This is a week-long overnight summer camp for queer youth or youth of queer parents, with special focus on youth in the South. Camp will take place in the North Carolina Piedmont on August 13-18, 2017. Young people ages 12-17 form bands and write songs to perform at the end of the week. This performance is for family and friends to attend at a showcase venue. Campers will be grouped in cabins according to age, not gender identity. Campers will attend workshops on issues related to creative expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as engage in outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing.
How to register
To register for camp, fill out the application form. If camp reservation is cancelled within 60 days of camp you will receive a full refund minus deposit. If reservation is cancelled within 30 days of camp you will receive half of your payment back minus deposit. If reservation is cancelled for any reason less than 30 days before camp, you will not receive your payment back. Acceptance letters with more details about camp and a general package of information/forms will be sent out 2-3 weeks after submitting registration.
- 01.Complete and submit the camp application.This short application tells us important information about the potential camper. If you need financial assistance with camp, please complete the scholarship application. Our funds for scholarships are limited, but we hope to give scholarships to as many campers as possible!Submit camp application and scholarship application online HERE .or
Download and print the camp application and the scholarship application.Print the applications and mail them in with your deposit to QORDS P.O. Box 1328 Durham, NC 27702.
- 02.Send in deposit! Please make sure to submit deposit either by credit card with the online form or by check. Non-refundable deposit is $50, if applying for a scholarship your deposit is $10. Make check payable to QORDS and send to QORDS P.O. Box 1328 Durham, NC 27702.
- 03.Acceptance! Acceptance letters with more details about the camp and a general package of information and forms will be sent out 2-3 weeks after submitting registration.
- 04.Payment Tuition is due at time of acceptance. See below for payment information.
Cost of Camp
A central part of the QORDS mission is to make camp as affordable as possible. Read for details below!
Tuition for camp is due after acceptance. Total camp tuition is $650 (including your registration deposit), with installment and scholarship options available. Pay with credit card or by check.
Option 1 - Installments
Two installments of $300 - one due on or before July 1, 2017 and the second on or before August 1, 2017. Pay these installments using the button below or mail in your check made out to QORDS to P.O. Box 1328, Durham, NC 27702.
Option 2 - Pay in Full
Pay $600 using the button below or mail in your check made out to QORDS to P.O. Box 1328, Durham, NC 27702.
*Note: if you receive a partial scholarship, QORDS will be in touch about your tuition balance.
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