Last updated: April 2022
GI Camps 2022 – Information
Camp Bookings have now been closed
This year our spaces filled up more quickly than ever so we had to close booking much earlier than we had originally planned. By midnight on the first day of booking we had already received over 100 applications.
This goes to show how necessary and important spaces like GI camp are. We are very committed to working hard and creating even more camps and other residentials in the coming years.
This is a process which involves training up staff, upskilling volunteers and finding the right campsites. You all deserve spaces where you can feel safe, held and understood.
Waiting to hear
Many of you are waiting to hear if you got a space or not. We know how stressful and difficult this wait can be. We will let you know as soon as we can and definitely within two weeks. Meanwhile we are also thinking hard about what other sort of opportunities we can give to those young people who will not get a space.
We know that the past few years have been really hard and we would take everyone on camp if we could. 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.
Stay connected, come to groups, and let us know if you’re feeling worried or concerned. If you're new to GI, that applies to you too. Reach out, get in touch. Your youth workers are here for you.
Love and solidarity
If you have any worries, questions or concerns, please talk to a youth worker, or email us on: [email protected]
Camp 1 – For 16-25 year olds
- Prep Day (in person in London): Saturday 25th of June
- Camp (outside London): Friday 22nd July - Monday 25th July
Camp 2 – For 11-17 year olds
- Prep Day (in person in London): Saturday 2nd July
- Camp (near London): Friday 12th August - Monday 15th August
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!