We currently offer three different summer camp programs:
- Rainbow Camp (ages 8-17) includes programming in education and activism, artistic endeavours, and active outdoors along with traditional camp activities. For more information about Rainbow Camp programming, click here.
- Rainbow Camp Adventure Week (ages 12-18) is an outtrip-based experience where campers will get to participate in a multi-day canoe trip. For more information about Adventure Week, click here.
- Our Leader in Training (LIT) program is designed for 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are age 17-18 who want to experience the fun and excitement of summer camp… while taking on added responsibility and learning leadership skills. For more information about the LIT program, click here.
Rainbow Camp includes choice-based programming from all three of our program streams: education and activism, artistic endeavours, and active outdoors alongside traditional camp activities such as group games, cabin challenges, campfires and waterfront programming!
|Rainbow Camp® 2023|
|For Ages 8-11 *NEW AGE GROUP!*||Session F: Tuesday August 8th to Saturday August 12th|
|For Ages 12-14||Session A: Sunday July 2nd to Friday July 7th
Session B: Sunday July 9th to Friday July 14th
Session E: Monday July 31st to Saturday August 5th
|For Ages 15-17||Session C: Monday July 17th to Saturday July 22nd
Session D: Monday July 24th to Saturday July 29th
Session G: Monday August 14th to Saturday August 19th
|For Ages 17-18: Leader in Training (LIT) Program||LIT 1: Sunday July 2nd to Friday July 14th
LIT 2: Monday July 24th to Saturday August 5th
|For Ages 12-16: Rainbow Camp Atlantic (Nova Scotia)||Sunday August 27th to Friday September 1st|
Our goal is to offer a custom experience which means that participants can design their own ideal Rainbow Camp® program. We will be offering multiple programs so that participants can choose sessions and activities that they feel most passionate about.
We will be offering programming in three major streams: education and activism, artistic endeavours, and active outdoors.
Education and Activism includes educational programming, guest speakers and presenters, and social justice. Programs have included: Trans 101, Seven Grandfather Teachings, Intersectionality 101, ABCs of 2SLGBTQ+, Queer Music, Sign Language, Metis Culture, Sex Ed, Coming Out: Tips/Tricks + Safety Plans, Insect Identification, Faith Formation and Spirituality, Privilege Walks, Non-Binary Discussion Group, Queer History, and more!
Artistic Endeavours include arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, and writing. Programs have included: Journaling, Learn to Knit, Bob Ross Painting, Zumba, Bead Animals, Storytelling, Pottery, Ukulele Jam Sessions, Drama and Improv, Mindful Movement, Poetry, Karaoke, Stories through Dance, Cooking, Natural Clay Sculpting, Songwriting, Sketching with Charcoal, and Drag Make-up Workshop.
Active Outdoors programming includes our waterfront area, field, and wooded area. Specific programs include Swimming, Gaga Ball, Canoeing, Water Games, Fire Building and Survival Skills, Nature Walks, Basketball, Fort Building, Field Games, Beach Yoga, Compass Navigation, Soccer, Building Sandcastles, and Beach Volleyball.
Campers will also participate in camp-wide activities such as large group games, cabin challenges, cook-out and sleepout (yes! Sleeping under the stars!!!). These activities are based on a theme for the week which will be announced in your camper welcome package!
|A typical day at Rainbow Camp might look something like this:|
|7:30||Polar Dip/Wake Up|
|9:45||Session 1 and 2 (Choose Your Own Activity)|
|11:30||Large Group Activity|
|2:30||Session 3 and 4 (Choose Your Own Activity)|
|8:30||Campfire and Omega|
|Adventure Week Programs 2023|
|For Ages 12-14||AW 1: Sunday July 9th to Friday July 14th|
|For Ages 15-17||AW 2: Monday July 24th to Saturday July 29th|
Based on the success of our pilot project in Summer 2022, we are expanding to offer TWO Adventure Week programs in Summer 2023! Our adventure week programs include a multi-day canoe trip where participants get to sleep under the stars (in tents), learn about the natural environment, learn camping skills and spend time outside in nature!
In order to participate in Adventure Week you must be comfortable in a canoe and be able to pass a swim test administered on the first day of camp. If you do not pass the swim test or are a weaker swimmer, you will be placed in a canoe with a certified lifeguard during the canoe trip instead of being able to choose your canoe partners. You do NOT need any prior camping or canoe experience, we will teach you everything you need to know!