To meet the growing demand among summer camps to develop LGBTQ-affirming communities, Keshet is offering a program to allow camps to access self-facilitated staff training materials for LGBTQ belonging at camp. These resources will empower summer camp leaders to facilitate a 90-minute LGBTQ training for their own staff.
By filling out this form, you are applying to be a part of Keshet’s 2023 Camping OUT video curriculum. If accepted, you will receive access to our training videos, curriculum, and facilitator’s workshop in 2023. This program is self-facilitated: each camp will identify 2-6 staff members who will use Keshet’s videos and training curriculum to facilitate a 90-minute orientation training for the full staff, ideally during staff orientation week.
For the cost of $360 per camp, each participating camp will receive our series of 10 mini-videos, a curriculum for a 90-minute staff orientation (which can be broken into two or more sessions), and participation in our online facilitator’s workshop in May. For returning camps, this program is available at a reduced rate of $180 per camp.
In order to participate, camps must send the 2-6 staff members who will facilitate these trainings to a Facilitator's Workshop session.
Individual participants may select any date, and will be offered their choice during the next step of the registration process.
- 5/9/2023 from 1:00-3:30 Eastern
- 5/18/2023 from 11:00-1:30 Eastern.
- A special Refresher Session for returning facilitators will be offered on 5/11/2023 from 1:00-3:30 Eastern.
These staff facilitators may be unit heads, specialists, members of the camp’s leadership team, social workers, or other staff members who will be best equipped to deliver this training content to the full staff.
We will accept applications on a first-come first-served basis until our facilitator’s workshop sessions are at capacity.
For an additional sliding-scale fee we can offer a custom Facilitator’s Workshop for your camp staff only at a mutually agreed upon time. To inquire about this option, please contact Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael at [email protected]