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Over the course of three weeks in June, Just Camp served rising fifth through ninth grade LGBTQ+ youth, engaging them in more than 600 hours of Positive Youth Development programming, service learning, and enrichment activities focused on this year's theme of Community, Connection, and Creativity. Just Camp's home base was at Oasis Center, with a number of activities taking place throughout the greater Nashville community.

Just Camp youth engaged in educational activities at the Nashville Children’s Theatre, the Nashville Public Library, the Belcourt Theatre, Adventure Science Center, Cheekwood, and more; they partnered with Outdoor Nashville for a community clean-up and kayaking adventure on Percy Priest Lake; in honor of Pride month, the campers "adopted" a mini horse named Elvis, who they visited at Willa B. Farm and Rescue to provide feeding, grooming, and exercise; and they participated in a zine-making project focusing on the forgotten history of LGBTQ+ people in the South, hosted by Queer History and the Invisible Histories Project, in Oasis Center's Underground Art Studio.