NBC News Highlights Groundbreaking LGBTQ Camp for Children
NBC News promoted an LGBTQ+ camp for kids, highlighting its inclusivity and the opportunity for kids to make lifelong memories. The camp, ca...
NBC News Promotes LGBTQ+ Camp for Kids
NBC News promoted an LGBTQ+ camp for kids, highlighting its inclusivity and the opportunity for kids to make lifelong memories. The camp, called New York's Country Pride Camp, aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth. NBC News Daily host Kate Snow expressed enthusiasm for the camp, describing it as "amazing" and praising the idea of creating lasting memories for campers.
NBC News correspondent Steven Romo had the opportunity to visit a camp that caters to LGBTQ+ young people. The camp, described as a welcoming community, aims to create an environment where everyone can thrive. Romo shared his experience, expressing his amazement and even jokingly saying that it made him want to be a kid again.
The New Country Pride Camp
The article discusses the New Country Pride Camp, a summer camp specifically designed for LGBTQ+ kids and children of LGBTQ+ parents. The camp, which is in its third year, aims to provide a safe and inclusive environment for these children to have fun and be celebrated for who they are. The camp is held at the 14th Street Y and New Country Day Camp in New York City and offers a variety of typical summer activities. The article features quotes from a camper, Romo, who expresses how important and meaningful the camp is for LGBTQ+ youth.
"If such a camp had existed when I was younger, it would have greatly impacted my personal growth and reduced my internalized homophobia," said Lonnie Ginsberg, the director of a camp for LGBTQ+ youth.
A news site reader would learn that there are LGBTQ+ counselors available at the camp to support and guide children in the queer community. The counselors aim to show the kids the joy and connection of being part of this community. The assistant director of the camp, Rachel Feldman, expressed concern about trans kids questioning whether their pronouns will be respected in middle school, as they realize that school may not be as accepting as the Pride camp.
"We hope that the current generation of kids will have a better chance at being themselves and finding happiness," Snow and Romo expressed their support for the idea of kids being able to freely explore their identities and be happy. They mention how, in the past, many people had to hide their sexuality, which took away from their ability to simply enjoy their childhood.