Gender Expression and Gender Identity

In this article we’ll be defining gender identity, gender expression, how they differ from each other, and ways they’re presented in the summer camp environment. Also, why pronouns are important and how you can incorporate gender-inclusive language into everyday camp life. Even if you may not agree with the idea of different gender identities and…

Phrasing: How We Talk To Our Campers Matter

Atop the high ropes course, the southern sun shines brightly upon the magnificent wooden structure. As my sweat pours down upon the plastic pulls, a confident child looks to me as they conquer the massive obstacle. A half-hour has passed, and the group below waits eagerly for lunch. They reach the final ascent of the…

LGBT Visibility at Camp

While the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community becomes increasingly more common and stronger across the US, we can’t think of a place we feel more at home, and safe, then when we’re at camp. As everyone should feel, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity. Camp is a place where our differences can be celebrated,…