Camp Lilac's mission is to provide a safe, welcoming space where gender diversity is the norm. Since 2017, we've hosted an overnight camp space in which trans and gender diverse kids get to experience all the camp trappings (campfires, canoes, s'mores, and more!) without many of the challenges of the outside world.
Trans and gender diverse youth live in a society in which they are constantly shown that they are different. They often face stressful, unwelcoming, and hostile environments in their day to day lives. Our affirming program allows campers to create lasting memories and build a community of other youth, leading to incredible outcomes including decreased stress, anxiety, and more.
As a small nonprofit, we rely on camper tuition and individual donations to fund every aspect of camp, from space rental to food and activities, ensuring a variety of unique experiences are possible for all who attend! We are proud to have offered over $38,200 in need-based scholarships to 67 campers in 2023, and it is our hope that finances will never be a barrier to attendance, thanks to our generous supporters.