Gather, Share & Learn on the Mountainside
Oct 7-10, 2022
July 7-10, 2023
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, yes, and yes 100 times over!
This program was so impactful, and I feel like I am leaving with an improved sense of self and love.”
“You will be dirty.
But you will be happy and feel safe and seen and welcome and nourished.”
“All trans/enby identities—even those that are shifting and in progress—are welcome!
If you read the info and feel like you should be there, you probably should. The community holds everyone.”
When: Oct 7-10, 2022. Opening circle at noon on Friday, closing circle at noon on Monday.
Where: Deep in the forests of Worcester, Vermont.
What: Four days of fun workshops, relaxing outdoors, and discussions about transmasculine identity and culture. We'll announce the workshop schedule closer to the event, but here's the activity schedule for the July 2022 camp to give you an example of what we do: CLICK HERE. All activities are optional and you can leave or join a workshop at any time.
Food: We serve three hot meals a day, cooked with love by our transmasc cook Chris. First meal is dinner on Friday, last meal is breakfast on Monday. The menu is vegetarian and we can accommodate gluten-free diets.
Sleeping: Bring your own tent and sleeping bag to camp in the forest. For the October camp we recommend a sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees F (and expect lows between 30-50 degrees F).
Hanging out: Enjoy our open-air tarp shelters, fire circles, woodland glades, refreshing brook, and nearby mountain trails.
Sanitation: Poop in the wilderness toilet, pee in the woods, and wash your hands often at our outdoor sink. There are no showers, but you can jump in the brook.
Pets: Please leave your pets at home. This land is already home to 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 9 goats, so adding more critters brings too much chaos!
Substances: We aim to strike a balance between safe space for sober people and accommodating those who use medicinal substances such as cannabis for personal wellness. Discreet medicinal personal substance use is allowed.
Cost: Sliding scale $150-550.
OUR COVID POLICIES
- Stay home if you are sick or have been directly exposed to someone with Covid
- The program is 100% outdoors (dress for the weather!)
- Consent-based masking: Masks are generally optional, but please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it if someone asks you to be masked when near them.
- Please get a covid test 1-3 days prior to the gathering. This can be a PCR test (recommended) or a rapid test. Stay home if your test is positive.
“Transmasc Camp brought together such a beautiful diversity of experience and identities. The space was very welcoming of folx across the trans masc spectrum.
Camp felt very relaxed with just enough structure and fun programming with zero pressure.
—Big T, Transmasc Camper
What are you waiting for?
October Camp full, but if you fill out the registration form we'll put you on the October Camp waiting list and you'll get special early notification when registration for our next camp opens up!Get on the Waiting List For Camp!
“There is a very beautiful sense of community, kindness, and gentleness, with many opt-in opportunities for pushing one’s growth edges. A great place to meet people and build community and get to exist as yourself, how/whatever you are.”
“You have to be here—as a transmasc person you need to give this gift to yourself. It’s a courageous & profound step towards healing & joy. Do it!”
“Finding joy and trans celebration elevates this event way beyond a trans support group experience. You’ll find a whole new level of support you didn’t know was accessible.”
“People held space wonderfully, people were genuine, open and vulnerable in beautiful ways. And there was no cliqueish-ness.”
“My community has grown. It was all love.♥”
“Gender diversity is fully welcomed.”
“Inclusive as f*ck!
Would recommend to a more gender-diverse crowd now.”
“If you want to meet a bunch of really cool trans people who won’t judge you based on where you are in transition, this is it.”
“Transmasc Camp was beautifully organized, combining interesting structured activities and free time for exploring or relaxing.
Workshops and discussion groups encouraged participation and made a safe space for trying new things. Affinity groups allowed campers to converse in smaller groups, leading to new friendships.
Being immersed in a diverse and accepting transmasc community was a life changing experience.”
“Everybody is an anxious baby. Come and feel the love.♥”
“So many other people were anxious or intimidated too. That’s totally normalized here.”
“I almost didn’t come, and despite my social anxiety, I was *immediately* glad I came. I’m taking with me so many things I needed that could only come from community.”
“Fully belly laughter, friends, hope for the future.”
“Because of my time here, I have an expanded understanding of what things can be. You have to join/attend, and I hope your experience is magical too.”
“I had the space to be myself, in nature, for a whole weekend. To be surrounded by fellow transmascs who were wonderful.
I felt loved, accepted and appreciated, not just in my queerness but also in my neurodivergence. The camp was also very accommodating disability and limitations-wise, which was very important to me.
I can’t wait to come back.”
—Anon, Transmasc Camper
DAYS UNTIL CAMP
WHO WE ARE
Murphy Robinson (they or he) is a queer transmasculine human who teaches archery, hunting, and survival skills for marginalized genders.
They've been a Wilderness First Responder since 2006 and a Street Medic since 2010. They love hiking with their dog Clyde, growing/wildcrafting their own food, and researching queer and trans references in medieval norse poetry.
Roles: Organizer, First Aid
Erin O'Connell (ne/nim/nirs) identifies as transgenderqueer.
Ne powerlifted in college pre-transition, started doing what's formerly known as CrossFit, finished a Spartan Beast, and decided to switch to kettlebells and maces. Ne is a certified personal trainer through ISSA and holds a KIPS mace certification.
Ne enjoys wooing street cats with slow blinks, cold water plunges, and building raging fires in nirs Solostove.
H Saydek (they and he) grew up on the unceded Abenaki land that is southern vermont. They are a queer, nonbinary and transmasc, japanese american multiracial person who is grateful to be involved in food and land sovereignty work through Conscious Homestead and the VT Releaf Collective. H picks and presses apples for a cider mill in the fall, and celebrates snow season by organizing with Unlikely Riders, a vt BIPOC organization rooted in joy and connection while skiing, snowboarding, and snow sliding.
Hunter Kirschner (he/him) is a queer and trans educator, community builder, and advocate for LGBTQ+ students at Keene State College in Keene, NH. He loves celebrating the miracle that is queer and trans people, learning how to play the drums, leading LGBTQ+ community hikes, and playing games with his spouse (board or card, not mental or emotional).
Chris Siegriest (they/them) is a queer trans non-binary witch who works in plant
medicine, somatic healing and ritual priestxing. They are untameable but changeable, lover of edges/edge-tending, a hermetic grandpa in deep
woods, who approaches political organizing as care work with the body/ies and magic at the
heart of it.
Roles: Hearth Witch (aka Camp Cook)
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