Camp Quality was named based on the words of a pediatric oncologist: “No one can do anything about the quantity of one’s life, but all of us can do something about the quality.”  It was founded in 1983 in Sydney, Australia, by Vera Entwistle, who was also responsible for introducing Camp Quality to several additional countries, including the United States.

The first U.S. camp was held the summer of 1986 in Northwest Missouri for 43 campers. Today, that location typically hosts 100 campers, and 15 additional camp locations offer this unique experience to hundreds more.

Each location hosts a week long residential camp for children in the summer and a reunion in the fall. Year-round activities include family weekends, holiday parties, day trips, winter weekends and many other events that provide for fun and friendship.