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Welcome to CAMP IN
A brand new camping experience where we bring camp to YOU. Camp Quality USA is excited to offer this program to our everyday superhero campers who have battled or are battling cancer.
In lieu of the physical camp experience this year, we are offering the CAMP IN program during the typical week of camp. The program will include a camp backpack that will be delivered to each camper prior to the week of camp. The backpack will be filled with 5 “Outrageous Courageous” daily activity cards and associated materials including art and nature exploration supplies and a journal. Additionally, our camp staff will provide online camp experiences during the week of camp with live streams and recorded sessions. A schedule of the online camp activities will be provided in the backpack. The virtual camp experience will also incorporate many of our local camp traditions as well.
“I’m delighted to be able to offer our campers and volunteers a way to stay connected and supported this summer, when they can’t gather at a campground. Our Camp In program is a way to reach even more than the thousand kids that typically attend our summer overnight camps, and we hope to share the Camp Quality experience with both new kids that may be too ill or too young to come to camp, along with our precious Camp Quality alumni. ”
CEO, Camp Quality USA
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR THE WEEK OF CAMP IN?
A special camp pack will be delivered to each camper filled with activities for the week. Follow the schedule provided and announcements on this page for daily activities. Each day will consist of a theme based on grade level. Check out some sneak previews of theme days below.
DAY I Courage: What does it mean to be brave?
DAY II Kindness: Explore the meaning of and learn ideas and tools for being kind to yourself and others.
DAY III Power-full: What does it mean to be power-full and what are your greatest strengths?
DAY IV Superhero: What kind of superhero are you? We all have different gifts and talents that can help us when we face fears and challenges.
DAY V Bringing It All Together: Name your superhero, your powers, and how YOU will change the world.
DAY I Resilience: What does it mean to be resilient and why is it an important virtue.
DAY II Patience: Explore the meaning of and learn ideas and tools for achieving patience.
DAY III Perseverance: What does it mean to persevere and why is it an important virtue.
DAY IV Overcoming Obstacles: Learn how obstacles can help us grow as a person as we understand how resilience, patience, and perseverance can be important to overcome them.
DAY V Bringing It All Together: Setting goals and completing an Outrageous Courageous dream board.
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While the CAMP IN program cannot replace our traditional summer camp experience, it’s a way for us to come together to find community, hope, and laughter during these uncertain times. We hope you will join us!
SUPPORT US IN PROVIDING IN-HOME CAMP ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
We know how important camp is for the kids we serve, so in this time where we cannot get together we are providing CAMP IN free to all of our campers. We need your support to make this happen!
Supports one Camp Pack filled with program cards and lots of fun at-home activities and its distribution to the camper.
Local volunteers will provide
a variety of virtual programs
and connections for campers
leading up to and
throughout the camp week
When will camp packs arrive?
Each registered camper will receive their CAMP IN backpack a few days before the start of camp. Please contact your local camp if you do not receive your backpack.
how do we sign up?
Registration is through CampDoc. Go to your local camp’s webpage and click on go to the “register for camp in” section above.
Who can sign up?
All children ages 4 to 17 who have been diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders are encouraged to register for the CAMP IN program. The CAMP IN program is for both children in active treatment as well as in remission.
Some local camps also accept siblings for the CAMP IN program. This is determined by each local camp. Please contact your local camp for more specific information.
What if I dont have regular access to internet?
The activities in the CAMP IN backpack do not require internet usage. All the supplies for these activities will be included in the backpack except for a few common household supplies like scissors and a writing pen or pencil.
To participate in the virtual CAMP IN experience kids will need access to a smart phone or tablet with data or internet or a computer with internet connection. The virtual sessions will be recorded so that kids can view the session when they have internet access. Please contact your local camp if you need assistance.
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Looking to get involved?
Camp Quality is always looking for volunteers interested in helping children with cancer and their families; however, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are not looking for additional volunteers for the 2020 year. If you are interested in getting involved for future years, please use the link below and we will be in touch.
You may make a donation by check made payable to Camp Quality USA, Inc. Kindly mail your contribution to:
Camp Quality USA, Inc.
5455 Gull Rd. STE D #246
Kalamazoo, MI 49048