Camp fYrefly Northern Alberta is grateful to gather annually on Treaty 6 territory. The footsteps of diverse Indigenous peoples have marked this territory for thousands of years, including the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux people. At Camp fYrefly we aspire for our work to acknowledge continuing colonial violence, honour the nation-to nation treaty relationship, and respect Indigenous knowledge and traditions.
Camp fYrefly began in 2004 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It originally started as a long weekend retreat designed to help empower sexual and gender minority youth before they went back to school in the fall, which for many youth was a time of much stress and anxiety. After that first Camp experience, we knew that we had created something truly special and magical. Camp fYrefly is now four jam-packed days filled with workshops, intergenerational mentorship opportunities, field trips, games and athletic activities, and one amazing artist-in-residence!
Explore our website to learn more about Camp fYrefly's award-winning programming, our leadership philosophy, and how you can help send a kid to camp to give them the chance you never had growing up!
We are looking for a diverse group, of no more than 10 young people (ages 14-24), to form the Camp fYrefly Youth Advisory Committee starting in April. As a member of a Camp fYrefly Committee, you will brainstorm ideas, activities and workshops, connect with other youth and be an important part of Camp fYrefly 2019. We value multiple perspectives and want to hear lots of different voices at this table. Everyone is welcome to apply - we are especially hoping to hear from people of colour, trans-feminine youth, people with disabilities, asexual and two-spirit/indigenous youth.
Applications are due March 12th and will be selected by March 20th. This Committee will begin to meet in early April. Those selected to participate in the youth advisory committee will attend meetings, twice a month, from April up to and including July, each meeting is two hours in duration. Participation in this committee guarantees participation as a Camper or Youth Leader at Camp fYrefly 2019.
Be a part of the Camp fYrefly team, apply here.