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Family Week 2018 with COLAGE

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Provincetown Inn

1 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

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Family Week 2018 with COLAGE

Family Week is a week-long event co-hosted by COLAGE and Family Equality Council where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) parented families grow together in Provincetown, MA.

For more than 20 years, Family Week has supported and inspired, fostered community and friendships, and addressed the unique joys and challenges that arise for LGBTQ families through a week of programs, events, and celebrations. Generations of Family Week alumni are now active allies, change agents, social justice leaders, and compassionate individuals who are making a difference.

COLAGE offers daily programming at Family Week for youth ages 7-18 in collaboration with Family Equality Council which hosts family and parent programs throughout the week. COLAGE programs are thoughtfully developed for each age group balancing creativity with recreation, providing a safe environment to talk with other youth about challenges they face and ways to become empowered, while focusing on connecting your child with a network of peers that will be lifelong friends and support system. COLAGE also encourages parents to be involved through complementary programming we offer throughout the week. Sign up for our Family Week Newsletter to learn more about what COLAGE has to offer this year.

Family Equality Council Registration is available separately here.

Review COLAGE’s 2017 Family Week Program Book here to get an idea of the week’s activities with COLAGE.

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Early Bird prices are available Dec 1, 2018, at 12:00 am – Jan 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST for $225.

Regular online price tickets will be available February 1, 2018 at 12:00 am EST until we sell out or by July 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST at an increased rate of $275. If we have not sold out by the beginning of Family Week, on-site registration will become available. The price for one youth to attend COLAGE's day camp at Family Week Monday through Friday is $275.

Please be sure to register EACH member of your party, including children. Every party must include at least one registered adult.

Scholarship applications are available until June 30. You can complete a scholarship application here or print a paper version here and mail it to COLAGE at 3815 S. Othello Street, Suite 100, #310, Seattle, WA 98118.

limited availabilityMake sure you register your family with COLAGE for Family Week 2018 before it's too late! COLAGE's day camp for Family Week sold out in May last year and we expect to sell out again. COLAGE has a set number of volunteer staff for Family Week and a set number of youth ratios to foster a great connecting between adult COLAGE mentors and youth. For example, the middle school group has a ratio to 7 youth to one camp counselor. We stick to these ratios to best respect and support our youth and volunteers. Because of those ratios and a set number of volunteer staff, we have a max capacity per age group. Don't wait until we have a waiting list to register your child. Register today!


Watch our 2017 Family Week video here.

"COLAGEr space is very important because you get to express your inner self…One thing I learned this week that I will take back home with me is to not be ashamed!"
- 10-year-old participant

"I think it’s important to educate kids about their families and show them that they aren’t alone as kids with queer parents. I learned that it’s important to take pride in your family and to stand up for what you believe in."
- 12-year-old participant

"COLAGE is my family. I couldn’t imagine my life without it."
- 16-year-old participant

"Congratulations! COLAGE Family Week was a huge success! I also wanted to say thank you for your encouragement around bringing my daughter to Family Week. I did pull off her being there for the whole week and I am very grateful for your encouragement. She even participated in the panel - something I never dreamed she would do!"
- Parent of first-time youth participant

Physical Accessibility

Family Week really is for ALL families! ASL interpreters are available throughout the week, just indicate your need while registering. In Ptown, many buildings are one story and there are few to no elevators in the few buildings that are more than one story, there are usually steps to enter buildings and little to no parking. COLAGE programming happens mainly on the ground floor of the Provincetown Inn that has an accessible ground floor and drop-off parking. We also have programming outside in various locations (beach with accessible ramp halfway down the sand), Motta field (series of stairs with a handrail, dirt pathway at the north end of the field) and Bas Relief Park (accessible). We try to have chairs at all or our events for both youth and parents to be able to sit down in. COLAGE staff is always willing to work with participants in any way to make all spaces more accessible and we can be very creative with any obstacles in our way! If you have any questions about how we can best support you and your family please email kaley@olage.org

Frequently asked questions

What Does COLAGE Registration Include?

  • One week of COLAGE programming at Family Week for youth ages 7-18 led by trained volunteer facilitators who also have LGBTQ parents, guardians, and/or grandparents; many of whom have also grown up in COLAGE programs and have developed their leadership skills through participation at Family Week.
  • One COLAGE Program Book made by COLAGErs, for COLAGErs and our families.
  • Lunch provided by COLAGE for youth participants
  • Access to COLAGE family programs including favorites such as Family Field Day, Teen Beach Night, and The Variety Show that culminates the week and shows of the talents of our amazing COLAGErs.
  • Access to COLAGE and Family Equality Council joint programs such as Teen Panel Discussion and exclusive family-friendly movie screenings.

What is the difference between COLAGE registration and Family Equality Council Registration for Family Week?

COLAGE and Family Equality Council invite you to Family Week, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ-parented families in the world. This fun-filled week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered in today's issues. Your family may register with one organization, or both to enjoy all the great programs.

COLAGE offers a day camp and programs for youth ages 7-18+. All COLAGE programs are created and led for and by people with LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers. Family Equality Council offers Programs, workshops, and events at Family Week for parents, youth ages 7 and under, and the whole family. Click here to learn more about Family Equality Council specific events and register today.

What if I want to only send my kid to COLAGE programming one day?

Registration covers the full week of camp and we encourage all registered participants to attend COLAGE events Sunday through Friday. The week-long session allows youth to make lasting friendships with people who also have LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers and foster a sense of community. Our programs build upon each other to create a week-long curriculum that is developed by and for people in LGBTQ+ families. If this is your first time at Family Week and you would like to get a sense of what is in store, we would love for you to be our guests at our Sunday Family Field day. You will be able to meet other families and get a taste of COLAGE programming. You are also welcome to attend all of our open community events during Family Week. More information below. If you have any further questions please email kaley@colage.org.

What does COLAGE have for parents or whole families at Family Week?

COLAGE focuses on supporting youth with LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers but we also want to help connect families. The following events are free and open to the public. We would love for you to join us for any of our family-friendly events:

  • Sunday - Sunday Fun Day (previously known as Family Field Day) from 1 - 3:30 pm. Location TBA
  • Monday - Monday Morning Tea with COLAGE at the Ptown Inn For N' Aft Room from 8-9 am
  • Tuesday - Happy Hour with COLAGE. Location and time TBA.
  • Tuesday - Beach Night and Teen Beach Night at Herring Cove Beach starting at 5 pm or all families and 6 pm for the special COLAGE teen zone. Watch the sunset with your family at the beach and join other LGBTQ families to watch the sunset. FEC will offer s’mores and fire pits throughout the beach and COLAGE will have a special fire pit at the very end of the beach on the left for teens.
  • Wednesday - COLAGE fundraiser. 6 - 8pm EST location TBA.
  • Thursday - COLAGE and Family Equality Council Teen Panel from 3 - 4 pm. Location TBA. Join us for a chance to hear from the youth at Family Week to learn about their experiences growing up in an LGBTQ+ family.
  • Friday - COLAGE Variety Show. Location and time TBA. All parents, caregivers, and family members are invited to watch youth perform and show off their talents from their workshops at Family Week. This is a must-see show for all COLAGE families.

What are the age groups and are there a limited number of tickets per age group?

The age group breakdowns for COLAGE Family Week programming are as follows with supervisory ratios and max capacity:

  • Sprouts: 7-8-year-old first timers (5 youth:1 staff member) (25 youth max)
  • Camp: 8-10-year-olds (6 youth:1 staff) (48 youth max)
  • Middle School: 11-13-year-olds (7 youth:1 staff) (63 youth max)
  • High School: 14-18-year-olds (8 youth:1 staff) (40 youth max)

What does COLAGE do year round?

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents and caregivers into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. Outside of Family Week, we have chapters lead by people in LGBTQ+ families all over the country. To find out more about our chapters, or if you are interested in starting a chapter please email courtney@colage.org. To join our monthly newsletter to learn about our current events going on across the United States please sign up here. Please visit our website to find out more about our chapters, Youth Leadership Track opportunities, virtual communities, national gatherings, and online resources: www.colage.org.

Want more COLAGEr voices? Check out our Kidsafe Blog and Adult Blog.

Please also join our National mailing list, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and add us on Snapchat @COLAGENational to stay connected!

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