Encampment is a program run by and for LGBTIQ and questioning young people from Canberra and the surrounding region. Packed full of workshops, games, talks and campfires, the Leadership Team provide a safe, fun and non-judgemental learning environment for young people to express themselves and connect with other young people and organisations that can support their health and wellbeing.

Encampment is run by the AIDS Action Council. As the lead organisation in Canberra’s LGBTIQ Community Consortium, the Council provides an unrivalled service in helping LGBTIQ and questioning young people connect with their community and the services that support them.

Encampment was conceived in 2014 as a way to bring together the growing and diverse queer youth groups from across Canberra. In 2015 and 2016, Encampment held two day camps at the ANU which brought young people together to explore and discuss relationships, histories, health and much more. Always envisioned as an overnight camp, in 2018 the Encampment Leadership Team are excited to be holding the first two-day, one night program!

Our first overnight camp was a resounding success! On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of April, the Encampment crew hosted 20 young people at Peakgrove Solutions on the Yass River. We held workshops on LGBTIQ history, coming out, self-care and equine therapy. We wil be back in 2019 with an more packed schedule. If you'd like to join our volunteer leadership team, or have skills you'd like to share with us at camp, please get in contact by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get in Touch with us about encampment

Phone: 02 6257 2855
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Drop-by to meet our team at Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Avenue, Turner (office of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT)

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