Who can attend Harbor Camps' programs?
Harbor Camps is for those who feel that they do not fit into the norms our society has prescribed for gender. This includes those who have "transitioned," those who happen to express their gender differently than others, and those who may experience teasing or bullying because of their gender.
Why don't you say exactly where your camp is?
Confidentiality and privacy are very important to our campers and their families. Our camp population is not as safe as we wish they could be in the world outside of camp, and we want to make sure that the only people with access to our location are families & volunteers who are signed up to attend.
Is Harbor a "therapy" camp?
No. Harbor Camps is in most ways a very typical overnight summer camp; our population (and great people!) are what makes us unique. We do not hold formal discussions about personal experiences of gender, though of course many of our campers talk about it with each other. Our campers should be able to be successful in a structured, loud, and very busy environment for a full week or two with 200+ other people.
Who are the Harbor Camps counselors?
Our counselors are adults who help create a wonderful place for our youth. Many return summer after summer. The majority of our counselors at each program are trans or non-binary, or similarly-identified. We feel it is important to have role models who are of all gender identities and expressions. We seek a diverse group of staff. We have an application process that includes interviews, references, and background checks.
How many times can campers return to Harbor Camps programs?
Campers can come back until they age out of each program, as long as we have room.
How many campers attend Harbor?
We have approximately 140 campers and 12 CITs (counselors-in-training) in each session.
Can you accommodate special diets at camp?
We can provide for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. We are a nut-free/"nut aware" camp. If your child has more complex food needs, please contact us so we can discuss them.