Traditional Summer Camp

Our traditional sessions are the perfect blend of classic camp activities with opportunities for individual growth and group development for campers ages 6 to 14.

Little Dippers (5 Days) – Perfect for adventurous 6 to 8 year-olds ready for overnight camp.
Horizons (1 Week) – A great starting point for first-time campers of any age.
Sessions A,B,C (2 Weeks) – Our most popular program! Campers experience everything CQE has to offer, including an overnight camping trip.

We offer a wide range of activities for all different ages and abilities. Half the day focuses on personal choice where campers can learn new skills and challenge themselves. The other half centers around creative cabin programs that are focused on fun and friendship! We also have camp-wide events like campfires, games, and talent shows. Learn More

All campers registered for a 2-week session go on an exciting overnight camping trip. These trips vary in length and location, depending on the age and skill of the cabin group. Outtrips allow our campers to build a deeper connection to nature and learn wilderness skills. They are an integral part of the CQE experience, allowing campers to build teamwork, communication, self-confidence and relationships that last a lifetime! Learn more.

All campers live in cabins, with 8 campers and 2 counsellors. Our cabins are basic living spaces, designed to be comfortable and welcoming during rest hours and at nighttime. All our cabins have electricity, porches, and storage space for personal items.

Campers are served 3 delicious, homemade meals each day, and mid-afternoon and evening snacks. Our menu is designed to meet the nutritional needs of growing, active campers with as few pre-packaged items as possible. Our kitchen is run by a caring and experienced team who love getting creative with food. 

Meals are an important part of camp: it is a time for a cabin to sit down together and share stories with one another. All meals are served “family-style:” campers eat with their cabins for the entire meal. Campers help with setting and clearing tables and bringing food from the kitchen. At the end of every meal we have fun announcements, skits and songs which help prepare campers for the rest of their day!

A Typical Day

7:30 am: Wake Up/Ducky Dip 
8:00 am: Tablesetters
8:20 am: Flagraising
8:30 am: Breakfast
9:15 am: Cabin Clean-up
9:45 am: First Morning Activity
11:00 am: Second Morning Activity
12:10 pm: Free Swim
12:30 pm: Tablesetters
12:45 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Rest Hour
2:30 pm: First Cabin Activity
3:45 pm: Bodybreak
4:00 pm: Second Cabin Activity
5:30 pm: Tablesetters
5:45 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Free Choice
8:00 pm: Evening Cabin Activity
9:00 pm: Late Evening Cabin Activity (Bedtime for younger campers)
10:00 pm: Bedtime