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Camp Pride

August 17-21, 2020

A new one-week day-camp program for LGBTQ+ children and allies entering grades 6-12.

Imagine all of the joy and fun of summer camp—the swimming, arts, sports, day trips and more—in an environment that offers safety, freedom, and support to LGBTQ+ campers.

Camp Pride brings the best of 92Y’s renowned programs and faculty to the great outdoors, at our 50-acre campgrounds in Rockland County—just 20 minutes from NYC. Round-trip transportation is provided. Camp Pride offers the traditional components of summer camp, coupled with exclusive activities with guest LGBTQ+ artists, musicians, and activists to encourage campers to express themselves and feel affirmed.

Camp Pride has been developed in collaboration with organizations with expertise in LGBTQ+ youth, including Camp Ga’avah, Camp Highlight, and Keshet, and is a rare and welcome opportunity for families in the tri-state area.

$750

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Sample Schedule

1st-period Fireside Chat: Join fellow campers at homebase for morning conversation and getting to-know-you activities.
2nd-period Adventure Course: Zip across our double zip line or climb to the top of our climbing tower.
3rd-period Recreational Swim: Take a break from the heat in our tri-pool complex, including a fantastic water slide for advanced swimmers. Gender-neutral changing rooms.
4th-period Lunch: Gather at Homebase for family-style lunch.
5th-period Percussion: Explore rhythm with our street-style percussionist.
6th-period Guest Speaker: Hear from a leading NYC activist, and learn how to become involved in the wider activism community.
7th-period Moviemaking: Head to our film studio to learn the basics of moviemaking, the art of special effects and the magic of storytelling.
8th-period Snack and Dismissal: Enjoy some camp treats before the air-conditioned bus ride back to NYC.