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AWAY FROM IT ALL

For children growing up with cancer, and their families, the routine of hospital and treatment can become all they know, and as a result, many miss out on the joyous fun of childhood, while families no longer get the chance to hang out together. Our recreation programs and Camps give back some of that precious time.

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Family Camp

Family Camps are a much-needed chance for families to reconnect with each other and make new connections with people in a similar situation. They are about laughing, making new friends, and glorious, grubby adventures! Family Camps not only help families develop resilience towards the ongoing experiences, they often help forge lifelong friendships, too.

Camp is the perfect opportunity to take a breath, relax and make shiny new memories not centred on sickness – often for the first time since a diagnosis.

Who is it for:

Parent of a child with cancer   Health Professional

Type:

Away from it all

Location:

Camps are available all over Australia

Benefits of family camps

  • Increases each family member's resilience and ability to cope, without the pressure of financial expense
  • Allows parents/ carers to reconnect with siblings and/ or children with cancer. This is particularly important for siblings who can be confused and disappointed when a parent’s attention is diverted to the child with cancer
  • Gives families the opportunity to build their support network by meeting and forming friendships with other families going through similar experiences
  • Strengthens parent/ partner bonds and increases stability and unification in facing extreme adversity
  • Access to other support services and information about the cancer experience
  • Creates lasting, positive memories that can be a highlight during difficult times

Who is eligible?

Families who have a child diagnosed with cancer where there is a child/ or children in the family aged 13 or younger.

For more information on this program, please contact your local Camp Quality office or call 1300 662 267.

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