Camp Quality

Camp Quality

Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camp Quality Greater Kansas City is a local chapter of a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to serving children with cancer or children with rare blood disorders, and their families, by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost to those we serve.  Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. 

Our signature event is a week-long summer camping experience where every camper is paired 1:1 with a volunteer companion who is dedicated completely to his or her care, which is something that makes Camp Quality truly unique.  Each volunteer is trained so they can fulfill their primary responsibility of making sure the campers have the most enjoyable, safe, relaxing, and restoring experience possible.  Oftentimes, this relationship creates a bond that continues long after camp is over, even in the years to come. 

Camp Quality utilizes volunteers in other areas too such as crafts, fishing, photography, lifeguarding, and programs. Camp Quality provides an on-site medical staff of professional nurses day and night throughout the week of camp who communicate directly with the on-call physician who oversees the camp medical care. 

You can find Camp Quality participants enjoying a variety of activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, making crafts, making jewelry, playing games, making s’mores and enjoying campfire stories, or marveling at a special guest entertainer.  Participants also enjoy a dance and a talent show each year as well as activities that tie in to the theme for the week of camp.  Camp Quality is the place where kids with cancer can be kids again. Our programs are intentionally designed and planned to promote life skills such as teamwork, respect, responsibility, creativity, curiosity, patience, empathy, and more, all while having a lot of fun as well! The week of summer camp is hosted at Lake Maurer in Excelsior Springs, MO.

In addition to our signature summer camp experience, Camp Quality hosts a Holiday Party, and Mom’s and Dad’s Nights Out. Our Camp Quality Region works collaboratively to host a Sibling Camp, Teen Camp, and a Spring and Fall Family Camp. During and following the pandemic, we added virtual hangouts monthly, and we look forward to developing a virtual on-demand program so campers who are hospitalized and/or home bound can experience and enjoy the magic and power of camp as well. 

We are also proud to partner with other like-minded organizations within the community and beyond to raise awareness for childhood cancer and support the children and families we serve.

We are proud recipients of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for over six consecutive years. We are also proud to be accredited as a Gold Ribbon Camp by COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Camping Association-International) which means we demonstrate excellence and best practices with our programming, ensuring a pediatric oncology camp experience as safe as possible, especially regarding physical, medical, and emotional health needs. We are volunteer driven and community funded and are so thankful to be a part of a thriving Greater Kansas City community.

Camp Wish List:
75 camperships @ $1,000 each$75,000
300 Memory Books @ $9 each$2,700
Family Weekend$7,500
2 Reunion Events @ $2,500$5,000
2 Storage Units @ $900$1,800



“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”


“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”


“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”


“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”


“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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