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Camp Queen Elizabeth

About CQE

Located on the rocky shores of Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) continues to be a leader in providing quality camping experiences for youth in a positive, supportive environment. Central to our program philosophy is the belief that living in a group in an outdoor community creates an environment that allows youth to develop the four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Honesty. Through a wide range of activities, we encourage campers to challenge themselves and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Read more about Traditional Summer Camp and Camp Life, or check out our Leadership Programs.

Register for CQE

2014 CQE Brochure

Camper Email

Our electronic mail system has changed this year to better suit our families. Families may now email their campers at camp for no cost by emailing campqueenelizabeth@gmail.com. The email must include the camper’s name in the subject line and cabin name if you know it. Feel free to email as often as you would like, emails will be printed once a day after lunch and campers receive them in the evening after dinner.

If you wish to receive handwritten replies from your camper via email, you can sign up for our camper response package. For every day you send your camper an email, they will receive a blank page to write you a handwritten letter back. These letters will be scanned and sent back to loved ones daily. Only one email address will be attached to this service (all replies sent to the same email address) and each package is for one child only. You can register for this service through our normal online registration system or by calling us at 705-756-8300.

Social Media

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Camp Blog

Check out our CQE Director's Blog.

Financial Assistance

YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth is committed to providing camp experiences for all youth, regardless of economic circumstances.  Through the YMCA Strong Kids program, CQE is able to provide financial assistance to families who are unable, but not unwilling, to pay the full camp fee.

The level of assistance is based upon need, and differs for each family.  To apply for financial assistance, fill out the Assistance Application form along with a camp registration form.  If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachelle Curtis
Phone: 519-453-8858
Email Rachelle


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