Camp Out 2009

Camp Out! was an event on three days starting July 17, 2009 at the MermaidAndCowCampground, Exploring LGBTQ activism in the Maritimes, past and present.

A full article about the event, and schedule appeared in the June Wayves Magazine.

November 23, 2009
Halifax Media Co-Op story, "Queer Country: Mapping Queer liberation in rural Nova Scotia about the weekend by DavidParker?

The main organizers, SoniaEdworthy? and KellyBaker?, have a low quality video of the Saturday evening event - some presentations and some singing.


Camp Out! Exploring LGBTQ activism in the Maritimes, Past and Present Weekend of July 17, 2009

At the Mermaid and the Cow, queer campground, Pictou County, NS for more information check out

Camp Out! is an all-ages, family-friendly weekend celebrating and exploring LGBTQ activism in the Maritimes, past and present. Camp Out! will feature discussion groups, nature walks, barbeque, community campfire, live music, slide show presentation, a zine station, and audio booth. The camp will be held on the weekend of July 17, 2009 in Pictou County, at Nova Scotia’s queer campground, “The Mermaid and the Cow”. Participants will be folks who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, 2 Spirit, Queer, and questioning. Straight allies are welcome too.

The project is being organized by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers, not affiliated with any specific organization, and on a very low budget. We have received much support and encouragement from the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), and generous in-kind donations from the Menz Bar, Wayves, CKDU and the Mermaid and the Cow.

A registration form is attached to this email, you can send it by email or regular mail. Get in touch if you would like more information about this exciting weekend. We welcome new volunteers and contributions to Camp Out!

Cost: $10 per person for the whole weekend plus 25$ per tent/night campground fee. Please pre-register by email or mail and pay when you arrive at the campground.

Saturday lunch and supper will be provided for all registered participants. Most planned activities will happen Saturday July 18th and you are welcome to join us just for the day if you don't want to camp.


Friday July 17

Saturday July 18:

Sunday July 19: Pack up camp sites

If you have any questions or concerns about Camp Out! Or about this registration form, or if you would like to volunteer your time to help out before or at the event, please get in touch by email at or by phone (902) 405-0340.