Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest in Provincetown!
Subscribe to ptownie

    Camp Lightbulb is BACK!

    Camp Lightbulb Provincetown 2021
    June 30, 2021

    Camp Lightbulb is BACK and having a fundraiser.

    Mimosas for Camp Lightbulb!

    The pandemic hit everyone hard, but LGBTQ+ youth have had a particularly difficult year, isolated from peer groups, often quarantined in non-affirming environments, and without the opportunity to build any kind of community that could help them through. So ptownie is especially pleased to see the return this summer of Camp Lightbulb! Now in its 10th season in Provincetown, Camp Lightbulb is critically important to the healthy development of queer youth.

    Founded in 2011, the organization chose Provincetown as its primary home because of the town’s vibrant multigenerational LGBTQ+ community. It affords campers the opportunity to live in a safe and positive space with a focus on personal exploration and development. (After camp, 92 percent of campers report feeling more connected, and 89 percent report growing in confidence!)

    Camp is more critical this year than ever before. In 2020, Camp Lightbulb’s weekly virtual camps served over 200 campers, with 60 percent using donor-funded financial aid to attend. The camp expects 450 virtual campers and about 100 summer campers this year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, summer camp will operate at 60 percent capacity, causing its revenue to decrease—while costs increase.

    Camp Lightbulb Provincetown

    This Friday, July 3rd, Camp Lightbulb is hosting a Mimosas & Memories Made in Person event at the Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial Street, from 11am to 1pm, with camp counselors in attendance as well as hosts from the organization and the Ptown community. Tickets are $50; go to

    It’s only a couple of hours out of your schedule—but could mean all the difference in the world to a kid who’s feeling isolated, alone, and possibly afraid. We’ve all been there. Help Camp Lightbulb do something about it!

    Provincetown Camp Lightbulb

    Provincetown Camp Lightbulb 2021

    More Recent Provincetown News

    Art We Love – More than Meets the Eye
    September 9, 2022
    Art We Love – More than Meets the Eye
    The first impression a piece of art makes when you walk into a gallery can be thrilling.  But sometimes what’s even more exciting is discovering that what you see up close is not at all what you thought you saw from afar. All of the pieces here had that...
    The Lemonade Girl
    April 21, 2022
    For more years than many of us can remember, summers in Provincetown weren’t complete without the sight of a little girl walking up and down Commercial Street, calling out in a lovely singsong voice, “Lemonade! Fifty cents! Lemonade!” That little girl...
    Fashion Makers Give “First Look”
    May 24, 2023
    First Look Provincetown
    First Look- An Evening Celebrating Provincetown Fashion   Join the Provincetown Art Society as they welcome the start of summer with “First Look – An Evening Celebrating Provincetown Fashion”. On Friday, June 2nd from 5-7 pm, six of...
    Real Estate Update May 2023
    ptownie - Real Estate May
    Real Estate Update There are plenty of folks out there looking for houses and condos on the Outer Cape—but inventory is still not abundant. We always provide the numbers so you smart people can look for yourselves and see what the market is doing. It’s...