QUEERLY ME CAMPING SEASON 2023
Join Queerly ME for our third annual Queer camping season! Queerly ME camping trips are Queer centered. All participants must be LGBTQ+, 21+, Maine Residents, and be COVID vaccinated with proof of vaccination. This year's trips vary in cost (see below) as we are incorporating optional activities and events into each trip's programming!
These camping trips are carefully curated to match each campers' preferences, comfortabilities, and needs in a larger camping group. Filling out a form does not guarantee a spot on a camping trip. Your filled out form will help us contact you and confirm you for available trips that you are interested in. There will be priority given to folks who have not camped with us before; that being said, there should be enough room for folks who have joined us before to join us again this season!
Food and item shares is optional and will be in a shared excel sheet for easy accessibility once groups are confirmed, but all campers are expected to bring the food and supplies they need for the weekend. Basic amenities (first aid supplies, bug spray, sunscreen, flashlights, card games and art supplies, to name a few) are provided by Queerly ME. Campers are expected to attend one short information session over Zoom to go over camping details and ground rules so that everyone is informed and aware of expectations regarding respect and consent in group settings.
Current Camping Trip Information
Great Pond Mountain Trust
Friday August 18th to Sunday August 20th, Bucksport
Remote, a 3/4 mile hike into the campground. There is a large lean-to with tent sites across the grounds. There is a pit toilet, a fire ring, and non-potable water available from the stream.
Sliding Scale: $40.00-$70.00 per person.
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, EcoVenture
Friday Sept. 1st to Sunday Sept. 3rd, Rangeley
This is field camping near Rangeley Lake, along an easy trail system. Amenities and features include outhouses, small pavilions, a campfire ring, and a water source. Parking is a one minute walk from the campsite. There will be an optional guided paddle offered by Rangeley Lake Heritage Trust to exclusively our camping group that Saturday as well!
Sliding Scale $40.00-$70.00 per person.
Subcircle Residency X Wanda Entertainment Queer Art Immersion
Friday Sept. 22nd to Sunday Sept. 24th, Biddeford
Our Queer Art Immersion Weekend in Biddeford on Subcircle Residency's farmland! Camping available in the field as well as the barn pending availability. This is a weekend filled with art workshops and collaborative art activities for the LGBTQ+ community! Workshops such as painting, dance, photography are offered to campers and folks visiting for the day. All of these workshops and activities are optional, and there is a tiered ticket system to account for different levels of participation and camping preferences. If not including workshops, campers can pay for each workshop they are interested in in addition to their camping fee. Activities like crafting groups or activity tables are free for all participants. One communal meal per day in included in all ticket tiers.
VIP Camping in Residency's Barn/Studio Space: $200 per person, includes access to all workshops (Dance, Photography, Watercolor Painting, etc.) and a swag bag customized by all three organizations.
Tent+ in field nearby Residency's main campus: $150 per person, includes access to all workshops (Dance, Photography, Watercolor Painting, etc.)
Tent in field nearby Residency's main campus: $60-$80 per person sliding scale, includes one workshop you pick with option to pay for each additional workshop separately from camping fee.
Carpooling discount available if you are carpooling with other campers for the weekend.