Camp Eclipse 2019 Mentor Application
Camp Eclipse: OUT in the woods brings together youth between the ages of 16 and 24 for 4 days of empowering workshops which take a solution focused, and strengths based approach to the issues faced by two-spirit, lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, ace, intersex and queer (2SLBGTQ+) youth. Camp also offers outdoor nature activities and networking opportunities. This camp is open to any youth, regardless of their gender and sexual identity.

Planned Parenthood - Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre and YWCA St. John's will be hosting the 11th annual Camp Eclipse: OUT in the Woods from August 22nd - 25th, 2019 at the beautiful and tranquil Lavrock in Salmonier, Newfoundland.

At Camp Eclipse: OUT in the Woods, youth learn how to advocate for themselves and others.

Camp Eclipse will benefit youth, who will be empowered to:
• find support for themselves;
• offer support to other youth;
• take positive steps to help end discrimination;
• create safer schools and communities;
• and overcome challenges in their lives

Camp Eclipse creates a safe space to:
• build social connections and support networks;
• build important personal skills;
• develop a sense of belonging and a healthy sense of self;
• have fun!

Age Requirements

Camper: 16-24
Youth Leader: 18-24
Mentor: 25 and up

If you think Camp Eclipse is for you, please fill out this application form!

Deadline to apply is June 14th, 2019. Applicants will be notified of conditional acceptance and interview requests by June 21st, 2019 at which point if they are accepted they will receive a Registration Package containing a registration form. Registration forms will be due July 15th, 2019.

For more information, please visit Camp Eclipse's website or contact Nikki at Planned Parenthood - NLSHC at 579-1009, toll-free: 1-877-NO-MYTHS (666-9827), or via email to
Who are Mentors?
Mentors are critical to the success of Camp Eclipse: OUT in the Woods. Mentors help to create a safe, non-judgemental, participatory environment where everyone can exchange ideas and learn from each other. They nurture the innate strengths and leadership potential of youth and other participants. Mentors are responsible for guiding and supporting both Campers and Youth Leaders as well as leading many of the workshops and camp activities.

• are at least 25 years old;
• take a team approach to fostering the leadership potential of youth and other participants;
• work to improve the self-confidence, self-esteem, and development of participants;
• have something to share with Camp Eclipse participants, including skills, knowledge, or experiences;
• learn from the skills, knowledge, or experiences of other participants;
• solve problems and conflicts through mutual dialogue and respect;
• are role models for all participants, conducting duties in a professional and respectful manner, before, during, and after Camp;
• actively support youth and adults who have diverse abilities and/or cultural, economic, ethical, gender, national, racial, religious, political and/or sexual identities;
• strive to build relationships based upon mutual respect, trust, and awareness of each other’s strengths and unique points of view
Mentor Responsibilities
Before Camp:
• Participate in orientation and training sessions, workshops, and meetings, as scheduled;
• Assist in the planning, promoting, and implementation of camp programs and related activities

During Camp:
• Report to the Camp Director (Executive Director of PPNLSHC);
• Mentor participants to develop leadership skills and personal resiliency strategies;
• Provide non-judgemental support to Youth Leaders to enable them to complete assigned tasks and build community to the best of their abilities;
• Facilitate interactions between participants in workshops and in social settings;
• Demonstrate a caring, concerned, and approachable demeanour in order to facilitate the effective communication, trust, and rapport needed to develop appropriate and meaningful relationships with Camp Eclipse participants;
• Encourage participants, through words, actions, and deeds, to participate as fully as possible in all parts of Camp Eclipse, including attending workshop sessions and other camp-related programming and activities;
• Assist with the development and delivery of workshops;
• Support campers and youth leaders in respecting the physical and environmental space, including in tidying up as needed;
• Be aware of and support youth leaders in being aware of participants’ whereabouts, activities, behaviour, and interactions;
• Support and guide camp participants in behaving respectfully and supportively towards themselves and each other;
• Support participants through the daily camp schedule, so that they are on time and prepared;
• Support participants' physical, emotional, and social needs, ensuring all participants participate as fully as possible
Mentor Information
Legal name *
Your answer
Name (if different than legal)
Your answer
Address (Street, Town/City, Province, Postal Code) (if no address available, please write N/A) *
Your answer
Home Phone (###-###-####)
Your answer
Cell Phone (###-###-####) *
Your answer
Email address (this will be the primary means of communication) *
Your answer
Date of Birth *
Pronouns (i.e. he/him, zie/hir, etc.) *
Your answer
Mentor Application Questionnaire
1. What made you want to be involved with Camp Eclipse? *
Your answer
2. What do you feel you can offer to Camp Eclipse? This may include things such as a workshop, an activity, or a skill you have. Please describe any knowledge or ideas you have! *
Your answer
3. How will this build upon the participants’ leadership skills? *
Your answer
4. We are actively seeking folks who reflect the diverse demographics of our province. As such we invite you to tell us the ways in which you represent or champion diversity. *
Your answer
5. Have you attended Camp Eclipse in the past? If yes, which year(s)? If no, how did you find out about Camp Eclipse?
Your answer
We typically meet at a location in St. John's, NL to take a bus all together to Lavrock. Please let us know if transportation to/from the meeting and drop-off location in St. John's would be a barrier for your attendance. We try to accommodate any needs for transportation to help people attend!
Would you need assistance with transportation as stated above? *
If yes, please briefly explain how Planned Parenthood can help.
Your answer
Final Details *
After completing this application form, please send a resume to the Executive Director at Planned Parenthood - NL Sexual Health Centre, 203 Merrymeeting Rd., St. John’s, NL, A1C 2W6 or to If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 579-1009 or 1-877-666-9847.
Please list three references we can contact. *
Your answer
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