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This Is CQ

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We’re all about fun times, camp friends and creating authentic camp experiences for children affected by cancer and blood disorders.


Camp Quality Canada has been providing camping experiences to children with cancer and blood disorders, and their siblings, since 1988.  Our programs serve participants ages 7 – 17. All these camps are open to children and young adults with affected by cancer and blood disorders, including siblings and bereaved siblings.


Our Campers

Take a moment to read our eligibility requirements before filling out an application. If you have questions about the application process, please email, or call 1-866-738-8011.

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
  • 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.

*Please note:

  • Camp Quality Alumni Campers who are 6 years old may continue to attend camp in 2020.
Camp Acceptance

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.

Our Staff

Our volunteer staff have background checks and all complete a comprehensive training program are to ensure your children have a safe and enriching experience.

What makes Camp Quality unique is our camper/companion relationship. Because your child is under the constant supervision of a trained adult companion, you can be assured they are safe and free to act like the child they have too often had to put aside as a result of their illness.

If you would like to talk with us regarding our medical policy, programs, dietary plan or other Camp Quality related issues, please contact us.

Our Programs

Camp Quality offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups.

Camp Week

The Camp Quality camp week is an exciting and safe place for kids to explore new talents, meet new friends, and have fun. At camp, we provide a safe environment where 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 to ensure they have the support they need at camp. To find the camp closest to you, please visit our camps page.

As each Camp Quality camp is just a little bit different, here are a list of just some of the amazing activities our camps offer:

  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Variety Shows
  • Sports
  • Kite Flying
  • Storytelling
  • Camp Fires

New Heights

New Heights is a week-long leadership and character development program for teens, ages 14-17, from across the country. From a camper, “New Heights is a place where you can be you and have a common understanding of those around you. The feeling is truly one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Thanks for the truth, trust, and love.” For more information about New Heights, visit the camp page.

Breaking Borders

Breaking Borders is CQ’s week-long outdoor adventure program for young adults ages 18-25. In partnership with the RBC Foundation, campers are taken on a week-long outdoor excursion to visit some of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes. One year,  our amazing participants got a chance to sea kayak in the Bay of Fundy. Next season, participants sailed the big waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron on a week-long voyage aboard the tall ship Playfair. Participants will soon begin planning for this year’s adventure.

For more information about Breaking Borders, visit the camp page.

Our Medical Team


At Camp Quality, the well being of our campers is of paramount concern. In order to ensure the highest level of care, each camp has a designated Health Care Team to meet the individualized needs of each of our campers. This team also works in contact with the local hospital, which is never more than one hour away from the camp.

A registered nurse is always present for the duration of camp, with preference given to those with oncology or pediatric experience. Some of our camps also have experienced physicians on site. One medical person also accompanies all off-site outings during the camp week. We maintain a 15:1 ratio of campers to medical professionals.

Parents and guardians are advised of the qualifications and number of medical staff at their child’s camp prior to the start of camp week.

Our Health Care Teams are devoted to the physical, emotional, and mental health of our campers – they are committed to ensuring a safe and fun-filled camp experience.


In their own words

“I have been going to camp for 2 years now and it is absolutely amazing! It’s a place where you can make new friends and be yourself and just have fun. I love being on the calm peaceful lake in the morning, hearing the loons and bullfrogs, and even spotting animals. The people are amazing at CQ – I consider them my second family and look forward to coming back and seeing everyone each year.”

– Camper

“With the… effects of treatment it was plain to see our son’s self confidence and self-esteem disappearing. Then Camp Quality came into his life, all our lives… he is developing quite a sense of humour and his cheeky grin has returned.”

– Camper Parent

“All my kids had a great time and are looking forward to next year. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything.  All the hard work involved in this camp is greatly appreciated.”

– First Year Camper Parent

“Camp Quality far exceeded our expectations and it was wonderful to send him off to camp with his companion and to a staff who looked after his needs as a little boy and his medical needs. It was so comforting to have him be at a place that knows what to do if and when…”

– Camper Parent

“The highlight of Jamie’s summer is Camp Quality. Since last Christmas Jamie had been counting down the days until this year’s camp week.”

– Camper Parent