Metro Inclusive Health has a new virtual summer camp for LGBTQ+ kids in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The camp includes gnome painting, campfires, jokes and lots of friends. Everything is virtual to ensure the campers are safe in the face of COVID-19.
“Everyone feels very safe, very welcome, and can be exactly who they are,” says 17-year-old Oliver Mintz, a camper.
The “Stay-In” LGBTQ+ Youth Camp is the brainchild of the St Petersburg nonprofit Metro Inclusive Health. Campers receive a box filled with snacks, activities and even a shirt. They can log in to virtual cabins and join other campers online for campfires.
Bonding with other LGBTQ+ campers can mean everything to kids who are social distancing at home. “At the core of that fun is something meaningful that really resonates with our campers,” says Hannah Powell, a program specialist.
The virtual summer camp has a second session planned for July 27-31, 2020. Click here to register.
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