On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30 am at Evergreen Brick Works, Camp Quality, a group of camps for kids with cancer will launch its 2014 summer season.
Camp Quality is a volunteer driven non-profit charitable organization that provides uplifting experiences for kids with cancer across Canada. It operates six free week long camps in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta, as well as a teen leadership weekend, a young adult adventure program, and year-round programming where kids with cancer have the power to turn challenges into adventures.
“Do anything, be anything, and achieve everything is our mantra at Camp Quality.” says Judy Tobe, Executive Director. “For the past 25 years in Canada, Camp Quality has provided free overnight camp experiences for children with cancer ages 4-18. For one week our campers are no longer defined by their cancer, they have the freedom to explore new activities, make friends and gain memories to last a lifetime.”
Camp Quality provides a much needed change from medical treatments and hospitals. It allows kids to explore their passions and experience activities such as swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, and storytelling while offering social support and friendships, and an opportunity to be around peers who understand their common experience. Camp Quality is unique because each camper is paired with a trained adult volunteer who provides a safe space to explore their perception of what is possible, and ensures individual needs are met. A trained medical team is present at all times during camp. With over 450 volunteers, our programming is run free-of-charge to families.
“Camp Quality programs make a difference well beyond just one week at camp,” says Judy Tobe. “In addition to camp, we offer reunions, family fun days, outdoor adventure programs and an in-school education program.”
Our 2014 camp season begins May 16th with New Heights, our leadership development program, followed by 7 exciting one-week camp experiences. Camp Quality will also launch its new brand, which incorporates our Canadian heritage, our amazing programming and activities, and our work to ensure a soaring camp experience.
To learn more about Camp Quality, visit campquality.org.
Note – Evergreen Brick Works is located at 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
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