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Accommodation

Our home away from home is Truro Hostel. The address is 111 North Pamet Road, Truro, MA 02666


Campership Fund

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to our Friends & Family Campership Fund. Camp Lightbulb is a 501(c)3 non-profit and operates a needs-blind registration policy, meaning we say yes, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Please help us continue this policy by making a donation here. Thank you.


Age range

The age range for week one is 14 to 16 and for week two is 16 to 18.


Cell Phone Policy

We restrict the use of cell phones. Camp is a place to engage, experience new things, and meet new people. Therefore we restrict the use of cell phones. Campers hand in their phones after breakfast and are handed back their phones when we return to the hostel in the evening.


Group Ferry

The Group Ferry departs Boston on Sunday at 2PM and returns from Provincetown the following Saturday at 11AM (arriving in Boston at 12:30PM). The group ferry is run by Boston Harbor Cruises, who once again offered our campers a 25% discount.

The ferry departs from 1 Long Wharf, Boston. There will two counselors checking in campers in Boston and checking out campers on departure day in Provincetown. Check in time is 60 minutes before departure. Departure is usually from gate 4. Please confirm with the Boston Harbor Cruises ticket counter and check your camper in with one of our counselors first before boarding.

If flying into Boston Logan airport, the easiest way to get to the ferry is by water taxi. First step is to take a free shuttle service from all terminals to the Boston Logan airport water taxi stop (more details here).

Once there you hop on the ferry. The ride is $3 if you are using the ferry that day. It takes you right to 1 Long Wharf, where you check in for your ferry. More details here.


Check In / Check Out

If not taking the group ferry, check in time on Sunday is 4PM and check out time on Saturday is 10A.


Itinerary Week 1 Super Hero Week - Sun 06/30 - Sat 07/06 - Subject to Change

  • Sun: Camper Arrival. Check In. Opening. Cookout. Bonfire.

  • Mon: Coming Out Stories. Scavenger Hunt. Dune Tour.

  • Tue: Beach Games. Kayak. Whale Watch.

  • Wed: Arts & Crafts. Flag Football. Counselor Appreciation. Movie Night.

  • Thu: 4th of July Parade Entry. Free Time. 4th of July Fireworks. Party.

  • Fri: Photo Shoot. Free Time. Variety Show.

  • Sat: Closing Ceremony. Camper Departure

Itinerary Week 2 Rollercoaster Week- Sun 07/07 - Sat 07/13 - Subject to Change

  • Sun: Camper Arrival. Check In. Opening Cookout. Bonfire.

  • Mon: Coming Out Stories. Scavenger Hunt. Dune Tour.

  • Tue: Beach Games. Kayak. Whale Watch.

  • Wed: Arts & Crafts. Flag Football. Counselor Appreciation. Movie Night.

  • Thu: Free time. Happiness Workshop. Drag Show.

  • Fri: Carnival Afternoon. Variety Show.

  • Sat: Closing Ceremony. Camper Departure.


Medication

Medication must be in original packaging and will be administered by our Health Director.


Menu (subject to change)

Breakfast is continental style with toast, granola, yogurt and milk (both regular and non dairy options). cereals and fruit. Lunch consists of a paper bag lunch prepared by campers. It will consist of home-made sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and snacks. Dinner is prepared at hostel or at local restaurants. Vegan and vegetarian are available. If your camper has food restrictions, please let us know.

  • Sunday Cookout

  • Monday Dumplings

  • Tuesday Homemade Pizza

  • Wednesday Homemade Stir fry

  • Thursday Seafood

  • Friday Pasta


Packing List

Be sure to bring light-weight rain gear and all the pride gear you can fit in your bags!

  • Everyday Wear

    • 3-5 pairs of casual clothes including long pants and sweaters

    • 1 pair of athletic wear (quick drying or synthetic material)

    • 1 jacket

    • 7-10 pairs of socks and underwear

    • 1 pair of closed-toed shoes or sneakers

    • 1 sleeping outfit

    • 1 pair of swim clothes

  • Accessories

    • Small day pack, 1 water bottle, 1 hat / cap for sun protection, 1 pair of sunglasses, 1 beach towel, (board) games, instruments (optional), Pride gear

  • Toiletries

    • Medication, shampoo / conditioner, body / face soap, toothpaste & toothbrush, deodorant, sunscreen and bug spray, small hand mirror, tampons if needed. A spare pair of contact lenses or glasses if required.

  • NB Bedding is provided by the hostel.


Registration Forms

Registration forms need to be completed by June 15. Please review the list below. All are pretty simple and self explanatory. The medical form is the most extensive and requires upload of camper’s health history, camper’s most recent physical examination, a certificate of immunization and a copy of the camper’s health insurance card


Room Assignments

Room assignments are done randomly.


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.


Spending Money

We recommend around $50 to $100 for spending money.


Team

  • Zan Brigham, Counselor

  • Amy Kerr, Health Director

  • Puck Markham, Camp Director

  • Josh Young, Counselor

Contact Number

Puck Markham, Founding Director, 310.294.4606


Theme

This year’s theme for both camps is Beyond the Pronouns. We want to discover our true authentic selves beyond labels. They are important but also limiting. We have 6 main elements to camp - art, camp fun, community, outdoors, service, well-being - and all campers are expected to participate in all activities and explore in a happy and safe environment.


Variety Show

We will once again host our Variety Show (during week 1 only). This will follow the special campaign event by Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate for president! And we get to meet him and sit with him on stage!

The Variety Show will be another awesome event with local performers, skits and music. So plan - bring a song, a crazy idea, or anything you would like to perform, and light up the stage in the biggest auditorium in town!