ABOUT CAMP AURORA
Camp Aurora is a four-day subsidized summer camp for LGBTTQ* youth and allies. Youth ages 14-19 are welcome to apply. The camp is fully funded so you won’t have to spend much to attend. We have a beautiful spot up in the Whiteshell, thanks to the Variety Club. Our hope is that you will meet some new friends, try some new things, learn about yourself and your community, and have fun along the way.
A chance to be yourself.. truly!
Let’s face it, being an LGBTTQ* youth or ally can be tough. At Camp Aurora, that part of your day-to-day is forgotten. You can be yourself… all day long. You will feel accepted, supported and welcomed. We’ve been there, we get it, and we think a camp like this is an important experience for youth. The goal is to give you the best summer camp experience, in a place that is safe and supportive.
What do we do at camp?
Well… as much as we can cram into four days. There will be canoeing, swimming, crafts, talent shows, obstacle courses, adventures, campfires, bunk beds, hot dogs and s’mores. It is camp, just how you would picture it, but you will be in the company of your peers and allies.
If this all sounds like something you want to be doing this summer, it is time to get registered! Try not to take too long because the spots at camp can fill up pretty quick.
We are also looking for Peer Youth Leaders.
These intrepid folks will be the mentors around camp, helping to plan activities, share ideas, and listen. If you are ages 20-26 and looking to build your leadership skills, you should definitely apply. The Peer Youth Leaders (PYL’s) are an extremely valuable part of camp. Don’t worry, if you think you might not be ready, we do some training before camp to bring out the best leadership skills you’ve got.