This week we were proud to complete our first ever summer Eco-Camp, Elemental Awareness. Led by our good friends Todd and Clay from Elemental Awareness, campers learned basic survival skills as well as everyday ways to make a difference in their environment. Highlights included fire 101 and safety, coal burned spoons and making gourd bowls. On the last day, campers participated in our Farm to Fork experience where they took a tour of South Coast Farms, harvested veggies from The Ecology Center garden and prepared a healthy lunch.
Results from Make it Count contests New York and Canada are up! Check out the results pages to see who will be joining other contest winners at Element YMCA Skate Camp in June!
With the funds raised by her Mr Big Sur event last December, Element Advocate Amber B has been scouting for a lucky kid to receive full scholarship to Element YMCA Skate Camp. After months of searching Amber finally found a winner, 13yr old Victoria Ruesga! Victoria will get an all expenses paid trip up to Element YMCA Skate Camp and a week among the beautiful Sequoia trees. Check out Amber’s site for photos and a full story behind the search for Victoria.
AMBER B SITE
Join Billy Rohan and Donny Barley for the 2011 King of Spring contest this Sat. April 23rd in New York. The King of Spring event will be part of the Element Make it Count international contest series. The winner of the King of Spring event will be going to the finals at Element YMCA skate camp to compete for Element sponsorship and a trip to the Berrics with the Element team. Check the flyer for more details.
Every summer, EA sends eligible kids up to Element YMCA skate camp for a life-changing experience in the mountains. This past summer, we captured scholarship recipients, Lamont Holt and Rene Serrano’s journey through camp. It is incredible what these kids have to say about this experience. Check out the video from this unforgettable week.