Camp Boom is returning for 2023!

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Camp Boom is returning for 2023!

It’s Fat Camp, but not as you know it.

Happening on 4 & 5 November 2023, Camp Boom is a weekend of fun with fat babes. Find community, camaraderie and joy spending time with people with bodies like yours who’ve had similar experiences.  

Learn to take up space without apologising, develop new skills and make new friends too.

“We’re going to have talks, workshops, movement, arts & crafts, clothes swaps and wine tastings,” says founder Joanna McLeod. “It’s a mix of focusing on fat issues, like systemic discrimination and media representation, but also hearing from people doing super cool things, like running plus-size modelling agencies, working in violence prevention or being a surgeon, who also happen to be fat”. 

For its third actual incarnation (Camp 2021 had to be cancelled due to Auckland lockdown), we’re returning to the gorgeous Two/fiftyseven space in Central Wellington.

Tickets to Camp for the two days, including meals, are $400 (or $350 for students/unwaged). We know that statistically, fat people make less money than non-fat people, so a range of scholarships are key to making the experience more accessible and equitable. Currently, there are eight scholarships open for application to make sure fat babes from all kinds of intersections get a literal seat at the table, and we’re taking donations to increase that number.  

Some speakers are still to be confirmed, and there are still spots open if you’ve got a talk or a workshop bubbling inside you that’d work as part of the programme.

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