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Causes: Cancer, Health, Pediatrics

Mission: Camp Quality Michigan is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and sustain community-based camping and ongoing support programs for children with cancer (ages 4-18) and their families.  There is never a cost to our campers or their families.  We depend totally on the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations acting out of concern for these children.

Target demographics: children with cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016, we served over 220 children and their families.

Geographic areas served: Michigan

Programs: medically supervised summer camp.

Community Stories

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marcia44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was Casey's first go-away camp. We were nervous. Casey was nervous. He just finished radiation, had no hair and felt alone. It took a day or two but he left counting the days to next year! He loved it! As parents, we were relaxed knowing he had his own camp counselor. We would highly recommend Camp Quality!

Lisa Wallesverd L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The most amazing volunteers that I have ever worked with! They truly share their time and energy just for the kids, expecting nothing in return.

najmiller

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality is such a wonderful nonprofit organization. They've been in Michigan for 30 years and continue to serve children battling cancer and their families With camping & other events held throughout the year & offered at no cost to the families. The idea is to let children with cancer be kids again. Both the organization and all the volunteers are just wonderful people trying to make a positive impact on those facing some challenges in their life and hopefully put a smile on their face, create lasting memories, friendships & build strength & confidence within each of us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Camp Quality for three years and what a wonderful nonprofit program it is. Many people volunteer a lot of their time each year to make a week camp experience for children battling cancer an amazing & fun week. It is a great program with many great volunteers running it.

Ally3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This will be my eleventh year at Camp Quality! It is my favorite part of the whole year. I have gotten to meet so many amazing people and do somethings I never thought I would do at this camp. With two main camp locations and Beaver Island Teen Camp(☘️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been attending camp for the best ten years, it is my favorite week of the whole year. This camp gives me and other kids (like me) the opportunity to meet other people who have had similar journeys. The slogan holds true, it really does allow kids with cancer to be kids again. Thank you Camp Quality

Tabitha9

Client Served

Rating: 5

This June will be my 12th year at Camp Quality and it is the highlight of my summer. I've made lifelong friendships and amazing memories there that will never be forgotten. Camp Quality is by far the best thing for a child fighting or have have fought cancer. It gives them a chance to forget that they're different. And be with other children who know what it's like and can relate to their experiences.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been going to Camp Quality Michigan for 11 years and has been my favorite part of the summer every time. Next year is my last year and I will absolutely be returning as a companion to return the amazing service that CQ has granted me. They're amazing and I'm so thankful for them being in my life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality is a BLESSING on this earth. I had stage 4 ovarian cancer when I was a child and went to camp Quality for 8 years straight, making some of the best friends of my life. Now I'm 20 years old and back as a volunteer at camp and couldn't be happier. Camp Quality is golden and so are all of the people who run such an amazing event!

1 Anne146

Client Served

Rating: 5

We LOVE Camp Quality!! They were so kind to my daughter. I felt more at ease leaving her with the great companion.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This was my son's first year and it exceeded our expectations.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Most amazing non profit/organization I have ever been a part of!

1 Bailey5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past year was my first year being a companion for camp quality north and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! All the kids were so appreciative, outgoing, and amazing to be around! I cant wait for next year!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Camp quality has been a wonderful opportunity for our granddaughter. Thank you

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a companion at Camp Quality for about 7 years, and also a member of the Camp Organizing Committee in Boyne City. It was the best and most fulfilling time of my life. I would recommend being a Companion to anyone who has a desire to serve others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Camp Quality Michigan has been serving children with cancer for 29 years with the help of a couple thousand wonderful volunteers over the 29 years in Michigan.
CAMP QUALITY has had tremendous donors who have given so that children with cancer can be kids again. All who have served and given have been blessed by knowing these amazing children. Thank you to everyone and those who will help in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp Quality has made a huge impact on my son David and our whole family. He was not able to do a lot during treatment due to his weak immune system. But Camp Quality made it possible for him to not only have fun but also meet amazing volunteers, and so many friends. He looks forward to camp every year and it is life changing. The volunteers pour so much love into the kids. They also have other events through the year for the whole family. They are a very loving, caring and dedicated group of volunteers and we love them!!!!!

MHopkins

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality Michigan has 2 camps (north camp and south camp) where kids with cancer can enjoy life, have fun and make lifelong friendships. During the week long camp where they are paired with a companion they swim, dance, play archery, sing at camp fires, and so all kids of things without having to think about chemo, radiation and everything else that comes with it. Their parents know they are safe and well cared for. Being a companion changes your life, to see how the kids care for each other and the strength they have. CQ is one big family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality Michigan is an awesome program. I first volunteered as a companion, along with my daughter, in August 2007. The impact on me as a person was tremendous and we have been companions each year afterwards. My family has heard so much about this group my niece volunteered this past year and my brother is planning for next year. To see these kids who have endured so much in their lives, more than any child should, enjoy themselves and have the opportunity to explore their own possibilities like other children is a heartwaring experience. The camaraderie and compassion these kids have towards one another is just one small benefit they receive by attending Camp Quality. As a companion you are a matched up with a camper ( a child who has or has had cancer). You are with that camper all week ensuring a safe funfilled experience. The parents of these children can be assured their precious children will be safe and well cared for. There are nurses and doctors on site 24/7. Lifelong friendships between campers, campers and companions, and between companions are made at Camp Quality. It is one of the BEST non-profit organizations. The worst part of this non-profit is that it is not as well know as others. (e.g. United way) I would like to see more funding for this organization. They are a great group of people working for a great group of kids. It does not stop at camp either. There is a puppet program and other support options for the child and their families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality Delivers! Children with cancer find comfort and support among peers who understand their feelings, fears, and frustrations.
Staff are there often because they too have experienced some of the same concerns personally through their own, or friends or family situations.
I have heard teens discuss their therapies and illnesses among themselves-which they never could do freely elsewhere.
There is no self pity-just determination!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is fun and a good time to spend time with other people just like you and make new friends too. flapjack_1984@yahoo.com.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a companion at Camp Quality in 2008, and it changed my life forever. I was unable to attend this year due to school, but I plan on going next year again, and many more years to come. The people I met there have changed my life, and the memories will last forever. I cant wait to be a part of camp again in 2010!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great week volunteering as a companion at Camp Quality. The week flew by and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Taking work off for the week wasn't the easiest, but it was worth it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter attended this camp that she found herself and we enrolled her at the last minute, the staff was extremely helpful with our requests and helped us get her there. I will be boasting about this camp for years!!!