Welcome Friend Association's virtual camp program called "Rainbow Online Connection" (ROC) welcomes 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across Canada and the United States who are looking to experience camp virtually. We need your help!
Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) will serve participants (ages 12-17) and Leaders in Training (ages 17-18) with the opportunity to connect this summer virtually through at-home activities and staff-led interactive programming. By donating you are giving a camper a chance to meet other youth in this isolated world of COVID-19.
One week of ROC costs $450 per camper. Where possible, campers pay a registration fee of $260. Our policy is to make room for all campers regardless of their financial circumstances. Any donation you can make, such as the registration fee for a camper, helps us reach that goal.
Welcome Friend Association is a Canadian registered charity (Registration no.: 830794715 RR0001)
What our campers and parents say about Rainbow Camp®
“First time I ever met a trans adult. I thought they didn’t exist and that I would kill myself before I was an adult. I’m 16 now & RC saved my life”
“It has given me a safe space that I can be 100% myself and feel valid and loved”
“Rainbow camp showed me I’m not alone and people do care about me”
“Made me feel like I’m loved, gave me the confidence and friends I needed to keep living”
“I miss everything about camp, every year even through the toughest moments I think of camp and it helps me keep going ❤ y’all are miracle workers I swear❤”
“It gave me support and courage in exploring my identity. It also provided some of the best relationships and friends I could ever ask for. So greatful for y’all”
My daughter enjoyed her week at camp...called it “life changing”!! Thank you to all the staff and team!! You are greatly appreciated!
“I was afraid my son would commit suicide. Then he went to Rainbow Camp and came back happier than I had ever seen him. I believe Rainbow Camp® saved his life. Thank you!”