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Winter Count 2015


The Elemental Awareness Foundation staff rolls out to Winter Count every year to spend a week in the Desert outside of Phoenix, AZ. Winter Count is one of the largest gathering of wilderness guides, outdoor enthusiasts and primitive living practitioners. They come out to the Sonoran Desert to get away from technology and explore ancient ways of living closer to the source of life. We spend the week learning new skills to take back with us to teach at skate camp through the Elemental Awareness Wilderness Program. Campers will learn shelter building, fire by friction, water purification and natural foraging for food. Check out the photos from our week out in Arizona and be sure to sign up for Element YMCA Skate Camp this summer.  For more information on Winter Count, click here!


Special thanks to Tom McElroy and Dylan Christopher for all the amazing photos!

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

On Sunday, October 6th Elemental Awareness visited our friends on the Port Gamble S’klallam reservation.  We had Mark Appleyard, Nick Garcia, Evan Smith, Greyson Fletcher, Nassim Guammaz, Alex Lawton and Pat Duffy from Plan B with us in the beautiful setting near Puget Sound.  It was great to see the entire community come out and support skateboarding on the rez.  Both Children and Elders watched as the Element team skated and gifted kids with product donated from Element.  The tribe will be breaking ground on a skatepark this fall thanks to the generous support of the Sheckler Foundation.  Thanks to everyone who came out and ripped with us for the day.  We hope to come back soon!




Holiday “Give Back” in Watts, CA.

Elemental Awareness teamed up with the WLCAC in Watts, CA to bring the Element “No Board Left Behind” program to the kids for the Holidays.  The kids brought their used boards and we cut them into cruisers and provided new trucks, wheels, bearings and hardware.  After all the cutting was done, we all headed over to the skate park for a session with the new skateboards.  Special thanks goes out to the WLCAC and everyone who came out!

Click here to view more photos from the day.


Make It Count Puerto Rico

Video from the 2011 MAKE IT COUNT CONTEST series in Rincon, Puerto Rico is up! Congrats to Yariel Melendez, the overall winner of the contest! Yariel will join other contest winners from all over the world at Element YMCA Skate Camp for finals in June, along with a trip to The Berrics! Next stop is Denver!