Summer Camp Program
Camp Aranu'tiq (a-ra-NOO-tick) is based on a traditional model of summer camps.
Activities for our New England location include: arts & crafts, drama, canoeing, swimming, creative writing, music, teamwork-building "challenge" activities, and a host of land sports such as soccer, kickball, basketball, volleyball, and more. For our California location, activities include: arts & crafts, drama, canoeing, swimming, creative writing, teamwork-building "challenge" activities, "gaga" (a type of dodgeball), volleyball, rock climbing, and archery. The week also includes campfires (with s'mores!), a talent show, and other special activities.
Campers will go to different activities on a rotating basis with assigned age-appropriate groups. Groups will always be accompanied by adult volunteers. Campers will sleep in bunks divided by age group. All bunks will be under the direct care of adult volunteers at all times. For more information on living quarters, please contact us.
We also believe that parent/guardian peer support is very important. We will make every effort to provide parents with an opportunity to meet one another and keep in contact.
Family Camp Program
Trans & gender-variant youth ages 6-16 and their families are welcome to join us for a long weekend of lots of fun this autumn in Massachusetts. The weekend will be a mix of structured family games, free time with optional planned activities, parent/adult groups facilitated by professionals, Q&A with parents and with teen campers, fun activities specifically for siblings as well as for our trans/gender-variant kids (arts & crafts, games, sports in the gymnasium, drama, and more), and nighttime "hang out time" for older teens. We will have meals all together in the dining room, and families will room with each other. We encourage all family members to attend, as there will be something for each of you to get out of the weekend while spending it with those closest to you. Grandparents and other adult relatives are welcome to attend.