Meet the 2020 Camp Pride Team
CHARLOTTE, NC — Campus Pride announces the 14th annual Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy will now be conducted online with a digital three-day livestream on Friday, July 24, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2020.
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.
“It became evident that we were going to have to cancel the in-person programs due to the coronavirus ”,”said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “However, I could not let Camp Pride end on it’s 14th consecutive year, when we have educated and trained thousands of LGBTQ+ young adults across the country since it started. LGBTQ+ students also need the support and leadership Camp Pride provides now more than ever before. So, our volunteer team came together to re-imagine how we could still make it happen in a meaningful way. I am very thankful we are continuing Camp Pride this year and I’m excited about how we are adapting our programs to keep making an impact with LGBTQ+ youth online.”
Typically, the in-person summer camp spans five days and would train 50-75 LGBTQ+ young people and advisors from college campuses across the country. The cost for an individual to register for Camp Pride was $1195 (which included the curriculum, housing and food for five days and program costs), so the financial impact of not having an in-person programs this year is substantial.
“Campus Pride is grateful to our sponsors for maintaining their financial support during these difficult times to allow us to modify Camp Pride to be a digital platform and so we can offer this at no cost,” said Windmeyer. “We currently have funding for 100 spots but we are hopeful that we will find additional funding and sponsors to keep it open to everyone this Summer.”
This year Campus Pride is offering the first 100 registrants free access to the private livestream. Others may watch across Campus Pride’s social media channels in a limited capacity. Register online at CampusPride.org/CampPride
Much like in years prior, the digital Camp Pride will also feature keynote speakers, panelists and entertainment geared toward LGBTQ+ youth. Although there will not be a separate Academy for LGBTQ Advisors this year, we encourage advisors to participate fully in the digital program, learning with and from LGBTQ+ student leaders and others.
New program details and information will be posted weekly about the digital Camp Pride on the Campus Pride website and via social media channels.
To discuss sponsorship opportunities or get more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-277-6710.
About Campus Pride
Campus Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org.