A-Camp is a unique, dynamic, ever-evolving home-away-from-home adult camp where we've cherry-picked what we like about other queer women's events and vacations — hilarious comedy, diverse panels, a chance to learn from industry experts, the occasional dance party and the opportunity to revel in one another's awesomeness — added heaps of our own original ideas, and found a way to serve it to you for a fraction of what those other events cost.

A-Camp was a life changing, educational, friendship starting, feelings festival (with lots of booze and dancing). I never expected to feel so at home in a community of people. I pushed my boundaries further than I knew I could, I learned so many new things, and met incredible people from all over the country and world. To say A-Camp was a safe space is an understatement. I can’t wait for next summer.
The best part of A-Camp is the people: the community that exists among my cabin mates (new and old), the staff, all the campers, and the larger Autostraddle community. You can feel all of that the whole time you’re at camp, and it’s such an overwhelmingly positive feeling – welcoming, accepting, caring, conscientious.
Everybody assumed the best of everybody else right off the bat. That’s magic.
The best part was making friends with writers and campers in a queer-friendly environment where being my weird self is exactly what people wanted of me.
Being up Mt. Feelings takes a weight off my chest that threatens to crush me at times. A-Camp gives me a break from that. The community at camp and the friendships that I’ve developed are the support that makes me strong and brave and authentic in the real world.
This is such an incredibly special space you all work so hard to create, and I feel so honored that I got to be a part of it. I left camp with a new and unfamiliar feeling. The closest I can come to explaining it is this: for my whole life, I have felt my queerness to be something negative (at worst) or an obstacle to work around (at best). My time at A-Camp made me understand my queerness as something powerful and good, something that connects me to other (amazing!) people in a way that is unique and so very special.
— Jenny Owen Youngs

We wanted to create a special (and affordable!) space where you could be yourself, enhance your relationships within the international queer community, support Autostraddle, be a kid again, and make new friends forever.