Some of last year’s Indigenous leaders from CampOUT! have been working on a theme for camp 2019. In consultation with Squamish Nation we have chosen the Squamish word Nch’ú7mut (pronounced “in-cho-mote”) as the theme, which roughly translates as to ‘be coming together as one’ or ‘unity’. The idea behind this theme suggests that we need everyone to be part of our LGBTQ2+ community building. Everyone who shows up plays a key part in creating what happens and shapes how we are dreaming forward together.
We are raising the funds for our TENTH year and applications will be available online in February 2019! This year CampOUT! will be on July 4-7 for campers and July 3-8 for Leadership Team! We are looking for amazing individuals to help make CampOUT! a reality for 2019. Please encourage a diverse range of fantastic people to apply. We are looking for:
- 12 Cabin Leaders ages 19-25
- 10 Volunteer Community Mentors ages 19 and above (you can’t be too old to apply!)
- 5 Care Team members (two medical professionals, a lifeguard, and two child and youth mental health workers)
- 65 Campers ages 14-21 from BC & the Yukon!
The only camper cost for participating is a $60 commitment fee thanks to the generosity of our community partners and donors. Travel reimbursements are available for campers and leaders. See our website (http://campout.ubc.ca/) and FAQ section for more information on camp details.
Contact us with any questions, for travel assistance, and for digital posters to circulate to your online networks or for printed posters and postcards to be mailed to your communities.
Upcoming application deadlines & camp dates:
February 1 – Volunteer Community Mentor, Care Team, and Cabin Leader Applications open (position descriptions & applications online at https://campout.ubc.ca/)
February 15 – Camper applications open
March 1 – Cabin Leader applications close
March 15 – Volunteer and Care Team applications close
March 30 – online Camper applications close (contact us to add campers to the waitlist after this date)
May 17-20 – Training camp for Cabin Leaders (@ Camp Fircom on Gambier Island)
June 8-9 – Leadership Team planning meeting (@ Burnaby Neighbourhood House)
July 4-7 – CampOUT! at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island near West Vancouver (July 3-8 for leaders)
July 4 – Parent/Caregiver Community building day in West Vancouver for caregivers of CampOUT! campers. Contact us for assistance with travel costs.