Everyone belongs at camp.
Common Ground Center is proud to partner with Outright Vermont to host two six-day, five-night residential summer camp sessions for queer, trans, questioning, and allied youth. We welcome folks from throughout the U.S. and beyond, with campers that range from age 13-17 and counselors-in-training ages 18-19. You don’t need to identify as LGTBQ+ to come to camp; straight allies are also welcome.
Experience an incredible community – created by you.
Camp Outright offers traditional summer camp activities including arts, hiking, swimming, drama, yoga, campfires, talent show, and more, along with workshops and discussion groups geared specifically toward meeting needs identified by LGBTQQA youth. Campers will have the opportunity to be outdoorsy, creative, dramatic, artistic, athletic, goofy, and most of all, yourself!
It was more refreshing that I could have imagined to be in a place totally surrounded by queer people! The counselors were so welcoming and accepting and supportive.”
Lodging & Grounds
Common Ground Center is a 700-acre sustainable campus that offers the beauty of the Vermont outdoors with all of the facilities and amenities to make your stay with us convenient and comfortable. Tucked into this green landscape, you’ll find beautiful barn spaces that double as classrooms and stages, playgrounds, hiking trails, a two-acre pond, sport fields and courts, hammocks, a veggie garden, and much more.
Your cabin will be a cozy basecamp that’s tucked away for privacy and quiet, but still super close to all the action and amenities. Each unique cabin is close to the dining hall and the shared bathhouse, which offers indoor and outdoor showers, electricity, and flush toilets. You may also choose to tent camp on provided platforms or in the open field.
Get the lay of the land and see photos of our lodging and grounds.
The food at camp is a bit legendary. Wholesome, buffet-style meals are made from scratch by our talented cooks, who transform locally grown ingredients into generous spreads full of options to satisfy the most selective and adventurous eaters alike. We can accommodate special diets, too – just ask!
Find out more about the food that fuels our busy days at Camp Outright.
For more information and registration, visit Camp Outright.
I saw a sense of belonging I had never seen before for my kid. He was truly able to be himself for the first time ever. What a blessing for a parent to see that.”