Non-Profit Gives Youth Cancer Patients and Siblings Camp Experience

Camp Quality Heartland Campers (Courtesy Photo)
July 9, 2019 - 1:18pm

For the 25th year, kids with cancer are attending summer camp at Camp Quality Heartland.


Starting on Tuesday, kids with cancer and their siblings get a normal summer camp experience in Fremont, Nebraska. Camp Quality Heartland is an Omaha-based non-profit that sends kids with cancer and their siblings to summer camp at no cost.

Michael Young, executive director of Camp Quality Heartland, said it’s all about kids being kids again.  

“Not having to think about their treatment or what they’ve already gone through," Young said. "It’s just kind of build memories, kind of build some strong friendships and companionships here. And it’s just something that’s just really awesome to let kids with cancer be kids again.”

Campers, ranging from ages 4-17, will get a chance to practice archery, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, zip lining, circus games and much more. The week-long camp runs until Saturday. Young said parents are encouraged to take a break and relax because their kids are in good hands throughout the week.

 

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