Transgender Youth Camping Trip 2016

by genderintell in London, England, United Kingdom

Transgender Youth Camping Trip 2016
We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £12,403 with 416 supporters in 42 days

Gendered Intelligence is taking 70 trans young people camping this summer but we need your help to do it.

by genderintell in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any money we raise beyond our target of £12,000 will go towards our youth groups in London, Leeds and Bristol. In the past year we have worked with over 500 young trans, non-binary and gender variant young people.


Gendered Intelligence is running camping trips for 70 trans, non-binary and gender variant young people this summer.  Help us raise the last £12,000 to make sure that the two trips can go ahead. 

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. 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.

For some young transgender people, attending our camping trip is the only time in the year that they can feel truly relaxed. Many of the participants do not get the chance to take part in sport or other physical activities in everyday life, missing out on a vital source of well-being and enjoyment. 

This year GI is taking a whopping 70 young people camping over two weekends - our biggest group ever, up from 40 last year. The campers will be supported by a core team of 3 youth workers and 7 trained trans volunteers per trip.  

Some of the  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 70 young people comes camping.

How much camping costs

£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

£360 to cover the entire camping trip for one young person

What our young people think of the camp

"I learnt a lot and had so much fun for the first time in a long time. I didn't want to leave, it was like a little piece of paradise. I can't wait until the next one!

"Camp was a place I could be myself, a place where I didn’t worry about gender or the world outside, a place to forget about my problems for 4 days"

"I really enjoyed archery, but what I liked best was just hanging out and chatting by the camp fire each night." 

"It was muddy, but still fantastic!"

"I wish every day was camp!"

"I made some really good friends on camp and now feel less alone in the world.

Jamie wrote about their experience of the camping trip over on our blog

People have been helping us out on Twitter

More about the rewards

We hope that the best reward you'll get by donating is knowing that you've made two amazing camping trips happen.  In case you'd like something a bit extra, we've added more information about some of the rewards below.

Stickers and Postcards

With this beautiful design by Soofiya, made especially for our camping trip Crowdfunder

Kin - screenprint by Fox Fisher SOLD OUT

Kin screen print

From Berlin to Brighton, 1895 to 2015, this time travelling chap has a flock of starlings flowing from his pipe and feathers for a beard. Karl Kin is a dapper tourist, transcending time and space. A many layered screen-print on 100% cotton rag Free P&P 76cm X 56cm Edition of 30 Printed at Ink Spot Press by Fox Signed & embossed

 Fox Fisher is an artist, film maker and trans activist: http://www.foxfisher.com/

Commissioned Text by Scottee - STILL AVAILABLE

A3, Acrylic on canvas

Example of text: 

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Scottee is an artist from London. His work is often about outsiderness. Find out more: http://www.scottee.co.uk/

Kate Bornstein Tote (£15 donation) - SOLD OUT

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Gold Lips Necklace from Black Heart Creatives - SOLD OUT

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Charlotte from Black Heart Creatives has created an exclusive over-sized version of the BHC lips necklace just for our camping trip fundraiser. 

The necklace is approx 13x9cm big, and comes with its own black and gold foiled stamped BHC presentation/storage box, its completely exclusive and they won't be making another! 

Note on payments

Payments won't leave you bank account until we reach our target of £12,000. This means that you should make sure you have enough money in the account when the project ends or the payment will not go ahead.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

A big thank you from all of us at GI.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Pledge £5 or above without claiming a reward. Instead accept a HUGE thank you from all of us at Gendered Intelligence.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big thank you and a cool camping trip sticker and postcard designed by Soofiya. Image coming soon! You can get an idea of Soofiya's amazing designs here: http://www.soofiya.com/

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Pledge £10 without claiming a reward. Instead accept a HUGE thank you for all of us at Gendered Intelligence

£12 or more

8 of 15 claimed

£12 Reward

One place at Zinzi Minott 'Movement 4 Queers' Dance Class in London. Date to be confirmed. Read more: http://therebelmanstandardinterviews.tumblr.com/guest/16

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

None of Your Business Diagram Tote Bag by Rudy Loewe: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/385818832/none-of-your-business-diagram-tote-bag This reward was donated (new) by GI volunteer Laura Marshall.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

"Non-Binary/Femme" Tote Bag by Rudy Loewe

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

Kate Bornstein tote for Gendered Intelligence (see image to the left). UK delivery only.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Pledge £15 without claiming a reward and instead take HUGE thank you from everyone at Gendered Intelligence.

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£15 Reward

Annual membership for Prince Charles' Cinema, London + one free cinema ticket. Membership at PCC gives you a discount on every ticket, food and drinks and access to a range of £1 tickets every week. Groovy. Find out more here: https://www.princecharlescinema.com/membership/

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£20 Reward

Pair of jams, chutneys or preserves by The Butch Institute. See available flavours here: http://www.thebutchinstitute.co.uk/

£20 or more

7 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

Kate Bornstein Gendered Intelligence "Gender Outlaw" tote bag (see image below left). 100% cotton.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

Kate Bornstein "Gendered Outlaw" tote for Gendered Intelligence (see image to the left). UK delivery only.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

£20 voucher for London bookshop Gay's the Word

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Pledge £20 without claiming a reward. Instead accept a HUGE HUGE thank you for all of us at Gendered Intelligence.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

Leeds Bread Co-op: Bread subscription for 4 weeks (1 loaf of bread of your choice for 4 weeks) OR 4 loaves collected from their shop Noonshine Cafe at Tallboys in Thorntons Arcade or from our bakery. Read more: http://leedsbread.coop/bread-subscriptions/

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A big thank you and a cool camping trip sticker and postcard designed by Soofiya. Image coming soon!

£25 or more

8 of 7 claimed

£25 Reward

LEON voucher for any meal + any side + any drink. Branches nationwide: http://leonrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

Pack of 5 play texts from miscellaneous past shows at the Arcola Theatre: http://www.arcolatheatre.com/

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

£20 gift voucher for Cafe Kino, vegetarian and vegan cafe in Bristol. You have to be able to get to Bristol to make the most of this reward! http://www.cafekino.coop/

£25 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

Six pack of Five Points beer in a reusable tote bag. The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in the heart of Hackney, East London. London only (see below). 18+ only. Due to the nature of the reward, it must be picked up at our office in London or delivered to you in London in person.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Non Binary/Femme t-shirt by Rudy Loewe - size L. Reward donated by GI volunteer.

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed script of Jon Brittain's play Rotterdam. Jon worked with Gendered Intelligence while developing the script.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Loud White Men/ Opinions That Matter T-Shirt by Rudy Loewe. Size Medium only. This reward was donated by a GI volunteer. See: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/242826707/loud-white-men-opinions-that-matter-t?ref=shop_home_feat_2

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Copy of Steph Smith's play Swallow, signed by Sharon Duncan-Brewster. Sharon performed the role of Sam at last year's Edinburgh festival and got a bit of help from Gendered Intelligence to develop the character. http://www.stefsmith.co.uk/swallow.html

£30 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed copy of Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques. https://www.versobooks.com/books/1975-trans

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed copy of Pronoun - play by Evan Placey. See: https://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/plays-to-perform/Book/1586/Pronoun.html

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Handmade bobble hat in the colour of your choice by Catherine McNamara.

£40 or more

4 of 3 claimed

£40 Reward

Gift pack from Open Barbers - hair cut voucher + sticker + badge + personalised thank you card from Open Barbers (http://openbarbers.co.uk/). Hair salon for all genders in London.

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£40 Reward

2 tickets to any weekend screening at Genesis cinema's luxury Studio 5 (Whitechapel, London). Something for date night.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Sparkly gold lips necklace from Black Heart Creatives (see picture below). The necklace is approx 13x9cm big, and comes with its own black and gold foiled stamped BHC presentation/storage box, its completely exclusive and we won't be making another!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pledge £50 and receive a MASSIVE thank you that will barely fit in the room instead of a donation. Thank you for your generosity! <3

£50 or more

6 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Manicure by Charlie Craggs of Nail Transphobia! Available to all genders. We will provide you with a selection of dates to choose from.

£60 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£60 Reward

2 hours of GCSE or A level maths, chemistry or physics tuition in London.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

Two tickets for Jon Brittain's Rotterdam at Trafalgar Studios, London. Performance must be chosen before 6th of August. Not redeemable for 28th or 29th of July. Calendar of performances: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/rotterdam/trafalgar-studios/#overview_tab

£72 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£72 Reward

Receive a massive thank you from all of us at Gendered Intelligence and a tote bag as a token of our appreciation. Your donation pays for one young person to camp.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Logo Design offered by greyzdesign.com. Initial Skype consultation resulting in 3 logo options with one being taken forward to final design. Finished product delivered in .jpg .png and .eps formats. (Worth £500)

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Commissioned piece of text by Scottee. Acrylic on A3, made with text chosen by the bidder. Text will be ready one week after bidder has submitted their text. For existing texts see: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/inkyoutburst/

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Receive a big thank you from Gendered Intelligence for your generosity!

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

Screen print by Fox Fisher (please see image below). Description: From Berlin to Brighton, 1895 to 2015, this time travelling chap has a flock of starlings flowing from his pipe and feathers for a beard. Karl Kin is a dapper tourist, transcending time and space. A many layered screen-print on 100% cotton rag Free P&P 76cm X 56cm Edition of 30 Printed at Ink Spot Press by Fox Signed & embossed

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

Private tour of Bermondsey Distillery for up to 10 people, with international brand ambassador, Hannah Lanfear. Includes Jensen's gin tasting and drinks. 18+ only.

£360 or more

£360 Reward

This pledge fund a whole place for one young person. A massive thank you and 2 Gendered Intelligence t-shirts (one for you, one for a friend!) T-shirt designed by a GI young person (see design below left).

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

This pledge makes a massive contribution to our campaign. You will receive a massive thank you and 2 Gendered Intelligence t-shirts (one for you, one for a friend!) T-shirt designed by a GI young person as a gesture of thanks.


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