Subject: strictly fyi: summer camp, drop-in group, HELP NEEDED, gender booklet
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 6/5/2012 4:31 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) CampOUT, a social and educational retreat in Maine for LGBTQQ and Allied youth

(2) Renton (WA) LGBTQ, questioning and allied youth drop-in group

(3) HELP NEEDED: Seattle area youth groups willing to help with a bullying resource card … deadline: ASAP!!!

(3) The Gender Booklet -  free, 6-page, colorful, downloadable resource – print your own set!




(1) CampOUT, a social and educational retreat in Maine for LGBTQQ and Allied youth


CampOUT is a summer, youth retreat that meets for two separate sessions each summer. Youth ages 14-19 and 17-22 attend and spend the weekend in youth-led workshops and other motivating activities. It is really a positive experience for the youth in a number of ways, and as a mentor it feels amazing to assist in providing that opportunity. Our sessions are the 2nd and 4th weeks of July this year.


More info:


More about other summer camp opportunities around the country here:




(2) Renton (WA) LGBTQ, questioning and allied youth drop-in group


Meets Tuesday nights, 6-8 pm at Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS). 1025 S. 3rd, in downtown Renton. Confidential. Snacks provided. Bring friends or come alone -- anyone 12-18 is welcome. Questions? Call Sarah Hardin at RAYS: 425-271-5600, ext 155; email:




(3) HELP NEEDED: Seattle area youth groups willing to help with a bullying resource card … deadline: ASAP!!!


Seattle LGBT Commission is putting together a youth bullying resource card. The purpose of the card will be to provide information on what bullying looks like, offer coping skills, and give folks tips on how to be an ally to a victim of bullying.


They would like to engage local youth, their target audience, with the development of the content of this card. They hope to sit with various groups and/or organizations and have a forum mixed with a Q&A.


Time is of the essence as the school year is rapidly approaching an end. Therefore, they hope to meet with groups over the next couple of weeks. If your group can help, please contact them right away.


Hill Kowalski

(206) 419-0994



Jarred Lathrop-Weber

(253) 906-8738




(3) The Gender Booklet -  free, 6-page, colorful, downloadable resource – print your own set!


Small enough to fit in your back pocket. A group of folks in Houston, TX created it. They say, “We offer the GENDER book as a free pdf download in the hopes that you will enjoy it, read it, and DISTRIBUTE WIDELY. Print it out and give it to all your friends, post it to your facebook page, stick it on your forum badge, print out 1,000 copies for your convention or 35 for your classroom. Totally free.”


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