is a Registered Nurse and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2010. Ainsley’s first camp was an amazing, life-changing and inspiring experience. The ability to have fun, interact and influence with both the campers and volunteers is what Ainsley is most excited about!
2019 will be my 15th summer volunteering for Camp Quality and I’ve loved every minute of it. I have been involved in many capacities at both CQ Northwestern and New Heights.
I cannot say enough about how incredible Camp Quality is. We are truly a family, and getting to spend time with everyone is always a blast! It is wonderfully rewarding to be a part of something that helps children to forget about their troubles and focus on just being kids and having fun.
Having spent over twenty summers working or volunteering at children’s summer camps, there is no doubt in my mind that camp has the power to change lives – perhaps nowhere is this more evident than at Camp Quality. I began volunteering with CQNO as part of the medical team in 2007. Since then, Allison has taken on many roles and is thrilled to be directing again this year. I have a special connection to Camp Quality, as one of my own children has been affected by cancer and attends camp with their siblings. I understands the level of trust that parents put into our staff and know the importance of having siblings as part of the camp experience.
Laura joined the CQ family as a companion in the summer of 2012, after meeting a fellow volunteer during her third year at the University of Guelph. Since then, she has completed her Masters in Medical Science and uses her skills everyday as a research assistant in Pediatrics at McMaster University. Her favourite thing about camp is the family environment and watching the kids come to camp full of excitement and spirit, ready to tackle any adventures the week has in store for them. She is looking forward to working with her amazing COC team to continue to make CQ Southern Ontario a place for kids to experience new opportunities, have fun and build lifelong friendships and memories!
Living in northern Ontario has provided Veronica with unique and exciting experiences. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical biology; she applies her keen skill set as a researcher at the Northeastern Cancer Centre and is a candidate for medical school. Camp Quality captured Veronica’s interest when she began volunteering at her local hospital. As an individual constantly interested in improving her community, she became involved with Camp Quality New Heights as a volunteer in 2013. Each returning year, Veronica has become more involved, currently acting as Camp Director.