Talking Transgender at Camp

This session will explore the emerging area of transgender campers and explore how they can fit into traditional resident camps. Many directors shy away from taking transgender campers, but this doesn’t have to be the case. This session will give some tools, tips, and basic education that will enable directors and other staff to learn about options to work with transgender campers and their families. There will be time for questions.

Through this webinar participants will learn:

  1. how transgender youth (current and prospective campers) can be integrated into traditional camp environments,
  2. more about transgender youth development and its relation to the camp context,
  3. how to make informed decisions about working with families of trans youth and families of other campers who might have concerns.
Nick Teich, LCSW


ACA members $35; Nonmembers $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Nick Teich is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq for transgender and gender-variant youth, with locations in New England and California. Since childhood, he was a camper, CIT, counselor, and member of camp leadership at a private camp in Maine. Besides working year-round to prepare for and run Aranu'tiq's programs, Nick is also a PhD candidate at Brandeis University. He serves on the Massachusetts Commission for LGBT Youth and authoredTransgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue.   He has a deep personal interest in helping transgender youth to be themselves. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Erika, and their two dogs.