Thursday, September 14, 2017

A summer camp provides a safe space for trans kids

Rainbow Day Camp, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, seems like any other summer camp. Children play games, eat packed lunches, and make new friends. However, Rainbow Day Camp is also a non-profit specifically for trans, non-binary, and other gender diverse youth.

Considering 75% of trans youth feel unsafe at school, Rainbow Day Camp can be seen as a safe haven for these children to explore their identities and be who they really are.

Rainbow Day Camp welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 12, and they even have a teen program for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17.

Experts say Rainbow Day Camp is one of the only camps of its kind that’s open to children as young as preschool age. Since the camp opened three summers ago, enrollment has nearly tripled, attracting children from all over the United States and even as far away as Africa.

With the success of the camp in the Bay Area, the organization is looking to expand to other locations starting summer 2018.


A summer camp where all kids belong

1 comment:

  1. First UCC SL liked and retweeted this post, thanks so much!