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The Rainbow Family Camp Fund


After running a successful camp for girls at Montecito Sequoia for 25 years, Dr. Barnes saw the need to develop family camp programs, providing a nurturing space for families to connect, have fun, and create lifetime memories.

Family camp provides a key opportunity for youth and their families to connect in the outdoors, have meaningful experiences together, and meet others to build community. This is particularly important for LGBTQ+ youth and their families who gain additional value from spaces of belonging to connect with peers, engage in supportive conversations around shared identities and family dynamics, and more.

This fund is dedicated to providing more camp opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth and families to experience the magic of family camp. 



Proposals must address at least one of the following grant objectives below. To read an example of each objective in practice, click the "i" icon to the right of each objective.

Objective #1: Create new opportunities for LGBTQ+ families to experience family camp through the creation of an LGBTQ+ specific family camp program.

Objective #2: Strengthen an existing family camp program to better serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Objective #3: Enhance camp accessibility for LGBTQ+ families by offering financial assistance, with a specific emphasis on supporting individuals with intersecting marginalized identities.

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