The Naming Project is a Christian ministry serving youth of all sexual and gender identities. We provide a safe place for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or allied to learn, grow, and share their experiences. In this way, The Naming Project is a space in which youth can comfortably discuss faith and who they understand themselves to be and how they relate to God and the rest of the world.

The Naming Project is a Christian ministry that walks with youth wherever they are on their own faith journey. Youth from around the country attend our summer camp, and we communicate with youth, parents, pastors, youth workers, and others who care for LGBTQ youth.

Summer Youth Camp

July 17 – July 22, 2022
Bay Lake Camp, Deerwood, MN
Theme: Live the Truth
Check the Summer Camp page for more details.

The Rev. Megan Jane Jones Memorial Scholarship

Due to the outpouring of donations following Pastor Megan’s untimely death, we are establishing the Rev. Megan Jane Jones Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will cover a full camp registration and transportation costs to attend. One scholarship will be awarded each year and the decision of The Naming Project will be final. This is in addition to the financial aid we provide to campers who request it. Visit the Summer Camp page for more information.

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  • A five-day summer camp for youth
  • NEW: A four-day adult camp (see the Adult Camp page for more info)
  • Support for youth on issues of coming out, families, Christianity, and general support.
  • Communications with parents, pastors and church staff about ministry with LGBTQ youth Advice for LGBTQ youth organizations facing issues of religion