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September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009

My son attends Camp Quality and it truly is an amazing organization. He has made some incredible friends here and they are the most kind hearted people you will ever ecounter. They are so good to the kids and really take their time with them. He will always love going there, and truly appreciates the experiences he has at camp.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best I have ever encountered. My son goes to other camps, but none compare with the quality at camp quality. They really do stand up to the QUALITY in their name. The kids have a one on one experience that is unforgettable. It has never been matched.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 8, 2009

My experience at CQ has been AWSOME!! I get to go and have fun and not have to worry about my cancer and limitations. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and my camp companion is the best!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all the help and fun it provides to kids with cancer

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the fun I have with my camp companion

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more kids with cancer

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 8, 2009

CQ is for children who are going through cancer treatment, children who are cancer survivors and siblings. These children lose their childhood. Their wks, months and years are at best filled with endless pokes, medication, separation (from school, siblings and friends) and isolation. A cancer diagnosis has such a tragic effect on the whole family unit. My 7 yr old son who is a leukemia survivor and my 5 yr old son went to CQ for the 1st time this summer. Families who go thru this lose all stability in this world; often times financial as well. This camp is FREE! The kids were a little hesitant to go... as they have both had severe separation issues as my oldest son was hospitalized 237 days in 2006 and the younger one was often left with caregiviers :( Trust me these parents DESPERATELY need a break!!! and that is what they get!! There are trained nurses at the camp; and the most amazing part is EVERY camper gets a 1:1 companion for the entire wk!!! :) they try to match each child's interests with that of their companion (18 & up, trained, & background check) This was one of the most amazing things i've ever been involved with!!! Truly!!! The kids had such a blast and got to forget about everything for just a few days and be kids again!!! They had everything you could imagine there for them! Round the clock activities and crafts... water sports and fun, pony rides, police, fire, helicopters, motorcycles, camp fires & silly songs, talent contest, birdhouse making, rocket making and launching... i really could go on & on & on!! The camp sent updates and pics nightly to tell us how our kids were doing and what they were up to! When we pick the kids up they have all the parents stay to watch a slideshow of the wk and have a picnic. It was absolutely magical to see the life, joy and careless laughter of these children so beaten and maimed by this deadly disease. My precious 5 year old who has been in a shell since his brother was diagnosed 3 years ago had a blue & green mohawk when i came to pick him up!! He was grinning from ear to ear!! He had found joy! and confidence and happiness!!! i was soo proud that he had conquered his fear of separation from his parents and thrived in this loving environment! Words cannot be used to explain the love and gratitude in my heart for the people who put this together; "Letting Kids With Cancer Be Kids Again!" is their motto, and i believe they are achieving this goal 110%!!! Even in writing this i get teared up thinking about the kids... some have only wks or months left... others may go on to live a fairly healthy life. But this is a bright light of HOPE and LOVE in the most dark dungeon you can imagine. CQ also has events yr round (4 i believe) to keep the campers & companions in touch with each other! Last year we went to a snow wknd they had and the boys loved going down the hill on the sled. This fall they have a water wknd in a hotel water park. The boys are beyond thrilled!!! And the best part is it is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the kids have literally lost a couple yrs of their lives with this monster called cancer... and these little outtings truly bring joy and peace into a family that has just not been able to experience these things in a long time. GOD BLESS CAMP QUALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and everyone who is a part of this organization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are kids that were put on a waiting list to go to camp this year that were denied :( For all of the heartbreak and pain these kids go through my hope and prayer is that the funding is there to allow each child the opportunity to just be a kid again... if only for 1 wk a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the elation and joy seen on my own boys faces, and those of all the other kids after their week at camp. It allows kids that couldn't "normally" have these experiences to have them (ex.) disabled child riding a zipline or a horse)

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase their staff and budget so they could serve all the kids, and not have to turn any families away :(

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dark shadows on these kids faces replaced by joy, confidence and hope!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, fun, open hearted and loving

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread much much hope in this world - replace loneliness and despair with FUN and ENJOY! there is much healing that takes place with laughter!!!

Ways to make it better...

no complaints - really was perfect

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

monetary resources

One thing I'd also say is that...

i would encourage any one with any interest in this organization to consider being a companion for a wk for one of these children. you will never be the same.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 7, 2009

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September 7, 2009

I started going to camp quality in 2001 and haven't missed a beat since. It helped me realize that I wasn't the only kid that had cancer and helped me be comfortable with taking my hat off and exposing my bald head. The friends I have met at camp understand the word cancer and how it feels to actually have it. The campers are able to forget about their cancer for one week with all the activities that are put together for them. Anywhere from the ropes course, arts and crafts, rocket building, bounce houses, the slip n' slide, to the baseball games. Camp Quality isn't something you can completely understand until you actually become part of the "CQ family". It's a place where everyone is loved and cared for individually, and that's why I think it's the best.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Camp quality would never be the way it is without the love and support from the volunteers. All of the campers say they wish they could stay forever, but when the camp is empty and all the volunteers are gone it would never be the same.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 4, 2009

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September 4, 2009

My name is Aaron Milenbaugh and I'm not joking about my rateing. Camp Quality Michigan is like my home away from home. At Camp I did things that I couldn't even think about at my home. At Camp we do alot of fun activites and make friends, we are in the water alot which I like and we dance and everything. I love it there. I hope someone reads this so they can recommend Camp Quality to any kid that has or had cancer so they can come here and find out for themselves. Thank you for reading.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They dont help or do any if this for the money they do it because they want to. Thats what I like about the nonprofit org. and the people who work there.

Ways to make it better...

They made the time we stayed there longer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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