Children come from all over the world to attend Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, California.
They come to this San Francisco Bay-area day camp from Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and even Africa. Parents are drawn to it because it’s a place where their children can be themselves. In particular, their children can be whatever gender they think they are.
Rainbow Day Camp is designed specifically for transgender and “gender fluid” children ages 4 to 12, making it one of the only camps of its kind open to preschoolers.
Since the camp opened three summers ago, enrollment has tripled to about 60. The skyrocketing interest has organizers planning to open a branch in Colorado next summer, and parents and organizations in Seattle, Atlanta, Louisiana and elsewhere have contacted the camp about setting up similar programs.
Each morning at check-in, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice,