32nd Annual SFL Summer Camp

About Camp

SFL Summer Camp is back in 2022 from August 5-11 at Shekinah Retreat Centre. The camp focuses on issues relevant to young people. The SFL Summer camp addresses challenges facing youth including social justice and equality issues. It combines learning with cooperative recreation activities and lots of fun!

Young people between the ages of 13-16 who are children of union members are eligible to attend.

What we do

MORNINGS

Empowering young people through active learning.

You will learn about youth and unions, organizing, knowing your workplace rights, women and equality, challenging and fighting ageism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, racism and other issues that affect you as a young person and a young worker. You won’t be sitting in a classroom – you will learn by doing!

AFTERNOONS

Afternoons are filled with a variety of recreational activities. Campers will have the opportunity to canoe, go ziplining, play field games, do crafts, try the climbing wall, and the list goes on.

EVENINGS

Campers will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities that include a talent night, initiative tasks, campfire, and much more, with a dance on the last night.

What we Accomplish

DEEPEN AWARENESS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

with a worker-centered, equal rights perspective. Issues will include, but are not limited to: human rights, international solidarity, ageism, ableism, sexism, transphobia, racism, homophobia, and anti-colonialism.

CREATE A FORUM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

to exchange ideas, and work together to increase awareness among other young people on the Labour movement, unions, and their rights in the workplace as well as build a support network.

DEVELOP COLLECTIVE ACTION SKILLS

in organizing, problem solving, and decision making.

Logistics

The camp will begin Friday afternoon, August 5th, and end the following Thursday morning, August 11th.

Staff at our camp include: Youth Activity Coordinators (YACs), Recreation Staff, Counsellors, and a Camp Nurse.

Registration is $550 per camper ($650 for non-affiliates). Full payment must be made in order for registration to be complete.

Some affiliated unions subsidize this cost – check with your union local. Arrangement for payment by the
union is the responsibility of the camper’s parent(s)/guardian(s).

Limited scholarships are available. Our goal is to ensure no one is excluded because of cost.

All campers, counsellors and camp staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Camp Brochure and Registration Form

View the camp brochure and fill out the registration form below, or register online here.

SFL Summer Camp Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available to attend SFL Summer Camp. No camper should be prevented from attending due to cost. Please see the application form and scholarship policy below for more information.

Photos- SFL Summer Camp 2019

Below are some photos showcasing a few of the events, activities, and fun from the last SFL Summer Camp in 2019! We can't wait to welcome campers back in 2022!