A Camp for LGBTQ2+ ages 12-17
Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus (LGBTQ2+) and allied 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 17 and 18 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 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 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
- Health and safety
- Resume writing
- Goal setting and personal growth
Participants in the LIT program must commit to the entire two-week session in July and August, 2019. 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
- the environment
The curriculum is built around issues like:
- creating safe spaces
More about Rainbow Camp®
2020 RAINBOW CAMP® DATES:
July 5th – 10th, 2020
July 12th – 17th, 2020
July 19th – 24th, 2020
July 26th – 31st, 2020
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2020.
Youth Organizations, please call 888-909-2234 for more information.
Click here for online application form in January 2020.
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