LGBT Youth Trip Offerings & Information

◄ 2012 WINTER TRIPS ►

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True Colors / 4-Day Trip

True Colors ConferenceJoin us as we travel in our custom 12 bunk entertainer coach to the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT where we will participate in the World's largest LGBT conference - True Colors XIX. This is the 19th True Colors Conference and up to 3,000 participants are expected. This conference will be a great two days to connect, learn and have fun.The conference concludes with a dance from 8 to midnight on Saturday.

Our trip starts early Thursday morning. We will travel south through Maine picking up campers along the way. Once everyone is on the bus we will have a few hours to get acquainted with each other and with our "home" for the next few days. We will make a few stops on our way to Connecticut and will plan to arrive at the University in the afternoon in time to help the True Colors team setup. When we are done volunteering we will make dinner in the bus and then spend some time swimming in the University Pool. Finally we will retire back to the bus for a good night sleep.

Friday and Saturday will be spent attending the conference. The conference offers many interesting and fun activities. You can view the conference schedule on our their website at http://www.ourtruecolors.org/Programs/Conference/PDF/Conference_At_A_Glance-Generic.pdf. We may possibly have the best lodging during the conference as will be staying, in the bus, right on campus.

After breakfast on Sunday morning our journey continues as we travel to Boston. We will spend the middle part of the day exploring sites like Boston Common and Quincy Market. We will plan to leave Boston at 2:00 pm for the final leg of our trip home.

Dates: March 15-18, 2012
Times: TBD based on camper's home locations
Price: $320* (price is all inclusive except for spending money)
Ages: 9th to 12th graders

*This price has been reduced by a generous grant from Maine Community Foundation's Equity Fund.

Registration Forms


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View True Colors Conference Website - http://www.ourtruecolors.org/Programs/Conference/

Available Space
Subject to change
white is available
Waiting List Available
 
Available Space
3/15 - 3/18

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What to do to sign-up
1) Contact us so that we can tentatively hold a space for you!
2) Download the registration form (link above) or contact us to have one mailed

Note for kids in foster or other out-of-home care
Trip fees can often be paid in full, or in-part, by DHHS allocated camp funding. Please contact your case supervisor ASAP
and let them know your interest in one of our trips. There may also be post-adoption funds available.

Cancellation / Refund Policy
Camper Cancellation: Full refund will be given if cancellation is confirmed a minimum of 2 weeks prior to trip date.
No refund offered if cancellation is given with less than 2 weeks notice unless spot is filled prior to trip.
SWA Trip Cancellation: If SWA cancels a trip prior to departure, except for weather, then a full refund will be issued.
SWA will not be held responsible for weather cancellations and will make every effort to run trips, when safe, and/or reschedule if possible.

What some campers said about SWA trips
"SWA is the best time a kid will ever have. It's amazing."
"You guys rock. I love SWA. It is great. The best experience of my life."
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Support from a parents of a camper
“She said that she learned about herself on the trip and she seemed to have new insight into dealing with others."
~ Adoptive Parent
"It is exciting to know what a wonderful difference you guys have made for these kids. every time they get this type of opportunity it makes a huge impact on their lives."

~ Foster Parent
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Limit Space - 12 Campers per Trip

Please contact us with any questions or to get more information. We look forward to hearing from you and traveling together.

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