A camp where LGBTQ youth create music, discover themselves, and have fun.
The Camp Experience
QORDS is a week-long overnight summer camp for queer youth or youth of queer parents, with special focus on youth in the South. We are excited to announce that for the first time QORDS will be offering two sessions this Summer 2018! Session 1 for youth ages 12 – 14 will run August 12 – 17, 2018. Session 2 for youth ages 15 – 17 will run August 19 – 24, 2018.
Over the course of the week, campers form bands and write songs to perform. Each day campers attend band practice, which includes instrument instruction, song-writing workshops, and general practice with band members. Additionally, they attend workshops on issues related to gender identity, consent and sexual health, organizing for change, and sexual orientation as well as engage in other camp activities like arts and crafts, creative writing, dancing, drag, hiking and canoeing. At the end of the week, campers put on a showcase of their original music and poetry for family, friends, and community members at a local venue.
|10am||Organizing for Social Change Workshop|
|11am||Quiet Band Meetings|
|1pm||Instrument Instruction Workshop|
|2pm||Drag Performance Workshop|