“‘Camp’ Camp is a magical place in southwestern Maine, 45 minutes outside of Portland, where LGBTQ+ people can recapture an idealized piece of their youth. This summer camp experience is designed to replicate the sleepaway camps of our childhoods, only this time there is no need to hide who you are or participate in any activities you don’t want to.
Founded in 1997 as an alternative to party-focused queer vacation destinations, ‘Camp’ puts a focus on community building. The clientele encompasses all age groups, genders, and racial backgrounds while proudly boasting a 75% return rate amongst campers. Attendees cite the lifelong friendships established during camp as the reason for their continued patronage, but the activities list definitely plays a part in it too…”