Take a look at some of the amazing and heart-warming memories from previous years of CampOUT! and leaf through the 2016 CampOUT! Stewardship Report to see how CampOUT! is changing lives!
Check out this video from CampOUT! 2015:
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CampOUT! 2016 campers made this RAD-GEN-SEX-LUV Zine! Take a look!
Here’s what others had to say about CampOUT!:
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'I never imagined there could be a place with so much love and support and people who are all alike in the best of ways.'
'I felt incredibly accepted and supported at camp, and that really helped me begin to accept myself.'
'CampOUT was life changing, and it is a memory I will cherish for my entire life. Words cannot describe the safety and acceptance I felt here. Thank you!'
'CampOUT has taught me how to be more open to different ways of thinking and living that other people may choose. I left CampOUT feeling that I need to listen more to people and to understand them to the best of my abilities. I hope to do this in my personal life, community, and school.'
'I have brought the strength, resiliency and determination of all the youth campers showed. I have returned to the city with an inner calm, a sense of purpose, a spark of magic and a reminder that there is always more beyond the stress of everyday.'
'I will bring home the knowledge that we aren’t alone, and that there are other people going through the same thing.'
'I will bring home the confidence to express myself freely through play with clothing and gender roles, I will stand up to oppression and injustice in my community and around the world, and I will be an advocate for diversity and LGBTQI education.'
'I would love to come back and be a cabin leader. I brought home a lot of love for myself that had been missing for a long time. My parents told me that I seemed enlightened and much much happier and nothing is better than hearing that.'
'(CampOUT!) saves lives, inspires change and builds self-worth, love and community. This camp is magical in a way I have never experienced.'
'I came back with this new network of amazing people. I have a lot of confidence now and I am so proud to be who I am. If you had asked me a year ago if I would ever feel this way I probably would have said no and now it is so amazing to feel so happy.'
'From CampOUT! I bring back greater confidence and self-esteem, a greater sense of worth. I left shame and a feeling of unimportance at camp, and took back strength and courage. I plan on attempting to facilitate a Gay Straight Alliance, because CampOUT! has made me believe that I could.'
'CampOUT! was life changing, and it is a memory I will cherish for my entire life. Words cannot describe the safety and acceptance I felt here. Thank you!'
'I learned so much. I feel like an all new, better person. Even just last year with my anxiety I wouldn't have come but this has changed my views on making positive risks.'
'The past traumatized me. This camp made feel ready to let go of these scars that have been deeply buried in me for years. I am ready to spread my winds and become a politician. I promise to bring positive changes in the world.'
'Camp has literally changed my life & made me the person I am. I’m grateful for the leadership development it’s given me. It’s given me most of myself, helped my career develop, and given me lifelong mentors. Camp has been completely life changing.'