Encampment is a program run by and for LGBTIQ and questioning young people from Canberra and the surrounding region. Packed full of workshops, games, talks and campfires, the Leadership Team provide a safe, fun and non-judgemental learning environment for young people to express themselves and connect with other young people and organisations that can support their health and wellbeing.
Encampment is run by the AIDS Action Council. As the lead organisation in Canberra’s LGBTIQ Community Consortium, the Council provides an unrivalled service in helping LGBTIQ and questioning young people connect with their community and the services that support them.
Encampment was conceived in 2014 as a way to bring together the growing and diverse queer youth groups from across Canberra. In 2015 and 2016, Encampment held two day camps at the ANU which brought young people together to explore and discuss relationships, histories, health and much more. Always envisioned as an overnight camp, in 2018 the Encampment Leadership Team are excited to be holding the first two-day, one night program!
On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of April 2018, the first overnight Encampment event will take place at Peakgrove Solutions on the Yass River (near Murrumbateman). We are welcoming expressions of interest now! If you, or your young person, would like to be involved please contact us. Download an Expression of Interest Form today.
Phone: 02 6257 2855
Drop-by to meet our team at Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Avenue, Turner (office of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT)