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A message from the Camp Directors











Hi everybody and welcome back to Camp Quality Southern Ontario!

This year we are celebrating our 30th year of camp and are excited to announce that summer 2017 will be held at a new location in Schomberg, ON, allowing us to welcome many new faces this year!

Camp 2016 was a blast and we know 2017 will be just as amazing! It was great to see all our new volunteers blending into our CQ Southern family and forming a strong and lasting bond with our returning members.

Our Southern Ontario volunteers are the best around and just watching them with our campers reminds us why we are all here. Every meal is a feast and every activity an adventure in the fast paced world of camp living and it wouldn’t be the same without you all here to make it happen.
And then there are our campers! We love having our campers here, making friends, playing games and singing songs around the fire.

Our campers inspire us to continue on our journey! You make camp a joyful and memorable place.

Please send us a message if you have any questions and we hope to see you all soon!

Elisabeth & Ryan
Camp Quality Southern Ontario


About Elisabeth Aschwanden & Ryan Gamble

Elisabeth has taken on many roles with CQ. She started out as a companion and joined the camp organizing committee after her second year. Elisabeth moved into the role of Assistant Director and after two years, transitioned into the role of Co Director along with Ryan. This summer marks her 10th year with CQ Southern and she is looking forward to another rewarding camp experience. Camp Quality is a family affair for Elisabeth. Her husband not only supports what she does but has also become a part of the CQSO team, volunteering at camp, making this his 6th summer with CQ!

Ryan is a Nurse Practitioner who has been Co-Director with Elisabeth at Southern Ontario for the last three years. Ryan lives in St. Thomas with his wife and toddler who support his volunteer role throughout the year. Ryan fell in love with camp his first year, taking on larger roles each summer as he developed caring relationships will all the kids and kids at heart that make camp week so special!

Important Dates & Announcements

Camp Week

August 13-19, 2017

Volunteer Camp Week is August 13-19 

Volunteer Application Deadline

May 15, 2017

Volunteer Training*

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 2017

Location: YMCA Cedar Glen
All volunteers (new and returning) must attend (1) of these days.

There are many different camp week volunteer roles. Our one-to-one camper companions are partnered with a camper for their time at camp, while other volunteers help out in the dining room and kitchen, at the waterfront, and at the many fun activities.

Camp Quality volunteer eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check before camp each year.
  • Able to provide two character references.
  • Available for an interview.
  • Must attend mandatory volunteer training session.

Camper Application Deadline

May 1, 2017

Begin the Camper Application

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Big thanks to our 2016
CQ Southern Ontario Donors


CQSO Donors 2016

Contact CQ Southern Ontario

CQ Southern Ontario

Elisabeth Aschwanden & Ryan Gamble, Directors
1444 Queen Street East, Suite 206
Toronto, ON
M4L 1E1

CQ National Office

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1

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