Camp Lightbulb is a magical week-long overnight summer camp for LGBT youth, ages 14-18, in glorious Provincetown, MA. We celebrate LGBT young people by offering the best summer ever in a week of fun, pride, community, friends, support, self-discovery and memories to last a lifetime. We reopen summer 2014 for our third year, from 07/05 to 07/12, welcoming campers from across the US.

Arrival day is Saturday July 5. Departure day is Saturday July 12. For campers travelling independently pick up is at either Provincetown Ferry or Provincetown Airport.

We are finalizing accommodation details.

The camp offers 5 elements which take place at local venues and outdoors.
  • Summer Camp Fun: bonfires, games, art & crafts, cookouts, movie night
  • Art Lab: outdoor sketching, journal writing, sand sculpting, drag workshop
  • Ptown Campus: dune tour, whale watching, gallery visits, beach cleaning
  • Wellness: biking, kayaking, yoga, beach volleyball, tennis
  • Self Discovery: self esteem, gender identity, LGBT history, guest speakers

Camp Lightbulb provides a venue for personal discovery and empowerment, as well as finding camaraderie and support among peers and the wider LGBT community. 

Growing up can be tough for any young person. The sobering truth is that LGBT young people are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied, depressed, attempt suicide or homeless. Camp Lightbulb creates a summer camp experience for LGBT youth to be seen and heard; filled with friends, pride, support and memories that last a life-time.

"I just wanted to thank you for allowing (..) to have such an amazing experience at Camp Lightbulb.  His Academic Coordinator met with him and she had never seen him so happy and full of life.  The work that you are doing is SO IMPORTANT, as I'm sure you know.  I know that a place like Camp Lightbulb would certainly have helped me as a teenager!

“.. has shared so much with all of us about camp and his excitement and enthusiasm about all he experienced is truly heartwarming.  He has told us several times that last week was the best week of his life!!  We cannot thank you and your team enough for what you accomplished. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!”  

Flanked by sweeping sea grass and magnificent dunes, Provincetown offers some of the country’s best beaches, a rich art scene and a mix of modern life and old-world charm. It is a place renowned for its welcoming environment as an LGBT summer haven, natural beauty and unique place in American history and as an artists' colony. Provincetown is bordered by the Cape Cod National Seashore which includes 43,604 acres of shoreline and upland landscape, lighthouses, historic structures, beaches, nature trails and bike paths.

Camp Lightbulb must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and be licensed by the local Board of Health.