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Camp Quality Michigan

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Nonprofit Overview

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

121 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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about Camp Quality in 2003 when my oldest grandson at the age of 6 was diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor, a kidney cancer and his Mom found this camp and Kyle went and had the best time. He couldn't talk enough about what a great time he had and I saw on the website that they needed volunteers since each camper has their own companion and I decided to volunteer and got my best friend to come also. We continued volunteering for the next 10 years. It was very rewarding to see the children have a week at camp and enjoy everything that the camp had to offer them. My grandson went every year until he graduated and then came back as a companion. He is now 21 and volunteers every summer at both North and South Camp. We also made some life long friends while being at camp.
Would definitely recommend Camp Quality.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp Quality Michigan was something we hadn’t heard of until our daughter completed cancer treatment. Through other cancer survivors we learned about this incredible nonprofit organization who brought such joy to our daughter for three summers! She still remains in contact with her camp companion and other friends she has met from her camp experience. We strongly recommend this incredible organization and it’s efforts to relieve those in need and return smiles to the faces of children who endured so much!

Wendy M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been a camper since 2010. It is a wonderful place for kids to get away from everything and just be a kid. The companions are always wonderful. Staff a.d volunteers are all the best and love on the kids in an incredible way. My daughter is dreading graduation from camp but I am sure she will return as a volunteer as an adult. Truly amazing experience every year!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An excellent resource for my son as a cancer survivor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help volunteer as a camp nurse at Camp Quality! I can’t imagine a better organization! The love, compassion, and services provided to children with cancer and their families is unrivaled. The joy in the kids faces as they come back year after year shows how important and necessary this program is. The fun opportunities and escape that a week at camp provides to these kids for no cost at all...is magical for them, for their families, and for us volunteers as well. It’s just great.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been 7 months since I first became involved with Camp Quality and I can honestly say it has been life changing. This organization is stacked with some of the most generous, kind-hearted compassionate volunteers who all driven by the same incredible group of kids. The children and families that are served by camp quality are truly in a league of their own. These kids and their families come together a few times a year and pick up right where they left off, supporting & caring for one another and have the time of their lives. The few events I have be fortunate to attend have been so memorable and heart warming, the sounds of laughter and pure joy, big smiles & the genuine thank yous make every minute of work and preparation worth it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

our quilt group started making quilts for the kids. Once I visited the camp and interacted with them and the volunteers, I was hooked. These kids have been through so much but they still have such strong and giving spirits that they are my heroes. I volunteered as a nurse for about seven years and last year switched to the supervisor role. I loved being out with the kids all day. I have never experienced a program with such giving volunteers including the companions. They are with those kids 24/7 and they do it with smiles on their faces. These young people make me proud and I know they will continue to make a huge positive contribution to our world, when people ask me about my week at Camp Quality I simply say, it’s the best week all year. I leave filled up with hope and joy and blessed beyond measure.

Addison P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality is an amazing experience for children with cancer or that have been diagnosed with cancer. My personal experience with Camp Quality has been as not only a companion but as a family member of someone who’s been to Camp Quality as a camper. My cousin went to camp when she was fighting her battle with cancer at age 11, she loved camp, the one time she was alive and able to go. She forgot about the pain she was in and how tired she was because she was able to just go and be herself, be a kid again! I love being apart of this amazing non-profit because I feel like I’m giving back and honoring my cousin, while also helping in the fight against childhood cancer. “Letting kids with cancer, be kids again” -Camp Quality USA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Quality is an amazing organization! My family got involved when my cousin got cancer 10 years ago. We saw how much Camp meant to her and what it allowed her to do as a kid with cancer and we fell in love too! My cousins dad, my uncle became involved as a golf cart driver, then a companion and is now south camp director, when I turned 18 I became a companion and I look forward to it every summer! I feel like I am honoring my cousin by doing it and helping fight against this awful disease! I love to see the smiles on our kids faces when they are at camp, I love to see them getting away from the reality of their life and having cancer and being able to feel like themselves around other kids who have/had cancer like them. The bonds is staff make with the kids and the bonds the kids make with each other are forever lasting friendships I'll charish forever and I know they will too! It's truly an inspiring thing to be apart of!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp Quality Michigan has provided my son and our entire family with love and support during the hardest time in our lives, childhood cancer. Camp has meant so much to Davidand it is the highlight of his year. It offers a chance for him to experience friendship from the campers and volunteers and a chance to be a kid again. All the volunteers are like family to us. There have been many family weekend trips we have attended and were so honored to attend. These are the most fun memories of David’s childhood. And also memories our family will cherish forever. Camp Quality amazes me with the opportunity it provides every year to families affected by cancer. It really has been the light at the end of the tunnel for us. We are so blessed to have CQ in our lives

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love the CQ family! My daughter who has been attending the damp since 2013 would never miss a year. She is always very excited and can’t wait for camp. Every summer those 5 days are the best! She loves seeing her friends and the volunteers who became slowly “family” not only to her but also to us. Caring, great persons! Even outside the camp they take care of each other!❤️ On the picture my daughter with her companion.

Tabitha9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having finished my last year of twelve this year, I can accurately say that Camp Quality has changed my life. I’ve made great friends and forever family there. The volunteers are wonderful and give everything they can to these children. I look up to them dearly and hope to pass on the service they’ve given me.

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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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Yasmin Ullah M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp Quality has been life changing for our family. For 3 years David's immune system was really low during treatments. He missed out on so much. But attending camp each year has allowed David to be a kid again. His companions are the most selfless humble people who give their all for the kids. The experiences he has had these last 4 years will be with him for a lifetime. Camp is the highlight of his year every year. These volunteers have blessed us all so much! They provide activities all year the whole family can participate in too. For a family caring for a child with cancer this provides a tremendous support system!

Elaine Reifsnider B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My granddaughter had been a camper with camp quality for a few years now. She absolutely love it. Learns so much and has made the best friends both in campers and counselors. Such love and caring

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

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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.