Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

From Book Trigger Warnings
Camp Damascus
Cover of Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle
Author(s) Chuck Tingle
Published July 18th, 2023
Genre(s) Horor, LBGTQIA+, Queer, Thriller
Age group Adult


A searing and earnest horror debut about the demons the queer community faces in America, the price of keeping secrets, and finding the courage to burn it all down.

They’ll scare you straight to hell.

Welcome to Neverton, Montana: home to a God-fearing community with a heart of gold.

Nestled high up in the mountains is Camp Damascus, the self-proclaimed “most effective” gay conversion camp in the country. Here, a life free from sin awaits. But the secret behind that success is anything but holy.

Trigger Warnings

  • Body horror
  • Broken bones
  • Bugs laying eggs in people
  • Condeming of others
  • Death via neck-breaking
  • Demons/Demonic Posession
  • Drug Use
  • Forced kissing (brief but unwelcome)
  • Gaslighting
  • Homophobia
  • Judgement as a sport
  • Queerphobia
  • Queer Conversion "Therapy"
  • Religious Guilt
  • Religious Propoganda
  • Religious Trauma
  • Stalking
  • Torture (graphically described, happening to other people)
  • Vomitting up winged insects


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Autistic(*) Lesbian MC
  • Black Gay MC
  • Lesbian Side Character (s)
  • Gay Side Character (s)