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CQ New Heights

Our Programs

Welcome to Camp Quality New Heights!

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
Summer Camper Programs

We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program for Teens 14-17 years old, hosted at Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre in Minden Ontario.

Camp Quality New Heights offers a uniquely tailored program for Teens affected by cancer, that is different from our typical summer camp programs. Programming is intentionally designed for the 15-17 year old developmental age group. Although New Heights campers will be able to experience some “typical” camp activities offered at other camp programs, most activities tend to be more unconventional and specifically designed to foster individual growth, leadership and connectedness, and to help build self-confidence that is often lost after a lengthy time under intense medical care.

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

  • Swimming
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Archery
  • Team-Building
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Variety Show
  • Campfire
  • LIT Program (Offered for 17 Y/O Campers)
  • High-Ropes Activities
  • Canoeing

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 Stacey Jewett (RN, BScN, MN.), our Medical Coordinator at stacey.jewett@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 14 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.
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 New Heights is made possible by a year-round team of volunteers, that plan programs, raise funds, train volunteers and deliver programs.

2020 Camp Leadership Team:

  • Camp Director: Veronica Charette
  • Assistant Director: Dene Lepine
  • Medical Coordinator: Stacey Jewett
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Kayla Bazzana
  • Family Coordinator: Katrina Villeneuve
  • Program Coordinator: Tyler Pettenuzzo
  • Program Coordinator: Jenni Beharry
  • Social Media Coordinator/ Secretary: Jade Huffman

 

Contact Information

Questions about medical eligibility? You can reach Stacey Jewett (Medical Coordinator) at, stacey.jewett@campquality.org

Questions about camp programs? You can reach Veronica (Camp Director) at, veronica.charette@campquality.org

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

 

Important Dates and Announcements

 

Camp Week 2020: Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2

 

THE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

 

APPLY TO CAMP

 

Service Area

Camp Quality New Heights serves Teens from all across Canada. Transportation costs (including flights) to camp are covered for campers.

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 New Heights Donors

CQNH Donors 2016