Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Camp Aranu'tiq 2013 Season

With the end of the 2012-13 school year coming in about seven weeks, the thoughts of many kids turn to summer activities and fun.  Summer camps spring up in some locales around the nation to provide those structured activities for a few weeks. .

But if you're a trans kid wanting that summer camp experience, it can be tough to find one that is culturally competent or inclusive enough to deal with your unique issues.

Enter Camp Aranu'tiq, the summer camp for trans and gender variant kids founded in 2010 by Trans 100 honoree Nick Teich that provides that classic summer camp experience at their undisclosed California and New England locations. 

The Camp Aranu'tiq tuition fees are $550 and they offer financial assistance to those who qualify. Travel is provided free-of-cost from the nearest airports to their California and New England camps.

It is a 501c3 organization founded in 2009, and you can give them a tax deductible donation on their website.

As for the dates, the California location enrollment is full for 2013, but they have begun a waitlist for the  Sunday, June 30 - Saturday, July 6, 2013 session.  The New England location (August dates) is full for 2013, and unfortunately the waitlist for it has been closed. 

So that means if you're a trans parent and think your child would benefit from the Aranu'tiq experience in 2014, you may wish to contact them and get a headstart on securing your spot in the California or New England locations with dates to be determined.

Camp Aranu'tiq
P.O. Box 620141
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Have a ginormously successful 2013 camping season and hope it gets even bigger and better next year!

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