Transgender Staff at Camp

This session will explore the emerging area of transgender staff and how to integrate them into typical camp settings. Many directors shy away from taking transgender staff, but this doesn’t have to be the case. This session will provide tools, tips, and basic education that will enable directors and staff to learn about options in working with transgender staff. There will be time allowed for questions.

NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME ZONE!

Through this webinar participants will learn:

  1. How transgender staff (current and prospective) can be integrated into traditional camp environments
  2. More about transgender adult development and its relation to the camp context
  3. How to make informed decisions about working with trans staff and families of campers who might have concerns
CECs: 
1.5
Presenter: 
Nick Teich

Presenter Bio(s)

Nick Teich is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps. Aranu’tiq is the world’s first camp exclusively for transgender and gender-variant youth, with locations in New Hampshire and California. Since childhood, Nick 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 camp programs, Nick is also a PhD candidate at Brandeis University. In 2012 he authoredTransgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (Columbia University Press). 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.