“And I split open like a seed, tears falling from my eyes uncontrollably. Natalie’s words are balm and Al(aina)’s voice is rainwater. Something starts growing, or maybe something starts healing? […] This is the kind of thing that used to happen for me in church, that I used to call the Holy Spirit – back when I still believed, back before I knew I was queer.”
“At first, I felt anxious walking into that panel. By the end of it, I realized that I still held on to shame around my mood disorder, and through the discussion at that panel, through those shared stories, and through A-Camp, I was able to begin to let go of that shame.”
"A-Camp has been a space for shared, queer community since 2012, and the importance of and need for spaces like these has only grown since then. Finding community—and finding fun with community, especially for so many of us who rely on chosen family in tumultuous political and social times—is critical!"
“A-Camp replicates that special summer camp feeling most of us had as kids, with the #1 goal always being inclusion and acceptance of one another, especially for campers who come without a friend or a partner. Once they get there, everyone realizes A-Camp is a home-away-from-home.”
“I was listened to at A-Camp. I was appreciated at A-Camp. I was free of judgement at A-Camp. I was encouraged to try new things at A-Camp. I was honest at A-Camp. I was safe at A-Camp.”