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
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.
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!