Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan is an educational, social, artistic and personal learning retreat for gender and sexually diverse youth (Two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allied youth.

Camp is designed for youth between the ages of 14 and 24.

 

The camp is peer driven and jam-packed with drama, music, writing, visual art, empowerment and reflection exercises, anti-oppression work, personal growth opportunities, healthy socialization, and in-depth learning activities about specific youth topics and social issues.

The camp features day and evening workshops, with designated time set aside for personal reflection, community building, and social activities. All workshops and guest speakers help youth to develop their very own fYrefly fuel designed to help them keep their inner light shining bright during dark times.

"The firefly is one of the only animals that produces its own energy, which I think is a poignant symbol for the camp," says Kris Wells, the camp's director and co-founder. "We want to move youth from feeling at risk to feeling resilient in their communities, so that their own light can glow in dark times."

 

In partnership with UR Pride and OUTSaskatoon, Camp fYrefly will be held in Saskatchewan each summer (alternating between Regina and Saskatoon). ​

Potential workshop topics include:

  • Leadership skill-building

  • Confronting bias and dealing with diversity

  • Combating preconceived notions and confronting stereotypes

  • Coming out and coming-to-terms with gender and sexually diverse issues

  • Negotiating relationships with peers, parents, and care givers

  • Healthy dating and relationship skills

  • Bullying and discrimination

  • Challenging oppression through art

  • Youth health and safety

  • Participatory drama

  • Youth networking, self-esteem, and resiliency building

  • Nurturing ourselves

Reasons to come

to camp:

  • Meet new friends!

  • Build skills through workshops!

  • Explore your artistic talents!

  • Get empowered!

  • Engage in community building!

  • Explore your identity in a safe and supportive environment!

  • Have FUN!

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