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What is family camp like?

Aranu'tiq Family Camp is a fun-filled weekend for transgender & gender-variant youth of all ages and their families. Extended family members are welcome! Our camp is located in scenic New Hampshire on 116 acres, with a mile of frontage on a beautiful 200-acre lake. The family camp program consists of:
  • Activities for the entire family
  • Facilitated parent/adult groups to talk about shared experiences while youth enjoy activities with our wonderful volunteers
  • Panel with parents, trans volunteers, and campers
  • Evening activity all together followed by hang out time separate for youth & parents
  • Meals all together in the dining hall
There is something for each family member to get out of the weekend while spending it with those closest to you. Grandparents and other adult relatives are encouraged to attend. Click on 'apply today’ below.

"When we think of all of the people who have enriched J’s life with love, humor, common sense, self confidence...and a thousand other stimuli that help her to be well-rounded – we think of you. Thank you for helping her find her peer group in this world. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this child." S. Family

Activities & Accommodations

Activities

At our New Hampshire summer family camp, activities consist of:
  • Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, & paddleboarding in a crystal clear lake, plus arts & crafts, drama, archery, rock climbing, "gaga" (a popular type of dodgeball), and a host of sports such as soccer, kickball, basketball, and more. Family camp also includes a campfire, a talent show, and other special activities.
 

Accommodations

At our Family Camps, everyone eats meals together in the dining hall and families stay with each other in shared cabins with a curtain divider and separate entrances for each family. We have a limited number of private rooms and individual cabins available for $150 extra. In most cases bathrooms are shared with other families in a nearby central location. We are building brand new central bathroom and shower facilities for 2018. Click here to see our facilities.

"M had an absolutely amazing time and she returned with fast friends and lots of great songs and stories." Katherine

Dates & Rates

NEW HAMPSHIRE DATES FOR 2018:
  • Friday, August 24 - Monday, August 27
  • Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3
  Families with trans (etc.) kids of all ages, new & returning, are welcome!   Rates: $225 per adult & $200 per child 2-17, which includes accommodations, programming, and 8 meals. Those under 2 are free. Thanks to donations, we are able to offer financial assistance and scholarships. More information is available on our camp application.

"When we think of all of the people who have enriched J’s life with love, humor, common sense, self confidence...and a thousand other stimuli that help her to be well-rounded – we think of you. Thank you for helping her find her peer group in this world. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this child." S. Family

Sample Schedule

The following is sample schedule is for Weekend days:
8:00am Breakfast 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Parent/adult moderated breakout groups on various topics relating to raising a trans/gender-variant/gender nonconforming child
  • All campers and siblings participate in various activities run by volunteer counselors, such as field games, arts & crafts, low elements challenge course, music, and more
12:30pm Lunch 1:30pm – 5:30pm All activities (see “activities” above) are open to families to attend together; pop in and out of each activity as you please 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm All-camp evening activity (campfire, talent show, games) 8:30pm – 9:30pm Optional supervised “hang out time” for all kids; gives parents/adults a chance to socialize 9:30pm Families are back together for bedtime/socializing, etc.

Get ready for one amazing summer!