Introducing Camp Autostraddle

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In July 2010, I woke up at 3am and wrote “CAMP – THIS WILL BE OUR THING” on a notepad I keep by my bed for nocturnal moments of genius. I can’t remember precisely what thoughts I was thinking before I thought the thought about camp, but I remember all the thoughts we’ve had since as the project has expanded and become a team effort.

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What Would Autostraddle Look Like in 3-D?

Here’s the idea: a few hundred of you, 20 of us, and a beautiful group retreat site in the mountains. We’ve cherry picked the things we like about other queer women’s events and vacations — hilarious comedy, diverse panels, the occasional dance party and the chance to revel in one another’s awesomeness — added heaps of our own original ideas, and found a way to serve it to you for a fraction of what those other events cost.

It’s an opportunity for you to discover new things about yourself, enhance your relationships within the international queer community, make new friends forever, support Autostraddle, and, you know — get away from your laptop for three days!

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A-Camp: A Place Where You Can Be Yourself

We feel like there’s a void out there for awesome queer women who desperately wanna meet each other and experience the magic of communing with like minds, but aren’t into beer-soaked pool parties and can’t swing cruises to the Bahamas. Our original idea was to hold Camp a few times a year, for 4-7 days each time, in different locations, but that seemed like a huge thing to dive into, thus . . .

The First Ever A-Camp Weekend was born!! It’s a pilot run that gives all of us a chance to determine the website’s future!

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Details:

When: Thursday April 26th – Sunday April 29th, 2012

Where: Alpine Meadows Retreat Center in Angelus Oaks, California. It’s 1.5 hours from Palm Springs, 2 hours from Los Angeles, 2.5 hours from San Diego, 4 hours from Las Vegas, 5 hours from Phoenix and 8 hours from San Francisco. We’ll be running shuttles from LAX to the campsite all day on April 26th and shuttles back to LAX on April 29th.

Lodging: You’ll be having the bestest biggest surprise slumber party of your life in fully insulated, carpeted & heated cabins with private bathroom/showers/baths and generously-sized bunk beds.

Just $50 down reserves your spot!

Cost: $300

Your Cost Includes:

* 3 nights lodging
* 3 meals a day and snacks (with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher options)
* Full access to a variety of daytime programming situations, including typical camp stuff like crafts and sports as well as workshops and panels with AS Teamasters
* World-Class Night-time Entertainment: The entire event will be MC’ed by world’s funniest duo, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard
* Gift bag with exclusive Camp-Only Autostraddle T-shirt you can sell on ebay in ~4 years

Also:

* Memories that will last a lifetime, probably longer
* Staff dedicated to all of your feelings or lack thereof
Be an active part of the group that determines the future of A-Camp

Who: You guys! You guys are really gonna like each other! All ages welcome/encouraged! ALSO:

Also — Camp TeaMasters will be Robin & Marni/bcw, and your “counselors” and workshop leaders presently include, confirmed: comediennes/actresses/writers Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard, actress/singer Haviland Stillwell, actress/producer Sarah Croce, actress/writer Ashley Reed, Internet Superstar Chef Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen, Stylist Sara Medd, DJ/filmmaker Carlytron, Fashion Icon Fitforafemme and world famous photographer Robin Roemer as well as Riese, Laneia, Crystal, Annika, Taylor, Katrina, Emily, Whitney, Intern Hot Laura, Alex, Lizz, Brittani, Bren, Gabby, Jess S., Intern Grace, Carmen, Kelsey and Stef.

In addition to having life-changing conversations around a campfire with some of the coolest girls you’ll ever meet, you’ll have tons of activities, workshops, groups and panel discussions to choose from every day.

We’re here, you’re queer, it’s family.

We’ll roll out information and take requests regarding programming over the next several weeks, but rest assured there will be so many fun things to do if you wanna do stuff, like:

 Lesbian Feminist Jeopardy

Writing workshops with Rachel & Riese

Basketball! Hiking! Arts & Crafts! Cooking! Yoga! Speed-Dating!

Photography with Robin

High Ropes Course, Climbing Tower and Zip Line

Unicorn Plan-It Hollywood Show

Queer Women of Color Panel

 Formspring LIVE! with Riese, Laneia, Rachel, Crystal, Taylor, Lizz and Alex

The diversity in our programming will reflect the diversity of our content — shit that makes you laugh, shit that makes you think, and shit that makes you wanna change the world.

YES I’M IN. WHAT DO I DO?

1. Put down a $50 deposit and/or put down the entire $300 to secure your spot ASAP. There’s limited space, and we expect this’ll fill up quickly. Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferrable. (This also makes a great last minute Valentine’s Day present!)

2. You’ll provide us with some basic information while making your deposit or payment this week. In two weeks, you’ll be asked for a lot more information about things like your t-shirt size, flight times and bunking needs/concerns/requests (cabins sleep between 6 and 20 people). Then all kinds of updates will keep happening until you arrive!

3. Start making travel arrangements!

If you’re flying, we recommend flying into LAX, because we will be running shuttles from there, but arrangements could also be made from the Palm Springs or Ontario airport, depending on demand. We will request flight information from you before camp begins.

If you are flying and will need transportation, please  fly in on Thursday April 26th before 6pm and book your return flight for Sunday, April 29th (we recommend flying out after noon, but can make other arrangements if necessary)

If you’re driving, then sweet! If you’re looking to carpool or caravan, you can coordinate with other campers via the ASS Camp group or Facebook Page (both will go up this week.)

4. You’ll also have access to the event website after making your payment, and can enjoy updates there.

FAQ:

Q: But I’m really socially awkward! What if I go there alone and don’t make any friends?!
A: Oh girl, we ALL feel you, which’s why we’re committed to 100% social comfort. I can tell you who doesn’t make that claim and her name is Dinah Shore. Firstly, Autostraddlers are the most amazing, kind, inclusive people in the world and Secondly, we’ll be prepared for Shystraddlers and the team will be prepped on how to ensure nobody will feel weird or awkward at camp. This is our top priority. You have my promise and honestly I rarely promise things. We got this shit on eight kinds of lock.

Q: I’m really super poor but I want to go so bad!
A: Firstly, this is a once-in-a-lifetime Utopia-esque situation, I recommend getting your emergency funds out. But we get that hard times are here for some of you, and that’s why we’ve set up a “pay it later” system. Let us know when you put down your deposit that you’ll need to pay via installment plan. No fees, no gimmicks, no credit checks. We’ll work with you to get you there. That’s just how much we want you to come.

Q: Is there Wi-Fi?
A: NOPE! I know it’s scary!

Q: Will there be any free time?
A: Yup! I mean you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. Go read by the river or go videotape your friend hiding in a tree like a monkey or just lie on the grass or in your bed. You can do whatever you wanna do, you’re a grown-up!

Q: Are there extra charges for any activities?
A: Yes, there is a $15 fee for those requiring transportation to/from LAX, $20 fee for the Ropes Course or Climbing Tower, $25 for a private voice lesson with Haviland and $10 for a private writing tutorial with Riese.

Q: Do you need any more speakers/activity leaders?
A: If you’re either famous, internet-famous or have a strong background in queer activism/social justice issues and experience talking to groups about that, we could use some more of both of those kinds of people. Hit us up – robin [at] autostraddle [dot] com & autostraddle.merch [at] gmail [dot] com.

Q: Me and all my friends want to go together, can we stay in the same cabin?
A: Yes.

Q: I got so inspired by your State of the Union yesterday that I donated my last 50 bucks!
A: Shoot us an email and we’ll work out a transfer.

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You guys, this is the closest thing you’ll ever get to magic.

Register Now. You Don’t Wanna Miss This.

Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2840 articles for us.

780 Comments

  1. Oh man. At first I was like, nah, this would be crazy/I am a grad student with very little spare change. Then I was like fuck it, I can save, early birthday present to me! But, then I checked my calendar. My biggest presentation of the year is right after camp. =/

  2. PLEASE do this on the East Coast soon!! And you should do it in the great state of New York because I’m from New York and there are loads of queer ladies all over the state.

    Oh, and maybe not right before my final exams.

    You guys are gonna have a great time. I’m so jealous.

  3. If I had the money for a plane ticket and wasn’t in school, I’d go to this and have the time of my life. It’s a great idea, and I hope you get enough people so that you can do it every year! I’ll make it eventually!

  4. Just registered! Sooo anxious and excited! I WILL break my shyness at this camp! I will, I will, I will! & this is a great road trip opportunity/birthday present/going-away present for my gf who is going into the Air Force a week after this camp…not sure whether to have a happy or sad face :\

  5. A few months ago I realized that my purpose in life is to start a feminist/queer summer camp for kiddies. This will be the perfect training ground. Actually, mine should just be a spin-off. I am going to go ahead and offer to run A-Camp-a-Little in ~10 years when there will be a critical mass of babies that need tending.

  6. I’m spending some of the money my dead, homophobic great-aunt left me for graduate school to come to camp. I can think of no better use. You only live once and you can get loans for graduate school but not for gay camp! I’m so excited I could burst into flames! As my traveling companion said, we’ll get there if we have to fuel a hot air balloon with enthusiasm alone.

  7. Eee! I just registered! I also have the best boss in the world. Seriously, I told her about it and she went “Wow! Oh my gosh, you should totally go! How can I help get you there?!” For real. Though… my other boss (I have more than one job) doesn’t even know I registered… here’s hoping I get the time off. 8|

    Also, as incentive for all you ladies who really want to go: the registration process lets you pay through “Bill Me Later”, which is a paypal/ebay line of credit. Right now they’re running a 6 month, no interest on all payments of $99 or over deal. So if you have to be on a plan, if you can pay this way you have 6 months without having to worry about interest. Obviously you’d want to be able to pay within 6 months (I’m sure the interest is killer after the deal) but it’s still 6 months to pay off $300 plus air fare.

  8. So I registered despite feeling anxious lol It just sounds too good to pass up even if I don’t know anyone on here! The only experience I have going to sleep away camp is watching Salute Your Shorts and Parent Trap on tv >_> I’m awkward and I’m broke but this is going to work! Anyone flying in from Atlanta? Maybe we can fly together lol

  9. the wife and i have been debating over where to take a vacation this year. we were pondering taking a cross country train trip to the west coast. not sure i can talk her into it she is SUPER bashful! plus idk if someone would share a cabin with my snoring!!! lol lets see if i have more excuses – umm scared i would be the oldest person there at nearly 40!!!!

    but uggg!!!! to meet all of the A-TEAM greatness and HARTO!!!! ohhhhh!!!!!!

  10. I did consider this great sounding camp, but the photos of y’all gave me pause. As my girlfriend and I are just past 50, we would feel so out of place. Too bad, ’cause I love the snarky writing and activism of Autostraddle, plus the fun articles like how to choose boyshorts (50 year olds don’t all wear granny panties!). I recommend your site to all my lesbian friends, though no one in my group seems to find you quite as charming as I do. Any possibility of a few older contributors or staff members?

    Seriously, I love you guys.

  11. Perhaps this is stupid, but the few commenters who’re worried about being too old for camp, could perhaps draw resolve from the may-decemeber relationship article, AS is like your younger but still awesome girlfriend. So long as everyone respects everyone else…

  12. I just wanted to make a quick note: re – location — as Robin pointed out, it’s still cold in New York in April, but another main reason we picked this site was because it was the most affordable for us w/r/t getting the staff & talent to the site and therefore the most affordable for you, too, ’cause we’re trying to keep your costs as low as possible.

    Of the 30 people we have on that graphic, 18 are on the West Coast and 17 of those 18 are within driving distance. All of our “headliners” are in LA. Also, besides me and marni because we’re just that awesome/poor, all of those West Coasters have cars to drive in. In NY, almost nobody has a car. organizing drivng here is way easier, letting people crash in apartments is easier — if we had people coming in to JFK or LGA in New York, running shuttles and renting cars would tack a lot more onto your tuition cost, as would the cost of shipping supplies out there rather than just loading up Alex’s car in LA. Similarly, anywhere in the Midwest or in Canada is drive-able for about two of our staff members, so our own costs would triple. ALSO… most of our non-Californian staff is from New York and it’s actually really cheap to fly to LA from NY, more or less, and there are usually a lot of deals. (Chicago to LA is a good price too.)

    The amount we’d have to charge you in order to afford to send 30 people to australia to run A-Camp would probably not be all that different from what it costs you to fly to this one in LA. Just sayin’!

    I’m really excited for us to grow and expand and take over the world and I know in a few years we’ll be super-enormous and awesome and rich and flying people all over the universe and everything will work and everything will be great and international and fabulous!

    but for now, i promise you that this is the cheapest way for everyone involved, including you, even if you live in boston, believe it or not!

    • It’s impossible to make it work for everyone, but it seems like you really did pick the best set of circumstances to please the most people. $300 is truly an amazing price for a cabin for 3 nights, food for 4 days, and let’s not forget the goodie bag.

    • i think it’s awesome you guys are organizing this
      no matter what location/date/price range you would have chosen, it would always have been suboptimal for some part of the readership. that’s unfortunate but unavoidable. but the ‘complaints’ also mean that you’ve come up with a brilliant idea!! everyone wants to go!

    • You guys are amazing and rocking this entire event. AS has readers all over the world. Everyone can’t be accommodated, but you’re doing a bang up job trying. The fact that you’ve almost sold out in two days *and* that so many people are writing sad they can’t come proves how many people love you. Like wasteunit said, $300 is a truly amazing price and the fact that you’re willing to put people on payment plans is unheard of. I’ve never seen such a big site have such honest dedication to its fans. Even if there was no way I could go to the event, all your efforts would mean a lot.

      I (and probably many other people on the site) know what it’s like to run an indie business, especially when the crew is working on little to no pay. (Is that a lesbian thing, btw? Forming collectives to do incredible things even when there’s little to no money/help?) You’re all miracle workers to put this together. Be proud of what you’ve done!

      On the bright side, maybe this will even spawn AS fan meetups all over the world! I know that’s what I’d be trying for if you were meeting on the east coast. Maybe one day you can even rig A-Camp with wi-fi and use Skype to connect to camps all over the place! With the web, nothing’s impossible :)

      Keep up the good work!

    • If we have A-Camp in Australia, I was never envisioning it involving all the US-based Autostraddle staff! Rather, the couple AS staffers who live here (or, well, pretty much Crystal I guess) and some local guests. Because, uh yeah. Flying people out from the US to Sydney (which isn’t exactly a cheap city in its own right)?

      • yeah me either, I was more hoping we could talk to the Autostraddle team and draw on their to produce an antipodean version inspired by the original. Hopefully that would be ok.

        I think we’d have to make it pretty clear this was member organised and legally independent of Autostraddle, to avoid Autostraddle being held responsible in case the weekend was sucky / caused a natural disaster. Not an A-camp per se but rather an Australia / NZ live in meet up thing.

        if we do have a Camp Autostralia / Austrostraddle, I would also think it’s going to be a lot more scaled down, like around 50ish tops. I was involved in running a week long camp for 200 once and it was a LOT of work, plus it took about a year for a fair sized team to organise.

        yes… I have been thinking about this a lot, why do you ask?

          • yeah I do agree, realistically I feel it would be much less than that. I think if it got 30 people I’d be happy.

            anyway, time to let you and Crystal go (so happy for you but SO JEALOUS) and report back, and if people still want something down under, I’ll gladly help organise.

    • Woops, sorry to make you feel like you had to justify your choice of location Riese! Even if I personally never make it to a Camp A myself, that’s all good with me… attending virtual Camp Autostraddle everyday is enough! So thank you Team A for that :)

      Also, I hope this works out really well for you and you’re able to hold many more in the future. I feel like what you are doing is revolutionary – connecting people on the net and providing them with a virtual place/home to belong in/to/with is one thing, but to translate that into real life is a whole other thing entirely. Good luck!

  13. This is indeed an awesome beginning and I can’t see it being a ‘one and done’ thing. I believe you have started something pretty magical, I keep coming back to read and reread comments because there is so much good. You all have done a great job.

  14. I am on here anonstraddling all the time and never comment, and when I made the decision to register at whatever ungodly hour this morning there were just. no. words.

    SO glad I live in the LA area because I have no excuse not to go except being a poor college student. And so many peeps on here are poor college students that I feel like I owe it to everybody who ACTUALLY can’t make it across the country/various oceans to turn up.

  15. The student in me has decided that this camp will be designated as a “Networking” weekend where I supposedly will meet people who are going to help me into graduate schools n gimme jobs.

    The shy, socialphobic female in me is slightly comforted by all the others who feel the same way. Yet, is unwilling to commit being around SO. MANY. PEOPLE.

    The homosexual in me is saying HOLYSHIT LESBIANS. EVERYWHERE. WHY ARE YOU EVEN DEBATING THIS? THIS IS THE PARADISE YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF: NON-FAKE/SUPERFICIAL LESBIAN GATHERINGS!

    But looking at all the other individuals who are going alone knowing probably mostly no one has inspired me to go0o0ooo0o

  16. i wanna go to lesbian camp!!!!!!!! the last time i went to camp was in 5th grade, and as i was walking down the hill from our cabin, a pair of underwear that was stuck on the inside of my flannel shirt/baggy jeans slid down my pant leg and out the bottom of my pants. luckily no one saw it happen so i quickly kicked it out of the way and when all the other kids eventually saw the underwear on the ground and laughed and shrieked about whose it was, I played along and did the same like psh what weirdo left their underwear outside?! i think it’s time i make a return to camp and redeem myself.

  17. Finally got the guts to to go to the A-Camp registration page and got this message:
    “Registration is closed. The registration limit has been met.”

    This feels worse than when I miss a lightening fast deal on amazon.

  18. I don’t want the registration limit to have been met. I want my best friend to be able to come to camp with me so we can have lesbian superhappyfuntimes together.

    Can there be a waitlist or something in the (unlikely) event that someone cancels?

  19. Joined my 84 year old Grandmother for breakfast and told her about this camp I was going to..She asked a bunch of questions, and when I’d finished explaining it all, she said “Damn! I wish I could go! That sounds like a Hell of a good time!” See..Your never too old to appreciate what this is! Love her! And love you Autostraddle!

  20. NO! Registration closed (refreshing is futile). Why oh why is there not better internet on a Nicaraguan island? Those monkeys holding the internet cables must have been distracted by something shiny. *Pout*

  21. you guys are making our hearts hurt and our eyes cry!!! this is why item #1 on the list of things to do right here in this very post was –> “Put down a $50 deposit and/or put down the entire $300 to secure your spot ASAP. There’s limited space, and we expect this’ll fill up quickly.”

    the good news is that it looks like there is plenty of interest and unless this one is a giant disaster, this will be your first of many chances to come hang out in the woods with us.

    we’re doing our best to figure out how to handle this problem and also we’ll have news about a few sponsorship offers and a waitlist as soon as we process what we’ve already got.

  22. Thank you. AS is the BEST!

    Even though it’s transferable, I didn’t want to take a spot from someone who can def go as I have a gig pending that would ship me out of the country.

    And… I didn’t want to ruin my perfect record of procrastinating.

    A waitlist would be awesome.

  23. oh my god I am registered!!!! My coworkers got sick and tired of hearing me debate over whether or not I can afford it and sat me down on my lunch break to register! I have never been more excited in my life you guys!! :D

  24. hi. um, this might be a little picky of me but i noticed that on the video for the venue they talk a lot about clergy and church groups? not saying there’s anything wrong with that but they people that run this place do know there are hundreds of LESBIANS coming to stay there? i guess i’m just feeling a little strange about having a safe space in a place i would most likely never set foot??? can someone address this for me??? am i being neurotic??? love.

    • I was kinda wondering this as well… Additionally, since they capped the registration at 150, that means they won’t have enough to rent out the whole park, meaning other groups may be there at the same time. I can just picture the other groups grumbling ’bout all the lesbians taking over! Hahaha

    • yes, they know that there are lesbians staying there, we asked every site we called about church groups and church affiliation and if there would be anything problematic about that environment for gay people, wanting to make sure this site would be safer than the rest of the world, etc.

      It’s a Jewish Camp in the summer. With staff we have nearly 200 people going. The first night (thursday) a group of science kids from a school in orange county or something will still be there, but are leaving friday morning so we have the rest of the weekend to ourselves, we’ve been told there won’t be anyone else on the site. We’re calling Monday morning to confirm this for the fifth time!

  25. 1. this timeframe is a good challenge for the college kids; a week before my final critiques, and sweat and heart sweat art shows will be going on… but i’m sure $$ is better than $$$$ or the intense lionesses doing all kinds of intense hot things at dinah shore… i love older women who are distinguished enough to enjoy such $$$ but wowza wowza woo woom wooozzz…
    CAMP IN NATURE= MORE POETIC!

    2. at least when/if i fly solo me and the other awkward/nervous/shy ones can all sway with our hands in our pockets. maybe even whistle. koom–byah!

    3. …i hope medical attention be provided in the event of eye-contact with Sarah Croce’s perfect eyeballs…

  26. Is there any sort of cancel list we can sign up for? It took me a few days to work up the courage to decide I’m attending this alone, and when I went to register, it says that registration is full! I’m sure some people will back out, so I’m hoping there is a possibility of still being able to go??

  27. Sometimes being in New Zealand really sucks. We need an Australasian lesbian (space) camp to make up for the US getting all the cool stuff. Or alternatively you could just give us Hannah Hart and we’ll call it even?

  28. HI EVERYONE I NEED SOME ADVICE.

    First, hi, I never post but I read what you guys have to say all the time and I love you. Autostraddle makes my day, every day. I check it before I check my email or facebook or even my texts some mornings.

    I really think I need to do this trip. I think I’ve been in a soul-sucking, isolating hole for a really long time and I need to do something irresponsible like have a 4-day adventure with a bunch of amazing fucking people in April JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO.

    Here’s the catch: My girlfriend really really really disapproves. She says it’s because it’s financially irresponsible but I kind of don’t believe her. I think she’s just afraid that I’ll cheat on her or will experience some massive emotional shift and take my life in a different direction without her. We’ve been together for 2 years now. I love her. But I don’t care that she doesn’t want me to go. I might do it anyway.

    Selfish, right? Really selfish. She might even break up with me if I do it. But I think I need to do it. I’m not sure I could even make her understand how much I’ve been needing something like this. I’ve been neglecting my own needs for a pretty long time. It has nothing to do with her, it really is all me. I need something that’s mine, something she has no part in. I’ve never taken a solo trip like this. It scares me a little, I really don’t know anyone personally who is going. Being scared sounds REALLY GOOD! I need to hang out in the woods and drink and talk and listen and think with ALL OF YOU.

    So what do you think? When you know you need something, and someone you care about is telling you shouldn’t need it because it’s not really a need, and you’ll risk losing something significant to get the thing you need, do you risk it? Is it worth it?

    I think it’s worth it and if she doesn’t get it, maybe she’s not worth it. But maybe it’s just late.

    • This is a scary comment to reply to, because it’s full of stuff that sounds bigger than A camp (which filled already, so I’m guessing you reserved a spot?).

      Whether you go or not, you guys need to talk more. Start by bringing up some of the things you included in this post. Maybe you didn’t fully express the depth of your need to do something for yourself when you talked about it. And maybe there are compromises other than A camp?

  29. This is why I shouldn’t leave the internet for extended periods of time. I miss important things that happen in the world. Like. This.

    I hope you all have fun and make lots of friends and finger babies.

    I love you AS.

  30. Riese I am sooo mad at you! WHY IS THIS IN APRIL! Why not in summer!??? This isn’t fair! Most people won’t be able to go due to work or school! URGH!!! >:[ I WANT TO GO SO BAD! I WISH THIS CAMP TOOK PLACE DURING THE SUMMER DAMN IT!

  31. HOLY HELL. If I knew THIS WOULD HAPPEN, I wouldn’t have blown $2000 on a trip to Bali.
    FML.
    Anyone want to fly me over (from Australia? I’ll bring Tim Tams!)

  32. How did I miss this?!

    I live almost basically all the way across the country but consider me interested. Forgive if this has been asked before, I didn’t read all the comments although in my defense, I did a search page for “shuttle” but didn’t find the answer. Anyways, for the shuttles from LAX, will there be a cost attached to taking them? If so, how much will it be for a roundtrip?

  33. Is anyone from Hollywood going to these shenanigans? Me and a couple chums are flying and we have an extra night to get into some trouble, if anyone is kind/fun/awesome and wants to show us a good time?

  34. I have absolutely no celebrity status, but I do have Was A Super Dorky Girl Scout Camp Counselor status, so if you guys ever run this again and need someone to teach folks how to do camp crafts and run through an extensive library of silly songs, I’m your gal. I knew the words to Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls at age 9 and kissed my first girl there– it’s ALMOST like I went to a lesbian camp.

  35. This is awesome and I wish I could be part of it because I think this “We feel like there’s a void out there for awesome queer women who desperately wanna meet each other and experience the magic of communing with like minds, but aren’t into beer-soaked pool parties and can’t swing cruises to the Bahamas.” is true.

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