Activist Camp

What is the Activist Camp?

The camp is a four day- three night camp for student leaders in Gender & Sexuality Alliances and LGBTQ Student organizations! During the 4 days and 3 nights you will have an opportunity to participate in youth led workshops, horseback riding, outdoor obstacle course and a host of fun and engaging activities.

When is the Activist Camp?

(date changes depending on the year)
The camp begins at 10 am on Monday, July 23, 2018 and will last until Thursday July 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm.

What is the DC Regional GSA Network?

The DC Regional GSA Network builds the power of LGBTQ+ youth and Gender & Sexuality Alliances across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area to make schools safer for all. We coordinate leadership trainings, regional summits and conferences, and advocacy activities, the activist camp, and a regional youth council (which you should be a part of!)

How much does it cost?

The Activist Camp is FREE! We will be meeting at SMYAL and traveling over together at no cost to the National 4-H Conference Center located at 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Who can go to the activist camp?

The Activist Camp is open to all students ages 13-21. However, the camp is primarily geared towards high school aged students, especially those looking to make positive change for LGBTQ+ students and youth in their schools and communities in the DC region.

For more information please contact Rebecca York at

Sample workshops include:

  • Managing Conflict
  • Activist Mapping
  • Activism through photography
  • Inner Activist In You!
  • Sex and Consent 101

Sample activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Pokemon Go games
  • Making zines