Camp Ten Oaks was founded to provide a place for queer kids — those who identify as queer and trans and those who are the children of queer and trans parents — to enjoy the pleasures of summer camp in an accepting atmosphere.
It’s the first and only camp of its kind in Canada.
A new video (watch above) produced by United Way Ottawa features interviews with campers about their experiences at Camp Ten Oaks.
In March, Ten Oaks held its annual Bowl-A-Thon, a fundraiser that helps cover the costs of initiatives that include a weeklong sleep-away camp for LGBT youth. The fundraiser exceeded its $45,000 goal by about $600.