The Rowe Center has a long history of social justice and social awareness. For years Rowe Camps have worked to be a pillar of safety, equality, and responsibility in the lives of the youth who make up our community. We live in an ever-changing world and Rowe strives to be on the forefront of positive change and growth.
Over the past few years our community has begun to include more queer, trans, and questioning members. To help welcome campers coming into camp who may not have a traditional sense of gender, we offer a Gender-Neutral cabin option.
What this means is that campers who choose to be in this cabin are provided a space where they do not feel the pressure to identify with a common gender binary of “boy” and “girl.” It is also a space for those who are interested in being an ally around issues of identity or for differing reasons prefer to be in a gender-neutral cabin.
By providing gender-inclusive spaces at Rowe, we aim to create a camp environment where campers can be the most comfortable with those with whom they live. It is our mission to foster an atmosphere that values diversity and promotes the dignity of all campers.
On occasion, Rowe will use photographs and videos taken over the summer in various Rowe publications and fundraisers, and for our website, Facebook page and catalog. We do not publish any identifying information about the campers in these photos. This form gives us permission to use any photos/videos that have your child in them for this purpose. We are not responsible for the use of photos taken by other campers.
By signing this, you give permission for photographs of your child to be used by the Rowe Camp & Conference Center for the abovementioned purpose. These photos/videos will not be sold and your child will NOT be identified by name.
Rowe Camp, founded in 1924, is located in a small New England town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The camp is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association, which in 1984 adopted a revised set of principles, the first four of which affirm and promote:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
We believe in these principles. Our goal is to share them with teenagers by emphasizing individual freedom of choice within a framework of responsibility and respect for the community.
Community agreements for Junior High and Senior High camp are available in full on our website. By signing this form, you agree that you have read and will uphold the standards laid out in the community agreement for your camp level.