Joseph, this is kq2 news at ten.") every year some kids in our community look forward to spending a week at camp where they can be with others like them, but the coronavirus is changing those plans.
Good evening i'm ron johnson... through this challenge though, staff are moving forward holding the camp in a new way.
<<ron johnson reporting staff at camp quality of northwest missouri are holding their summer camp a little differently this year.
It's been a challenge we've had to cancel a lot of our in person events or at least postpone them.
Every year the organization holds a week-long camp for kids battling cancer.
Concerns over covid-19 forced them to change course from their traditional route, now they're bringing camp to the kids.
I've been calling them a camp in a boxvolunteers spent their time saturday morning filling boxes to ship out to the roughly 100 kids that make up the camp.
We made a bag and it has a bunch of little goodies that we do the day of camp, it might be crafts, its paintings, markers.adjusting to covid-19 hasn't been easy for the kids...it's a little tough i mean lots of mixed emotions about the situations ...or the staff, they say a large source of the revenue that keeps the camp going comes from social events.
The money we bring in is from those events where people get to actually meet our campers and see them.
Still they're moving ahead virtually, not just with activities but events as well.
We're going to provide virtual opportunities for campers to get together with their companions and have those experiences together virtually.
Also with these challenges come new possibilities according to staff, they say this new virtual camp will make it possible for them to reach more kids.
It's allowed us a way to expand our outreach in the future by continuing this kind of camp-in program for the kids who can't attend camp.
Staff say they want to make this year as close to normal as possible.
Just trying to keep that camp tradition but modifying it a little bit.>> about a hundred kids are signed up for this year's camp.
Staff say they want to remind people you can always donate to the camp via their website, you can find a link to thier page on ours, kq2.com.