Welcome to the first step in applying to join us at Camp fYrefly!
The dates for the next Camps are listed to the right. APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 CAMPS will open March 6 and close
How does the Application Process Work?
Each year we receive many more applications than there are spaces available for Campers. As a result, each application is read by at least three separate reviewers who independently consider each application. Applications are evaluated for completeness, youth goals and needs, depth of response to the application questions, and previous personal experiences. The Camp Directors or Coordinators will meet with the reviewers of the applications, chair the review of applications, and make final participant selection decisions in keeping with the Institute's philosophy, policy, and principles guiding the operation of Camp fYrefly.
How Much Does Camp fYrefly Cost?
Camp fYrefly requests a minimum $25.00 registration fee, which reflects a greatly subsidized rate designed to enable all interested youth to attend. Actual camp costs (for just meals and accommodations) are over $300.00 per youth. As a result, we encourage those youth and families who can afford the $300.00 cost to consider paying the full amount. However, no youth will be turned away because of financial need. If you find that you are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact the Camp fYrefly Coordinator in Edmonton or Calgary. You will be contacted about payment at the end of May after applications are reviewed.
How do I apply to be a Camper?
Before clicking on the link at the bottom of this page to apply, please carefully read the following information.
On the application form, you will be asked to provide your medical information, emergency contacts, and t-shirt size. Please have this information ready before beginning the form. For camper’s under 18, the parent or legal guardian filling out the form will also be required to enter information and agree to allow you to participate. Please note, all youth will be asked the following questions on the application. Please complete these questions in advance, and copy and paste them into your application:
- What excites you about Camp fYrefly? (Thinking about camp's purpose and goals.)
- Please describe any previous leadership experiences that you have had and/or your personal strengths.
- Tell us about an experience in which you have had to overcome challenges or adversity.
- In what ways do you hope to learn and grow by attending Camp fYrefly?
DO NOT use the back button on your internet browser or the form will clear and your information lost. If you need to go to the previously page, use the “back” button on the form itself.
If you have your information ready to go click here to apply as a youth camper:
|Campers age 18 - 24|
|Campers age 14 - 17|
* When completing your application, DO NOT use the back button on your internet browser or the form will clear and your information lost. If you need to go to the previously page, use the “back” button on the form itself.