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Our Camps

CQ Alberta

Our Programs

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

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!


Our Campers

Fun fact, all of our camp programs are free of charge! Now, 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, 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,

Questions about camp programs? You can reach Janice at,

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


Important Dates and Announcements


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




Camp Quality Alberta is Proudly Accredited By:


How Camp Quality Canada Supports Alberta

Camp Quality Canada’s National Support Centre is made up of 6 staff involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 8 programs across Canada.

While your local Camp Leadership Team is your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact the Sr. Director of Programs with other specific questions.

Lauren Burke
Sr. Director of Programs
416-406-2267 x106 or 1-866-738-8011


Big thanks to our CQ Alberta Donors