Family and Friends:

Happy Holidays from Camp Quality Heartland. Thank you for helping make our 20th year of service an overwhelming success. We’re excited to announce we hosted our 1,000th kid at summer camp in 2014!

During this year, our Companions and staff supported children with a diagnosis of cancer plus their siblings in goofy activities, fun games, and new friendships. Thanks to your generous support, we welcomed special Summer Camp attractions like a cowboy comedian, a D.J, and guest chefs. From our morning fishing expeditions to our campfire evenings and big dance, we couldn’t have done it without your help.

In 2014, our Companions and staff reminded us that our volunteers are the best in the business! Once again our team put on a spectacular Summer Camp and exceeded our every expectation. Thanks to hundreds of you for committing yourselves to Camp Quality Heartland in 2014. We have the best kids, volunteers, and supporters in the world - but we want to do more!

Camp Quality Heartland will be growing in 2015!

 We love telling stories from our first twenty years! Help us to connect with more families and friends in the community. Share your own stories of Camp Quality Heartland. Help us connect with new families we can serve. We want 2015 to be our biggest year ever - tell everyone you know! You can help by liking us on facebook, visiting our website, and following us on our new Twitter account.  

Our organization is a nonprofit summer camp and year-round support system serving families in Nebraska and Iowa. Families pay nothing for our services, thanks to the contributions of generous supporters like you. Our 501(c)3 organization pays no salaries, directing all funds towards our mission of letting kids with cancer be kids again!

We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible year-end donation to Camp Quality Heartland at www.campqualityusa.org/htl or by mail. Your contribution will support activities that will enrich the lives of children affected by childhood cancer. Click here to view a list of expenses and wish list items we anticipate in 2015. Your gift of goods, funding, or a volunteer commitment will help us make our next year the biggest and most successful ever!

We’re looking forward to the next 20 years!

 -the Camp Organizing Committee

Welcome to Camp Quality

I was eleven when I was diagnosed with leukemia. The doctors gave me chemotherapy and radiation to help, but they made me sick and made my hair fall out. When I went back to school, I remember wishing that I was normal like all the other kids. I realize now that I was . . . Being with the other kids who were in the same boat as me gave me faith and hope that we were all normal. We were kids after all . . . Camp Quality is a course of hope for all our campers. Here they can be themselves, normal kids with extraordinary lives.

--Former Camper turned Companion Jennifer





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With a Dose of Smile Therapy. . .

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our summer camps we have developed an important type of “therapy” . . . we like to call it Smile Therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Q. Kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible.

We Laugh, Love, Lift-up . . .

Camp Quality has built its reputation on personalized care. Every camper is paired with a companion who is dedicated completely to his or her care. Companions are the life-blood of Camp Q; they are fun to be with, adventuresome, great listeners and are always sharing their love for life. Their primary responsibility is to make sure their camper has the most enjoyable, safe, relaxing and restoring experience possible. This relationship creates a beautiful bond that continues long after camp is over, and oftentimes for years to come.

Normal Kids with Extraordinary Lives . . .

Surrounded by new friends that can relate, loving volunteers who care, and loads of fun experiences, Camp Quality campers find joy, new courage and renewed hope for the future. They are free to be themselves . . . free to be kids again.

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