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.
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. 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/mixed-gender cabins are available as an option each session (though not guaranteed). We support the ability of campers to come to camp as their authentic selves, so please note that campers are not monitored or reviewed to see if their gender expression matches their biological sex.
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.
Proud 2 Be Me Camp
This week of camp gives a designated space for building 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.