épanouie day camp

For Transfeminine Youth Ages 10-12

Connect, create, and get empowered! épanouie is a summer day camp for transgender and gender nonbinary youth on the transfeminine spectrum, ages 10 to 12. It’s five fun-filled days of games, art projects, education, and water balloons! This summer will be a blast as you get creative, make new friends, and learn important skills for growing up.

épanouie is in Pasadena, CA. You won’t want to miss this unique experience, alongside kids on similar gender journeys!

Meet the Program Directors

Please feel free to contact Caroline or Erin for more information on the summer programs, activities, or other questions about our organizations.

Caroline Portrait

Caroline Carter, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
PSY 30377

My specialty and passion are in working with transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) children and youth, ages two and up. Community and a “sense of belonging” are developmentally paramount for children to access their innate authenticity, happiness, and resiliency. This sense of belonging comes from seeing one’s experience mirrored in another. épanouie and Unicorn Day Camp were created with this primary goal in mind – to connect youth on similar gender journeys! Each camp provides excitement and fun, while aiming to build esteem around children’s TGNC identities. I hope your child can join us this summer!


Erin Portrait

Erin Norton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
PSY 33125

Youth are the future, and my passion lies in aiding and empowering healthy children and teens to forge a steady path. I believe providing young people with practical toolkits and bolstering their self-awareness and self-love are integral for support as they navigate their lives. My mission is to empower youth and provide a safe space for self-exploration, while simultaneously fostering a sense of resiliency, determination and compassion for one’s self and others. These values, as well as my passion for TGNB youth, have both motivated and informed me in helping to create épanouie and Unicorn Day Camp.



Aubrey Sassoon
Lead Camp Counselor


Aubrey is an educator and mentor of trans youth in the Los Angeles area where she has facilitated groups for TransForming Family since 2014, led summer programs and retreats for youth and their families and strives to create a feeling of pride, trust, and community.

She can’t wait for camp!

Caroline and Erin

Don’t miss the summer fun at épanouie day camp!

Click the button below or call (626) 585-8075 ext. 109 to start your registration.

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Working with TGNB youth is the highlight of my practice. Wherever your child is on their gender journey, the support and partnership therapy will offer can both ease the process and strengthen resilience and esteem. My work with TGNB youth includes individual therapy, family therapy, as well as therapy with siblings.



IFGD is committed to helping girls, gender-expansive youth, their families, and their communities build on strengths, develop authentic voices, and engage in growth-fostering relationships.


Sponsorship provided by:

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Our mission is to empower children and families to create supportive and inclusive environments in which gender may be freely expressed and respected. Our vision is to create a society in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.


Institute for Girls’ Development is a member of the American Camp Association

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