IN PERSON

VERMONT

TRANSMASC CAMP

 

Gather, Share & Learn on the Mountainside

 

Summer Transmasc Camp:

July 11-14, 2024

  

Fall Transmasc Camp:

Sept 12-15, 2024 

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.” 
 
FINN

TRANSMASC CAMPER

“You will be dirty.
But you will be happy and feel safe and seen and welcome and nourished.” 
 
EMMETT

TRANSMASC CAMPER

“All trans/enby identitieseven those that are shifting and in progressare welcome!
If you read the info and feel like you should be there, you probably should. The community holds everyone.” 
 
CARYNE

TRANSMASC CAMPER

THE DETAILS

 

When: Dates at top of page. Opening circle at noon on Thursday, closing circle at noon on Sunday.

Where: Deep in the forests of Worcester, Vermont.

What: Four days of fun workshops, relaxing outdoors, and discussions about trans identity and culture. The workshop schedule will be developed after registration closes, with opportunities for each participant to submit a workshop proposal.  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 amazing cooks.  First meal is dinner on Thursday, last meal is breakfast on Sunday. The menu can accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Sleeping: Bring your own tent and sleeping bag to camp in the forest.

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 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 3 chickens, 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.  Alcohol is not welcome at camp.  Discreet medicinal personal substance use is allowed.  Please smoke only in the designated smoker's area.

Cost: Sliding scale $175-575. 

Our BIPOC Reparations rate is $10.

 

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!)
  • Masks are optional unless you develop respiratory symptoms, in which case we will ask you to mask.¬†¬†
  • Please get a covid test 1-3 days prior to the gathering. A rapid antigen test is fine. 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. 

Highly recommend! 

—Big T, Transmasc Camper

Claim Your Spot!

Registration for all camps opens April 6, 2024 at noon Eastern Time.  The camps have sold out in as little as 9 hours, so get registered early!  Join the Mountainsong Expeditions mailing list to get a notice in your inbox when enrollment opens.

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July 11-14 Transmasc Camp, 2024

Registration is live, click on the picture to register!  Sliding scale coupon codes are listed on the next page.

Sept 12-15 Transmasc Camp, 2024

Registration is live, click on the picture to register!  Sliding scale coupon codes are listed on the next page.

“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

WHO WE ARE

Murphy Robinson

Murphy Robinson (he or they) is a queer transman who teaches wilderness skills and builds Tiny Houses for people who need affordable housing.  He is a Wilderness First Responder who loves hiking with his dog Clyde, growing his own food, and learning Quebecois French. 

Dandelion Housing Project Website

Roles: Organizer for all camps, First Aid

Erin O'Connell

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.  Ne enjoys wooing street cats with slow blinks, cold water plunges, and building raging fires in nirs Solostove. 

www.FitFolx.com

Roles: Organizer, all camps

Hunter Kirschner

Hunter Kirschner (he/they) was a camper at the first Transmasc Camp before he became an organizer, and is excited to be involved with all three camps this season. They bring tremendous community-building and organizational skills along with a love of the outdoors and a playful spirit. He loves helping to create the magical, welcoming space for you that has been created for him and so many others. They are a Virgo sun, Taurus moon, Cancer rising, if you're interested in that kind of thing (he is).

Roles: Organizer, all camps

Tam Willey

Tam Willey (they/them), affectionately known as big T, is a queer, gender expansive, nature therapy guide based in Boston. Tam explores themes of belonging and attention through story, nature immersion, reciprocity, and relational kinship. Tam has a background as a handy person, woodworking instructor, custodian, skateboarder, musician, artist, mentor, community advocate.

ToadstoolWalks.com

Roles: July Organizer

Drift

 Drift (fae/they) is a genderqueer/trans/gender expansive licensed clinical social worker in Southern Vermont.  Drift is dedicated to fostering 2SLGBTQIA+ revelry, resilience, and liberation. Fae is a co-founder of the Queer Council of Brattleboro, volunteers with Vermont Witchcamp, Out in the Open, and various QT recovery spaces. 

www.driftmavynlicsw.com

Roles: July Organizer

Mev

Mev (they/them) is a transmasc-genderqueer farmer and outdoor educator. They work to inspire kindness and love of the forest and wild beings (including humans) in the young people in their life. They practice co-counseling and astrology, and are currently studying community herbalism. They enjoy crafting and singing with friends and staring at the night sky.

Roles: August Organizer

Kameron

Kameron McConnell (he/him) lives in South Burlington with his wife and teenage son. Around camp, catch him on the go or find him fireside. Small groups and one-on-one interactions are Kameron's favorite ways to get to know people. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, needle felting and tutoring middle school math students. First Aid and CPR certified.

Roles: September Organizer

Emmett

Emmett (they/them) is a nonbinary transmasc homebody and food service gremlin from southern Maine. They care about accessible yoga practices, astrology as a tool for growth, and some third thing. Find them at camp lurking around the dish pit or wistfully staring down the stream. 

Roles: September Organizer

Vermont Transmasc Camp

$175-575

for four-day camp

  • Connect to other  transmasc folks
  • Play in the woods 
  • Learn badass skills

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