Win a Chance To Skip The Waitlist For A-Camp May 2013!

a-camp-may-2013-logoHey queermos! I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the waiting list for A-Camp May 2013 is pretty epic. In fact, 300 human beings are currently hanging out on that waitlist, and if you’re one of them, you probably wish you could mosey on up to the front of the line, dontcha? The good news is that we’re giving six new campers the chance to skip the waitlist and register now!

Who’s Eligible:

Human beings who have not attended A-Camp before AND added their names to the A-Camp waitlist before January 20th. In other words, this isn’t for people who read this post and THEN add themselves to the waitlist in order to enter the raffle. This is for people who have been waiting all this time, with your tired feet and exhausted snack-packs and heart full of longing, and then this post burst through the great blue nothing and illuminated the world for you.

How To Enter:

e-mail julia [at] autostraddle [dot] com and tell her your full name and the email address you used to sign up for the waitlist. The drawing will be held on video, which means your name will be announced on video [aka not google-searchable] but if you can’t have your real full name read out loud on video then let Julia know what we can say.


Submit your ballot by Wednesday, January 23rd.

Winners will be announced on Monday, January 28th. We’ll follow up with you personally for the details on how to register. Remember that you have to make a $50 non-refundable deposit when you register.

you could be as happy as i am in this picture of waiting in line for ice cream circa 1987

you could be as happy as i am in my snazzy “10” tank top in this picture of a bunch of the kids in my neighborhood waiting in line for ice cream circa the summer of 1987

P.S. Inevitable Answers To Questions That Will Be Asked in the Comments Regardless of the Question’s Relevancy to This Post:

On camperships: We’ve got 76 campership applicants and seven camperships to give out! This is really hard for them to decide! If you’ve won a campership, you’ll be informed of this by the end of next week.

On the waitlist: It’s not as hopeless as it may feel — we usually get a lot of cancellations but not until closer to the start date, and lots of people invited in off the waitlist don’t accept the invite. So don’t lose hope altogether, regardless of your position. You can expect more cancellations to come in circa March 1st, which’s when everybody has to have already put down at least $100 towards their tuition (on top of the $50 non-refundable deposit fee), and more circa April 1st, when everybody’s full tuition is due.

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  1. Exciting! Question though. What should we do if our confirmation email was deleted and is lost forever?

    • just email julia and let her know your name and the email address you used to register for the waitlist!

  2. Ahhh, I keep searching for my email in my archive but I can’t find it. Does anybody know what the email address was??

    • Ditto for me too. I signed both me and a friend up and neither emails have any sort of confirmation for the wait list. The only emails I have from RegOnline are from the last camp.

    • oh, hm, i assumed it sent you an email! i guess it doesn’t. i have altered the rules to reflect this.

  3. That I *rainbow heart* NY shirt and rainbow one-sie. My wardrobe was not nearly as cool as these eighties kids.

    Best of luck to those on the waitlist! Camp is the best.

  4. I don’t even remember what email I signed up with :(

    I guess I’ll send a message giving the two most likely addresses, and hope for the best…

  5. seriously though. can you figure out who the girl is in the rainbow onesie, email her, and ask if i can have it?

    When were the campership applications due, to who?
    My heart has been breaking waiting to figure that out <///3

    • you were supposed to send an email with the reason you deserve one to a specific person, I don’t remember who but it was in the original campership post

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