Last updated: April 2022
GI Camps 2023 – Information
Camp Bookings 2023
Our summer camp booking is now open for one week from Monday 17th April. Please read the information below before booking via this link.
This year our camps will be:
- 11-17 year olds Monday 31st July - Thursday 3rd August (Saturday 1st July prep day, you must attend prep day to attend camp)
- 16-25 year olds Friday 18th August - Monday 21st August (Saturday 8th July prep day, you must attend prep day to attend camp)
Camps are at no cost to young people. However, donations are very welcome and will contribute to costs of future residentials.
This year booking will primarily be randomly allocated after the booking closes. We have 40 spaces available for both camps. 10 spaces will be reserved for people who have not been camping with us before, 10 people will be reserved for trans people of colour, and 10 spaces will be reserved for transfeminine young people.
We know that the past few years have been really hard and we would take everyone on camp if we could. This year we are asking everyone who attended both camps in 2021 and in 2022 to take a break from camp for one summer (you can still apply if you only attended camp one of these years). It doesn’t mean that you deserve camp any less. We think it’s really important that everyone has a chance to experience camp magic, so we want to allow space for people who haven’t been on camp yet.
You can join our other residentials over the next year though!
- In May we will be training up new youth workers to volunteer and work at residentials. The training will be a two-night residential (if you’re over 18 and interested in finding out more, let us know!)
- 14th - 16th July we will take a group of 16-25 year olds for a two-night residential for Trans Pride Brighton (spaces reserved for anyone not coming camping with us)
- In autumn 2023 there will also be a Leeds/Northern residential and a residential for trans people of colour
Plus other trips and projects announced later!
We know that finding out that you might not be able to join camp this year might be disappointing for many. That’s also why we wanted to let you know as soon as possible. If you’d like to speak to a youth worker about this, please get in touch. And let’s also keep you connected with everything else we are offering.
We are currently working hard to build even more residentials and other opportunities for young trans, non-binary and gender-questioning people across the UK.
If you have any worries, questions or concerns, please talk to a youth worker, or email us on: [email protected]
Camping Frequently Asked QuestionsPlease refer to our FAQ page for further information about the Camping trips.
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 past camps
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!