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Overnight Regional Retreats

Dates TBD

Grades 8 – 12

$10 fee, scholarships available.

Rainbow Ball Weekend

April 29 – May 1, 2022

Grades 8 -12

$30 registration fee, scholarships available.

OUT Maine / Haystack Craft Weekend

Fall, 2022

Grades 11 – 12

$30 registration fee, scholarships available.

Fall Retreats



Grades 8 – 12

$10 registration fee, scholarships available.

Looking to connect with LGBTQ+ peers, without the pressure of workshops and saving the world? OUT Maine puts on regional overnights several times a year across the state of Maine in different locations to host evenings of food and fun. Yeah. It is basically a giant sleepover. Arrive in the afternoon and check out by 11am the next morning, you can’t ask for a more convenient weekend experience than that!

Typical Overnight Schedule

5 p.m. Arrival and icebreakers.
5:30 p.m. Cook and eat dinner (something simple and tasty, like tacos or pizza).
7 p.m. games, crafts, and/or a movie.
10 p.m. lights out


9 a.m. Breakfast.
10 a.m. Clean up followed by one last fun activity or group photo.
11 a.m. Pick up time.

We’ve been everywhere! The next overnight may be in a school, church, or community center near you!


Stay tuned for our next Fall Retreat!

Below is a video from OUT Maine’s Leadership Weekend which took place at Camp Kieve.


Camp Wavus, Jefferson, ME
April 29 – May 1, 2022
Grades 8 – 12

$50 registration fee, scholarships available.

Looking for a reason to dust off your instrument, get dressed up, and play some games all while connecting with your peers?!
Rainbow Ball is a weekend-long experience for LGBTQ+ youth to safely express themselves in a variety of forms, while gaining team building skills. And yes, there is a talent show if you’re ready for the stage and an LGBTQ+ safe prom!

Please email or call 800-530-6997 with questions.


Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

September 23rd – 25th, 2022

Grades 11 and 12

$50 registration fee, scholarships available.

Art Teachers and GSTA Advisors nominate LGBTQ+ Juniors and Seniors for this studio-immersion weekend. One student (or more, if space allows) from each school will be selected to attend.

Participants register for the craft they want to be immersed in from Friday-Sunday and head over to beautiful Deer Isle to be instructed by renowned LGBTQ+ artist faculty from around the country. By the end of the weekend, teens will have produced a craft piece in their chosen medium! Past immersion crafts have included blacksmithing, fiber, ceramics, silk screening, woodworking, to name a few!