Camp Quality brings fun, hope and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer – supporting them to get on with just being kids. Our camps give the children a sense of normality, independence, and adventure – while giving their families much-needed respite. We passionately believe in the power of fun to help children and their families overcome the challenges that living with cancer can bring.
Each camper is paired up 1:1 with a volunteer companion. Our companions ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of their “camper” for the course of camp. Companions are trained for their role, forming a bond with the child and their family pre-camp. Like the campers, our companions come from all walks of life and are united by a desire to do something positive for their community.
Camp Quality camps are provided at no cost to families or volunteers. We receive no government funding and rely on donations and the generosity of individuals, community groups, businesses, trusts and philanthropic organisations to support and deliver our camps.
Camp Quality Wellington / Central Districts is entirely run by volunteers. The region’s annual programme including training, food, accommodation, programme, and transport costs around $95,000, and it is no mean feat for our volunteer committee to fundraise this in addition to organising camp itself.
We are incredibly grateful for the support that we receive from Trust House Foundation. Their generosity means that we can continue to deliver our fun programmes for children living with cancer.