Summer Camp

If you were a camper at this past session please fill out  this survey ← 
Honest and insightful answers are deeply appreciated as they help enable us to become a better organization, prepared to help LGBTQ+ youth in the best ways possible. This survey is only a few minutes long and consists of both short answer and multiple choice questions. For further inquiries about the survey please contact Mongoose at info@camptentrees.org.


Check out the parent info section below for more details. We also encourage you to check out our spring camp or fall camp programs.

 “TEEN” Danny Animation - IMG_0352SESSION

This camp session, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied teens is from August 19-25th. At camp, our activities are designed to empower campers through play in order to enhance self-esteem, life skills, independence, leadership, and self-confidence.  We provide a mixture of unit activities, all-camp activities, and individual choice activities, allowing campers to strengthen old skills and develop new ones in a structured outdoor setting.  Our specialty areas (waterfront and archery) are directed by nationally certified instructors.  We offer arts & crafts, boating, swimming, creative writing, cartooning, dancing, nature walks, low ropes challenge, archery, discussions, music, sports, youth organizing, and much more!

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This camp session, for youth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, parents, or youth from non-traditional families is from August 12-18. At camp, our activities are designed to empower campers through play in order to enhance self-esteem, life skills, independence, leadership, and self-confidence.  We provide a mixture of unit activities, all-camp activities, and individual choice activities, allowing campers to strengthen old skills and develop new ones in a structured outdoor setting.  Our specialty areas (waterfront and archery) are directed by nationally certified instructors.  We offer arts & crafts, boating, swimming, creative writing, cartooning, dancing, nature walks, low ropes challenge, archery, discussions, music, sports, youth organizing, and much more!

 LEADERSHIPDSC_0363 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This camp session, for teens 16-17, is from August 13-26. The Leadership, Education, and Development (or LEAD) Camper Program provides a challenging, educational, and engaging opportunity for those who are interested in learning the skills needed to become summer camp volunteers.  A yearly-alternating focus allows LEAD campers to deepen more specialized skills.  Odd numbered years (such as 2017) focus on the skills of working in Cabin Areas (Cabin Life).  Even numbered years (such as 2018) focus on other skills of summer camp volunteering — i.e., organizing and leading all-camp activities (Community Activities); planning and facilitating small group activities such as Boating or Arts & Crafts (Core Activities); and providing for the basic needs of the camp community such as food, space, supplies, and communications systems (Essentials).

 PARENT INFORMATION

To request a paper copy of the application, or to make payments towards camp tuition or fees for a previous year, please contact Poni at campdirector@camptentrees.org.