Onondaga Camp’s approach to gender inclusion is informed by our mission statement.
Onondaga Camp welcomes campers and staff from all gender identities and expressions including but not limited to – cisgender, transgender, nonbinary, agender and genderqueer. As a camp, we seek to promote equity and foster inclusion by providing the support needed to help our LGBTQ2S+ campers and staff thrive while at Onondaga Camp.
To that end, we are committed to working with campers, their families and staff to understand their needs and to providing the necessary training to our staff team.
Onondaga Camp recognizes that the understanding of gender and gender issues is still rapidly changing and therefore this policy will be reviewed as needed to ensure it is most reflective of the needs of our community.
Racism and intolerance go against everything Onondaga Camp is about. We are committed to the work that we need to do to stay true to our mission statement. We must seek to better understand the inequalities that Black, Indigenous and people of colour face in a summer camp setting. It is only from there that we will be able to put into place actionable plans to make positive changes. Camp is a place where everyone should feel welcomed and celebrated for who they are and we continue to take the steps needed to ensure just that.