Ten Oaks Project

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The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ+ identities, families and communities through programs inspired by camp and rooted in social justice. Our three flagship programs are Camp Ten Oaks, Project Acorn and our Youth Advisory Committee.

Camp Ten Oaks is a week-long overnight camp for children and youth aged 8-17 from LGBTQ+ identities, families and communities. It is run by a 30-person volunteer staff team, and has the capacity for 72 campers. At camp, we explore themes such as resilience, resistance and social justice while canoeing, kayaking, hiking, singing and doing arts and crafts.

Project Acorn is a radical community-building space for youth aged 16-24 from LGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. For four days, Project Acorn brings together youth and those in solidarity with youth and creates a safer, empowering, and liberating space, where people can share knowledge, make connections, and build bridges. The program is a mixture of workshops, speakers, typical camp activities, and magic that come together to create the most mind-opening and mind-blowing experience possible. It is planned and run by our Youth Advisory Committee, who are a group of youth aged 16-24 who meet from January-August of every year.

For more information on Ten Oaks, please visit tenoaksproject.org.



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