Since 2007, the Nation’s First Summer Leadership Academy for LGBTQ+ College Students

Camp Pride is one of the longest-running LGBTQ+ summer leadership camps for youth across the country and the only one of its kind for college students. It continues to be the premier national training academy for social justice and grassroots activism for LGBTQ+ and ally young adults at colleges and universities. 


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*Details of program are subject to change.

Planning for 2024 Camp Pride has begun. Dates will be announced for July 2024 by February 15, 2024.  Please follow us online for updates. 


2023 Camp Pride Schedule

What will happen at Camp Pride?  Learn more about the 2023 Camp Pride Schedule online now.


Since 2007, Camp Pride continues to be the nation's premiere LGBTQ+ Leadership Academy for undergraduate LGBTQ+ and ally students. Join us to develop your campus organizing, social justice and leadership skills.  Camp Pride continues to create a uniquely inclusive and evolving experience to nurture, learn and grow as an intersectional LGBTQ+ leader and social justice advocate.  


The mission of the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy centers LGBTQ+ student voices to build leadership capacity, shared community and a sense of belonging.

Who: Undergraduate students from two-year, four-year, rural, southern, Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU, TCU and HSI) and religiously-affiliated colleges and universities come to Camp Pride from all over the country. 

When you attend Camp Pride, you will…

  • Build leadership, resilience and activism
  • Explore your identity and discover your passion, power and privilege as a leader
  • Learn innovative advocacy strategies for campus organizing and social justice work
  • Cultivate personal support and growth, forge a sense of belonging, lasting life-long relationships and strengthen self-awareness 
  • Deepen awareness of the LGBTQ+ shared community, history and intergenerational learning 
  • Thrive in an affirming safe space, building friendships and community connections among peers
  • Develop an individual action plan to navigate challenging climates and create positive change
  • Receive tools and resources to effectively maximize power as a student leader
  • Identify ways to nurture your spirit, celebrate joy and practice self-care


Full and partial Camp Pride scholarships are available on a limited-basis. Scholarship applications will be available each Spring. Applicants who have already registered and paid will be refunded any scholarship monies at the time of event. Due to a limited capacity, we do encourage you to register for Camp Pride ASAP. Campus Pride seeks a diverse cohort of student leaders/advisors and these scholarships assist in this commitment across race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic and geographical boundaries. Learn more.

Registration & Event Policies

1. Registration is limited to a specified number of participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of camp.

2.  No refunds.  We do allow a one year transfer if contacted prior to May 15, 2023.

3. Leaving the camp site without permission, possession/use of alcohol, illegal/non-prescription drugs or drug paraphernalia, not abiding by host campus policies or any behaviors that are disruptive to the mission and values of the camp will not be tolerated. Such actions will cause forfeit of your registration fee and are immediate grounds for dismissal. Participant is responsible for all costs associated with any early departure (i.e. cab, airport fees, etc).

4. Checks or purchase orders should be made payable to Campus Pride, Inc, a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal ID #14-1969456.  In order to receive any early registration rate, the check or payment must be received by Campus Pride prior to/on the date of the early registration.

5. Participants agree to hold harmless and indemnify Campus Pride, Inc.,the university, and, or any organization coordinating travel, its officers, agents and employees, from and against any harm or damage as well as all actions, suits, damages, liability or other proceedings, which may arise as the result of the events and occurrences of camp, including any associated travel and meals. Participants understand that participation in any camp trip or activity is voluntary. If participants have any concerns about personal health or ability to participate, participants agree to discuss concerns with a physician prior to camp or will not participate in said activity.

6. Campus Pride, Inc. is excused of any obligations or reimbursements to the extent that such actions are the results of an Act of God, war, national emergency, labor dispute, riot, civil disturbance or other circumstance beyond the control of Campus Pride, Inc.

7. Campus Pride has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of participants likeness taken during the camp in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of Campus Pride, Inc. without any compensation. Any such portrayal shall be the exclusive property of Campus Pride, Inc.

8. Any disputes will be handled by a court of law in Mecklenburg County of the State of North Carolina. Campus Pride, Inc. will not be liable for any court-related expenses.

9. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. Any details are subject to change.

10. All details are subject to change.

More information or questions, please contact Campus Pride at 704.277.6710 or email