GI goes camping 2015

by gendered-intelligence in London

We did it
On 10th July 2015 we successfully raised £8,315 with 146 supporters in 56 days

Help GI take 40 young trans people camping this August.

by gendered-intelligence in London

Project aim

Help Gendered Intelligence take 40 young trans people camping this August

About the project

Camping is the ideal summer activity - sitting round a bonfire under the stars, swimming outdoors, learning to kayak and climb for the first time and cooking dinner on a BBQ.  Young trans people have limited opportunities to take part in camping residentials with other children. Usually programmes are segregated by sex, putting young trans people in an awkward position and depriving them of the freedom to be themselves.

At Gendered Intelligence, we do something a bit special. Since 2010, we have created a trans-only camping residential for young trans people. For one weekend in August, we take a group of young trans people to the Essex countryside where they build a camp, make new friend and have the space to truly be themselves in the outdoors without fear of prejudice and embarrassment.

This year GI is taking a whopping 40 young people camping - our biggest group ever, up from 25 last year. The campers will be supported by 10 trained trans volunteers.  12 young people have applied for a full bursary and many others have asked for financial assistance. With your help, we can make sure that every single one of those 40 young people comes camping.

 

Your donation could cover:

 

£72 for each young person to camp

£20 for each young person to take part in activities

£32 for each young person's food

£10 to cover each young people's travel

£32 to cover each volunteer's expenses

£345 to cover the entire camping trip for one young person

Testimonials from past camping trips:

 

“I really enjoyed being part of this physical project. I most enjoyed the swimming session. I can’t swim but the instructor gave me a lot of attention and said that I had potential, which was really encouraging.” Young trans man

“I only feel safe doing physical activities with other young trans people, or trans people, I wouldn’t feel comfortable at the moment doing any sport with other young people.” Young female-to-male trans person, aged 21.

Read more about last year's trip here

Please donate to our campaign to help us make a dream into a reality for young trans people.

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will receive a thank you and a Gendered Intelligence badge. £10 pays for the travel for one young person.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You will receive a thank you, a Gendered Intelligence badge and a personalised letter from our young people about their camping trip.

£72 or more

£72 Reward

You will receive a thank you, a personalised letter from our young people about the camping trip and a GI t-shirt.

£345 or more

£345 Reward

You will receive a Gendered Intelligence badge and t-shirt and be mentioned on the GI website as a GI sponsor. £345 pays for the entire camping trip for one young person.

Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £70 million for bright ideas and good causes.