YMCA CAMP QUEEN ELIZABETH
Located on the rocky shores of Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) is a leader in providing quality camping experiences for youth in a positive, supportive environment (since 1953). Through a wide range of activities, we encourage campers to challenge themselves and develop friendships that last a lifetime.
Read more about Traditional Summer Camp, leadership programs, and our Activities in the links above.
COVID-19 Updates for the 2021 Season
It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing we must cancel YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth summer camp programs for 2021.
Our first priority at the YMCA has always been to keep our campers, families, staff, and communities safe, and this remains the primary focus in all of our decisions. Being this close to the summer season with current provincial guidelines not yet permitting overnight camps to operate, the logistics of opening and preparing our site and programs, as well as managing other obstacles caused by the pandemic, it is now clear that we are unable to deliver a traditional camp experience this summer to our campers. This is a huge loss to all of our campers, families, staff, and community. We understand how much camp means to all of you and we know the disappointment that this decision brings. We share your disappointment and want you to know we have not taken this decision lightly.
We are proud to share that with our CQE spirit we have developed the following plans to ensure we are still there for you.
For our campers: Join us online for activities, videos, nature resources, and more throughout the summer. We will be posting on Facebook and Instagram twice a week to keep the camp spirit alive.
For our leadership participants: We will be offering a 4-part Leadership Challenge Series. DEL and LIT participants can sign up to participate in four leadership challenges throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more information about sign-up, program details, prizes, and more.
CQE Rental Programs: For this year only, we are planning to offer a CQE Cabin Rental Program and a CQE Equipment Rental Program during our summer season. Our two and four-night cabin rental program provides families or approved cohorts with a safe way to spend some quality time with the people they love and explore the Georgian Bay Island National Park.
Camp Queen Elizabeth FAQ
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, sign in to your online account to apply on online. If you are unable to apply online you can request an assistance form here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 519-453-8858.
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