Camp Everything is a multimedia artwork designed by artist Adam Weekley premiering at the Buffalo PRIDE Festival in the summer of 2022. Spearheaded by the Burchfield Penney Art Center, in collaboration with Torn Space Theater Company, and with generous financial support from the Cullen Foundation, the project will span three years. During that time, Camp Everything will make appearances at various cultural events with its annual presence at the Pride Festival serving as a constant.
Weekley created the project specifically to appeal to young Pride festivalgoers and LGBTQIA+ youth as he recognized the need for content for this audience at the event. Camp Everything is part mobile installation, part performance piece. Aesthetically, the piece borrows from nostalgic memories and impressions of 1980’s summer camps in an effort to create a whimsical world of inclusiveness and celebration. Weekley looked to live action children's shows of the past for inspiration, inspired by creators like Jim Henson and Mr. Rogers, who teach the radical power of kindness, diversity and acceptance.