LGBTQIA+ Camp Pros Meetup
Mon, 02/06/2023 - 19:45
Please join the conversation of the LGBTQIA+ affinity group. Topics change monthly and the group meets the first Friday of each month. These conversations are being provided at not...
How to Make Your Camp More Inclusive and LGBTQ+ Friendly: A Conversation with Brave Trails
Mon, 09/26/2022 - 10:44
Chaco interviews Jessica Weissbuch, cofounder and executive director of Brave Trails, a nonprofit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. It was 2015, and Camp Brave...
Hosting LGBTQ+ Sessions at Camp: An Interview with Eric Meier
Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:01
In this interview, the American Camp Association (ACA) sits down with Eric Meier, director of camps and outdoor programs of Camp Fire Green Country, to discuss Camp Fire’s statement of inclusion and how they have worked to successfully host an LGBTQ+ session each year at their Tulsa Camp Fire affiliate camp.
Preparing for Pushback When Instituting LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policies
Here are seven steps to help camps manage these conversations with parents and caregivers.
Gender Inclusion at Camp
This Camping Magazine article discusses why it is important to have gender inclusive spaces at camp.
LGBTQIA+ Representation Matters at Camp
Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:02
We all know that representation matters. We sculpt the way we see the world and how we interact with it by what we come into contact with. Our reality is shaped by the people we...
What's the Impact of Gender-Inclusive Cabins on Campers' Friendships?
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 09:38
That question was one that I and my collaborator Leila Bighash sought to help answer in our recent study, recognized at the ACA National Conference with the Eleanor P. Eells Award...
Why LGBTQ+ Camp Programs Are Important
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:37
LGBTQ+ leadership camps allow LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves and feel accepted and loved in a summer camp environment.
The Importance of Camp to LGBT Youth
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:53
The month of June holds a very special place in my heart. Warm weather, the joyous arrival of seasonal staff and campers, and of course, LGBT Pride Month. Pride is a time to...
Summer Camp for All: Serving the Need of Trans Campers
In this article, we offer some basic guidance on ways you might address the needs of transgender youth who want to attend your camp.