Welcome Friend Association’s
A Camp for LGBTQ & Allied Youth ages 12-17
Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. WFA’s Rainbow Camp is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun!!!
WFA’s Rainbow Camp® provides opportunities for campers to make new friends and develop skills through traditional camp programming and innovative curriculum. More than anything, our Rainbow Camp is a fun place to come OUT and be yourself!
Rainbow Camp’s® Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Program
This two-week program is designed for 18 year olds that identify as LGBTQ2A+. The first week will focus on leaderships, team-based activities, and social change. In the second week, LITs will have opportunities to employ their leadership skills with younger campers with the support of Rainbow Camp® counsellors as mentors. The Rainbow Camp® LIT program aims to foster skills in collaboration, accountability and leadership through the eyes of a camp counsellor and leaders in the LGBTQ2A+ community. In addition to the leadership programming, LITs will have opportunities to participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, campfires and crafts.
Topics covered will include:
- Communication skills
- Supporting young people / Behaviour management
- Social change and activism
- Health and safety
- Resume writing
- Goal setting and personal growth
Participants in the LIT program must commit to the entire two-week session Aug 13-25, 2017. The cost of the program is $500. Scholarships are available to help offset this cost.
Applications will be available in early February 2017. Space is limited so please apply early.
Our camp offers a combination of traditional programming activities in areas such as:
- arts and crafts
- the environment
The curriculum is built around issues like:
- creating safe spaces