Camp Pride, 16th Annual Leadership Academy From Campus Pride, Announces 2022 Dates
Premiere national training program for LGBTQ+ Campus Communities Set For July 14 - 16; Registration Open Now
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Campus Pride, the nation’s premier nonprofit dedicated to building future leaders and making college and university campuses safer and more welcoming for LGBTQ+ people, today announced that registration is now open for the 16th Annual Camp Pride Leadership Academy, to be held virtually from July 14 - 16, 2022. There are 100 free fee waivers this year, so individuals are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.
Since 2006, Camp Pride has been recognized as the leading training program for social justice and grassroots activism for LGBTQ+ and ally young people on college campuses. Historically an in-person summer camp with between 50-75 participants, this year’s Camp Pride will be conducted online with more than 150 participants expected from around the country.
“Camp Pride moved online in the wake of the pandemic for the last two years, and we learned that the virtual camp model made Camp far more accessible,” said Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer. “This year, we continue making Camp Pride accessible to as many young activists as possible, teaching the skills they’ll employ as the LGBTQ+ community fights back against increasing attacks on our rights.”
“Camp Pride Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity to experience community with other LGBTQ+ student leaders and allies from across the country,” said Campus Pride Board Chair Tom Elliott. “The resources and tools that students receive during Camp serve as the foundation for a lifelong commitment to advocacy for equality, inclusivity, and social justice. As a graduate of the 2008 Camp Pride, my continued fight for a society free of anti-LGBTQ bigotry and hate still draws on the skills I learned during my Camp Pride experience.”
Camp Pride 2022 features workshops focused on building LGBTQ+ inclusive communities, fighting hate on college campuses, teaching storytelling and persuasion skills, grant funding sessions to support campus activism, and career planning tools utilizing the new Campus Pride Career Connect platform, which connects students with employers looking to hire the next generation of LGBTQ+ talent.
Registration for Camp Pride is open now at www.campuspride.org/camppride; registration closes on Wednesday, July 15, 2022. Registration is $225 per person to attend the four-hour-long Saturday session; scholarship and fee waivers are available on a limited basis.