We strive to provide programs that are gender-inclusive for all participants, including transgender, non-binary, gender-non-conforming, etc. We encourage all campers and counsellors to express themselves in a manner that feels authentic and truthful.
Although we typically design our rosters based on traditional identifiers (boys and girls), your child may be placed in a cabin with a camper who identifies in a way that is unfamiliar to you or your child. This is an increasingly common experience. While we do our best to match campers who are alike, gender-inclusive cabins help empower young people, give a sense of belonging, and benefit our whole community.
For Parents/Guardians of Gender-Diverse Campers
Gender is a protected and supported area of diversity at Camp Glenburn. We want parents/guardians of gender-diverse campers to feel confident in their child’s safe participation in our programming. Camper privacy is important to us. We invite families to share only as much or as little as they decide for their stay.
Our counsellors are trained to welcome gender-diverse campers with compassion and respect: they practice affirmation, use preferred pronouns, and best reflect themselves and their own experiences. We are happy to develop a plan that works to accommodate the needs of our campers.
If you have questions about your camper’s participation and inclusion at Camp Glenburn, reach out to us via phone or email.