ROC in the News

Team Works Diligently to Create Rainbow Camp 2020

Sault This Week, June 29, 2020

Rainbow Camp will go virtual for 2020, as have most events and meetings for the last few months.
To ensure that 2SLGBTQ+ youth are still able to access the supports offered by Rainbow Camp, the Welcome Friends Association, which hosts Rainbow Camp, developed Rainbow Online Connection.... read more.

2SLGBTQ+ Rainbow Camp Launches Virtual Camp

Newswire, June 16, 2020

Welcome Friend Association's "Rainbow Camp®," has developed virtual programming for this year called Rainbow Online Connection (ROC).  The online programming will benefit 2SLGBTQ+ youth by giving them a heightened sense of community: a chance to meet new friends, a chance to be themselves, a chance to share and learn, all at the same time..... read more.

Rainbow Camp wants to connect 2SLGBTQ around the world this summer

CTV News Northern Ontario, June 25, 2020

Each summer, participants say their week at camp is the only time they feel accepted in their life. So organizers knew they had to find a way to offer programming to all of the youth who would normally attend. "It’s the connections that they make that are the most valuable to them and so we had to create something to give them a platform to still have that safe (space)," said Stephanie Voyer, camp director.... read more.

The Rainbow Online Connection

Sault Online, June 20, 2020
We are all feeling isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it is particularly felt by our more vulnerable community members. The need for physical distancing has caused us to rethink the way we offer our summer camp programming but the truth remains Rainbow Camp is needed more than ever.... read more.