We currently offer three different summer camp programs:
- Rainbow Camp (ages 12-14 and 15-17) includes a 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 15-18) 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® 2022|
|Session A||July 3-8||ages 15 - 17|
|Session B||July 11-22||ages 12 - 14|
|Session C||July 25-August 5||ages 15 - 17|
|Session D||August 7-12||ages 12 - 14|
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.
Educational 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|
Dates: August 14-21, 2022
Adventure week is a week long outtrip-based experience for campers ages 15-18 where campers will get the opportunity to sleep in backcountry settings! This once in a lifetime opportunity will allow campers to gain a deeper understanding and sense of ecological integrity and stewardship for the land, and connection to one another.
We will sleep under the stars (in tents), learn about the natural environment, cook on camp stoves, swim in the lake, learn camping skills (knot tying, shelter building, water purification, site setup, orienteering) and paddle to our sites!
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!