Fun times for all in ACT
ACT/Illawarra Middle Camp
In April, the ACT and Illawarra offices joined forces for the biggest camp of the year, Middle Camp at Stanwell Tops, with over 100 campers and volunteers. The camp was a great success, with daring activities from giant swings and abseiling to go-kart racing. We celebrated the graduation of our incredible campers with dinner and a disco at the Wests Illawarra Club. While it was sad to say goodbye to our Grad Kids, we couldn’t be more proud of the amazing young people they have turned into. We can’t wait for next year’s Middle Camp to see our returning campers and newcomers. As one of our incredible campers said “I get to meet so many new friends and do things I don't usually do. Like you don't go-kart race every day!”
ACT Mini Camp
In June, some of Camp Quality’s smallest campers (4-6yrs) from across ACT and Regional NSW came together for the day to have lots of fun at Mini Camp. The wonderful team at YMCA Jamison made sure all our little campers had a great day. They enjoyed dancing, running around in the gym and playing in the ball pit. Kids also had the chance to let their inner chefs and gardeners shine when they made mini pizzas, apple sweets and even put together their very own terrarium. Our campers were treated to such a scrumptious lunch that there were no left overs. The day ended with a piñata and free play in the gym while volunteers and parents got to catch up with one another.
Corin Forest Family Fun Day
Twelve families from all over the Canberra region joined in for the annual snow day at Corin Forest. They spent the day tobogganing, building snow people and having snowball fights. There were toboggan races between kids, parents and volunteers, and a giant snowball fight which saw everyone fend for themselves. The kids were the clear winners! The day ended with a big group lunch of wood-fired pizzas, hot chocolates, and marshmallow toasting on the open fire.
About Camp Quality Camps
Our camps provide an essential break away from the stresses of a cancer diagnosis for both kids and their families. Kids experience time away from home that is centred on pure fun and optimism. Families get a break from the day to day stresses of treatment, which also allows for parents to reconnect and bond with siblings who often feel a little neglected. We also provide the opportunity for kids and families to form life-long friendships and support networks. We connect people who are going through similar situations and who are at varying stages of their cancer journey. Our camps range from kids only Mini Camp to Junior Camp and Middle Camp. We also run Family Camps that cater to the entire family.