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Our Camps

CQ Northwestern Ontario

Our Programs

Welcome to Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario!

Summer Camper Programs

We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program, hosted at Camp Duncan on East Loon Lake just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups:

  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Tubing
  • Teambuilding
  • Sports
  • Campfire
  • And more!
Community Family Programs

Our Community Family Programs are 1-day camp-style events that happen throughout the year for the entire family. Programs in the past have included: Winter Reunion, Family Fun Day and more! Our Community Family Programs are currently being offered in Thunder Bay.

Please look out for the newsletters for upcoming activities.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Camp!

Our Campers

Fun fact, all of our camp programs are free of charge! Now, take a moment to read our eligibility requirements before filling out an application. If you have questions about the application process, please email Colleen Craig (RN), our Medical Coordinator at, or call 1-866-738-8011.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Children with the following illnesses (and their siblings) are eligible to attend CQ:
    • Cancers
    • Life-Threatening Non-Malignant Hematological Disorders (not including infectious diseases, bleeding disorders and sickle-cell anemia)
    • Marrow Failure Syndromes (including Aplastic Anemia)
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    • Histiocytic Diseases
    • Bereaved Siblings
  • Children must be between the ages of 7 and 17* while attending camp for Summer Camp sessions.
  • Children must be social, physically and emotionally able and open to group activities, communal living and the camp environment.

*Please note:

  • Camp Quality Alumni Campers who are 6 years old may continue to attend camp in 2020.
Camp Acceptance

Camp Quality is an inclusive camp. We have resources to accommodate the needs of campers with serious health challenges, however, not all campers may safely attend a summer camp session. Campers will require a thorough medical review in order to assess each camper’s ability to have a safe, fun camp experience. Please be advised that no child is guaranteed acceptance. Applications are reviewed and acceptance is based on health care needs, space, and staffing ratios.

Camp Leadership Team

Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario is made possible by a year-round team of volunteers, that plan programs, raise funds, train volunteers and deliver programs.

2020 Camp Leadership Team:

  • Camp Director: Sam Stovel
  • Assistant Director: Jacqueline Hanley
  • Medical Coordinator: Colleen Craig
  • Program Coordinator: Samantha Figueira
  • Volunteer Coordinators: Kelsey Lecapelain, Daniel Trevisanutto
  • Family Coordinator: Joe Willis
  • Fundraising Coordinators: Rosie Vita, Marnie Merchant
  • Kitchen Supervisor: Shirley Ryan
  • Treasurer: Dan Sabbe
  • Secretary: Erin Murphy


Contact Information

Questions about medical eligibility? You can reach Colleen Craig (Medical Coordinator) at,

Questions about camp programs? You can reach Sam (Camp Director) at,

To reach Camp Quality, call our toll free number 1.866.738.8011.


Important Dates and Announcements


Camp Week 2020: Saturday, July 11- Saturday, July 18th




Service Area

Our summer program is offered to campers from the following regions:

  • Kenora District
  • Rainy River District
  • Thunder Bay District




Campers outside these areas may not have access to camp transportation, or may live closer to another Camp Quality Camp.


Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario is Proudly Accredited By:



How Camp Quality Canada Supports Northwestern Ontario

Camp Quality Canada’s National Support Centre is made up of 6 staff involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 8 programs across Canada.

While your local Camp Leadership Team is your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact the Sr. Director of Programs with other specific questions.

Lauren Burke
Sr. Director of Programs
416-406-2267 x106 or 1-866-738-8011


Big thanks to our CQ Northwestern Ontario Donors