Camp Quality provides innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0 – 13 growing up with cancer, and their families.
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Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App is a world first,
award-winning app that supports kids who have a parent, sibling, friend,
or loved one with cancer. It’s a free, interactive educational program
that answers the most common questions children have about cancer.
Our Financial Support Program provides financial aid
for bereaved families in extreme financial difficulty. In some cases we
will help with funeral costs for their child.
Family Experiences are tickets to events or shows provided to Camp Quality to share with our families.
Our Child Life Therapists transform the terrifying
experience of treatment by empowering children growing up with cancer in
hospital. They remain by a child’s side, providing practical support to
kids and their families, throughout their treatment, forming bonds and
sharing skills that strengthen the wellbeing of the entire family. We
currently fund Child Life Therapists in NSW and VIC.
Our puppets - Kylie, Melissa and Dean - visit
children at their hospital bedside to ease anxiety and make them laugh.
For some kids the shock of treatment makes them shut down emotionally,
even to their parents. The puppets have a way of connecting and letting
those kids be kids. When a child is in isolation, the puppets perform at
the window - often the only way of interacting with the children during
Our Family Liaison Coordinators visit children’s
hospitals around the country every week with a friendly face,
introducing families to our services and encouraging access to the
programs that meet their needs (both Camp Quality programs and other
Our Primary School Education Program includes our
touring puppet show for primary schools, which answers difficult
questions kids have about cancer. Often the effects of cancer can be
confronting for young kids - when children return to school they often
look very different as a result of the side effects from their
treatment. This needs to be explained to their peers so they know what
the child has been through and why it’s important to support them.
Importantly the puppets teach students that cancer is not contagious.
The show encourages kids to be supportive of their classmate who has a
mum, dad, brother or sister impacted by cancer - or who has cancer
themselves, and reduces the likelihood of bullying, exclusion, confusion
Our Camps provide kids and their families impacted
by cancer with a vital break to strengthen their wellbeing and boost
their support networks. Medical volunteers are on hand to ensure
children’s health needs are always met.
Family Camps are an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and make new connections with families in a similar situation.
Fun Days are Camp Quality planned events where
families get together and enjoy something they may not otherwise have
had the opportunity to do, or the time to organise themselves.
Our Retreats offer families a safe space to retreat
together at Salamander Bay (NSW) and Warrnambool (VIC) and West Beach
Caravan Park (SA). It is a chance to relax, unwind and spend quality
time away during treatment, in remission, and in the case of