RECREATION PROGRAMS

Camp Quality helps kids and families impacted by cancer make precious memories together.

Our Recreation Programs give kids and their families a break from cancer and a chance to reconnect away from it all at camps, retreats and events.

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OUR RECREATION PROGRAMS

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Kids' Camps

Kids’ Camps mean children facing cancer get to enjoy the fun times that childhood should be about: friends, adventure and laughter.

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Family Camps

Family Camps provide the opportunity for our families to reconnect with each other and enjoy quality time together.

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Family Fun Days 

Family Fun Days are free, one-day events that allow families to have a break from cancer and do something memorable together.

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Family Experiences

For our Family Experiences, we share tickets to events, games, and shows free of charge to facilitate family time together.

Family Experiences
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Retreats

Our Retreats give families dealing with the more challenging stages of cancer the chance to have a holiday and make precious memories.

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Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps allow children isolated by cancer, or impacted by the diagnosis of a loved one, to enjoy all the fun and adventure of a camp experience online.

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Whether it’s our free one-day activities or one of our namesake camps, we facilitate family time together that’s not centred on sickness.

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    Almost 4,450 kids facing cancer attended 112 Kids’ Camps across Australia over the past five years 

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    More than 9,900 kids and 4,318 families attended 193 Family Fun Days during the past five years 

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    Almost 1,700 families impacted by cancer attended 159 Family Camps in the last five years  

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    Nearly 560 families had a break from their cancer diagnosis at a Camp Quality Retreat over the past five years 

A 2021 study by KPMG found that:

Families showed an improvement in feelings of social connection, support and improved social networks, leading to an overall decrease in loneliness.

Respondents reported feeling more supported after attending camps, giving them a sense of not being alone, while many children left camps with ongoing friendships.

Families noted the opportunity to connect with people going through similar experiences was very valuable.

 

Children and parents or primary caregivers highly valued the opportunity to have camp experiences and a break from the challenges that come with cancer

A 2021 study by KPMG found that:

Families showed an improvement in feelings of social connection, support and improved social networks, leading to an overall decrease in loneliness.

Respondents reported feeling more supported after attending camps, giving them a sense of not being alone, while many children left camps with ongoing friendships.

Families noted the opportunity to connect with people going through similar experiences was very valuable.

 

96% said the opportunity to spend time as a family and create positive memories was valuable

A 2021 study by KPMG found that:

Families showed an improvement in feelings of social connection, support and improved social networks, leading to an overall decrease in loneliness.

Respondents reported feeling more supported after attending camps, giving them a sense of not being alone, while many children left camps with ongoing friendships.

Families noted the opportunity to connect with people going through similar experiences was very valuable.

 

There was a 17% reduction in overall feelings of lineliness from before compared to after camps

A 2021 study by KPMG found that:

Families showed an improvement in feelings of social connection, support and improved social networks, leading to an overall decrease in loneliness.

Respondents reported feeling more supported after attending camps, giving them a sense of not being alone, while many children left camps with ongoing friendships.

Families noted the opportunity to connect with people going through similar experiences was very valuable.

 

79% found improvements to their family relationships to be very valuable, and that Family Camps helped them connect after treatment
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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Camp Quality requires all participants, volunteers and suppliers, over the age of 16, to have an up-to-date vaccination status before attending a Camp Quality camp or in-person event.

Our policies are developed in line with government health department recommendations to ensure we are prioritising the safety and health of all participants, particularly those diagnosed with or undergoing treatment for cancer.