PFLAG Durham Region’s LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp
July 11-14, 2013
PFLAG Durham Region’s LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp is an adult‐facilitated and peer‐mentored overnight summer leadership camp for youth ages 14 to 17. Approximately 20 sexual minority and gender variant youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender non-conforming, trans‐identified, two‐spirited, queer, and allied will join us this summer for 4 days of learning, fun, and making new friends. LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp focuses on building skills, nurturing leadership potential, and strengthening the personal resiliency of youth. We hope this will help them to become agents for positive social change within their schools, families, and communities.
LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp is bound to be a powerful and unique experience, as we focus on developing leadership qualities through activities that challenge youth to explore identity, build resilience, and enhance self‐ and social‐esteem. LGBTA Youth Leadership Camp would like each youth participant to be able to return home with a “resilient mindset”, a support network of positive friendships and trusted adult mentors, as well as with an empowered sense of self. The camp is developed to help motivate participants to become leaders in their own communities, thereby passing on their leadership skills to the youth that come after them.