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. Camp fYrefly is committed to diversity and representation within our camper and volunteer groups. We especially welcome applications from queer individuals of colour, two-spirit and/or indigenous people, people with disabilities and trans-feminine people.
How Much Does Camp fYrefly Cost?
Throughout the year we fundraise to make sure that no youth will ever be turned away because of financial need. 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. 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 campers under 18, we will require your parents/guardians to complete a waiver and provide transportation information following your acceptance in order for you to attend camp.
All youth will be asked the following questions on the application. Complete these questions in advance, and copy and paste them into your application. We want everyone to come to camp but every summer we get more applications than the number of spots at camp. Please write AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE so we can get to know you and find out why camp would be important for you.
- Tell us a bit about yourself and some reasons you want to come to Camp fYrefly 2017.
- What are some hobbies or activities that you enjoy? Are there any skills or passions that you are excited to share with others at camp?
- What can Camp fYrefly offer to support you through the challenges you might experience in your community, at school/work, and/or with friends and family?.
- In what ways do you hope to learn and grow by attending Camp fYrefly?
- If you have attended camp before, please tell us how coming back to camp will help in reaching your learning, growth and support goals. If not, please skip this question.
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.
If you have your information ready to go click here to apply as a youth camper:
* Applications are due May 3, 2017.