Spring Break
Empowerment Camps 2022!

Five unforgettable days of sisterhood and self

“We all trusted each other. I could say anything without being judged.”

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“I signed up for Fire & Flower just as something to do but it ended up helping me through emotions that I didn’t know I needed help with. And it wasn’t in a sudden way like just addressing it. It was through time and being in touch with myself.”

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Registration Open!

We are pleased to be offering our two programs for 10-12 year olds this March. Our two 12-14yo programs will be offered again this summer.

Participants often say we are the, “BEST CAMP EVER!” because we create a space of radical acceptance for girls to know, feel, see and express how amazing they are, just as they are, because they are! They can be real – about their joys and challenges – and be fully embraced and celebrated. Fire & Flower day camps are LGBTQ2SIAP+ inclusive and welcoming spaces.

Our 4 empowerment programs explore different themes and concepts related to young womanhood. In every camp, learning is balanced with a daily dose of nature time, games and relevant crafts for each program. We also hold heart circles each day, providing space for vulnerability and sharing what is on our hearts.

 In this time of big change in girls’ lives, we also involve adult caregivers to promote connection and communication in these special relationships. We ask one parent/caregiver/special adult to join us on Friday afternoon for special activities. 12:30-3pm for our 10-12 program; 1-3:30pm for our 12-14 program.

Please note: We will be following Covid requirements set out by the community centre. Anyone ages 5 and up must wear a mask indoors. People with mask exemptions must contact the centre before registering to ensure their reason for exemption falls under the exemption list. Unmasked participants will have to maintain at least 2 metres distance. Everyone 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination including parents/caregivers who will join us on Friday afternoons.

Our camps are named after birds of the Pacific Northwest to honour their relevance and symbolism to the Coast Salish peoples on whose unceded land we base our operations.

Hummingbird Camp (10-12 yo)                          Hummingbirds are messengers of joy, friendship, playfulness and beauty.

  • Examining stereotypes and body positivity
  • Navigating friendship and power dynamics
  • Creating a culture of dignity and respect for all

Kingfisher Camp (10-12 yo)                                       Kingfisher birds symbolize right timing, moving forward in life and abundance.

  • Physical developments and emotional shifts
  • The diversity of anatomy in different bodies (female, male, intersex)
  • An in-depth look at menstruation

Blue Heron Camp (12-14 yo)                                               Blue herons represent patience, elegance and grace.

  • A deep dive into media’s portrayal of the female form
  • Seeing the real beauty in diversity
  • Creating new media that reflects body love and positivity

Owl Camp (12-14 yo)                                                          Owls teach us about intuition and wisdom, foresight and sacred knowledge.

  • Gender identity, sexuality and attraction
  • A model for healthy intimate relationships that includes values, emotions, knowledge, the body and communication
  • Consent, boundaries, self- and shared pleasure
  • Safety: sexting and pornography

There are no prerequisites to any of the programs.

Next Programs

Ages 10-12

Hummingbird Camp                                        Dates: March 14-18, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver                         *Cost: $400
Mentor: Elisa Lee

 

Kingfisher Camp                            DatesMarch 21-25, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver                         *Cost: $400
Mentor: Elisa Lee

 

Registration is through the Community Centre                                 (scroll down)

*Low-income families may qualify for 50% off through Vancouver’s Leisure Access Program. Enquire with the Community Centre. 

*Bursaries available for families who don’t quality for the Leisure Access Program discount or who need financial assistance in addition to the discount. Simply Contact us!  

 

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She loved it from beginning to end and came home excited and bubbling everyday. She felt comfortable and included which is rare for her in groups. This is a testament to the accepting and empowering atmosphere of Fire & Flower.

Ailbhe Smyth
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Parent

The program was above and beyond my expectations. My daughter flourished, developed a positive sense of herself and grew so much in just a week! Our bond is now so much stronger.

Adey Zelles
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Parent

Register Now for our Next Program

Join us for 5 days of incredible fun, depth and connection over Spring Break.

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