Aranu'tiq Family Camp is a fun-filled long weekend for transgender & non-binary 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.
"Thanks for a fantastic, life changing week. G. is happier, more confident, and more proud that I have ever seen them."
L.B., Aranu'tiq Parent
Activities & Accommodations
At our New Hampshire summer family camp, activities consist of:
Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding; 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 built brand new central bathroom and shower facilities in 2018.
Click here to see our facilities.
"I cannot thank you enough for how magical this camp was and will continue to be for us, and all children. You, and all the staff and the volunteers change lives! The role models, the kindness and love and acceptance from everyone is priceless...this will give him confidence to fall back on if and when times do get rough."
Dates & Rates
DATES FOR 2021:
Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labor Day): registration opens summer 2020
Friday, August 27 - Monday, August 30, 2021: registration opens summer 2020
Families with trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming kids of all ages, new & returning, are welcome!
To register, click on the "apply today" or "register today" buttons at the bottom of the page.
Rates: $260 per adult & $235 per child 2-17, which includes accommodations, programming (activities and groups), 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.
"I reflected on how huge a role Aranu'tiq has played in our family's learning to embrace R. and build a strong, supportive community for ourselves...it really has been the most important and effective element. Thank you for creating this magical place and supporting it and refining it in such thoughtful, meaningful ways."
A.B., Aranu'tiq Parent & Family Camper
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/non-binary/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.