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Children gear up for Camp Quality

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LOUISVILLE. Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of children in Louisville and Southern Indiana who spend most of their time in the hospital will now be able to have the traditional camp experience.

On Sunday the 70 children plan to meet at the Kosair Charities and then ride to Camp Quality Kentuckiana.

Camp Quality Kentuckiana is a non profit organization that works to send kids with cancer to camp to make life more "kid friendly" despite their illness.

The kids attending will range from ages 6 to 16. The goal is to have a summer camp where they can enjoy all the things other children who do not have cancer are able to do.

Camp counselors say they believe they are going to be able to connect even more with their "companion campers" because some of them are all too familiar with what the children went through.

"Camp Quality is just a big family. Once you're here we never let you go and you never want to go. Especially being a companion who used to be a camper, you can really relate to the kids," said Camp Quality Companion Sara Hack, "And you know what they have been through. You know what it's like to go through treatment and be exhausted and sick all of the time and just, you know, being stuck in a hospital."

Camp Quality Kentuckiana is celebrating its 25th year in Kentuckiana.

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