Why This Camp Was Created .
There are many benefits to the camp experience, from getting outdoors and making new friends to growing more independent and becoming more confident. But many transgender and gender expansive kids do not have this opportunity. The transgender community is under attack and none more so than gender creative youth and the families who support them. With the advent of bathroom bills, social media attacks, bullying and society’s general misunderstanding of what it means to be transgender most trans kiddos cannot safely attend camp.
This is why camps specially designed for these children are so important. At these camps, children can just be children and have fun. Prior to the creation of this camp in November 2018 there was no established camp for gender expansive, transgender and intersex kids in the Southern United States. But now there is!
All the Important Camp Info
When, Where, Who? .
The camp will include transgender and gender-expansive children, their siblings (age 3-18) and adult family members. Children 12+ can attend by themselves and stay in a cabin with camp counselors (or with their family). At least one primary caregiver must attend camp with children under 12. For children 12+, we will provide optional transportation to the camp (for an additional fee) from a central Houston drop-off location. Cabins are climate controlled and sleep 12-14 each. Every cabin has its own bathroom and shower area. Children age 10+ will have the option of staying with their family or sleeping in a youth cabin (with parent approval of course). Youth cabins will have at least two counselors. Family cabins will be shared and are gender-neutral.
The camp will include many of the things you hope for when you think of camp!
Children ages 6 and older can participate in any of the scheduled activities. Children ages 3-5 can participate in some activities, but will require parent supervision. We will have some special programming just for parents.
"It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to make new friends who are like you. They have an affirming and understanding atmosphere. The counselors have a lot of experience they can share, which is very helpful."
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*Scholarships are available (limit 2 per family) – please submit your request and register no later than April 17th.
The camp registration fees cover housing, all meals/snacks/beverages, and programming (families must arrange for transportation and bring their own bedding and toiletries).