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Camp Quality

Contact

Name: Bev Smith

Position: Bequest Coordinator

Email: bev.smith@campquality.org.au

Website: http://www.campquality.org.au

Address

L1 182-186 Blues Point Rd

McMahons Point NSW 2060

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Our Mission / Objective

Camp Quality believes every Australian child impacted by cancer should have every opportunity to thrive. We do this by providing innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0-13 growing up with cancer, and their families. Camp Quality supports children impacted by cancer – be that their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone they love (parent, carer or sibling).

 

Our Services

A cancer experience places enormous physical, emotional and financial stress on families.
 
Our programs and services are designed to meet the specific wellbeing needs of children (0-13 Years) growing up with cancer, and their families, free of charge. We are there for children and their families from first experience of cancer through every stage, from treatment to remission and in the case of bereavement – in hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.
 

In Hospital

Our Family Liaison Coordinators – Camp Quality Family Liaison Coordinators visit children’s hospitals around the country every week with a friendly face, introducing families to our services and encouraging access to the programs that meet their needs (both Camp Quality programs and other service providers).

Our Puppets – Camp Quality Puppets – Kylie, Mel and Dean – visit children at their hospital bedside to ease anxiety and make them laugh. For some kids the shock of treatment makes them shut down emotionally, even to their parents. The puppets have a way of connecting and letting those kids be kids. When a child is in isolation, the puppets perform at the windows – often the only way of interacting with the children during this time.

Our Child Like Therapists – Child Life Therapists transform the terrifying experience of treatment by empowering children growing up with cancer in hospital. The life skills they teach can mean the difference between a child needing to be physically restrained or anesthetized for a procedure, to the child being able to handle the procedure awake and fully present.

Camp Quality currently funds Child Life Therapists in NSW and VIC. In NSW, at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and john Hunter Hospital Newcastle. In Victoria, at Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

Beads of Courage – The Beads of Courage program, which Camp Quality funds at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, uses unique beads to track each procedure of a child’s cancer experience, such as blood tests, central lines, radiation sessions and surgery. Sometimes many metres long, the bead strings become a badge of honour for children who miss out on the everyday milestones of other kids, and instead proudly collect beads that tell their own courageous story.

 

At School 

Primary School Education Program – Our puppets – Kylie, Dean and Mel – visit the primary schools and pre-schools of children diagnosed with cancer, and children who have a diagnosed parent or sibling, across Australia. They perform free junior primary and upper primary shows, accompanied by teaching resources.

 The show explores the side effects of cancer treatment, the anxieties of a child returning to school, how to be supportive of a classmate impacted by cancer, the power of positivity and that cancer isn’t contagious. Giving students the facts about cancer in this way helps reduce the likelihood of bullying, exclusion and anxiety.

 An independent review by KPMG showed that for every $1 spent on the Primary School Education Program there is a $7 social return on investment.

 

At Home

Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App – Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App is a world first, award winning app that supports kids who have a parent, sibling, friend, or loved one with cancer. It’s a free, interactive educational program that answers the most common questions children have about cancer. 

 Family Experiences – We share tickets to events, games or shows provided to Camp Quality with our families to create an unforgettable time together.

 

Away From It All

Our Camps – Camps provide kids and their families impacted by cancer with a vital break to strengthen their wellbeing and boost their support networks. Medical volunteers are on hand to ensure children’s health needs are always met.

 We run Kids’ Camps in every state. Mini Camp (4–6 years old), Junior Camp (7-9 years old) and Middle Camp (10-13 years old). Kids experience time away from their parents, filled with fun and optimism to help build resilience, independence and valuable life skills. Each child has a dedicated camp companion to ensure they are supported to have the best time.

Family Camps – are an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and make new connections with families in a similar situation. This builds their tool kit of resources for the ongoing experiences they face and can create lifelong friendships. It is an opportunity to relax and make memories not centred on sickness – often for the first time since a diagnosis.

 Fun Days – Fun Days give families impacted by cancer the chance to reconnect and create memories outside hospital. Fun Days are Camp Quality planned events where families get together and enjoy something they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to do, or the time to organise themselves.

 Retreats – We offer families a safe space to holiday together at Salamander Bay (NSW), Warrnambool (VIC) and West Beach Caravan Park (SA). It is a chance to relax, unwind and spend quality time away during treatment, in remission, and in the case of bereavement.

 

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Kylea Tink, CEO

Number of Employees

76

Number of Volunteers

1500

Registration Information

ABN

87 052 097 720

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Follow the link for more information on leaving a gift (Bequest)

https://www.campquality.org.au/ways-you-can-help/leave-a-bequest

General Donations

Follow the link to donate:

http://www.campquality.org.au/donate

Work with us

Follow the link for more information on working with us

https://www.campquality.org.au/about-us/work-for-us

 

Volunteer with us

Follow the link for more information on volunteering:

https://www.campquality.org.au/ways-you-can-help/become-a-volunteer

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Camp Quality believes every Australian child impacted by cancer should have every opportunity to thrive. We do this by providing innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0-13 growing up with cancer, and their families. Camp Quality supports children impacted by cancer – be that their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone they love (parent, carer or sibling).

 

Our Services

A cancer experience places enormous physical, emotional and financial stress on families.
 
Our programs and services are designed to meet the specific wellbeing needs of children (0-13 Years) growing up with cancer, and their families, free of charge. We are there for children and their families from first experience of cancer through every stage, from treatment to remission and in the case of bereavement – in hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.
 

In Hospital

Our Family Liaison Coordinators – Camp Quality Family Liaison Coordinators visit children’s hospitals around the country every week with a friendly face, introducing families to our services and encouraging access to the programs that meet their needs (both Camp Quality programs and other service providers).

Our Puppets – Camp Quality Puppets – Kylie, Mel and Dean – visit children at their hospital bedside to ease anxiety and make them laugh. For some kids the shock of treatment makes them shut down emotionally, even to their parents. The puppets have a way of connecting and letting those kids be kids. When a child is in isolation, the puppets perform at the windows – often the only way of interacting with the children during this time.

Our Child Like Therapists – Child Life Therapists transform the terrifying experience of treatment by empowering children growing up with cancer in hospital. The life skills they teach can mean the difference between a child needing to be physically restrained or anesthetized for a procedure, to the child being able to handle the procedure awake and fully present.

Camp Quality currently funds Child Life Therapists in NSW and VIC. In NSW, at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and john Hunter Hospital Newcastle. In Victoria, at Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

Beads of Courage – The Beads of Courage program, which Camp Quality funds at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, uses unique beads to track each procedure of a child’s cancer experience, such as blood tests, central lines, radiation sessions and surgery. Sometimes many metres long, the bead strings become a badge of honour for children who miss out on the everyday milestones of other kids, and instead proudly collect beads that tell their own courageous story.

 

At School 

Primary School Education Program – Our puppets – Kylie, Dean and Mel – visit the primary schools and pre-schools of children diagnosed with cancer, and children who have a diagnosed parent or sibling, across Australia. They perform free junior primary and upper primary shows, accompanied by teaching resources.

 The show explores the side effects of cancer treatment, the anxieties of a child returning to school, how to be supportive of a classmate impacted by cancer, the power of positivity and that cancer isn’t contagious. Giving students the facts about cancer in this way helps reduce the likelihood of bullying, exclusion and anxiety.

 An independent review by KPMG showed that for every $1 spent on the Primary School Education Program there is a $7 social return on investment.

 

At Home

Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App – Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App is a world first, award winning app that supports kids who have a parent, sibling, friend, or loved one with cancer. It’s a free, interactive educational program that answers the most common questions children have about cancer. 

 Family Experiences – We share tickets to events, games or shows provided to Camp Quality with our families to create an unforgettable time together.

 

Away From It All

Our Camps – Camps provide kids and their families impacted by cancer with a vital break to strengthen their wellbeing and boost their support networks. Medical volunteers are on hand to ensure children’s health needs are always met.

 We run Kids’ Camps in every state. Mini Camp (4–6 years old), Junior Camp (7-9 years old) and Middle Camp (10-13 years old). Kids experience time away from their parents, filled with fun and optimism to help build resilience, independence and valuable life skills. Each child has a dedicated camp companion to ensure they are supported to have the best time.

Family Camps – are an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and make new connections with families in a similar situation. This builds their tool kit of resources for the ongoing experiences they face and can create lifelong friendships. It is an opportunity to relax and make memories not centred on sickness – often for the first time since a diagnosis.

 Fun Days – Fun Days give families impacted by cancer the chance to reconnect and create memories outside hospital. Fun Days are Camp Quality planned events where families get together and enjoy something they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to do, or the time to organise themselves.

 Retreats – We offer families a safe space to holiday together at Salamander Bay (NSW), Warrnambool (VIC) and West Beach Caravan Park (SA). It is a chance to relax, unwind and spend quality time away during treatment, in remission, and in the case of bereavement.

 

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Kylea Tink, CEO

Number of Employees

76

Number of Volunteers

1500

Registration Information

ABN

87 052 097 720

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Follow the link for more information on leaving a gift (Bequest)

https://www.campquality.org.au/ways-you-can-help/leave-a-bequest

General Donations

Follow the link to donate:

http://www.campquality.org.au/donate

Work with us

Follow the link for more information on working with us

https://www.campquality.org.au/about-us/work-for-us

 

Volunteer with us

Follow the link for more information on volunteering:

https://www.campquality.org.au/ways-you-can-help/become-a-volunteer

Our Annual Reports

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