Family Camp

Please note that all Spring and Summer Camp Programs at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been cancelled for the 2021 season.

We welcome you and your family to enjoy Beausoleil Island with us during our Summer Family Camp program. Family Camp offers a full schedule of family focused program options; you may choose to participate in all the programs, or you may choose a quieter schedule of doing your own thing. Some families come to CQE for the activities and fun, while others come simply to enjoy the calm and beauty of Georgian Bay. Whatever you choose to do, our friendly and experienced Outdoor Centre staff are on hand to make sure that your stay at CQE meets all of your expectations. Our staff members are gifted and caring individuals that are trained camp facilitators, as well as skilled instructors, guides, and educators. All CQE staff are available and on-call to you throughout the camp.. Family camp is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of camp and reconnect with the people you love while exploring Georgian Bay Island National Park. Our  Summer Family Camp runs for 4 nights, allowing families to experience everything CQE has to offer. We hope you can join us!

Programs

Upon arrival, your family receives a program schedule for the week. At each meal, we announce the program options for the day and which activities require sign-up in advance. Families are welcome to join in activities together, or individually – whatever you feel like each day! Activities include archery, hiking, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, music, campfires, and of course, lots of classic camp games!

Supervision

Guardians are responsible for the safety of their children at all times, except during staff-led activities that do not require a guardian to be present. We ask that guardians bring young children to their programs and pick them up afterward to ensure their safety and so that staff can continue to facilitate programs. Children under the age of 4 must always be accompanied by an adult. Young children are welcome in all program areas, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Meals

Three meals per day plus snacks, tea, and coffee are served by our CQE Food Service team in our dining hall. There will be no shortage of options for even the pickiest of eaters! We are able to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies, just be sure to let us know when you register. If families would like to bring snacks with them to camp, they are more than welcome. There are food storage spaces in our dining hall to ensure critters keep out of the cabins. Please note, CQE is a nut-free facility.

 

Adult Camps and Yoga Weekends

Please note that both our Spring Yoga Weekends have been cancelled for the 2021 season. We are still moving forward with planning for our Fall Yoga Weekends at this time. 

  • Fall Yoga Weekend – September 10-12 and September 17-19, 2021
  • Fall Adult Getaway – September 13-17, 2021

Our Fall Yoga Weekends and Fall Adult Getaway offer a chance to get away from everything, relax and enjoy camp and the beautiful setting of Georgian Bay. Whether you are with friends, family, or on your own, our adult camps are an excellent getaway for adults of all ages. 

Kick back, relax, enjoy delicious food, while you choose from the many activities offered.  On top of having profession instructors running certain programs, CQE staff will also be running a variety of traditional camp programs like canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and crafts in which you may or may not choose to participate. All our staff are experienced camp facilitators as well as skilled instructors, guides, and educators and will be on call during the programs to assist in any way possible to make sure your stay is everything you expect it to be!. 

Yoga Weekends 

These popular weekends are focused on providing a relaxing and rejuvenating escape for participants.  Each of our Yoga Weekends have several yoga and meditation workshops run by professional instructors as well as a unique theme (stay tuned for 2021 weekend themes coming soon!).  Each day participants can plan their days, choosing from the many yoga workshops and camp activities that are offered. Whether doing yoga or going for a paddle, you are sure to find peace and relaxation in the Georgian Bay landscape.

Fall Adult Getaway

Who says camp is just for kids!  Whether you are a past camper looking to reconnect, an individual looking for a relaxing getaway, or an outdoor enthusiast looking for some adventures, this program is for you! Our 4 night Fall Adult Getaway offers a little bit of everything that camp has to offer.  There will be opportunities to participate in traditional camp activities, special workshops, or you can choose just to relax and take things a little slower while enjoying the beautiful setting.


2021 Yoga Weekend Information Guide

Click here to download the 2021 CQE Adult Camps and Yoga Weekend Registration Form