CAMP TRANS 2011! SITE SETUP JULY 23; CAMP JULY 24-31

Get yer ass to Camp Trans, a fiercely
engaged and deliriously celebratory protest...
- Michelle Tea

LATEST NEWS:

   

7/20/2011: CAMP STARTS THIS WEEKEND!!!

Ready for camp?

Camp Trans 2011 is July 24 - 31!

Need directions or airport/bus pickups? Email us at [email protected]. The sooner the better as we will have limited access to email once camp starts.

Need a ride or have room to spare in your car? Go to the ride boards in the community forums. (If you've signed up for the forum to post on the ride board and are having trouble getting access, email us and I'll get your account approved right away.)

If you can, please come on Saturday and help us setup! We're expecting fewer people this year so every hand really helps.

   

5/8/2011: CALL FOR WORKSHOPS!!!

Got a workshop idea? Do it!

Camp Trans cordially invites all workshop submissions for Camp Trans 2011.

Every year, Camp Trans has workshops and caucuses on a wide variety of topics and decadent themes throughout the week. Workshops are a great way to share your expertise, non-expertise, knowledge, ridiculous passions, and organized hunches with other attendees. This is how we share our skills and build a beautiful community of communities. Plus they’re fun.

We welcome workshop proposals from people of every identity, on a diversity of topics. This is not a conference, and the workshops and activities we organize at Camp Trans come from people like you (and me and us!) stepping up and offering to design a workshop. (Everyone's a teacher, everyone's a student.) Workshops can be, but do not have to be explicitly trans-oriented.

In the past, we've had workshops on themes that explore prison solidarity, de-colonization, organizing & community building, identities, hormones and surgery, relationships, flirting, tree climbing, really all sorts of DIY skillsharing, (dis)ability activism, artsy crafting, moving to a beat, and clowning around, for example and to name several past themes.

If you have an interest that you are passionate about and would like to share it--that's what we're looking for, non-experts and experts alike. You can structure your proposition as a formal workshop, a group activity, a guided discussion, an informal caucus, or some other format.

We particularly encourage workshops on topics that acknowledge the necessity of solidarity with other oppressed/marginalized peoples, and that tie the struggle for trans liberation in with other struggles.

To propose a workshop, email your proposal to us at [email protected].

Proposals should include:

  • your name and pronoun preference (and those of any co-presenters)
  • your contact info (email and phone)
  • the dates you will be at Camp Trans/preference on when your workshop happens
  • the name of your workshop or caucus
  • a 200 word description of your workshop/caucus including its goal and how it will be structured, duration, whether it will be open to the entire camp population or if it's only for specific population at Camp
  • a 100 word or less bio of each presenter (if you want!)
  • and if if there are specific needs, materials, accomodations, etc. for your workshop.

DEADLINE: Midnight on Sunday, JUNE 24th 2011  **Write down the submission deadline**

If you miss this deadline, we will actually still gladly accept your workshop proposals and see what we can work out. But having your proposals in by Sunday, June 24th 2011 would be the most respectful and most awesome, to ensure that we have enough scheduling time and space.

In sum, we're looking forward to all of your proposals! If you have any questions or concerns, you can email us at [email protected]. Rye (that's me writing this!) is the workshop coordinator for this year and will be the person scheduling and answering workshop-related emails.

Also, you can download the flyer here!

Have a fabulous Spring!

Yours,

Rye and the Cat-Herders for Camp Trans 2011

03/30/2011: CALL FOR COMMUNITY INPUT!

The purpose of this message is to let you all know about some changes that are going to be happening regarding Camp Trans' existence. The current organizers are in want/need of community (past and present, or whatever) input to help guide decision making and organizing process!

In sum, hands down, we ARE going to take a step back from our focus on MichFest this year. Instead, this year we'd like to put our energy fully into reviving the beautiful, celebratory, demanding, and decadent trans & allied community that Camp Trans was always meant to be, in and of its own. This re-focusing has been a long time coming, and after Camp this past year, we have determined that now seems to be the ripest time for this needed re-focusing, (wherever that may lead us).

So if you have ANY interest in contributing your input to our decision making re: where our future Camp Trans goes, what we become, what we don't become, or anything else you have interest in contributing, please please please visit the forum on the website and participate in that conversation! More details explaining things are both on that forum, and forthcoming.

To get to the forum, go to:

  • "Community Forums" (on left sidebar)
  • Log In or Register to be able to see the approps forum
  • The discussion is posted under Camp Trans 2011, Organizing.
  • Have fun discussing/posting your hearts/opinions out!

Otherwise, I hope that you all are good and shaking things up wherever you go (or whatever you want to be doing). And thanks for giving your input--it's very much appreciated.

 

06/21/2010: CALL FOR WORKSHOPS!

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS CAMP TRANS 2010 - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

Hi, I'm gayge, and I'll be helping to schedule and coordinate
workshops and caucuses for Camp Trans again this year. Every year, we
have workshops and caucuses on a variety of topics connected to trans
issues or of interest to trans people. Workshops are a great way to
share your expertise and knowledge with other attendees, and also are
a whole lot of fun. We welcome workshop proposals from people of every
identity and on a diversity of topics. In the past, we've had
workshops on such topics as being in solidarity to other oppressed
groups, identity, hormones and surgery, relationships, flirting,
organizing, and a wide range of other topics. Workshops and caucuses
are generally an hour and a half, and you can structure it as a formal
workshop, a group activity, a guided discussion, an informal caucus,
or some other format.

We particularly encourage workshops on topics such as working in
solidarity with other oppressed groups, experiences of how other
oppressions intersect with trans*ness, or that tie the struggle for
trans liberation in with other struggles.

Some caucuses that are already planned for camp trans this year are a
people of color caucus and several trans caucuses, including a
genderqueer caucus.

To propose a workshop, email me at [email protected]. Let
me know that you have a proposal for a workshop or caucus in the
subject of the email, and please include your proposal as an
attachment. Your proposal should include your name and pronoun
preference (and those of any copresenters), your contact info (email
and phone), the name of your workshop or caucus, a 200 word
description of your workshop/caucus including its goal and how it will
be structured, whether it will be open to the entire camp population
or limited to a specific population (generally, workshops are open and
caucuses are limited to a specific group or a fishbowl, however, both
closed workshops and open caucuses are great!), and a 100 word or less
bio of each presenter. Also, if you feel that your workshop or caucus
would benefit from having an advocate present, or want or need any
other accommodations, please let me know. If at all possible, please
send these proposals by July 23rd, so we can have plenty of time to
structure a schedule and publicize the workshops we'll be offering at
Camp!

Not sure if you can make Camp? Worried that you'll get there and
suddenly have a brilliant idea for a discussion group or a group
activity? Don't worry! We're also going to make sure to once again
include plenty of room for workshops and caucuses planned right at
Camp Trans. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's workshop
proposals and helping to make workshops and caucuses rewarding,
educational, and fun experiences for everyone interested in presenting
and attending.

 

01/08/2010: CAMP TRANS 2010 COMING SOON!

Post to the community forums if you'd like to be involved, or contact [email protected]

08/04/2009: WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK

The dates and times are subject to change, and more events may be added throughout the week. Here's what we have right now!

Monday, August 3: Walking the line at MWMF 9:00AM-???

Tuesday, August 4: Trans Male Spectrum Caucus 11:00AM-12:30PM; Trans Female Spectrum Caucus 2:00-3:30PM; Partner Abuse in the Trans Community Workshop 5:00-6:30PM

Wednesday, August 5: Vigil at the old Camp Trans site 10:00AM-12:00PM; Genderqueer Caucus 2:00-3:30PM; BDSM As Bio-Political Resistance (Heather) 2:00-3:30PM; The "I Feel Alienated" Caucus 5:00-6:30PM

Thursday, August 6: Future of Camp Trans Organizers + Future Organizers Workshop 11:00AM-12:30PM; Healing Emotional Trauma & Emotional First Aid Workshop (Gauge) 2:00-3:30PM or longer as needed; Prison Abolition and Trans Liberation Workshop 2:00-3:30PM; Radical Church (non-religious, non-dogmatic, non-new-age spirituality as a tool for dismantling patriarchy and culture) 5:00-6:30PM

Friday, August 7: Rope Bondage Workshop (Heather) 2:00-3:30PM

07/28/2009: IMPORTANT: TRANSPORTATION & DIRECTIONS TO CAMP TRANS

Email [email protected] no later than Friday, July 31 to ensure that you receive the map and directions before Camp Trans organizers depart for Camp (where we don't have reliable internet access all the time).

If you need a ride from the airport, bus station, or towns near Camp Trans, please also try to email [email protected] with your estimated date, time & address of arrival, number of travelers, phone number, and any accommodations needed, and post to the discussion forum.

We will do our best to accommodate requests all week for last-minute travelers, but we will only be able to get online when we make trips into town.

 

07/28/2009: PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 6: Diana Vashti (8:00-8:15), Rebekah Miller (8:30-8:45), Gauge (9:00-9:30), Red (9:45-10:15), Open Mic (10:30-Whenever)

Friday, August 7: Twilight of the Idle (8:00-8:45), Nicky Click (9:00-9:45), Screamclub (10:00-10:45), Madison (Post-Show in the woods)

Saturday, August 8: Solo (8:00-8:45), Barton Stink (9:00-9:45), Dallas/Marie (10:00-10:45), Car Stereo Dance Party (11:00-Whenever)

 

07/14/2009: BOOKING AND EVENTS

If you want to perform at Camp Trans, send an email to Dallas: [email protected]

 

06/30/2009: CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND CAUCUSES

The 2009 call for workshops and caucuses is out. Please try to submit by July 18 if possible!

06/29/2009: COMMUNITY FORUMS REPAIRED

Check out our newly spam-free community forums. Offer and receive transportation to and from Camp Trans, reconnect with old friends, meet new campers, and say hello!

 

06/22/2009: WE'RE BACK!

Camp Trans is happening in 2009: Stay tuned for updates!

 

05/01/2008: NEW WEBSITE!

The Camp Trans website has a new look, as well as updated information for 2008 and a set of discussion forums!

 

04/13/2008: CALL FOR WORKSHOPS!

Hi, I'm Gauge, and I'll be helping to schedule and coordinate workshops and caucuses for Camp Trans this year. Every year, we have workshops and caucuses on a variety of topics connected to trans issues. Workshops are a great way to share your expertise and knowledge with other attendees, and also are a whole lot of fun. We welcome workshop proposals from people of every identity and on a diversity of topics. In the past, we've had workshops on such topics as being a good ally, identity, hormones and surgery, relationships, flirting, organizing, and a wide range of other topics. Workshops and caucuses are generally an hour and a half, and you can structure it as a formal workshop, a group activity, a guided discussion, an informal caucus, or some other format.

To propose a workshop, email me at [email protected] . Let me know that you have a proposal for a workshop or caucus in the subject of the email, and please include your proposal as an attachment. Your proposal should include your name and pronoun preference (and those of any copresenters), your contact info (email and phone), the name of your workshop or caucus, a 200 word description of your workshop/caucus including its goal and how it will be structured, whether it will be open to the entire camp population or limited to a specific population, and a 100 word or less bio of each presenter. Also, if you feel that your workshop or caucus would benefit from having an advocate present, or want or need any other accomodations, please let me know. Please send these proposals by June 7th, so we can have plenty of time to structure a schedule and publicize the workshops we'll be offering at Camp!

Not sure if you can make Camp? Worried that you'll get there and suddenly have a brilliant idea for a discussion group or a group activity? Don't worry! We're also going to make sure to once again include plenty of room for workshops and caucuses planned right at Camp Trans. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's workshop proposals and helping to make workshops and caucuses rewarding, educational, and fun experiences for everyone interested in presenting and attending.

 

04/01/08: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Hey folks,

I'm in the process of getting volunteers ready for culture this year and i'm still in search of someone to fill the positions of Lead Advocate and Workshop Coordinator. 

Lead Advocate would be responsible for putting together the advocate program and organizing all the other advocates.  This is an organizational role and involves getting advocate trainings/meetings together and acting as advocate to organizers and advocates.  there is a lot of room to design whatever program you feel is best but i can also put this person in contact with last year's lead advocate if you're interested in recreating/updating the program we had last year.

Workshop Coordinator is responsible for putting together a schedule of workshops for the week and facilitating the scheduling of caucuses.  there has been a lot of talk about scaling down in terms of pre-scheduled workshops this year and focusing on having a few good/important ones instead of trying to have a lot, thus leaving more room for impromptu workshops and such.  but nothing has completely been decided yet.  i have some ideas and some of the other organizers/past organizers have ideas and would be willing to work with you on this.

Both these positions are under the heading of culture and so i will serve as the liason between those positions and the other organizers, therefore anyone applying for these positions should expect to work closely with me

if you are interested in either of these positions or know someone who might be, email me at jackrobinson @ riseup . net and let me know.  i will need you to fill out an application (which i can send to you via email if you are interested in the position).

Looking forward to seeing everyone at camp this summer

xoxo
Jack Radish, Culture Coordinator

 

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