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Junior Camp

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Our Junior Camps create a fun environment for children to discover their individual strengths.

Junior Camps are packed with physical and creative activities that help children develop new skills, celebrate their achievements and build confidence.

Junior Camp is also an important opportunity for children living with cancer to meet other children going through similar experiences, recognising their similarities and differences and making new friends.

Children go home with a sense of accomplishment, improved self-esteem and independence.

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Camps are available all over Australia

Benefits of junior camps

  • Creates bonding experience for children attending resulting in long-lasting friendships
  • Benefit from spending time with other children who understand what they are going through
  • Improves sense of independence, building confidence and resilience
  • Provides children with a break from the intensity of the treatment cycle
  • Creates fun memories for children living with cancer taking part in ‘normal’ activities
  • Camp Quality Graduate

     

    Thank you so much Camp Quality for the past 11 years. Some of my best memories are being on camp. Camp Quality has always been there for me and my family and then to graduate today is amazing.

    I thought that everyone put a huge effort in to grad camp so thank you to everyone who helped organised it and the other states. I hope to see lots of you again some day.

  • Madelyne, Heath’s Grandma

     

    Heath loved it, didn't matter what activity they did, he just loved it. He would talk about it for weeks and weeks and weeks, and he was just always so happy when he came back.

    Isn't that marvellous that someone can make another person so happy? It becomes the most important thing in these kids' lives.

  • Rachael, Leah’s Mum

     

    Leah is shy but Camp Quality built up her confidence when they met us on the ward. Soon she was courageous enough to join the activities by herself and try new things.

    I can't explain how important it is just to have somebody like Camp Quality there. I can't really put into words how thankful I am. It's part of treatment. It's part of healing.

  • Ruth, Harley’s Grandma

     

    Harley just doesn't know how to act around other children. He struggled to make friends. But that changed when Camp Quality came into our lives.

    It's great he can go on camp and do skateboarding and soccer and I think he enjoys the male bonding.

  • Seth’s Mum

     

    My Seth had been absent for a while with all the bullying, appointments and surgery. But today he's back, he's happy and he's confident. My boy is home. I can't thank you enough for giving my boy the most amazing week of his life.

  • Sheila, Maya’s Mum

     

    After being stuck in hospital for so long, you take any opportunity to see your child happy, like at Camp Quality’s Family Fun Day. Plus - Maya got to see the kids she met in hospital again. They’re her friends now. We’re like one big happy family.

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Who is eligible?

Junior Camp is open to children living with cancer aged 7 to 9 years old, including siblings and bereaved siblings.

Junior Camps are held regularly all over Australia. To find out when and where the next Junior Camp is being held, please contact your local Camp Quality office or call 1300 662 267.