We welcome you and your family to enjoy Beausoleil Island with us during our Spring and Summer Family Camp programs. 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 Spring Family Camp is for families looking for a weekend away, while our Summer Family Camp run for 4 nights, allowing families to experience everything CQE has to offer. We hope you can join us!
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!
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.
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.
To learn more about our fun family camp programs check out the information guide! (coming soon)
We are excited to welcome both new and returning participants to CQE this spring and fall. Yoga Weekends at CQE are a chance to get away from everything and relax and rejuvenate in the beautiful setting of Georgian Bay. Whether you are with friends, family, or on your own, our Yoga Weekends are an excellent getaway for adults of all ages. Throughout the weekend, the CQE Outdoor Centre staff will 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 all weekend to assist in any way possible to make sure your stay is everything you expect it to be! Each weekend has several yoga and meditation workshops run by professional instructors as well as a unique theme.
Yoga and Music
Yoga workshops will be focus on mindful and meditative yoga and connection to sound. There are class options for different skill levels and abilities. We believe that music is a fantastic way to connect with yourself, others, and the environment. The talented musical group Trio Cappuccino from Haliburton, ON will be running singing workshops and an evening coffeehouse. No matter your musical background, you’ll have the opportunity to feel the power of making music together!
Power and Flow Yoga
This weekend will focus on vinyasa yoga. Our instructors will offer both gentle and power flows for all skill levels, allowing participants to find classes that suit their skills and needs.
Yoga and Hiking
Discover the unique beauty of the island on the hiking trail. The hikes range from short and flat to more challenging – you choose what works for you! CQE staff and amazing guest instructors will lead many of our traditional camp activities such as paddling, crafts, and swimming. Whether doing yoga or going for a paddle, you are sure to find peace and relaxation in the Georgian Bay landscape.
To learn more about our Yoga Weekends check out the information guide! (coming soon)