Camp FAQ’s


How do I register?

The registration process for both camp and the LIT program is online and can be accessed here in January 2019.  Registration for 2019 is not currently open.  As we expect the spots to fill up so please register early.

Is Rainbow Camp® a day camp or an overnight camp?

Rainbow Camp® is a week-long overnight camp.

"Where is camp located?

Rainbow Camp® is east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

What if I can’t afford the registration fee?

]We have sponsors that help with the costs to attend Rainbow Camp®.  A camper can apply for the “Campership” (Camper Scholarship) as part of the registration process.

Why is the registration fee so low compared to other overnight camps?

The registration fees for Rainbow Camp® are very, very low relative to other summer camps. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who work hard fundraising all year long to ensure that Rainbow Camp® is accessible to all.

The true cost of sending one camper to Rainbow Camp® is over $1000, yet we only ask for a fraction of that cost.  If you are financially able to do so, please consider paying more than the registration fee. Your contributions will enable other campers to attend.

How do I get to camp?

We offer a shuttle to camp that leaves from the Sault Ste. Marie airport, with a stop in Sault Ste. Marie.  You can either come to the shuttle meet-up spot or get dropped off at camp directly.  We will send out details to all registered campers.  Many of our campers fly into Sault Ste. Marie and then take the Rainbow Camp® shuttle to camp.  Others take the bus to Echo Bay and then take the Rainbow Camp® shuttle.  We usually begin coordinating travel plans in June so once you are registered you can be in touch with any travel related questions.

I can’t afford to travel to camp.

We have sponsors that help with the travel costs of coming to Rainbow Camp®.  You can apply for the “Travel Subsidy” as part of the registration process.

How are cabins chosen?

Cabins are selecting campers by age. This means that all cabins will be gender queer. Each cabin has at least two camp staff when campers are present. All bathrooms and common spaces are gender queer – In other words we do not define the space by gender. Everyone is welcome.

Can I be in a cabin with my friend?

During the registration process you will have the opportunity to request to be in the same cabin with up to two friends.  That said, there are a lot of factors that go into creating the cabin groups so we can not guarantee that we can accommodate all cabin-mate requests.

Do staff sleep in the same cabins as campers?

Yes, Camp staff sleep in the camper cabin.

What will campers do at camp?

Activities include: swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, movie night, a dance, a talent show, documentary film night, outdoor games and sports, a bog walk, campfires, sing-a-longs, hair dyeing.  Workshop topics include queer rights, mental health, anti-oppression, solidarity, transitioning, and queer identities.

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

What should I pack to come to camp?

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

What kind of training do counsellors have? How are they chosen?

All our camp counselors go through a full week of camp specific training. They learn the camp site  and how to respond to emergency situations, how to be good at listening and how to encourage, guide and support campers. All of our camp counselors are at least 19 years of age and are members of the Queer community or allies who have taken gender and sexuality courses.

What is security like?

We are located in a remote location and therefore only the people who are supposed to be on the site, campers and staff are allowed on the site. It is a good walk from the nearest community and is quite private. Campers are never left alone which sometimes feels constraining but it means that everyone is always safe.

Can parents visit the camp before registering?

Yes but this has to be arranged with the camp director since we are setting up a safe space and want everyone to feel safe in the space.

Is camp wheelchair accessible?

Although there are accessible facilities on the camp grounds (including bathrooms and one cabin), it would be very difficult to navigate the grounds using a wheel chair as the ground is all soft sand.  If you have specific mobility needs please be in touch and we can work together to determine how best to accommodate you.


Monday July 15th to Saturday July 20th
Monday July 22nd to Saturday July 27th
Monday July 29th to Saturday Aug 3rd


Click here for online application form. (available January 2019)

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®.


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


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