SFL Summer Camp is back in 2023 from August 19-25 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
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 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.
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.
The camp will begin the afternoon of August 19th, and end the morning of August 25th.
Staff at our camp include: Youth Activity Coordinators (YACs), Recreation Staff, Counsellors, and a Camp Nurse.
Registration is $650 per camper ($750 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.
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.
- SFL Summer Camp Scholarship Policy 2022 (126 KB)
- SFL Summer Camp Scholarship Application 2022 (130 KB)
Photos- SFL Summer Camp 2022
Below are some photos showcasing a few of the events, activities, and fun from the last SFL Summer Camp in 2022! We can't wait to welcome campers back in 2023!