Camp fYrefly

Camp fYrefly (www.fYrefly.ualberta.ca) is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for gender and sexually diverse (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit) and allied youth. The camp, which was founded in 2004 by Dr. André P. Grace and Mr. Kristopher Wells, is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and resiliency necessary for them to become change agents in their schools, families, and communities.

All of the camp 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.

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

Community stakeholders along with Camp fYrefly founders joined together in a province-wide initiative to identify the needs of gender and sexually diverse youth and develop the resources required to implement a Saskatchewan-based camp. Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan is dedicated to the guiding principle of helping gender and sexually diverse youth move from being "at-risk" to a place where they can be resilient and positively address the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.

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 will feature day and evening workshops, with designated time set aside for personal reflection, community building, and social activities.

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:

1.

Meet new friends! 

2.

Participate in skill-building workshops!

3.

Explore your artistic talents!

4.

Engage in community building!

5.

Explore your identity in a nurturing, supportive environment!

IN CENTRAL & NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

OUTSaskatoon 

213 Avenue C S

Saskatoon, SK     

S7M 1N3

www.outsaskatoon.ca

(306) 665-1224

fyrefly@outsaskatoon.ca

IN SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity Inc.

c/o URSU, 3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK           

S4S 0A2

www.urpride.ca

(306) 519-4733

contactus@urpride.ca

Contact Camp fYrefly 2020 Coordinator 

Andrew Bay

3737 Wascana Parkway

Regina, SK

S4S 0A2

www.fyreflysask.ca 

(306) 519-4733

campfyrefly@urpride.ca

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