Huffington Post ran the article “How LGBT Summer Camps Shaped My Faith” written by Nicole Greer, a young LGBT advoacte about her experince at LGBT summer camps. The article features Wonderfully Made Camp and The Naming Project. Wonderfully Made Camp was created by University Lutheran in Philadelphia. The congregation is served by Proclaim member, the Rev. Jay Wiesner. One of the founding members of the camp was former ELM board member Fred Wolfe. The Naming Project is staffed and directed by Rev. Brad Froslee, Rev. Jay Wiesner and Ross Murray. Both Froslee and Wiesner are part of the Proclaim community.
The Naming Project and Wonderfully Made both strengthened my faith. Although the dynamics were different, both religious camps provided spaces for LGBT Christians. Not only did the camps allow attendees to feel safe being themselves, I found the environment to be a reaffirming sanctuary. I think that it is so important for LGBT Christian youth to have places in which they can be themselves and explore their faith and identity.