All about Camp Quality Minnesota

Camp Quality Minnesota is a new partnership as of 2018, serving kids with cancer and blood disorders, and their families, in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Working in close collaboration with the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Children's of Minnesota, this partnership furthers both organizations' 35+ year histories of providing summer camp opportunities to patients and their siblings.

 

Who is the sponsoring organization?

Camp Quality USA, Inc.

 

What is the Camp Organizing Committee?

The Camp Organizing Committee (COC) is a dedicated group that meets monthly throughout the year to plan Camp Quality Minnesota activities.

 

How can I receive information about Camp Quality Minnesota?

You may contact the camp director, Stephanie Gil, at (612)470-4890 or by email at stephanie.gil@campqualityusa.org

 

Number of campers anticipated in 2018

105 campers!

 

What activities are planned?

Swimming, zip-line, lazy-river floating, campfires, fishing, rock-climbing wall, ropes course, DJ'd dance, archery, crafts, and more!

 

What medical personnel will be on site?

Four pediatric oncology nurses and one pediatric nurse practitioner from Children's MN will be on site 24 hours a day for the duration of camp, attending to minor injuries, illness, homesickness, and distributing medications.

 

How are the staff selected?

Volunteers are interviewed by our Companion Coordinators and must attend a mandatory group training session prior to camp. All applicants must submit three references and agree to a background check.

 

How much does it cost to attend camp?

Nothing. This camp experience is provided at no cost to families thanks to the generous support of the Spenser Somers Foundation, the Randy Shaver Foundation, the Cancer Kids Fund, and ongoing fundraising efforts throughout the year.

 

Can siblings attend the camp?

Yes!

 

What other activities does Camp Quality Minnesota provide?

Stay tuned for info about a 2nd event in 2018!

 

How can I help?

Volunteer to be a companion, join the COC, help financially, donate food or services.