Episode #3: Inclusive Summer Camps

March’s Outspoken Voices brings together three summer camp professionals and fans to talk about finding inclusive summer camp spaces, prepping youth for the experience, and why a welcoming and celebratory summer camp can have a big impact on youth.

In this podcast we talk about how families can identify welcoming camps, ways to prepare youth for a sleep-away experience, and why camps created with our families in mind can be important for youth.

Meet our Guests:

Jackie McGowan

Jackie is the Co-Director of Camp Highlight, a summer camp for children from LGBTQ families.

Nick Teich

Nick is the CEO and Founder of Camp Aranu’tiq of Harbor Camps, a nonprofit program serving transgender and gender-variant youth and their families.

Sandy Rubenstein

Sandy Rubenstein is the Co-Owner/Director of Camp Wingate*Kirkland, a traditional co-ed summer camp that prioritizes inclusivity and affirmation.