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This will be our first time attending a family camp. As I look at the various options, I like the sound of Camp It Up! for us. They say they welcome ''traditional'' hetero families as well. Is this true? Would we be welcome? maya
I did notice sometimes a brief hesitation when we went to various places as a group; it seemed my companions instinctively gauged whether or not we were in a ''gay friendly'' location before they relaxed. Years later, when my kids started picking up on some anti-gay talk at school, I could remind them that many of the people we went on the Hawaii trip with were gay, and all of a sudden they realized that these comments that people were making were hurtful to real people whom they knew and liked. Liz
Re: Oakland's Family Camp at Feather River (May 2002)
I can only comment on the Oakland Camp facility for you, not the program run by the city of Oakland. Our family has gone to Camp It Up! Family Camp at Oakland Feather river for the last two years. Camp It Up is an ''atlernative family camp'' mostly with Gay families but others who feel alternative as well. The location is beautiful with the river and swimming holes. The facility is average, but serviceable, cabins and tent cabins. Nice dining hall and patio area. Tennis courts. Like I said I can't say much for the city's program but I will plug Camp It Up's program which is FAAAABULOUS. Lots of music and theater. Our 3 year old hates to leave (and so do I) Karen
I wanted to let everyone know about the family camp programs I organize, called "Camp It Up Adventures" (as a sideline to my work in Employee Development and Training!).
I have been running a 2 week summer family camp for the past 7 years, but last year I began developing family camp adventures. These programs are designed for all kinds of families, but especially for families who are a little "different" - lesbian and gay families, single parent families, adoptive families, multi-cultural families - as well as family friends. The emphasis of the programs is on great experiences for the children and the whole family, community building, and making time for parents to have quality time both with their children and apart from them!
Camp It Up Adventures in the Snow - March 6-8, 1998 Richardson's Resort at Lake Tahoe. A weekend of skiing, sledding, playing in the snow, and sitting by the fire! Childcare Saturday and Sunday, all meals provided and great company.
Camp It Up Adventures in Alaska - July 18-August 1, 1998 Two full weeks of touring the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park. Kayaking, fishing, bicycling, hiking, horse-back riding, flightseeing, white-water rafting, wild-life viewing, boat tours. Airfare, accomodations, meals, cars, childrens program, adventures.
Raft the American River - September 4-6, 1998 A great family raft experience.
Winter Holidays in Santa Fe - December 27, 1998- January 3, 1999 Four nights in Santa Fe and 3 nights at Ghost Ranch Center in Abiquiu. The beauty and wonder of the high southwest in winter.
Raft the Grand Canyon - 2 weeks in July, 1999 The adventure of a lifetime - for families with kids 12 and older.
If you would like to receive a general brochure, call 510 524-6945 and leave me your name and address and I'll send you a brochure. Also let me know if you would like more information about specific trips.
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