Gail Shister delivers an inspiring review of Mountain Meadow – one of the country’s few camps for children in GLBT families.
She reports that a total of 64 kids, most from the Philadelphia area but also from Maryland and New York, attended this summer’s two-week session – which ended a week ago.
In the Philadelphia area, one third of same-sex couples were raising at least one child. The 2000 census confirms over 4,300 gay households in the region. Heather Batson – research associate for Philadelphia Health Management Corporation – says demographic trends show the numbers increasing.
Mountain Meadow‘s website explains its mission and offers picture galleries from the past few years.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer; Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel / Inquirer Staff Photographer
Image: Randi Sherman, Mountain Meadow’s director