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Funding provided for participants in a safe space at Rainbow Camp this summer!

Funding provided for participants in a safe space at Rainbow Camp this summer!

Rainbow Camp is offering a camping experience for LGBT and Allied youth (13 – 17) to enjoy northern Ontario in an accepting environment for 1 week from August 5 – 10, 2012.

LGBT youth from across Canada can now apply to secure funding for their registration and transportation making it a truly national camp.

Paid counselors will be specially trained to relate to participants with Safe Space as the theme. Volunteers’ food and lodging will be paid.

Funding has been generously offered by Westminster College Foundation, “The Living Spirit Fund of The United Church of Canada”, businesses, local Gay Straight Alliances (GSA), and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA).

Schools, businesses, individuals, churches and non-profit organizations may support the camp by nominating and sponsoring a deserving LGBT youth in support of a safe camping experience in a picturesque location with sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets.

To register for camp, apply for financial support, sponsor a youth, apply to be a counselor, or volunteer, go online to www.welcomefriend.ca and/or contact Harry Stewart @ hstewart@welcomefriend.ca and/or by calling 1-888-909-2234 (toll free).

Welcome Friend Association promotes understanding, cooperation and support for and among members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-spirit, & Queer/Questioning (LGBT2SQ ) and their allies. Welcome Friend Association focuses on community matters concerning family life, social inclusion, raising children, living healthy and productive social and economic lives, faith communities, and contributing to society and the communities in which we live.