Outright VT Teams Up with Camp Common Ground for Camp Outright 3.0!

Outright Vermont is excited to announce a new partnership with Starksboro's Camp Common Ground. Our two nonprofits will join forces to deliver Camp Outright, a week-long residential summer camp experience for queer and allied youth now in it's third year.   According to Melissa Murray, Outright's Executive Director, "we are so excited to be working with [...]

March 22nd, 2013|Press Releases, youth news|

We witnessed a hostile takeover of YWCA Vermont.

It's Outright Vermont's opinion, that the youth, staff, board & supporters in attendance at last night's YWCA VT meeting  witnessed a hostile takeover. We believe it was a truly horrible display of privilege, racism, and ultimately cowardice, a group of YWCA members succeeded in unseating more members of the democratically elected [...]

February 22nd, 2013|Youth|

Spend A Week @ Camp Outright!

Camp Outright seeks Volunteer Staff Members! Camp Outright, a weeklong residential summer camp program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning youth and their Allies (LGBTQQA) ages 13-22 in South Hero, VT, is hiring volunteer staff members. Camp Outright offers LGBTQQA youth a safe space to explore identities, social [...]

February 16th, 2013|Youth|

"I am asking you to take swift action to prevent the hostile takeover of the YWCA of Vermont"

2012 Camp Outright campers! 2/2/12 UPDATE: I am pleased to announce that on January 28, 2012 the Outright Vermont Board of Directors voted unanimously to sign on to the below letter in support of the YMCA of Vermont's current mission, executive director and board. — Don Eggert, past-chair, [...]

January 17th, 2013|Camp Outright 2012|

Outright VT Stands in Solidarity with the mission of the YWCA VT

Dear Outright VT Supporters: Over the last year, our collaborating partner for Camp Outright, the YWCA-VT, has been engaged in a growing internal struggle over the direction of their work as an anti-racist organization.  It is in Outright Vermont's opinion that this struggle is largely based on actions by some members [...]

January 14th, 2013|Camp Outright 2012|

Camp Outright 2.0 – Double the Awesome

Campers from 2012, bonding on the stairs of the main lodge. Camp Outright 2.0 is a wrap. And what a double awesome adventure for all. We had nearly twice as many: campers this year - 54! camp staff (all volunteers) - 20 full-time all week & dozens more [...]

August 18th, 2012|Camp Outright 2012|

You Did It! All Campers Are Funded!

Campers at the first dinner of the 2012 Camp Outright! We are writing this post from Camp Outright - where we are all located for the week, with about 55 queer & allied youth campers and a volunteer camp staff team of 20 amazing adults.  45 donors from [...]

August 13th, 2012|Youth|

We Have a Matching Donor for Final Camp Sponsors!

With one week to go till we host the second annual CAMP OUTRIGHT with our partners at YWCA Vermont, we are SO excited to share that we have a donor who is willing to MATCH EVERY DOLLAR that we raise between now and Sunday, Aug. 12th. We have just $2,000 left to [...]

August 1st, 2012|Youth|