Ten Oaks Project



This #GivingTuesdayCA, you can help the Ten Oaks Project make our summer camps for kids from LGBTQ+ communities financially accessible! With your support, our goal is to raise $5,800 in a single day, which covers costs of camp for six kids. To sweeten the deal, our Board of Directors is matching all donations up to $2,900!

Learn more about our work in the community by visiting www.tenoaksproject.org where you can also sign up for our newsletter.


"I’m not like every other teenager and I never will be. But Camp Ten Oaks has shown me that I can be whoever I want to be. And, nobody can ever judge me for that. I came out as gay when I was 13. I was severely bullied at school and it felt like there was nothing I could do about it.My social worker suggested I go to Camp Ten Oaks and that moment changed my life. For the first time, I felt like I belonged. There are so many amazing people at camp. Ten Oaks was the first place I felt that nobody judged me. I can’t even put that feeling into words – it’s liberating – the best feeling in the world."
- Sherman, age 15, Camp Ten Oaks Camper 2011-2015, Camp Ten Oaks staff 2017

Our summer camp programs provide the children and youth of LGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities with opportunities to connect, learn new skills, and build community. Our campers experience a tremendous amount of homophobia and transphobia in their daily lives, and our camp programs not only provide a reprieve from that, but also space to create a resilient, connected, and year-round social support network of peers.


On November 28, 2017, it's #GivingTuesdayCA. You can help change a child's life with three simple steps:

  1. Make a one-time or monthly donation to the Ten Oaks Project.
  2. Take a selfie holding a sign that includes the #GivingTuesdayCA hashtag and complete the following sentence: "I'm giving to the Ten Oaks Project because..."
  3. Post your selfie on social media, tagging the @tenoaksproject, and encourage your friends to make a donation and share why they're giving!

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