this years CampOUT event was a huge success! Over $75,000 was raised which ensures 60 LGBT kids form all around the province will get to attend the special four day summer camp in July.
CampOUT is entering its fourth year and continues to be a unique and empowering leadership experience for queer, trans, and allied youth in the province of BC. Each year, CampOUT offers a nurturing and strengths-based environment that values diversity, builds self esteem, and fosters hope and resilience. CampOUT is about being accepted for who you are, learning to take risks in a safe space, and building the confidence to take on leadership roles in the community. CampOUT opens up space to take on new ways of being and try ideas, ways of coping, and personalities that seems less possible in the world outside of camp. CampOUT youth and cabin leaders are more likely to participate in community groups, take on leadership roles in youth organizations, seek different roles in university and high school based groups, and are more likely to apply for positions of responsibility because of their time at Camp. CLICK HERE for more info
Below are some photos form the successul 2013 CampOUT event courtesy of Fred Lee.
Donna Pepin in Malene Grotian. Fashion package contribute to the nearly $6,000 raised in the silent auction!
Mary Zilba came to support fellow housewife Reiko MacKenzie and her girlfriend, special guests at the CampOUT Gala
Kasondra Cohen and JJ Wilson were CamPOUT ambassadors
CampOUT director Anna White and administrator Janet Mee were all smiles at the record amount raised for CampOUT.