The Big Sister/Little Sister Program is a popular tradition at Esprit and comes at no extra cost. This program pairs you with an experienced Esprit attendee who is comfortable out and about in Port Angeles. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for the Big/Little Sister program so that we can pair up people with similar interests.
"I have been crossdressing for many years and I consider myself self-assured. Despite this, in 2003 I asked for a Big Sister. It was the right choice. It is so nice to be met by someone, shown the ropes, so to speak, and get your feet on the ground. Then you are off on the adventure of a lifetime."
If you wish, your Big Sister may be able to help you get ready for your first day, accompany you for a meal or a shopping outing around town, or at least hook you up with a group doing the same. Even if you are comfortable out on your own, your Big Sister can fill you in on the details and traditions of Esprit, where the secret restrooms are at the formal party so you don't have to wait in line, and other helpful information.
"I didn't request a Big Sister because I thought I was OK and I didn't want to take one away from someone else. The day of the first big night, I was in a blue funk and almost didn't go. Having a Big Sister at that point was imperative."
The morning Koffee Klatsch and orientation session is open only to new girls. This is a great place to grab some coffee, make connections, and learn about the day's activities and updates.
The Significant Others Program is recognized as one of the best in the country. Esprit offers a series of individual and couples sessions specifically geared to the needs of individuals and couples who are working through the challenges of their relationships. Couples are strongly encouraged to attend, and everyone truly appreciates the uniquely warm atmosphere that the Significant Others bring to Esprit.