Media & News

Camp Brave Trails Co-Founders and Executive Directors invited to speak at Google’s Queer Tech Voices Conference. “We feel so hopeful for the future of LGBTQ youth in tech and beyond”.

“By fostering a culture where everyone is accepted for who they are, campers don’t have to worry about anything but learning, growing, and having fun.” Click here to read full article!

We love the Tegan & Sara Foundation! Thank you for the love and support.

Camp Brave Trails receive two awards from the American Camp Association, the Paul Somer Golden Acorn Award and The Program Excellence Award!

Tiare Dunlap writes a beautiful article about Camp Brave Trails and the home it creates for so many LGBTQ youth. Read The Article Here.

We are honored to be recognized for our service by the City of West Hollywood & The State of California.

Our camp mental health staff keep us all healthy and grounded. Luckily we have the best of the best working with our youth at Camp, Anais Plasketes. Read her tips on supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in and our of Camp Brave Trails by clicking here.

Camp Brave Trails Communications Director, Jake Young, is featured in INSIDER for our work in creating and facilitating Virtual Camp Brave Trails in the wake of COVID-19. With teens out of school and way from their support systems, Camp Brave Trails is there to bring everyone together! Read More By Clicking Here

Kayla had the immense honor of meeting the Clinton family and collaborating with social entrepreneurs from all over the world to discuss the innovative nature of Camp Brave Trails LGBTQ youth summer camp!

Thank you to the UPROXX team for interviewing our campers and staff and seeing the true impact of Brave Trails LGBTQ summer camp. Watch the video by clicking here.

Camp Brave Trails Co-Founders and Executive Directors, Kayla and Jessica, make the AFTERELLEN Powerful Lesbian List for the work in creating Camp Brave Trails, LGBTQ youth summer camp. Read all about it here.

Ever wonder what it would be like to “come out as straight at a gay camp”? Camp Brave Trails counselor, Laura Kriegel, recalls what she learned from her LGBTQ campers during her week at camp. Read the article here.

We rarely hear from the person behind the lens. Our talented photographer, Kyle Jerret, writes a beautiful piece about the unique experience of healing he had while spending a week at Camp Brave Trails, California’s first LGBTQ youth summer camp. Click Here to read the article.

Camp Brave Trails Photographer, Kit Karzen, Awarded the Golden Lens Honorable Mention Award from the American Camp Association. Kits photography and presence at camp has brought so much joy and pride to each and everyone of us. Congratulations, Kit! Learn more about Kit Here: