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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 (since 1953). 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

Registration for two week and one week sessions, Little Dippers, and outtrip programs starts November 13, 2017 at 9:00am. To register for all month long leadership programs, there is a lottery placement process. The lottery opens October 30, 2017 at 9:00am and closes November 3 at 3:00pm. Please complete the full registration form including payment information and prioritize up to three leadership program choices that you would like to be considered for in this lottery. The selection is done randomly based on a number assigned to each registration and applicants will hear confirmation by November 10, 2017. Applicants who receive their first choice program will be automatically registered and confirmation will be sent by email. Applicants who do not receive their first choice program will be added in order on the waitlist for their first choice and then a spot will be held in their second choice until the camping branch confirms by phone that they would like to take that spot. Applications for the lottery must be done on the 2018 registration form in person, by email, or over the phone and can only be processed with a completed registration form for the desired program. Registration is not guaranteed for any program due to limited space. After November 13 registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Register online, by phone 519-453-8858, or by email to folinski@ymcawo.ca.

2018 Camps Brochure 
2018 CQE Registration Form
2017 CQE Info Guide (coming soon)

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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 us at 519.453.8858.

Financial Assistance Form 

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Camper Email

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.


Campers may also write handwritten replies back to their loved ones and we will scan and email them home free of cost.  Reply forms will be available to all campers and will be sent as the campers submit them.  Please ensure that if your child will be sending replies home that they are sent with the email address you wish them to respond to.

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