When the COVID pandemic necessitated that we develop a virtual version of ‘Camp’ Camp in August 2020, everyone who participated was thrilled to discover just how much of the fun, spirit & camaraderie of ‘Camp’ Camp transcended gathering virtually. Though obviously not the same as gathering in person in Maine, our Campers still told us it was the best (virtual) time ever, so we decided to keep the online fun & fabulousness going. And ‘Camp’ Camp Plus, our virtual day camp for LGBTQ adults, was born!
Our inaugural season of Camp+ ran from October 2020 through May 2021 and provided up to 6 options per week for folx to gather via Zoom for activities, socializing, and Saturday Night Social Events, all inspired by our traditional summer camp programming. ‘Camp’ Camp Plus was available through a full-access monthly subscription for just $30 per month, or individual sessions could be purchased for $15 per session.
The 2020/21 season of Camp+ has ended, but another season will begin in the fall of 2021. Pricing and registration information will be available in late September/early October.
If you have questions about ‘Camp’ Camp Plus, feel free to e-mail us.
camp+ activities & events
You can view the entire schedule of activities & events from our inaugural season of ‘Camp’ Camp Plus below to see the variety of options that were offered. Scroll through the view below to see the full list of offerings, and then click on a listed event to see full details & descriptions.
Here’s a calendar view of the entire schedule of activities & events from our inaugural season of ‘Camp’ Camp Plus that ran from October 2020 through May 2021. Click on any scheduled event to see full details & description.
camp+ staff positions
We’re always open to adding fun & fabulous new activities to our Camp+ programming. If you are an enthusiastic people-person with a unique, fun Arts & Crafts project, workshop, game, or other specialized skill that is adaptable to a virtual format and you’d like to share with a group of fun-loving, adventurous LGBTQ adults, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal.
All Camp+ session hosts & instructors are volunteers, though they do receive complimentary access to all Camp+ programming in any month in which they lead at least one session.
Yes, we know many of us are all Zoom-ed out at this point, but read what some of our Campers had to say about their Virtual Camp experience last August. Many of these folx (along with some newcomers) also joined us throughout ‘Camp’ Camp Plus and felt the same way about the Camp+ programming as well.
Without exception, everyone I met during Camp was friendly, kind, and happy to engage the new person in whatever activity, game, or conversation was going on. … In a sense, Virtual Camp was actually a great introduction [to ‘Camp’ Camp]: “What if I don’t like this? I am going to be stuck in the woods for a week!” became “I can’t wait to do this in person!” I definitely felt like Camp was filled with “my kind of people.”
– Vic M., Carteret, NJ
I was surprised by how much it all really felt like being at Camp.
– Deb K., New York, NY
Far and above what I could have imagined. … Amazing! A+
– Michael G., Brooklyn, NY
The work you did to put this together was outstanding. I can see so much thought, creativity and effort went into it, and I thought it executed incredibly well in very trying circumstances!
– Michelle R., Brighton, MA
I was pleasantly surprised that the welcomeness and inclusiveness translated to a virtual medium. It was my fear that it would be lacking, but I still felt connected and loved/supported. … I was amazed that it still felt very much like ‘Camp’ Camp even though it was all virtual.
– Doug S., Arleta, CA
Loved all of the activities that I attended. There was a wide variety of things to do and new things to learn. … I really looked forward to Rainbow Group each day, but I liked all the classes and evening activities that I attended. … Those connections are really important to me during this time of isolation.
– Jan G., Clearwater, FL
I’m really glad I pushed past my apprehension and doubt about Virtual Camp being an enjoyable experience. I had a blast, and it was such a welcomed boost.
– Gary B., Norton Shores, MI