Camp unites transgender kids on outskirts
There are few places transgender youth feel accepted. Camp Aranu’tiq was created to change that.
Before the week was over, there were campfires, Capture the Flag, a skit night, and talent show. Then the kids said goodbye, some of them tearfully. Camp Aranu’tiq seems like a traditional New England campbut it is the only one of its kind in the country: It is for transgender kids. On a tag around campers’ necks, under their names, are the words “(HE)” or “(SHE).” You’ll hear talk here of sports, music, school, and teenage crushes, and “coming out,” “transitioning,” puberty blockers — and bullying.