Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gay Youth Retreat Opens in Saskatoon, Canada

A four-day leadership camp for gay and lesbian youth, aged 14 to 24, began Thursday at an undisclosed location in Saskatoon. Camp Fyrefly is aimed at helping young people cope as they develop their identities during the challenging times of adolescence and young adulthood.

CBC reports:
The Saskatoon camp is the first ever held in Saskatchewan. "It gave me a better idea of myself," Derrick Rachor, one of the camp leaders who has attended similar retreats in the past, told CBC News on Thursday. "It gave me a better self- definition." Rachor, 19, participated in a Camp Fyrefly event in Edmonton, where the program originated in 2004. "The idea that Camp Fyrefly likes to promote is that everyone has their own toolbox that they can take to help them in their own lives as a support system," Rachor said about the experience he hopes to impart to youth. READ MORE

Camp Fyrefly's "Send a Kid to Camp program"

Camp Fyrefly simply would not exist without the support of many generous individuals, community organizations, and businesses. The annual budget of Camp Fyrefly is raised from a variety of sources, which include fundraisers, community partnerships, individual and corporate donations and sponsorships, and our "Send a Kid to Camp program". You can be assured that your financial support will be used to directly support sexual minority and gender variant youth.

Visit Camp Fyrefly's Official site