Camp Mulberry

Camp Programs

  • Summer Camp 2021: July 31-August 5

    We are continuously monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and are adapting our policies in accordance with the American Camp Association and local/federal guidelines. We ask that parents and campers remain flexible as we make adjustments to our policies. Currently, campers can expect to remain in cabin groups of 6-8 campers and 2 counselors during all activities. Counselors are required to be vaccinated in order to volunteer at Camp Mulberry. Additionally, we will need parents to drive youth to camp as buses are not a safe option at the moment. Masks will be required at camp. Thanks to generous donors, we will have hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and masks readily available for campers and counselors. Please reach out to Andrea with any questions regarding COVID-safety at Camp Mulberry.

    The Laurel Foundation’s Camp Mulberry is the nation’s first cost-free resident camp program specifically for transgender and gender diverse youth, ages 6-17. This camp is an amazing experience for youth looking for a safe space to be their most authentic selves, create a life-long peer support group, and enjoy traditional outdoor camp experiences – such as kayaking, rock climbing, archery, and more! Our volunteer counselors are fully vetted and trained transgender/gender diverse adults who will serve as mentors for our youth. We will also have social workers and registered nurses present at camp. Summer Camp will be a week-long, residential experience in Southern California. Youth from around the country are invited to attend! 

    Campers are required to have a physical within a year from July 31st as well as up to date vaccinations. 

    Because we are operating at a 50% capacity due to COVID-19, Camp Mulberry is now full and we are accepting campers onto our waitlist. Please reach out to Andrea to be added to the waitlist!

  • 2021 Virtual Programs

    The Laurel Foundation will host special virtual programs to keep our Camp Mulberry community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs include a private Minecraft server, a private Discord channel, family game nights, art projects, and more. Please reach out to Andrea if your child is interested in participating.

    Club L.E.A.F – Learn. Empower. Academic. Fun!
    Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm, Camp Laurel campers can log onto our private Zoom link for homework help, tutoring, or for some fun social interaction with our PAC/UCLA volunteers. Youth can receive help in any subject or grade level. For more information click here!

Day Programs

  • We will hold in-person events safely and with any necessary modifications. Please contact our Andrea to RSVP.

  • Back to School Event - September 2021

    Join us as we get ready together for the new school year! Transgender/gender diverse youth (ages 10-17) and their siblings can receive backpacks, school supplies, and more.

  • Halloween Party - October 2021

    Join us for a fun day full of games and prizes, costume contests, a live DJ, yummy treats, and more! Don’t miss out on the spook-tacluar fun!

  • Holiday Party - December 2021

    Our annual Holiday Party is a beloved tradition where families can get together to enjoy holiday crafts and activities, play games and win prizes, share a delicious meal together, and recieve gifts for the children in their family.

 

Margot AndersonCamp Mulberry