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Trans Youth Camping Trip

Since 2010, we've taken young trans people on a weekend camping trip: an annual opportunity to take part in lots of fun activities and spend time with other young trans people. This is open to young trans people from the age of 11 – 24 years.

Trans Youth Summer Camps 2018

This year is Gendered Intelligence's 10 year anniversary and we will be running our 10th and 11th camps. So we’re doing something a bit special. We’re celebrating by making camp supersized! Super Camp will involve us taking 180 young trans and non-binary people aged 18-25 camping for 5 days and 4 nights, from the 13th – 17th August 2018.

Alongside Super Camp we’ll be running an 11 – 17 year olds camp for 35 young people, going for our usual 4 days and 3 nights from the 27th – 30th July 2018.

Camp for 11-17 year olds

Super Camp for 18-25 year olds

Would you like to volunteer at either of the camps?

For both camps we are looking for trans, gender variant and non-binary identified people who would like to volunteer to work as youth workers on either camping trips. In addition, we are also looking for people who can be part of our practical team on Super Camp, for this you need cooking, DIY, practical, first aid skills, or be willing to go on a food hygiene and/or first aid course paid for by GI, at your convenience.

You must be aged 21 (or over) before the 1st of June 2018 to apply as a worker.

Fill in an application form and return it to finn.greig@genderedintelligence.co.uk and jake.kelly@genderedintelligence.co.uk by 5pm on the 19th March 2018. You will hear back from us by the beginning of April.

Download the volunteer pack and application form.

What the young trans people thought about our camping trip:

"I learnt a lot and had so much fun for the first time in a long time. I didn't want to leave, it was like a little piece of paradise. I can't wait until the next one!" - Youth group member

"Camp was a place I could be myself, a place where I didn’t worry about gender or the world outside, a place to forget about my problems for 4 days" - Youth group member

"I really enjoyed archery, but what I liked best was just hanging out and chatting by the camp fire each night." - Youth group member

"It was muddy, but still fantastic!" - Youth group member

"I wish every day was camp!" - Youth group member

"I made some really good friends on camp and now feel less alone in the world.” - Youth group member

Pictures from last year's trip


Setting up the tents

Eating dinner outdoors together

Setting up the camp fire

Pulling 3-G swing - faster!

Kayaking down the river

They built a raft!

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