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COVID-19 Camp Updates

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 & Impact on Camp Quality Bursary Program

 

To Our Camp Quality Campers & Camper Alumni,

Due to  COVID-19, Camp Quality has made the difficult decision to suspend the Bursary Program for the remainder of 2020.

Find below additional resources that may be helpful:

COVID Emergency Fund for families with children in active treatment.
https://www.childhoodcancer.ca/SpecialPages/Forms/Emergency-Fund
Survivor Scholarship.
https://www.childhoodcancer.ca/Programs/Programs/scholarship

We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@campquality.org

Sincerely,

Lauren Burke
Sr. Director of Programs


Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 & Impact on 2020 Summer Programs

 

To Our Dearest Camp Quality Community,

Today, we have some disappointing news to share with you. We have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel Camp Quality Canada’s on-site summer camp programs for 2020, in response to COVID-19. As a medical camp that serves children affected by cancer and blood disorders, the safety of our campers, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority.

Right now, it seems impossible to imagine a summer without camp, but what we know from experience is that camp is more than a physical camp-site. Camp is a feeling and state of mind. Camp is a community. And this camp community isn’t going anywhere this summer. We want to assure you that there is one thing that won’t change through all of this, Camp Quality’s commitment to our campers, families and volunteers. Just as we’ve done for 32 years, Camp Quality Canada will continue to bring uplifting camp programming to children and families affected by cancer and blood disorders, now, in a new way.

Over the coming months, our program teams will be bringing to you a new type of camp programming, virtually and through mail-out activities. We will be developing and providing resources, camp activities and much more to keep our community connected this summer. Look for continued updates about our CQ Camp-In program in the coming months about ways we can all stay connected as a community.

We can’t wait until we can all be reunited in person again. We want to thank you for your understanding and are sending virtual hugs to you all during this difficult time.

Love, CQ.


Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 & Impact on Camp Quality New Heights

 

To our New Heights Camp Community:

This is an important notice to inform you that in the interest of the vulnerable children and families we serve, that: Camp Quality New Heights has postponed the 2020 summer camp week, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Below are the new camp week dates:

Campers: July 26-July 30, 2020

Volunteers: July 25-July 30, 2020

This decision was made today under the advisement of a combination of trusted authorities, including our Medical Advisory Committee, hospital partners and public health authorities.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our campers and families, staff, volunteers.

We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 concern as it pertains to our summer camp programs and any risk to our campers, families, staff and volunteers. As the pandemic evolves, we will communicate all program updates to all those impacted in a timely manner.

Starting today, our team will be working hard to develop new ways to share programming virtually with campers, families and, of course, you. Stay tuned for updates.

If you are no longer able to attend the summer camp week, due to the date changes, please email info@campquality.org. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions whatsoever.

Thank you,

Lauren Burke

Sr. Director of Programs

 


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Camp Programs & Fundraising Events Cancelled Until May 1, 2020

 

To our Camp Quality Families and Volunteers,

This is an important notice to inform you that in the interest of the vulnerable children and families we serve, that all upcoming Camp Quality camp programs and fundraising events are cancelled as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 up until May 1, 2020. This decision was made under the advisement of a combination of trusted authorities, our Medical Advisory Committee which includes Paediatric Oncologists/ Hematologists, regional public health authorities and the Camp Quality Board of Directors.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our campers and families, staff, volunteers and other valued stakeholders.

Camp Quality Canada continues with business as usual in all other regards and registration for Summer 2020 programs will remain open and unchanged. We thank our camp community for your patience and understanding. As this situation is rapidly evolving, please know that we will communicate any further changes as necessary.

If you have any questions of concerns, please email medical@campquality.org.

Sincerely,

Lauren Burke                                   Jarvis Strong
Sr. Director of Programs                   Executive Director

 

 


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Keeping Camp Safe: COVID-19 Update

 

To our Camp Quality Families,

In light of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are writing today to let you know about the approach that Camp Quality is taking.
Camp Quality Canada cares deeply about the health and safety of our campers and their families. In order to ensure a safe experience for everyone, we are monitoring the issue carefully and will continue to do so. Our Senior Leadership Team and Medical Advisory Committee are monitoring developments related to ongoing public health concerns. We are tracking Government of Canada, Local Public Health agencies and other appropriate authorities regularly for updates and guidelines.

At this time, there are no changes necessary to any of our procedures as we prepare for the camp season ahead. Our well-established health-specific protocols under the guidance of our Medical Advisory Committee are in place to protect our campers and families. Should any of this change, we will communicate this with you as early as possible.

In advance of any upcoming programs we ask that anyone who has or will be travelling to any of the high risk countries listed on the Government of Canada travel advisory website within 14 days of a program date, please not attend.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email medical@campquality.org

Sincerely,

Lauren Burke                        Jarvis Strong
Sr. Director of Programs        Executive Director