Campers - Alberta North

Camper Applications OPEN: TBD
Camper Applications CLOSE: TBD
Camper Selection Complete: TBD

Read all the information below carefully before you apply. If it sounds like it's a fit for you, we'd love to receive your application!

Camper Application   CLOSED

Youth Advisory Committee Applications OPEN: Early 2023 - date TBD
Youth Advisory Committee Applications CLOSED: TBD
Youth Advisory Committee Selection Complete: TBD

The YAC is an important part of Camp made up of a diverse youth (ages 14 - 24) who help us by brainstorming ideas and providing feedback on activities and workshops. We value multiple perspectives and want to hear lots of different voices!.

From March to August the YAC will meet for a total of up to ten one-hour virtual sessions, including a debrief after Camp. We happily provide letters of participation for all YAC members along with a small honourarium as a token of our thanks.  

If you've missed the deadline and are interested in applying contact campfyre@ualberta.ca. If you wish to attend Camp, you will need to complete a Camper Application as well.

Youth Advisory Committee Application 

Before You Apply

Are you ready?

Camp is not only a fun place for community building, it is also a place for reflection and exploration of identity. There will be moments that are busy and full of people, then other times when we’re in quiet spaces. Over the four days you’ll have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to answer any questions and provide support. 

Youth Camp and Parent/Guardian Consent

We accept applications for campers who will be 14-24 during camp. If you will be under the age of 18 at that time, parent / guardian consent will be required to participate. 

The Selection Process

Lots of Applications

Each year we get more applications than there are spaces available for Campers for in-person camp. In this case, each application is read by separate reviewers who independently consider each application. Applications are reviewed for completeness, goals and needs, depth of response to the application questions, and previous personal experiences. Camp Coordinators meet with application reviewers then make final participant decisions. 

Diversity

We are committed to diversity and representation within our camper and volunteer groups. Because these identities are often underrepresented, we especially welcome applications from queer individuals of colour, two-spirit and/or indigenous people, people with disabilities and trans-feminine people.

Camp Fees

Fundraising

We fundraise throughout the year to make sure no one will be turned away based on financial need. 

Fees

We request a minimum $25 registration fee (online or in-person; collected after campers are selected), which is a subsidized rate to enable all interested youth to join us. In previous years camp fees have been around $300 for three nights of overnight camp, including all meals and accommodation. We'll be updating the rates based on our new program.

We encourage those youth and families who can afford it to consider paying the full amount. If you’re unable to pay the fee, please contact the Camp Coordinator at campfyre@ualberta.ca

Community Guidelines

All participants, including staff, volunteers and campers must commit to the following Community Guidelines:

Online 

In Person

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