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Michelle Lawson

Camp Aranu’tiq

Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, founded Camp Aranu’tiq in 2009 as a nonprofit organization. It began as a weeklong program in 2010 at a rented site with 40 campers, and has grown to serve over 650 campers each summer at its very own home in New Hampshire.

Camp Aranu’tiq was the first-ever summer camp established for transgender and non-binary/gender-nonconforming youth.

Besides being a member of the trans community and a social worker, founder and CEO Nick Teich spent 13 years as a camper, CIT, counselor, and camp administrator prior to starting Aranu’tiq in 2009. Nick works full-time, year-round on Camp Aranu’tiq/Harbor Camps along with Associate Director of Operations Eric Knudsen, Director of Development Ruth Lindner, and Facilities Manager Steve Jaeger. The campers and staff are Harbor Camps’ only focus and passion 365 days a year!


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