LGTBQ+ Friendly Summer Camp

An Intentionally LGBTQ+ Friendly Summer Camp

group photoWe believe that making all members of our community feel welcome, safe, and supported at Quinebarge is one of the most important things we can do as a camp. We are proud to be an intentionally LGBTQ+ friendly summer camp, providing a safe space for our LGBTQ+ campers and staff, while immersing them in a safe, enriching, and fun program. While Quinebarge is not tailored specifically to LGBTQ+ campers, we’ve committed ourselves to being open and inclusive for all who choose to join us.

Kindness, Friendship, and Fun

The beauty of Camp is in bringing people together, regardless of their background, and helping them to have fun while forming everlasting bonds of friendship. Our professional, dedicated counselors kick start friendships using cooperative and team-building activities, so each child feels a sense of community from day one. Additionally, with special experiences for each age group, unique camper’s choice activities, and our one-of-a-kind Monkeytown program, campers are sure to have the best summer of their lives. More importantly, they return home having grown in confidence and independence, and with new friendships that will last decades.

Quinebarge’s Gender Inclusion Policy

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 LGBTQ+ 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.

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