Registration Applications

Applications for Summer 2019

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QORDS CAMP 2019

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 second time QORDS will be offering two sessions in Summer 2019! Session 1 for youth ages 15 – 17 will run July 28 – August 2. Session 2 for youth ages 12 – 14 will run  August 4 – 9.

Please check out Who We Are, Radical Days of Summer, and the FAQ for more information on camp.

How To Apply

Due to a high influx of applications for camp, we are now requiring all prospective campers to follow a two-step application process to be selected to attend QORDS camp. To apply for camp, fill out the application form on Eventbrite and pay the non-refundable application fee by clicking the APPLY ONLINE button below.  Completing this online application through Eventbrite is STEP 1 of the process. All applicants will pay a $20 application fee and will have the opportunity to fill out a needs-based scholarship request for their desired week. The directions for the second step will be emailed out in a confirmation email from Eventbrite after step 1 is completed. STEP 2 must be completed by the camper and emailed to registrar@qords.org by February 28, 2019 for the application to be considered COMPLETE. If you have any questions please contact qords@qords.org. You can also print off the application and mail it to QORDS by clicking the button PRINT APPLICATION below. To complete step 2 and finalize your application after you mail your application to QORDS, please call 919.864.2215 to confirm that we received your paper application and find out how to complete step 2.

Cancellations and Refunds
If your youth is approved to attend QORDS camp and due to unforeseen circumstances you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so within 60 days of camp to receive a full refund minus the application fee. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of camp you will receive half of your payment back minus the application fee. If the reservation is canceled for any reason less than 30 days before camp, you will not receive your payment back.

Application deadlines
Session 1: COMPLETE steps 1 and 2 by February 28, 2019
Session 2: COMPLETE steps 1 and 2 by February 28, 2019

Snail Mail

If not submitting online, please mail any paperwork or checks made out to QORDS to:

QORDS

P.O. Box 1328

Durham, NC 27702

Send in Deposit

Please make sure to submit a $20 application fee either by credit card with the online form or by check. Make checks payable to QORDS and send to QORDS P.O. Box 1328 Durham, NC 27702.

Cost of Camp

A central part of  the QORDS mission is to make camp as affordable as possible

Tuition for camp is due in full at the start of camp. Total camp tuition is $800 (not including your registration deposit), with installment and scholarship options available. Pay with credit card or by check. Email registrar@qords.org for more information.

1. Installments

Please email registrar@qords.org to set up a payment plan if your application is approved and you need assistance.

2. Pay In Full

Pay $800 using our online payment system (QORDS organizers will send a link once your youth application is approved) or mail in your check made out to QORDS to P.O. Box 1328, Durham, NC 27702 – due on or before July 19, 2019.

3. Scholarship Assistance

QORDS raises funds year-round for camp scholarships. We also offer the The Ma Rainey and James Baldwin Scholarships – two full scholarships for Black LGBTQ youth! To apply for a scholarship fill out the online registration form or print the scholarship application.