Why Camp?

The Stats

According to statistics found in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) study, “Growing Up Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) in America” LGBT youth have experienced the following:

  • A 40% higher rate of suicidality
  • Half as likely to report being happy as compared to their non LGBT peers
  • 29% feel that they do not have a trusted adult to confide in
  • Over half are likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, as compared to 22% of their straight counterparts
  • Over half report being verbally bullied and harassed
  • 77% believe things will get better in the future

So why camp?