What We Do
Camp Lilac is a summer camp in Ohio for transgender and gender diverse youth. Trans youth often face stressful, unwelcoming, and even hostile environments in their day to day lives, and depression, anxiety, and suicide are much higher among them. Since 2017, we’ve been creating a safe, welcoming, and confidential space in which gender diversity is the norm. Our program is designed so that campers emerge with an increased sense of confidence in their identities and a strong community of peers and supporters. We believe our camp fills a crucial gap in the lives of trans and gender diverse youth, setting them on a path to success.
Attending this camp has actually changed my life. Finally having a place where you are fully surrounded by people living the same sort of life experience is more freeing than anyone can imagine. I met so many people who have changed my life for the better and every day I’m not at camp is a day I miss it!
2023 Camper Parent
I can't put into words how grateful we are that we found Camp Lilac. Thank you for being there for our children. Our daughter looks forward to having the time to be 100% herself, without fear or judgment, all year long.