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Camp Out is a feature documentary film that follows ten Midwestern teenagers as they attend the first overnight Bible Camp for gay Christian youths, run by The Naming Project. For these six boys and four girls, it’s just as hard to come out as Christian as it is to come out as gay. They’re caught in the battle between religion, politics and sexuality that’s raging in the United States today. These kids are outsiders – their straight classmates ostracize them and their churches reject them. But like all teens, they yearn to feel at home, somewhere. Struggling to find a way to be true to both their spirituality and their sexual identity, these teens come to camp hoping to finally find a place of acceptance.

Camp Out was filmed in 2004, at the first TNP Summer Camp. Directors Kirk Marcolina and Larry Grimaldi and their crew attended the camp and recorded the experience. They then showed the completed film in several film festivals in 2006. At the New Fest in New York, Camp Out won the Showtime Vanguard Award, as well as the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. Camp Out also won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Film at the Pittsburgh’s LGBT Film Fest and Long Island’s LGBT Film Fest. It won the Audience Award for a documentary at the Los Angeles’s Outfest and Montreal’s Image+Nation.

Camp Out was broadcasted on LOGO network starting in July 2007. It continues to run on LOGO on occasion. Check for listings.

In the August of 2008, Camp Out was made available on DVD. You can now request it at your friendly, neighborhood video store, or rental shop, or DVD subscription program. It is available on If you click through any of the links on The Naming Project web site to order your copy, a percentage of the sale will go back to The Naming Project. It’s a win-win!