Appalachian Queer Youth Summit - 2024

August 7, 2024 (All day)
August 11, 2024 (All day)

The ACLU-WV is thrilled to announce another Appalachian Queer Youth Summit for the summer of 2024!

This camp will bring together teens ages 15-19 who either identify as LGBTQ+ or come from LGBTQ+ families from across West Virginia and give them the tools they need to organize and advocate for the issues they care about.  

Campers will learn how to talk to legislators, how to run meetings, tell powerful stories, and more, and will participate in a collective action to better the lives of LGBTQ+ people after the camp concludes. 

Perhaps most importantly, AQYS campers will get to be themselves around people who understand them.

This year's camp will be held Aug. 7-11 in Morgantown. As always, participation is totally free and travel stipends are available for those who need them. 

Ready to come to camp? Apply here today!

Are you a former camper age 20-21 who would like to serve as a Junior Counselor? Apply here today!

Interested in volunteering? Apply here today!

Please contact Mollie Kennedy at with any additional questions.