Dynamic, interactive workshops are the centrepiece of Camp fYrefly programming! Youth-informed, fun, and well-organized workshops provide Campers with opportunities to focus on self-development, anti-oppression, building resiliency, as well as workshops focusing on identities. Workshops are lead by a variety of community organizations and people from all walks of life, which gives campers the opportunity to experience intergenerational mentorship opportunities and learn about historical and contemporary ways of knowing. Since youth provide the heartbeat for these workshops, Campers have many opportunities to be engaged and interactive as they learn holistically in fun and innovative ways.
In developing each year's Camp fYrefly program, it is important to us to provide a wide range of workshops that are pedagogically sound, evidence-informed, and culturally appropriate. Each year interested community organizations and presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals to share their expertise, related to our five guiding themes. In the past, we have provided a balance between physical activity, health and wellness, arts-based, sexuality and gender focused workshops, and workshops with a specific focus on building leadership. We strive to maximize the number of workshops included in the Camp program as we develop the overall schedule of events. Having youth learn from multiple perspectives and diverse experiences as they actively engage in workshops is at the heart of all Camp programming.
Presenting a Workshop at Camp fYrefly
If you are interested in presenting a workshop at Camp or have questions about our Camp program, please email the Camp Coordinator in Edmonton or Calgary. As the dates for 2020 Camps approach, check the Applications page for your opportunity to join the adult mentorship team at next summer's Camp fYrefly. Applications for 2020 will open in March of 2020.