A camp for families with transgender and gender expansive kids and youth

Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2020


Camp Transcend is a fun-filled weekend of community building for the families of transgender and gender expansive kids, tweens, and teens. Our retreat provides a unique opportunity for parents and children to share their stories with peers while developing a support network. Moderated discussion groups take place in between traditional camp activities such as archery, hiking, and s’mores by the campfire. We also offer a sibling discussion group to help strengthen their understanding of changing family dynamics. On Saturday night, we host a celebration of the wide range of talent among our campers, from stand-up comedy to singing to acrobatics, and conclude with an all-ages dance party.

Since this year’s camp occurs over Mother’s Day weekend, there will be a special Sunday brunch celebrating moms! Our amazing volunteer counselors are primarily transgender and nonbinary adults who serve as resources and role models for our campers.

We are also asking any parent who does not have a child age four or under to lead at least one activity or workshop. Please indicate your preference on the registration form.

Click here to read about what Camp Transcend means to one family.

Click here to help send 10 kids to this life-affirming family camp.

Come join us as we forge new connections and deepen old ones in a gorgeous mountain setting. Each family will be assigned their own room in a cabin with bunk beds. Some double beds are available. Early arrival (on Thursday) is available for an additional $20 per person. There is no food service until camp starts, so if you do come early, please bring picnic foods to hold you over. If you need to stay over on Sunday night, please let the camp know so that they can accommodate you.


Prices includes lodging, all meals, activities and supplies. A $75 per family non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration.

Adults/Teens ages 15 and up: $200 per person

Children ages 3 – 14: $128 per person

Under 3 are free!

To make camp affordable, you can even make monthly payments! Arrive a day early to make traveling long distances more appealing for an additional $20 per person per night (Reminder: there is no food service available until Friday dinner.)


A full packet with directions and camp information will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to camp start date.

Questions regarding program: Contact MG Hennessey, camp dean,  mg@mghennessey.com

Questions regarding facilities or the general camp: Contact Janet James, Camp Manager, director@uucamp.org, 909-435-6298

Questions regarding registration, payment arrangements or cabin assignments: Contact Laura Chamberlin, registrar@uucamp.org, 909-794-2928