CAMPING CLUBS AND OUTDOOR GROUPS FOR THE GLBT COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS

Please help inform the GLBT community on how to contact a camping or outdoor group in their area by emailing us with information on your favorite GLBT camping club or outdoor group where camping is a part of the activities.

NATIONAL

    Rainbow RV
   
Website: www.rainbowrv.com  Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com
A membership camping club dedicated to gay and lesbian campers with local chapters across the US and Canada. Membership benefits include a bi-monthly newsletter, a gay and lesbian campground database, campground discounts, campers cookbook, national/state events, caravans and discounts for many camping related services. Currently there are chapters in over 30 states, check state headings for listings.
“RRV - Where strangers become friends and friends become family!”

     Stonewall
    Contact Membership chair: Donna Ellis #28914, 139 Rainbow Drive #3972, Livingstone, TX 
    77399-1039 or Sharon Shafer (805) 610-1823
    Website: www.escapees.com  Email: Andellis@aol.com 
Stonewall is a Birds of a Feather special interest group of Escapees RV Club that welcomes all gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans gender RV ers and their friends. A casual group enjoying the RV lifestyle. Quarterly e-newsletter that lists dates and places of outings. The group meets at Escapades, Fun Days and Pride events. No charge to join Stonewall but must be a member of Escapees RV Club.

ALABAMA

    Rainbow RV, Alabama Chapter       
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

ALASKA

    Rainbow RV, Alaska Chapter
   
Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

    The Last Frontier Men's Club, P O Box 202054, Anchorage, AK  99502-2054
    Website: http://www.tlfmc.com/   Email: info@tlfmc.com
A non-profit, membership, men's social club for the levi/leather/bear community that meets monthly for a short meeting and potluck social. The club sponsors several camp outs during the summer that are open to the community at large.

ARIZONA

    Desert Adventures, P O Box 2008, Phoenix, AZ  85001  Phone: (602) 266-CAMP
    Website: http://www.desertadventures.org/   Email: info@desertadventures.org
A membership group for gay and lesbian adults 21+ that enjoy camping, hiking and other outdoor activities and wish to meet other people with the same interests in the Phoenix area. Volunteers coordinate all the events.

    Rainbow RV, Arizona Chapter
    Website: http://www.arizona.rainbow.com/  Email: arizona.chapter@rainbowrv.com 
The Arizona membership chapter of Rainbow RV is dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

ARKANSAS

    Rainbow RV, Arkansas Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

CALIFORNIA

    Great Outdoors - Los Angeles, P O Box 39470, Los Angeles, CA 90039-0470    Phone: (231) 694-2160
    Website: http://www.greatoutdoorsla.org/       RV Wagonmaster: Lou Shea   Email: two.shea@worldnet.att.net
A membership not for profit, all volunteer gay and lesbian organization dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation which includes camping. There are six Great Outdoors chapters in California. See the Great Outdoors LA main page for links to these chapters.
    Great Outdoors - Inland Empire Chapter Website: http://www.greatoutdoors.org/ie/
    Great Outdoors - Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Website:http://www.greatoutdoors.org/oclb/
    Great Outdoors - Palm Springs Chapter  Website: http://www.greatoutdoors.org/ps/
    Great Outdoors - Santa Barbara Chapter Website: http://www.greatoutdoors.org/sb/

    Rainbow RV, Northern California Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

    Rainbow RV, Southern California Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

    TOW RV CLUB, (Traveling Our Way) - TOW, P O Box 148, San Francisco, CA 94104-0148
    Website: http://www.travelingourway.org  Email: travelingourway@earthlink.net
A casual, non-profit membership, no fuss gay and gay friendly RV group. A social club that provides friendship and camaraderie and BYOB happy hours and potlucks at the campouts. TOW publishes four newsletters per year to provide the social link between members and individually hosted campouts in various locations over weekends. Some cross country caravans have been hosted by TOW members.

COLORADO

    Rainbow RV, Colorado Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you. 

CONNECTICUT

    Rainbow RV, Connecticut Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

DELAWARE

    Rainbow RV, Delaware Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Adventuring, P O Box 18118, Washington DC, 20036   Phone: (202) 462-0535
    Website: http://www.adventuring.org/
Adventuring is a not for profit, non-membership, all volunteer gay and lesbian outdoor group. Their goal is to encourage and publize outdoor activities in the Washington DC area. The group publishes a newsletter available by subscription. All types of outdoor activities which include camping.

FLORIDA

    Florida Great Outdoors, P O Box 142123, Coral Gables, FL 33114-2123
    Website: http://www.floridagreatoutdoors.org/   Email: info@floridagreatoutdoors.org
Florida Great Outdoors is a social, recreational and educational membership organization that offers outings mostly in Florida that are specifically designed for active individuals that are comfortable with same sex relationships.

    Rainbow RV, Florida Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

GEORGIA

     Hotlanta Adventures
     Website: http://www.hotlantaadventures.org    Email
: webmail3@hotlantaadventures.org
A volunteer, younger adult group that provides an opportunity to make new acquaintances and build friendships while experiencing the adventures of the outdoors that include camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, whitewater rafting, caving/spelunking, horseback riding and rappelling. The group promotes environmental stewardship such as clean up programs for hiking/biking trails, parks, and streams/rivers. Volunteers organize part and full day outings and fun weekend getaways, staying in cabins or camping.

    Rainbow RV, Georgia Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

    Wilderness Network of Georgia, P O Box 79131, Atlanta, GA  30357-7131
    Website: http://www.wildnetga.org    Email: WNGemail@aol.com
A membership, volunteer, not for profit group that provides gay men who enjoy hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, and other outdoor activities the opportunity to meet others with the same interests. Group publishes a newsletter.

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

    Lincoln Park Lagooners, 3712 North Broadway, PMB#278, Chicago, IL  60613-4105
    Website: http://www.lincolnparklagooners.org   Email: mail@lincolnparklagooners.org
A not for profit organization whose focus is to provide social activities and community service to the gay and lesbian community in Chicago. Membership is open to all and the recreation activities are enjoyed by all ages, barkgrounds, enthic groups and income levels. Their calender of events includes camping trips.

    Rainbow RV, Illinois Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

    WSGA,   West Suburban Gay Association
    Website: http://www.wsga.com/   Email: west_burbs_gay@yahoo.com
A membership association for gay and lesbian men and women in the collar communities of the Chicagoland area. A non-political, non-sectarian group open to all persons over 21 years of age who share the common interest of providing social opportunities and events to the gay community. Their calender of events includes camping.

INDIANA

IOWA

    Rainbow RV, Iowa Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

    Rainbow RV, Kentucky Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

LOUISIANA

MAINE

    Rainbow RV, Maine Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

MARYLAND

    Rainbow RV, Maryland Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

MASSACHUSETTS

    Chiltern Mountain Club, P O Box 407, Boston, MA 02117-0407  Phone: (617) 556-7774
    Website: http://www.chiltern.org/ .  Email: chiltern@chiltern.org
The all volunteer, membership club is New England's largest gay and lesbian outdoor recreation club and publishes a monthly newsletter that lists a variety of trips and outings with events for all abilities which include camping.

    Rainbow RV, Massachusetts Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

    Venture Out, P O Box 60271, Florence, MA  01062   Phone: (413) 584-8764
    Website: http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/2956/    Email: ventureout.geo@yahoo.com
A gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender outdoor adventure club in western Mass. that is open to anyone. The club is a relaxed informal way to meet others with like interests and get togethers are for non-competative outdoor social activities that include camping. Everyone in the club is a volunteer and members lead the outings. A monthly newsletter is published by donations from members.

MICHIGAN

    Altcamping, P O Box 2660, Dearborn, MI 48123-2660
    Website: http://www.altcamping.org/      E-mail: altcamping@hotmail.com
A membership social club and camping group in the greater Detroit metro area for men 21 and over. Most of the club functions take place in Michigan.

    MTTC "The Male Tent and Trailer Campers"
    E-mail: MTTCDan@aol.com      Phone: (248) 698-4850
A membership group of gay males that camp together with outings mostly in MI, IN, IL, and OH. The members range in age from 23 to 78, some members are couples, many are single.

    Rainbow RV, Michigan Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

MINNESOTA

    Outwoods, P O Box 8855, Minneapolis, MN  55408   Hotline: (612) 825-1953
    Website:   Email:
Outwoods is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Outdoor Recreation Club  A membership by newsletter subscription, volunteer, non-profit club for the GLBT community and their friends in Minnesota and the surrounding area to publicize quality, enjoyable, non-competative outdoor recreational activities. The events sponsored include camping.

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

    Missouri Gay Campers and Floaters
    Website: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/mogaycampers/    Email: standin8@yahoo.com
A place for all gay and lesbian outdoor types to meet and plan gay campouts and floats. All outdoor types are welcome but MUST be gay friendly. Join us at the yahoo group.

    Rainbow RV, Midwest HpyKampers Tent Campers and RV Club
    Website: http://www.hometown.aol.com/hpyKampers/    Email: HpyKampers@aol.com
A small but growing chapter of Rainbow RV, a group of gay and lesbian singles and couples that enjoy camping and camp in anything from a sleeping bag on a picnic table to a RV. Their goal is to get together maybe once a month to share friendships and to have fun in the great outdoors. The group welcomes new campers.

    Saint Louis Lesbian and Gay Outdoor Club    Information call: Bob at 314 644-0740 or Brian at 314 481-6350
    Website: http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Village/5312/index.htm     Email: STLOUTDOORCLUB@AOL.COM
A membership, non profit, volunteer organization formed by outdoor enthusiasts to provide opportunities for members to meet other like-minded gay and lesbian individuals. Their calender of events lead by members includes camping.

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEVADA

    Nevada Outdoors, 4640 Paradise Rd  Suite 15-118, Las Vegas, NV  89109 
    Website: http://nevadaoutdoors.org
   Email: info@nevadaoutdoors.org
Nevada Outdoors is a membership organization that provides the community a place to meet new friends, learn about the outdoors, attend adventurous trips, dine out together or just have fun and welcomes everyone reguardless of age, sex, race or lifestyle. Their calender of events includes camping.

    Rainbow RV, Nevada Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Rainbow RV, New Hampshire Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

NEW JERSEY

    Rainbow RV, New Jersey Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

    Empire Bears, % GAGV, 179 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Website: http://www.empirebears.org   Email: info@empirebears.org
A membership club that focuses on social and recreational events that bring bears, bear lovers and their friends and admirers together in a variety of settings, camping included.  

    Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society Inc., P O Box 2737, New York, NY  10163-2737   Phone(voice mail only): (212) 598-4726
    Website: http://www.sundanceoutdoor.org/    Email: sundanceoutdoor@yahoo.com
An all volunteer, not for profit organization for gay men and lesbians based in the New York metropolitan area devoted to sponsoring non-competative outdoor sports and activities which include camping.

NORTH CAROLINA

    Rainbow RV, North Carolina Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

    Wilderness Network of the Carolinas
    Website: http://www.members.aol.com/wildnetc/index.htm   Email: wildnetc@aol.com
A membership, non-profit organization established to promote friendship, enjoyment, and an appreciation of the outdoors. The activities range from camping to day hikes to backpacking in challenging terrain. The group published the newsletter "Trail Notes".

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

    Cleveland Out and About   Voice mail: (216) 556-4832
    Website: http://www.clevelandoutdoors.org/    Email: Clevelandoutdrs@aol.com
An all volunteer, membership group from NE Ohio who are primarily gay and lesbian but welcome all that enjoy meeting new people and being outdoors. The events that include camping are associated mostly with backpacking.

    Out and Out Dayton
    Website: http://www.break.at/outandoutdayton    Email: daytonlgc@aol.com
A group of LGBT and gay friendly individuals in Dayton and surrounding area who enjoy sports, adventure and outdoor recreation within a comfortable social setting. Please join us for any of our activities. Activities and events are posted via the e-list and any camper or group of campers that would like to sponsor a campout is welcome to post the event.

    Rainbow RV, Ohio Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

OKLAHOMA

     Central Olkahoma Gay Camping Group
       Website: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/okgaycamping/    Email: ericbill2001@sbcglobal.net
A place for all gay and lesbian outdoor types to meet and plan gay campouts. All outdoor types are welcome but MUST be gay friendly. Join us at the yahoo group.

OREGON

    Adventure Group
    Website: http://www.adventuregroup.org/    Email, Membership: membership@adventuregroup.org   Events: events@adventuregroup.org
A volunteer, membership outdoor club for the gay and lesbian community of Portland Oregon and surrounding area. The club provides a wide variety of outdoor activities which include over night camping trips in the summer.

PENNSYLVANIA

    Great Outdoors Central Pennsylvania
    Website: http://www.paonline.com/outdoors/    Email: csmith@paonline.com
A non profit, non membership all volunteer organization serving the gay and lesbian community in central Pennsylvania. Their purpose is to encourage and publicize group outdoor activities which include camping.

    PhilaVentures
    Website: http://www.members.aol.com/philaventures/    Email: PhilaVentures@aol.com
An outdoor club for gay men and lesbians in the Philadelphia area. Their calender of events include biking, hiking, camping, tubing and other seasonal activities. See website for the schedule of events.

RHODE ISLAND

    Rainbow RV, Rhode Island Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

SOUTH CAROLINA
    Also See North Carolina

    Rainbow RV, South Carolina Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

    Rainbow RV, Tennessee Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

TEXAS

    Adventuring Outdoors, P O Box 2332, Austin TX  78768   Phone: (512) 236-7176
    Website: http://www.main.org/adventuring/   Email: AdventuringOutdoors@excite.com
Adventuring Outdoors is Austin's gay and lesbian volunteer, membership organization for the outdoor enthusiast. The group has a monthly calender of events which includes camping.

    Gay Outdoor Club, Dallas, TX
    Website: http://www.gayoutdoorclub.org     Email: MRAILEY@GMAIL.COM

A membership group organized to provide a network for gay, lesbian and gay friendly persons in the Dallas area who enjoy the outdoors and have similar interests. The group promotes an environmentally friendly use of the outdoors and members host various outdoor activities which include camping. Check website for activities.

    Houston Outdoor Group, P O Box 980893, Houston, TX  77098-0893
    Website: http://www.absentmind.net/hog
A membership social group (HOG) for gay men, lesbians and gay friendly persons that enjoy the outdoors. Events are reported in a monthly newsletter. Members and friends enjoy camping together at various locations throughout but not limited to Texas.

    NTCC,  North Texas Camping Club
    Website: http://www.northtexascampingclub.com/    Email: Kenneth@Browning.net
A group of campers, mostly gay men but lesbians are welcome that are always ready to jump in their RV's and camp in different camprounds around Texas. They meet at least once a month to have a good time with friends and family. Come and join them for a good time.

    Rainbow RV, Texas Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

UTAH

    Lambda Hiking Club  
    Website: http://www.gayhike.org/   Email: info@gayhike.org
Lambda Hiking Club is a non-partisan, non-religious group in Utah dedicated to providing safe, friendly, fun outdoor activities for members and friends of the GLBT community. Open to all ages and walks of life. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds as the group hikes and camps throughout natures great wilderness.

VERMONT

    Rainbow RV, Vermont Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

VIRGINIA

    Rainbow RV, Virginia Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

WASHINGTON

    Rainbow RV, Washington Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

WASHINGTON DC

    Rainbow RV, DC Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

    Milwaukee Gamma, P O Box 1900, Milwaukee, WI  53201-1900   Phone: (262) 968-9370
    Website: http://www.milwaukeegamma.com/   Email: gammainfo@milwaukeegamma.com
A membership, not for profit organization offering social, cultural, outdoor, athletic and recreational activities for it's membership and the gay community. The members are mostly male but women are welcome. The calender of events includes camping.

    Rainbow RV, Wisconsin Chapter
    Email: rainbowrv@rainbowrv.com 
A membership chapter of Rainbow RV dedicated to gay and lesbian campers. If you love to camp and own a tent, motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, camper or van this group is for you.

WYOMING

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