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Camp-at-Home: July 17-2023
In partnership with CQ USA
New Heights Teen Leadership Weekend (Ages 14-17)
Campers: June 9-11, 2023
Campers: July 9-July 15, 2023
Volunteers: July 8-July 15, 2023
Welcome to CQ Northwestern Ontario
Summer Camper Programs
We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program, Wilderness Discovery Centre on Shebandowan Lake just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups; like swimming, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, team-building, sports, campfire and more!
Rainy River District
Thunder Bay District
Community Family Programs (Fun Days)
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.
All of our programs are 100% free to attend.
Meet CQ NWO's Camp Director
Sam has been in the Camp Director role for Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario since 2020. Although her first year as Camp Director was not as she expected, she enjoyed working closely with the programming team to develop an inclusive virtual program to bring the camp magic home to campers, families and volunteers. Sam has been with CQNWO since 2016 and first became aware of what CQ was when her cousin became a camper at CQNWO. Every summer her cousin would come home from camp week, talking non-stop about the amazing time she had! It was clear to Sam that CQ made her cousin feel special and that it was something she needed to experience for herself.
As a business graduate from Lakehead University, Sam landed her first job after school with Camp Quality as the Marketing & Community Outreach Intern. She began the one year internship in October of 2016 and quickly fell in love with the goals and missions of the organization. Her first summer at camp made her realize why Camp Quality is such a rewarding and unforgettable opportunity. After the internship, Sam wanted to stay involved and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be on the Camp Organizing Committee as the Co-Fund Development Coordinator. While in the role, she was constantly being reminded of why this organization is so important to her, the campers, volunteers and donors. She is so excited for the adventures ahead and can’t wait for the next camp season!
Our Local 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. To contact select members of our team, click the orange names below.
Sam Stovel, Camp Director
Alyssa Cicigoi, Assistant Camp Director
Tess Pereira , Secretary & Program Specialist
Joe Willis, Family Coordinator
Samantha Figueria, Program Coordinator
Erika Potestio, Volunteer Coordinator
Alesha Bishop, Volunteer Coordinator
Shirley Ryan, Kitchen Supervisor
Fundraising & Finance
Dan Sabbe, Treasurer
Samantha Greenberg, Medical Coordinator
Proudly Accredited By
Big Thanks to our CQ Northwestern Ontario Sponsors
The Keg Spirit Foundation
$5000 - $9999
Thunder Bay Community Foundation
$1000 - $4999
Dr. David Savage Medical Professional Corp
Hydro One Employee's and Pensioner's Charity Trust Fund
James and Shirley Symington
KOA Care Camps