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Camp Lavender Hill - offers a week-long summer camp in the scenic foothills of Sierra Mountains of northern California for children ages 7-14 of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families.

Camp Ten Oaks - a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth, ages 8-17. The camp community is for the children of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families, youth who are themselves LGBTQ, and their allies. Address: Ten Oaks Project, 255 Montreal Road, Unit 205, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C4; Phone: (613) 321-2825. Website:

Camp Ten Trees - offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp program in western Washington State.  One week is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies (ages 13-17).  Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families.  Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share a common experience to come together to build community through both typical camp activities as well as age-appropriate opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth coalition building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment to social justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion, Play, Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership.  Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and beyond.  For more information on registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today! Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568; Email: info@camptentrees.org

COLAGE - a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. COLAGE builds community and works toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. COLAGE offers peer support, newsletters, conferences and literature for children with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents. COLAGE's website includes resources for making change, programs and activities for youth, summer camps, scholarships and much more. COLAGE National Office: 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830, San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: 415-861-5437; Fax: fax: 415-255-8345; Email: colage@colage.org  

Families Like Mine - a web site dedicated to decreasing isolation for children with parents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), and bringing voice to the experiences of these families.   

Families Like Ours - the only national Adoption Exchange with a focus towards gay and lesbian adoptive families. ; 206-441-7602.

Family Pride - the national non-profit organization committed to securing family equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer parents, guardians and allies. Family Pride, PO Box 65327, Washington, DC 20035-5327; 202.331.5015.

How Many Of Us Are There? (pdf format) - a one page fact sheet by Beth Reis. How many children are growing up with gay or lesbian parents? 

Linda's Transsexual / Transsexuality Retreat: Information for Transsexual Parents and Families - Linda Simpson's personal story about her family and links to many other Trans Parent/Family resources and sites.

Mountain Meadow's Summer Camp is a two-week overnight camping experience where children, ages 9-17, in LGBTQ or other non-traditional families come together to participate in interactive learning experiences which help them take on leadership roles, build community, and just plain have fun.  This summer camp program also includes a Teen Camp for people ages 14-15 who either have LGBTQ parents or who themselves are LGBTQ or questioning.  When campers turn 16, they have the opportunity to join the Staff-in-Training program. Address: Mountain Meadow, 1315 Spruce ST, STE 411, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-772-1107

Also see GLBT Parents/Guardians.


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