Creating Safe & Welcoming Spaces for All

Inclusion and belonging are more than diversity statements and scholarships. They're about ensuring that everyone has what they need to get to camp, that everyone feels like an insider at camp, that people see their own culture at camp, and so much more. We talk a lot about this and will keep talking about this. 

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Several of these resources talk about the Hidden Curriculum, so what is the hidden curriculum? The secret code of a place. So, you find yourself at someone's house, huh? Now, should you gracefully remove your shoes? And where do you sit to eat? At camp, this might look like the way to line up, the songs we sing, and so much more. Illuminating this helps everyone belong.

AND there's so much more to inclusion and belonging at camp. Keep growing, keep learning, and keep making change.

  • Introduction to the Hidden Curriculum
  • Inclusion Specialist Guide
  • Appropriate vs. Appreciation Handout
  • JEDI Rapid Response Team Sample Job Description
  • JEDI Rapid Response Team Sample Application

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Inclusion & Belonging Posts

Mindfulness at Summer Camp
24 August 2023

Picture it: It’s day three of camp. The initial excitement has worn off, different personalities are rubbing the wrong way, it’s hot outside,...

Summer Camp Debrief
24 August 2023

Last week, we started our summer debrief series. Wow. SO MANY of you showed up to talk inclusion and belonging this summer. I was truly amazed...


Inclusion & Belonging Episodes

24 August 2023
Season 1, Episode 27

Allison and Simone talk safety at camp (and off-site during camp), being a liaison for your community, and...

Summer Camp Podcast
24 August 2023
Season 1, Episode 22

EmJ Juszczyk is joined by Nick Teich and Jace Schara to talk LGBTQ+ camps and programming! They talk about what, if...

Summer Camp Podcast
24 August 2023
Season 1, Episode 19

On this episode Allison Krabill is joined by Michael “Knuckles” Vasquez, Caitlin Carroll and EmJ Juszczyk....

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Our members constantly dig in on how we our camps can do better, and we have a once monthly Talking Equity meeting hosted by Simone Gamble (OAAARS) or Chris Rehs-Dupin (Transplaining for Camps).