Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp®

 A Camp for LGBTQ2+ ages 12-17

Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Cam is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus  (LGBTQ2+) and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. WFA's Rainbow Cam is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun!!!

WFA's Rainbow Cam  provides opportunities for campers to make new friends and develop skills through traditional camp programming and innovative curriculum. More than anything, our Rainbow Cam is a fun place to come OUT and be yourself!

Click here to download our 2017 camp newsletter.

Rainbow Camp's® Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Program (Aug 15th - Aug 27th, 2018)

Program description:

This two-week program is designed for 18 and 19 year olds that identify as LGBTQ2+.  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 Cam counsellors as mentors.  The Rainbow Cam LIT program aims to foster skills in collaboration, accountability and leadership through the eyes of a camp counsellor and leaders in the LGBTQ2+ 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
  • Anti-oppression
  • Health and safety
  • Resume writing
  • Goal setting and personal growth

Participants in the LIT program must commit to the entire two-week session in August, 2018.  The cost of the program is $500.  Scholarships are available to help offset this cost.

Space is limited so please apply early.

"Camp equips these kids to return to their home communities and
activities feeling confident, energized and better able to live authentically."

Our camp offers a combination of traditional programming activities in areas such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • nature
  • the environment
  • swimming
  • canoeing
  • campfires

The curriculum is built around issues like:

  • gender
  • sexuality
  • health
  • community
  • leadership
  • creating safe spaces

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2018 RAINBOW CAMP® DATES:

Aug 8th – Aug 13th, 2018 Ages 15-17
Aug 15th – Aug 20h, 2018 Ages 15-17
Aug 22nd – Aug 27th, 2018 Ages 12-14

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2017. CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2018 FOR OUR 2018 CAMPING SEASON.

Click here for online application form in January 2018

Can’t afford to come? 

We have sponsors that help with the costs to attend WFA’s Rainbow Camp®.

 

Are you far away?

We can help you get here or cover your travel costs to attend WFA’s Rainbow Camp®.

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

Check out the activity schedule here. If you still have questions please contact us.

WHAT DO I PACK?

Check out the gear list here. If you still have questions please contact us