Fast facts for new campers and parents

  • Camp Quality Minnesota is set for its innaugural year in 2018! Ours is the 16th Camp Quality across the nation and is governed by a National Board of Directors. Each individual camp is organized by a Director appointed by the National Board and a committee of volunteers.

 

  • Every camper is paired 1 to 1 with an adult companion for the week of camp.  All companions are at least 18 years of age & must meet the following criteria to be considered as a volunteer: interview with the Companion Coordinator, three reference checks, background check, and mandatory training.

 

  • Campers & Companions are paired on the basis of mutual interests, personalities, age, and gender.  Male campers under the age of 7 may be paired with a female companion.

 

  • Camp begins on Monday, August 13th and ends Friday, August 17th. Campers check-in at Children's Hospital and board the buses together for the ride to Camp Victory. 

 

  • Camp Quality Minnesota rents the site at Camp Victory from Camp Victory Ministries. No religious denomination is promoted by Camp Quality. The campground managers provide kitchen staff, lifeguards, and the upkeep of the grounds. No visitors are allowed on site unless approved by the Director.

 

  • In case of a medical emergency, the camp nurses will make every effort to contact the parent/guardian. Camp Quality Minnesota maintains 4-5 oncology registered nurses and pediatric nurse practitioner on the campground 24 hours a day.  A nurse is also present on any short trips taken off site during camp.

 

  • Each camper will receive 2 free trips to the Snack Shack daily.  Please do not send additional snacks.

 

  • Campers are housed in air-conditioned, dorm style cabins with attached bathroom/shower facilities.

 

  • What campers SHOULD bring to camp: twin sheets or sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, insect spray, sunscreen, hat, clothing appropriate for all types of weather, swim suit, beach towel, bath towels, washcloths, jacket, games or book for horizontal time, & sunglasses.

 

  • What campers SHOULD NOT bring to camp: electronic games, radios, money, valuables, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate reading material, weapons, glass bottles. 

 

A Typical Day at Camp!

7:30 am      Rise and Shine

8:00-9:00     Breakfast

9:00-12:00   Morning activities-swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, games, crafts, challenge course, etc.

12:00-1:00    Lunch

1:00-2:30    “Horizontal Time”- may read, play quiet games, rest with FEET UP.

2:30-5:00    Afternoon activities (same as AM) and special guest presentations

5:00-6:00    Dinner

6:00-10:00   Evening activities – dance, campfire, etc.

10:30-11:00  Get ready for bed

11:00 pm    Lights out

 

  • We know that cancer and blood disorders affect the whole family and, therefore, we welcome siblings on a space available basis.  Other activities throughout the year will include parents & guardians as well.

Additional questions?  Please don’t hesitate to call!

Stephanie Gil, Camp Director (612)470-4890