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CQ Northwestern Ontario

Our Programs

Welcome to Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario!

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, hosted at Camp Duncan on East Loon Lake just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups:

  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Tubing
  • Teambuilding
  • Sports
  • Campfire
  • And more!
Community Family Programs

Our Community Family Programs are 1-day camp-style events that happen throughout the year for the entire family. Programs in the past have included: Winter Reunion, Family Fun Day and more! Our Community Family Programs are currently being offered in Thunder Bay.

Please look out for the newsletters for upcoming activities.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Camp!

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 Colleen Craig (RN), our Medical Coordinator at colleen.craig@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 Northwestern Ontario 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: Sam Stovel
  • Assistant Director: Jacqueline Hanley
  • Medical Coordinator: Colleen Craig
  • Program Coordinator: Samantha Figueira
  • Volunteer Coordinators: Kelsey Lecapelain, Daniel Trevisanutto
  • Family Coordinator: Joe Willis
  • Fundraising Coordinators: Rosie Vita, Marnie Merchant
  • Kitchen Supervisor: Shirley Ryan
  • Treasurer: Dan Sabbe
  • Secretary: Erin Murphy

 

Contact Information

Questions about medical eligibility? You can reach Colleen Craig (Medical Coordinator) at, colleen.craig@campquality.org

Questions about camp programs? You can reach Sam (Camp Director) at, sam.stovel@campquality.org

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

 

Important Dates and Announcements

 

Camp Week 2020: Saturday, July 11- Saturday, July 18th

 

THE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

 

APPLY TO CAMP

 

Service Area

Our summer program is offered to campers from the following regions:

  • Kenora District
  • Rainy River District
  • Thunder Bay District

 

 

 

Campers outside these areas may not have access to camp transportation, or may live closer to another Camp Quality Camp.

 

Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario 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 Sr. Director of Programs 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 her with other specific questions.

Lauren Burke
Sr. Director of Programs
lauren.burke@campquality.org
416-406-2267 x106 or 1-866-738-8011

 

Big thanks to our CQ Northwestern Ontario Donors