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

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Dean: MG Hennessey

Camp Transcend is a fun-filled weekend of community building for the families of transgender and gender expansive kids, tweens, and teens. The weekend camp provides a unique opportunity for parents and children to share their stories with peers while developing a support network. Moderated discussion groups will take place in between traditional camp activities such as archery, hiking, and s’mores by the campfire. Bonds will be formed while weaving friendship bracelets, decorating cookies, playing table tennis, or just hanging around.


Again, this year we are having a “big buddy/little buddy” mentorship program, as well as a sibling discussion group that will help strengthen their understanding of changing family dynamics. Our all-inclusive Saturday night talent show celebrates the wide range of talent among our campers, from stand-up comedy to singing to acrobatics. Sunday’s open discussion forum will give parents and their children an opportunity to share life experiences.

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.

As a self-organizing camp, we ask each family to help with games, activities, or panels.  Please email our program coordinator to discuss how you’d like to contribute: mg@mghennessey.com.

Prices includes lodging, all meals, activities and supplies. A $75/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