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CQ New Heights

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Welcome to Camp Quality New Heights!

Summer Camper Program

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 designed to foster individual growth and leadership skills. 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

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 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.

How Camp Quality Canada Supports New Heights

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
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