At Camp Lookout, we are dedicated to creating a place of comfort where campers can discover themselves and connect with others. This applies to everyone who comes to camp, and we are always updating policies with this in mind. That is why we have updated our gender policy to explicitly include non-binary and gender non-conforming campers.
Policy 1: Campers and their parents may choose for a camper to stay in whatever cabin/tent will make them feel most comfortable, no questions asked.
Policy 2: When registering, all campers will opt in or out of an “ally cabin.”
If a camper “opts in,” that means that camper and their parents are comfortable having a gender non-binary or non-conforming participant in their cabin/tent.
If a camper “opts out,” that means they and/or their parents would prefer to be in a cabin only with others who were assigned their same gender at birth.
As a program built on inclusion, we expect that the vast majority of our participants will opt into an ally cabin.
We are committed to creating a diverse environment in which we can all grow, feel safe, and connect with others.
We recognize that diversity of backgrounds, races, cultures, ethnicities, religious beliefs, ideas, abilities, and sexual orientations challenges us and builds strength, confidence, and loving acceptance that can be transferred to the world at large.
We also believe that inclusion is a value best learned in childhood and it is our responsibility to provide a supportive environment in which that learning can occur.
Camp Lookout is for children of any race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability (assuming the disability permits safe participation in the camp’s program), national or ethnic origin.
Camp Lookout does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its camp-administered programs, educational policies, admission policies, or scholarship programs; nor does it discriminate against transgender and gender nonconforming campers and staff.