Camp fYrefly is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, asexual, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied youth. The camp provides a space for youth to explore their identity, build resilience and enhance self-esteem, all while having an awesome camp experience. Participants return home with a support network of positive friendships, trusted adult mentors, and an empowered sense of self.

Camp fYrefly Southern Alberta began in 2013 thanks to a partnership between the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) and Calgary Sexual Health Centre (now the Centre for Sexuality).

2021 Update: Camp fYrefly In-Person Day Camps!

It’s finally time! Centre for Sexuality is excited to accept camper registrations and volunteer applications for our in-person activities! We’re really excited to have the opportunity to hold space for our 2S/LGBTQ+ youth and look forward to seeing everyone at the events.

Applications close on July 16th so be sure to apply as soon as you can! Campers aged 14-24 are invited to register!

Check out the posters for the upcoming events!

Questions? Reach out to Rosanna at

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“My favorite part of camp was all the people, the safety, the community, the friendship. Being able to be me!!”

-Camp fYrefly Participant


Donate to support Camp fYrefly

Camp fYrefly-Calgary is greatly appreciative of the amazing support we have received from the Calgary community, including financial support from many individuals and organizations such as ATB Financial, Telus, the Calgary Foundation, Calgary Queer Church, Hillhurst United Church, and Deer Park United Church.

All funds donated to Camp fYrefly-Calgary stay in Calgary and are used to support the local camp. All donations are eligible for a charitable donation receipt.

If you have any further questions about Camp fYrefly, please contact the Camp Coordinator at



Thanks to the great relationship between iSMSS, Camp fYrefly and Centre for Sexuality, we are proud to offer an exciting and new LGBTQ+ awareness and anti-homophobia program to Calgary and area schools called fYrefly-in-Schools.

fYrefly-in-Schools educates students on LGBTQ+ identities and the impact of homophobic and transphobic behaviour, giving them tools to challenge discrimination through activities, participation and stories from a youth panel.

Experienced educators facilitate activity-based workshops with help from a youth peer education team. The fYrefly-in-Schools program is grounded in the fact that all students in Alberta’s schools must be provided with a safe and caring environment free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and gender expression.


Looking for More Information? If you are interested in our program, please see the fYrefly in Schools website.

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