My daughter has attended Camp Quality for 11 years. She is currently 14 and counts down the days from her last day of camp to the first day next year. It provides her with such a wonderful and unique experience every year. Every time I pick her up she claims that "this was the best year ever". They also provide wonderful family and teen activities throughout the year. She really enjoys the winter ski weekend.
My daughter attended Camp Quality this summer for the first time. It was a wonderful experience for her. Because it was her first time away from home her brother was able to attend also. The both still ask me to return to camp. They had such a great time they wish they could go back camp now. As a parent you worry about your cancer kid especially when they are away from you. The staff at camp made me feel confortable leaving my child for the week. The staff was wonderful with my daughter. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to entrust my children with. Thank You Camp Quality!!!!!
Since my oldest daughter, Emma, had been diagnosed with cancer, we didn't have an opportunity to let her and her sister go and do many things. Camp Quality Michigan was just awesome!!! It is a wonderful camp that allows children of cancer to be with other children who are going through the same thing. This was the first time that my daughters had ever been to camp. They loved it. They talked about it for weeks. How much they loved their companions, the food, the activities. The experience they had there provided them with independence, self confidence, and memories that they will never forget. One week after camp, they were already talking about attending next year's Camp Quality Michigan. THANK YOU CAMP QUALITY MICHIGAN FOR A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!
I'm a widowed mom whose only child just finished 3 1/2 years of chemotherapy. Camp Quality has been invaluable to both my son & me. Their summer camp for cancer kids not only gives the kids a great experience, but provides respite for parents, knowing that our kids are OK w/proper medical oversight, while we get much-needed time to tend to other pressing matters (including an occassional nap!).
Camp Quality made a BIG difference in my child's life. She has made a lifelong friend in her companion and has met so many other wonderful people through her experiences. She looks forward to going to camp each summer.
It took my son 3 years to finally get the nerve to go to camp & leave me. When I got to camp to pick him up, us came up to me & said that he can't believe I didn't make him go all those other years :o) He also said he can't wait to go again next year & become a companion when he is 18. He absolutely had the time of his life. Almost three months later he is still talking about the friendships and fun he had. Camp Quality is an amazing camp for kids with or surviving cancer. It lets them all feel like kids and they all have something in common. Thank you again Camp Quality for all his memories!!!!
My family has been continually touched by Camp quality. We were first told about this camp after my daughters second relapse with ALL Luekemia.I was a little apprehensive letting her stay away from home that very first time-But her experience was so uplifting and it helped her independency so much, that all the camp activities became our family staple that we planned our year around.I also thought it exceptional that siblings were included, family's suffer so much through the years of difficult treatment, mine so much that we experienced a divorce.This made Camp Quality even more theaputic for my children.Its wonderful to get with other families to share our experiences and mutual concerns.Camp Quality is truely filled with a fantasic, loving "family" that touches the lives of so very many.... thanks so very Much to All!!! Sienna Miller's Family
Camp Quality - North Camp has been a blessing in our sons life. He loves all of the volunteers and friends and is already planning for next year. The camp program has extended itself to us and we get to go on special ski weekend and adventures a couple times a year. Often this get away is the only one we allow for all year. We are so grateful to everyone that donates and volunteers their time to this fantastic organization. My son has been a return camper for the past 6 years and we have never felt disappointed in his experience. Even in his first year, while in the middle of chemotherapy the camp kept him safe and allowed us to have peace of mind, that if only for a week he was going to be a regular kid for a week.
I first went to Camp Quality when I was 16 in 2008. I had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in my salivary gland called adenocystic carcinoma when I was 15 in May of 2007. I was in treatment the entire summer, but the following summer was awesome, going to Camp Quality and meeting so many people that I could actually relate to. Going through cancer in the middle of my high school career was very difficult, but I remained friends with many of the people I had been to camp with. Talking to them really helped pull me around and to realize that I wasn't alone. The people who worked so hard to make those 2 weeks possible are truly my heroes and my angels. That one week of freedom from cancer and doctors and hospitals and tests and treatments was truly a God-send. Cancer changed my life forever, in both good and bad ways. Cancer was not good, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But my response to cancer has transformed my life, and Camp Quality was a very important part of that.
Camp Quality is an amazing program! My daughter is in remission from Leukemia and has been attending camp at Camp Quality for 6 years now and loves it! I have never met more dedicated individuals as the staff and companions with Camp Quality, their events throughout the year that include the family and allow the siblings to have a fun time is a terrific idea. The individual pairing of each child with a companion is a great idea and my daughter loves to communicate with her companion throughout the year. They now have 2 camps in Michigan which allows more children to attend camp but does make it harder to get space in the family outings. I would highly recommend any parent of a child with cancer to send your child to Camp Quality and rest assured that they are well taken care of and in good hands!