Gender Inclusion & LGBTQIA2S+ Youth

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We welcome and affirm queer, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth and staff. Youth of all identities are welcome at Camp Sealth and we support the ability of campers to use bathroom facilities and pronouns that align with their gender identity.

Housing & Bathrooms

Gender-Neutral Housing FAQs

Registration & Cabin Group Assignments

When you register, you’ll be asked to let us know your child’s gender, as well as their preference for cabin placement and counselor assignment. If your child’s gender does not match their assigned (birth) sex, we invite them to choose the cabin option where they will be most comfortable in. Those campers who choose the gender-inclusive option will be assigned to a cabin that will have others who made the same choice, regardless of sex. While most cabin groups are single-gender, gender-inclusive cabins are available as an option each session (though not guaranteed). Please let us know all information that will help us make an appropriate cabin placement.

Cabin Group Assignments

LGBTQIA2S+ & Relationships at Camp

We welcome children and youth who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ and from LGBTQIA2S+ families and strive to make camp a safe environment for everyone. While romantic relationships are not allowed or encouraged as part of the camp experience, we do encourage everyone to be able to talk openly about themselves, their personal identity, and their family. Our staff are trained in how to have age-appropriate conversations in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable and included without making judgments.

Free 2 Be Me & Pride Camp Sessions

Free 2 Be Me Camp

This designated session was created as an opportunity to have more gender expansive / gender neutral cabins. Both for those that identify as non-binary, but even beyond that the session is for best friends of different genders and for those that wish to be allies to gender expansive youth.

The intention is to provide more of a guarantee to be within a gender expansive cabin, and interact with gender expansive cabins of different ages. We want campers to be able to see themselves reflected in other campers and the staff, and have a camp session not defined by gender. Otherwise, will operate much the same as classic camp – same activities, sessions in camp still will have single gender cabins, just a greater concentration of gender expansive campers, housing options.

Pride Camp

This week of camp gives a designated space for and to build a community of queer identifying campers. The week will offer gender inclusive cabins, staff facilitated and supervised discussions around identity and queer history, along with the same classic camp favorites of overnights, archery, arts & crafts, and more! Campers can expect value sessions centered around being queer in the outdoors, and a safe space to try on new names, identities, or pronouns. Still enjoy the same classic camp activities but in a space that truly feels as if they belong for who they are.

LGBTQIA2S+ Support at Camp

We want to reiterate that every week, every session, every summer at camp is inclusive of those who are LGBTQIA2S+, gender fluid/non-binary, etc. We are offering these two opportunities give a more intentional space to build community around those identities.