The Naming Project is a Christian camp serving youth of all sexual and gender identities. This year’s overarching theme of the camp is "The Light Shines" based on John 1; daily activities also include kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, and much more.
This summer is especially important, as it marks The Naming Project's ten-year anniversary! Over the past ten years, more than one hundred youth from all over the country have been a part of the program. In fact, the camp was featured in the documentary 'Camp Out' released in 2006. The film follows ten campers as they "attend the first summer camp for gay Christian youth."
The Naming Project only functions due to the work of about 6-8 volunteers. A week of camp roughly costs about $8,000, but many campers are granted scholarships or travel assistance. There are many other regular costs that include renting the camp site, transportation of campers, and purchasing necessary supplies. Regardless of varying funding from year to year, the Naming Project has provided so many LGBT youth with unforgettable summers... and we are determined to make that happen for ten more summers to come!
The Naming Project is raising funds on Indiegogo. The ultimate goal is to raise $10,000. Any donation is appreciated, so if you'd like to contribute now, click here!
Other ways to help include creating awareness of the camp's need for funding by tweeting, and liking and sharing The Naming Project’s Facebook page. A sample tweet is as follows:
Any 14-18 YO Christian campers for LGBTQ-inclusive church camp? #TheNamingProject Summer Camp is July 20-25, 2014 www.thenamingproject.org
Donate to #TheNamingProject fundraising campaign for a LGBT Christian camp. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/10-years-of-the-naming-project-help-u...