Indigenous Programming

People in a circle

Camp fYrefly offers access to a wide range of mentors and supports. As part of our goal to provide campers with a culturally-safe environment, we work with local Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to provide education and support. We are committed to continued exploration of how we can align our operations with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report.

This commitment includes:

  • Acknowledge each traditional territory and treaty that each site operates on; 
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with nearby Indigenous communities and their Elders and/or Knowledge Keepers;
  • Collaborate with an Elder and/or Knowledge Keeper to provide opportunities for Indigenous-led programming at Camp fYrefly;
  • Ensure Indigenous campers have access to an Elder or Knowledge Keeper at Camp fYrefly;
  • Increase awareness of Indigenous histories, language, and culture to promote reconciliation and revitalization.

Each site works within their region to connect with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. If you are interested in learning more about this work being done please contact the Camp fYrefly site nearest you.

Four people lined up two holding a drum

"The best workshop at camp was the Indigenous + two spirit panel and the round dance because it was great to learn and hear about indigenous peoples’ experiences and what being two spirit meant for many of them."