Trip Descriptions

Classic Backpacking

A weekend of backpacking with other queer folks! This backpacking trip is for the absolute beginner and the seasoned hiker.  Learn the basic skills of packing, map reading, camp set-up, backcountry cooking, and then sleep under the stars! Swimming available at our lake & riverside camping.  This trip typically runs from Thursday-Sunday. No experience necessary.

Experienced Backpacking

Each year we explore a new wilderness area of the US, going deeper into the mountains and woods to connect with each other, challenge ourselves, and experience landscapes unreachable by day hiking.    This trip typically runs from Sunday-Friday/Saturday and for those that have previously been on a TVOP trip, or an experienced backpacker.

Queer Youth Backpacking

Designed specifically for queer youth, this backpacking trip will be a New England adventure to remember!  Along with other queer youth from around the country, we'll backpack three different mountains in New Hampshire and sleep in cabins near the summit.  Leadership, community building and fun is the core of this trip. Trip is led by youth educators and typically run from Sunday-Thursday.  No experience necessary.

Forest Bathing Retreat w/ Toadstool Walks

Join us for a long weekend of nature connection  and experience the healing power of the Forest in a supportive Queer Community. Spending time connecting with nature has been medically proven to treat stress-related illnesses.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there is loads of research about what happens when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world.  Taking time to hit the reset button by slowing down in a natural setting can not only reduce stress and lower cortisol levels but it can also increase overall energy and wellbeing.  This trip typically runs from Friday-Monday.  No experience necessary.

LGBTQ+ Family Camping

Our LGBTQ+ Family Campout is a great way to meet other families like yours, make friends, share stories, and have some good old fashioned fun!  We define an LGBTQ Family as a family where any member of the family (adult or child) identifies as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, pansexual, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or more. This weekend is for any and all members of your family - kids, parents, grandparents, care-givers.  This will be a weekend of fun, swimming, hiking, endless play, grilling, connecting to other families, sleeping under the stars, s'mores, and so much more!  This trip typically runs from Friday-Sunday.  No experience necessary.

Ski/Snowboard Weekends

A weekend get-away,  we stay at a large house minutes from skiing and snowboarding to a ski mouintain resorts.  Unwind and unplug with other LGBTQ folks, sharing abundant family-style meals, kicking back watching 80's ski movies and relaxing post skiing/snowboarding. Rentals and/or lessons not included in price of trip.  This trip typically runs from Friday-Sunday.  No experience necessary.

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard/Snowshoe Adventure

We love renting snowcabins!  We'll hike/snowshoe/ski in and spend a few days.  Cabins are usually heated via propane or woodstove.  Check out the calendar for specific details.