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CQ Alberta

Our Programs

Welcome to Camp Quality Alberta! We facilitate a 1-week overnight camp program, hosted at Camp Silversides in Bentley, Alberta.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer and blood disorders and their families. To accomplish this mission, programs are intentionally designed so participants experience our intended outcomes:

  • To foster a sense of connectedness
  • To develop competency and mastery
  • To gain a feeling of autonomy

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

  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Zip-line/ Bouldering
  • Tubing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Variety Shows
  • Sports
  • Farm Visit
  • Storytelling
  • Campfires

Please look out for the newsletters for upcoming activities.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Camp!

Check out the December 2019 CQ Alberta Volunteer Newsletter!

 

Our Campers

We want to make sure campers find their perfect spot!

First of all, put away your wallets. All of our sessions are free of charge to campers and their families.

Next, take a moment to read our eligibility requirements before filling out an application. If you have questions about the application process, please email Dr. Kate MacLellan, our Medical Director at kate.maclellan@campquality.org, 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.

Camp Leadership Team

Camp Quality Alberta is made possible by a year-round team of volunteers, that plan programs, raise funds, train volunteers and deliver programs.

2019 Camp Leadership Team:

Left: Austin Knibb (Social Media), Deanna Tse (Fundraising), Ashley Small (Family Coordinator), Parker Knibb (Fundraising), Sam O’Neill (Program Director), Jenysa Senchuk (Volunteer Coordinator), McKenzie Keil (Social Media), Kate MacLellan (Medical Director).

Janice Ripley (Camp Director)

 

Contact Information

Questions about medical eligibility? You can reach Dr. Kate at, kate.maclellan@campquality.org

Questions about camp programs? You can reach Janice at, janice.ripley@campquality.org

To reach Camp Quality, call our toll free number 1.866.738.8011.

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Important Dates and Announcements

 

Camp Week 2020: Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

APPLY TO CAMP

 

Camp Quality Alberta is Proudly Accredited By:

 

Providing Quality Programs

How Camp Quality Canada supports this camp.

Camp Quality Canada’s National Support Centre is made up of 6 professionals involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 8 programs nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all camp leaders.

The National Program Manager is involved in all aspects of camp and our services. While your local Camp Leadership Team is your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact the Program Manager with other specific questions.

Lauren Burke
Program Manager
lauren.burke@campquality.org
416-406-2267 x106 or 1-866-738-8011

 

Big thanks to our CQ Alberta Donors