LGBT Friendly Summer Camp
An LGBT Friendly Summer Camp
At Quinebarge, one of the most important things we can do for the members of our community is to help them feel welcome, safe, and supported while they are here. As an LGBT friendly summer camp, we provide a safe space for members of the LGBT+ community to be themselves, while immersing them in a fun, safe, and enriching summer program. Though our program is not tailored specifically to LGBT+ individuals, we are committed to being an intentionally open, inclusive environment for all who choose to join us.
A Place for Kindness, Fun, and Friendship
One of the most beautiful aspects of Camp is that it brings together people of diverse backgrounds, allowing them to learn from one another while sharing the fun and forming strong bonds of friendship. Our top-notch counselors utilize team-building and cooperative activities to kick start friendships, so each child instantly feels a sense of community. Moreover, with camper’s choice activities, our unique Monkeytown program, and special experiences for each age group, campers will have the summer of a lifetime. More importantly, we know they will go home more confident and independent, and with friendships that will last the rest of their lives.
Our Policy Regarding Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals
Camp Quinebarge is an intentionally inclusive community, where we not only value and respect all people, but embrace and welcome them. Along those lines, we understand that everyone is unique, including in the expression of their gender. Camp Quinebarge is an LGBT friendly summer camp and accepts campers and staff regardless of their gender identity or expression. As with any sensitive personal information, we consider the gender identity of our participants and staff to be private unless the individual wishes to share it. Any transgender or non-binary person who wishes to keep that information private has the right to do so, and we will not share that information with anyone except medical staff when appropriate.
We welcome transgender and non-binary individuals, and are happy to make reasonable accommodations for privacy. However, Quinebarge does not have gender-neutral housing onsite. We ask that all campers, CITs, and staff live in a cabin that best fits their gender identity in everyday life. We encourage any camper, CIT, staff member or parent to reach out to us to discuss how best to work with their situation for the benefit of our entire camp community.