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Why a Summer Camp Guide specifically for LGBTQIA+?

In the best of all possible worlds, summer camp is an opportunity for kids to escape the pressures of school, forge new friendships, explore new activities, and find a “home” that will have a lasting and positive impact. 

For all kids going to a new summer camp can be a scary endeavor. 

  • “Will I have friends?”  
  • “Will people like me?”

But for many LGBTQIA+ youths those worries are compounded with, “Will I be SAFE?” 

There is no question that the political and social climate in many states is increasingly unsafe for LGBTQIA+ people, and youth are being specifically targeted by legislatures and school boards. As an ally, one small thing I can do is share opportunities for LGBTQIA+ youth to find safe spaces. Camps that make it clear they are safe, affirming, welcoming, and supportive of LGBTQIA+ youth offer a unique opportunity for many who may need that in their lives.

If you know of someone who could benefit from a safe summer experience, please share our
LGBTQIA+ Summer Camp Guide with them. 

If you know of any programs that I’ve missed, please submit them here

If you have questions about how to support your LGBTQIA+ teen, absolutely schedule a free call with me.