Aranu'tiq Family Camp is a fun-filled weekend for transgender & gender-variant youth of all agesand 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.
"Going to Aranu'tiq was the BEST experience my child has EVER had, and she grew into a confident and more outgoing girl during her time there!! She has been empowered through the validation and acceptance she received at camp, and I will be forever grateful to you for this gift in my daughter."
Activities & Accommodations
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.
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.
"L. lives for camp. It is truly his sacred space and we acknowledge him going is the only thing that truly heals him after 49 weeks of trying to be who he is. THANK YOU for loving these children and providing them with their sanctuary!"
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.
"M had an absolutely amazing time and she returned with fast friends and lots of great songs and stories."
The following is sample schedule is for Weekend days:
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
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
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
Families are back together for bedtime/socializing, etc.