Third-Grader Summer Camp Teaches ‘Gender Is A Spectrum,’ Using Condoms

The camp is set for June in Indianapolis.
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A sex education summer camp for children in grades three to five will include a condom demonstration, among other camp activities, The Daily Wire has learned.

The “Sex Ed Summer Camp” for students as young as seven is scheduled to get rolling this June in northern Indianapolis. The camp is set to run June 6 to 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Half Liter BBQ, in the restaurant’s private banquet area.

Registration costs $200 until March 2, when spots will begin selling for $250 until the end of May.

A flyer for the camp says a condom demonstration for the kids will be part of camp activities.

“At this age, kids are primed for level-headed learning. They are information-gatherers. There is no shame or ickiness associated with using bandaids and that same philosophy is applied to condoms and other barriers in this body-positive curriculum,” reads the flyer.

In addition, the kids will not be separated by gender when learning about puberty, bodies, and sex because “gender is a spectrum” and “everyone needs to learn about all bodies,” the flyer states.

Children do have the option to “pass” on activities if they are uncomfortable because “this is one way Consent Culture is modeled.”

The kids will not be taught “values-based rules” such as “wait until marriage for sex,” and instructors will not tell campers anything that is not “scientific information,” according to the flyer.

The camp uses the Our Whole Lives curriculum, which “offers a positive, affirming take on puberty, human sexuality, and social emotional skills without coercive abstinence-based strategies,” the flyer says.

All families who wish to participate in the camp must attend a mandatory orientation on May 28 to sign behavior agreements and waivers.

“It is important that trust and complete understanding be established for us to teach this content,” the flyer explains.

All staff have passed a basic Indiana background check, according to the flyer.

The Daily Wire reached out to the camp’s organizer, “sexuality educator” Ashley Robertson, for comment but did not receive a response.

The other camp organizers include Jenna Phillips, a former early childhood educator who has two children with her wife. Phillips says she is a “firm believer of positive sex education for children” and supports LGBT youth in Indianapolis. Also running the camp is Cathy Miller, a teacher of 30 years, Robin, who goes by “any pronouns,” Jennie Mentz, a parent and family coach, and Phoenix, a high school assistant described as a “trans queer individual.”

A parent group, Purple For Parents Indiana, is sounding the alarm about the sex-ed summer camp, warning parents on its Facebook page to “keep your kids safe by not sending them to be sexually groomed.”

“We believe parents need to be aware that individuals and organizations that prey on minors to break down their inhibitions are both tragic and criminal. We believe Ms. Ashley needs to be investigated along with the others individuals who appear to be working with her,” Rhonda Miller, president of Purple For Parents Indiana told The Daily Wire in an email.

Miller emphasized that it would be illegal to expose young children to pornographic material.

“The fact that she was having a ‘camp’ for it is deeply disturbing,” Miller said.

Robertson hit back at the parent group’s criticism on her public Facebook page dubbed “Let’s Talk About Sex Ed with Ms. Ashley,” which has about 900 members.

“The hate has begun. If you’re not aware, Purple Parents is a hate group here in Indiana,” a Monday post on the page reads.

Robertson expresses support for abortion as well as LGBT youth issues on her public page. In one post, she relates that she asked the director of a school health education program, “should we opt out of your program if we have a child who identifies as non-binary since the curriculum currently divides kids into male/female?”

In one video, Robertson holds up a large carrot and a spatula and recommends that parents instruct their teens to make sure they put a condom on “pervertable insertables” before inserting them into their body, saying teens are “probably going to be searching” for items to explore.

Robertson has taught several other sex ed classes as well, including a workshop for parents called “Shame-Free Potty Training (And Early Sex-Ed)” back in November.

Several public school staff members are among the members of Robertson’s Facebook page, including a guidance counselor at Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana, and a school psychologist at Arapahoe High School just south of Denver.

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