Advisor Boot Camp

Advisor ‘Bootcamp’


LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors

Do you enjoy advising LGBT college students, but wish you could be more equipped with the most effective information, tools and resources? Campus Pride has the skill-building retreat just for you — the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor BOOTCAMP). The five day retreat is in coordination with Camp Pride and brings together LGBT student advisors and higher education staff who support LGBT youth from around the country. At the academy, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. 


$845 Early Discount Rate until April 30, 2014; $995 after April 30, 2014. Registration includes room/board, educational program materials & meals — LIMITED CAPACITY.  Register Now


Full and partial scholarships are made available every year by individual donations, grants and corporate sponsors. Apply Online Now

BOOTCAMP is for YOU, if you want to:

  • Develop your understanding of LGBT identity development models
  • Reflect upon how LGBT identity development may influence the functioning of your LGBT student group and your advising
  • Learn effective advising models/theories and apply them to your work
  • Dialogue and strategize about how your students can engage in positive and meaningful relations with other university and campus constituents
  • Develop a network of colleagues from across the country who can help you grow during camp….and long after it is over
  • Craft an advisor action-plan with long and short term goals

What LGBT Advisors/Staff are Saying:

“The most valuable outcome from Bootcamp, for me, was the opportunity to network with people from other institutions — and each of us serves a different role on our own campus. I was able to gauge my own work (and institution’s) policies against others in a comfortable way, all while learning tactical ways to keep moving in the right direction for LGBT inclusion.”
– Paul S. Hengesteg, Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion, University of Delaware

“As a faculty member new to student org advising, I found this camp extremely helpful. My skill set is more in feminist and queer theory, so learning about the many different roles one might find in student/residential life and how other LGBTQ centers operate was tremendously enlightening. Best of all, I now have a group of colleagues(and friends!) from all over the country whom I can consult when I get stuck or need advice. I strongly recommend this camp.”
– Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg, LGBTQ Office Coordinator and Art History Professor, Elon University

“At my college, we are just beginning to support LGBT people and issues.  What I learned at camp and the people I met have been and continue to be invaluable in helping to make my campus a more welcoming place for LGBT people.”
– Dr. Catherine Rock, Associate Professor, English Department, Stark State College

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