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Summer Camp

Camp Lightbulb returns to Provincetown for our 8th summer. Provincetown is one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the US. And of the most gay friendly places anywhere. We book a hostel just outside of town in Truro, located in an old Coast Guard Station, and a quarter mile from a gorgeous beach, for our exclusive use and make this our home for the week.

Our camps are small and intimate, and with limited space, a place where all the campers and counselors know each other by name, allowing for a hands on and individualized experience for every camper, with a high counselor-to-camper ratio, staffed by counselors that reflect our community, who are fully trained and subject to references and extensive background checks.

We connect our campers with the best in the LGBTQ community and inspire our campers to build community at camp and throughout the year. There are 6 main elements to our programming: art, community, fun, the outdoors, service and well-being. Activities take place at the hostel and in Provincetown. We commute back and forth by chartered bus.

A typical day starts at 8AM with breakfast at 9AM. Cell phones are handed in when programming starts at 10AM. Lunch is at 12Noon. We continue programming from 1 to 3PM and 3 to 5PM. Dinner is at 6PM, with evening programming running from 8 to 10PM. Cell phones are returned at the end of the day with lights out at 11PM.

Registration is now open. We are currently updating our registration process. If you would like to sign up, follow the links to book. Once we receive payment, we confirm your place by email. Registration materials will be send out in Spring. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Financial Assistance: If your household income is less than $65,000, we can offer limited financial assistance based on a sliding scale and the full registration fee. Around 30 to 40% of our campers receive a campership. Please get in touch here to find out more.

This year we return with TWO weeks:

SUPERHERO WEEK 1 is for campers 14 to 16. This week is focused on younger campers, with a bit more supervision and support. Find out what your super powers are! Click here to book.

  • Dates: Sunday, June 30 - Saturday, July 6

  • Location: Provincetown

  • Age Range: 14-16

  • Fee: $1250 per person all inclusive, except for travel and pocket money.

  • Arrival / Departure: We plan a group ferry on both arrival and departure day. Exact times are available in Spring. We recommend dropping off and picking up campers at the ferry. For those flying in, the closest major airport is Boston, from where it is an easy transfer to the ferry.

  • Cell Phones: There is a no cell phone policy during camp programming, which means, in practical terms, that campers may use their phones first thing in the morning and in the evening before lights out.

  • Closest Airports: Boston, Provincetown.

  • Presenting Partners: TBC

ROLLERCOASTER WEEK 2 is for campers who are High School Juniors and Seniors. A little less supervision, a bit more freedom, and some awesome activities for the best week ever. Be ready to be challenged! Click here to book.

  • Dates: Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13

  • Location: Provincetown

  • Age Range: High School Juniors and Seniors

  • Fee: $1250 per person all inclusive, except for travel and pocket money.

  • Arrival / Departure. We plan a group ferry on both arrival and departure day. Exact times are available in Spring. We recommend dropping off and picking up campers at the ferry. For those flying in, the closest major airport is Boston, from where it is an easy transfer to the ferry.

  • Cell Phones: There is a no cell phone policy during camp programming, which means, in practical terms, that campers may use their phones first thing in the morning and in the evening before lights out.

  • Closest Airport: Boston, Provincetown.

  • Presenting Partners: TBC