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 Alberta Online

This summer, Camp Fyrefly will be on the Web! While we know that nothing can quite replace the in-person experience of Camp fYrefly, the Centre for Sexuality is committed to creating an online and remote option so participants can still have access to support and community.

Camp dates: July 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29

NEW this year! ► Camp fYrefly Alberta North and South are partnering this year to host Camp fYrefly Alberta! We are now inviting all youth ages 14-24 across the province to join us online this summer. 

  • Camper Applications are open until May 30
  • Volunteer and Workshop Presenter Applications are open until May 16

Applications and info available at: 

Please reach out to Camp fYrefly Calgary at with any questions or concerns and thank you for your continued support. Learn more at:


“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.

To book a free workshop for Calgary and area please email[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]