HOW WE HELP

Camp Quality brings positivity, fun and laughter back into the lives of kids impacted by cancer.

What does Camp Quality do?

Our services and programs help families build optimism and resilience toward their cancer experience through community, education and fun. We are there for kids (0-15) dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a sibling or parent, every step of the way.

We’re proud to have improved the quality of life for kids facing cancer, and their families, for almost 40 years. We do this through our innovative Puppet Programs, Hospital Programs, and Recreation Programs. Camp Quality also provides online services and resources that are available 24/7 – whenever and wherever they are needed.

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Puppet Programs

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Puppet Playdates

Camp Quality’s Puppet Playdates are visits from our puppets to kids in hospital, providing therapeutic laughter and fun. Learn how they boost the wellbeing of kids facing cancer.

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Puppet Digital Playdates

Puppet Digital Playdates bring the fun-loving Camp Quality Puppets to children isolated by cancer via their personal electronic device.

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Cancer Education Program

Our Cancer Education Program visits primary and preschools to deliver cancer education that dispels myths about cancer. Performances can decrease bullying, absenteeism and mental health issues.

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Hospital Programs

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Child Life Therapy

Camp Quality sponsored Child Life Therapists provide medical play techniques that build understanding, resilience and empowerment to support kids undergoing cancer treatment.

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Beads of Courage

Camp Quality’s Beads of Courage program at Randwick Children’s Hospital and John Hunter Hospital, provides kids with unique beads to track their courageous cancer story.

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Recreation Programs

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Family Camps

Family Camps enable the whole family to enjoy quality time together and reconnect. They are a chance to build a supportive community with other families facing cancer.

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Family Experiences

At Camp Quality laughter is the best medicine. Our family experiences provide tickets to games and events free of charge so the family can laugh and make happy memories away from the stresses of cancer.

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Family Fun Days

Camp Quality’s Family Fun Days are free, one-day events that create happy memories not centred on illness for families facing cancer.

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Kids Impacted by Carer’s Cancer (KICC)

Camp Quality’s free KICC programs include Kids’ Camps, Family Camps and Family Fun Days for children 0-15 years dealing with a parent’s cancer diagnosis.

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Kids’ Camps

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

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Retreats

Camp Quality retreats provide families facing cancer the opportunity to go away on holiday, relax and make positive memories.

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Virtual Camps

Camp Quality’s Virtual Camps are live-streamed, online entertainment experiences, bringing the fun of camp to kids isolated by cancer and their siblings.

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Online Services and Resources

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Counselling Services

Camp Quality and Canteen provide a free telephone counselling service for parents impacted by their own cancer diagnosis, or their child’s.

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Kids’ Guide To Cancer app

Our free Kids’ Guide to Cancer app is an award-winning educational platform that answers the most common questions children have about cancer.

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New Normal Navigator app

Camp Quality’s New Normal Navigator app gives parents of diagnosed children the resources to help them adjust to ‘a new normal’ on returning home from hospital.

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Parenting Through Cancer

Camp Quality and Canteen have launched the Parenting Through Cancer website, providing access to free professional telephone counselling and online support.

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School Resources

Camp Quality’s teacher resource pack, aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework, is a guide to help teachers navigate cancer in the school community. We’ll send it straight to your inbox.

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