Memorial Day Family Camp


We are excited that you will be joining us for our very first Family Camp. There will be 4 families from both coasts, 10 campers in all. A great inaugural group. Puck Markham will be leading the weekend, and Josh Young, our newest counselor, will be on site throughout the weekend.

We have tried to create a weekend of sharing, fun, indoor and outdoor activities, something specifically LGBTQ, taking in Los Angeles, and showcasing our very first Happiness Workshop. Indoor activities take place at the hostel. Our visit to RuPaul’s Dragcon will be by public transport and our visit to Beverly Hills and Venice will be by hop on/ hop off bus, with a stop for dinner in Venice.

Please be sure to complete the registration form below.


Our home base is the Hosteling International Hostel, in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, and a block away from the Beach. The address is 1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The phone number is 310.393.9913.

Contact Number

Puck Markham, Founding Director, 310.294.4606

Itinerary (subject to change)

The RAPP Salon is located off the main lobby at the hostel.

Saturday 05/25

  • 9A Hostel Breakfast

  • 10A Check In (RAPP Saloon)

  • 1030A Coming Out Stories (RAPP Saloon)

  • 12N Beach Lunch

  • 1P - 6P Visit to RuPaul’s Dragcon in Downtown LA (transfer by Metro)

  • 7P Dinner

  • Free Time

Sunday 05/26

  • 9A Hostel Breakfast

  • 10A Beach Flag Football

  • 12N Lunch

  • 1P Happiness Workshop (RAPP Saloon)

  • 4P Bus Tour Beverly Hills / Venice Boardwalk

  • 7P Dinner

  • 9P Goodbye Ceremony

Monday 05/27

  • 9A Hostel Breakfast

Packing List

Please take a look at the itinerary when packing. We will be doing a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Would recommend casual clothes during day, some athletic wear for our flag football activity, and casual clothes for dinner. It has been pretty cool in the evenings, and there is some rain forecast, so be sure to bring a light raincoat and umbrella.

Social Media

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. On Facebook we also have our very own Family & Friends group. Please join us there.

Registration Forms

  • Registration Form (please click on link)

  • Liability Waiver and Media Release forms will be available and must be signed at check in on Saturday


  • Puck Markham, Camp Director

  • Deano Sutter, Happiness Coach

  • Josh Young, Counselor