Proud 2 Be Me

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Grade: 8-12Location: Camp SealthDate(s): Session 7Cost: $825 - $1055

Proud 2 Be Me camp will focus on creating a week-long community experience for our LGBTQIA2S+ campers, a forum to discuss identity, and still enjoy all the fun classic camp activities Camp Sealth has to offer.

What to Expect

This week of camp gives a designated space for and to build a community of queer-identifying or questioning 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+ & 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.  We do not talk about the mechanics of sex or anatomy, we talk about sexuality as part of someone’s identity. Our staff are trained in how to have age-appropriate conversations in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable and included without making judgments or feeling bothered.