Registration Applications

Applications for Summer 2020

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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 third time QORDS will be offering two sessions in Summer 2020! Session 1 for youth ages 12-14 will run July 19 – 24, 2020. Session 2 for youth ages 15-17 will run  July 26 – July 31, 2020.

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 CampBrain and pay the non-refundable application fee by clicking the APPLY ONLINE button below.  Completing this online application through CampBrain 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 CampBrain after step 1 is completed. STEP 2 must be completed by the camper and emailed to by March 31, 2020 for the application to be considered COMPLETE. If you have any questions please contact 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.

Applications are closed for the 2020 Camp Sessions. Thank you for your interest; follow us on social media or join our mailing list to be notified when applications are opened for the next year!

Snail Mail

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


811 9th St, STE 120-108

Durham, NC 27705

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, 811 9th St, STE 120-108, Durham, NC 27705

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 for more information.

1. Installments

Please email 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, 811 9th St, STE 120-108, Durham, NC 27705 – due on or before July 1st, 2020.

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.