UWM Pride Discovery Camp


UWM Pride Discovery Camp is designed to inspire LGBT+ high school students to embrace their multiple identities and gain a better understanding of marginalized identities through community building, activism, self-expression, and connections in the LGBT+ Communities. Pride Discovery Camp provides a unique camp experience that empowers and enriches students with confidence and leadership skills and encourages campers to realize their full potential.

By the end of the camp, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify and describe components of their own identities that give them power and privilege as citizens and leaders in our society.
  2. Discuss ways in which queer or ally leaders can work together collectively to build a sense of belonging and acceptance.
  3. Identify key resources and best practices for community building while acknowledging the multiple histories of the LGBT+ communities.
  4. To explore introspectively and to understand one’s own identities.
  5. Identify and work with a network of peers and build a strong sense of community and support.

Save the Date: June 19-24, 2018!

Date Change: June 22-25, 2018!

Youth must be ages 11-17


Pride Camp Pre-Registration

Fill out the following information and complete the short essay questions below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pride Discovery Camp at pridecamp@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4116.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM

May 17th is the priority deadline for scholarship consideration; however, we will continue to look at scholarship applications as long as there are monies available.
  • Student Information

  • e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, choose not to disclose, etc.
  • e.g. man, woman, trans man, trans woman, gender queer, choose not to disclose, etc.
  • e.g. he/his/him, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs
  • Parent / Legal Guardian Information

  • Emergency Contact

  • Food Allergies

  • Essay Questions

  • What are your short term (1-5 years) and long term (5-10 years) life goals?
Scholarship Form

Pride Camp Scholarship Application

  • Description

    Please fill out the Pre-Registration Form below filling out this Pride Camp Scholarship Application. Answer the following questions if you are applying for financial assistance to attend the camp. The full payment for the camp is $580. Scholarships for this camp are on a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can model. Please know that if you are unable to pay the full amount, we do not want people to be discouraged to apply for a full scholarship. However, if you do have the means to pay the full amount, or any mount, this will hep in sustaining the camp.
  • e.g.: she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zim/zirs
  • For example $120 needed in scholarship monies. Able to pay $460.
  • Please list school extra-curricular activities, community organizations, or volunteering efforts in which you have participated. Note leadership roles and dates.
  • What do you want to study in the future? What career would you want to pursue in the future?
  • Please list any awards and recognitions received. Note organizations presenting honor and date.
  • Why do you want this scholarship to attend Pride Camp? How would you use it to better yourself? (700 words max)
  • What sets you apart from other candidates? (700 words max)

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