Hot off the presses for your viewing enjoyment is the new Elemental Awareness promo video. This video was filmed and produced at Element YMCA Skate Camp by Mitch Buangsuwon and Tom Mull. It describes the EA program at Skate Camp and what the kids learn in 4 days at camp. This video stars EA instructor and heartthrob Mat Luciani. Mat has been an integral part of the program for almost a decade and we are proud he still calls skate camp his summer home. Special thanks goes out to all the Skate Camp Pirates and kids who came through the program this past summer.
Elemental Awareness is gearing up for our 12th summer at Element Skate Camp up on Sequoia Lake. Come spend a week in the mountains camping and skateboarding with us! Register at www.skatecamp.org. Elemental Awareness will be taking up a van full of kids on Scholarship week 2 of camp. Don’t wait til it’s too late. Sign up Today!!!
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. Some come to the gathering to prep for the Zombie Apocalypse while others are there to learn the ancient ways of living. 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.
This past Monday was a day of remembrance of a man who was responsible for the changing of a nation. We remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his great strides in creating a country where all men and women are treated as equals. We still strive to uphold these values and at times struggle to keep moving forward. Although we have come a long way, we must continue to listen to wisdom of the past. In honor of the Dr.’s message of giving back to your community and treating each other with kindness, we decided to act locally and hook up the kids at MLK Skate Park in Long Beach with some much needed skateboards. It’s the small things that we do everyday that can make the largest impact on the world.
Elemental Awareness Family member and Element Skate Camp Director, Andy Dicker and friends continued the tradition of giving back this past holiday season. Over the summer, Elemental Awareness send three brothers up to Skate Camp on scholarship. The boys from Intro 2 Skate decided that they were the perfect family to stoke out for the holidays. We are so proud of Andy, Zach, Solomon and John for going out and making a difference. After the gifts were bought for the family, the boys were given Element Decks to give to kids at a local skatepark who needed new boards. They taught the boys that giving can be just as rewarding as receiving. Click here to check out the photos and video of how they brightened Christmas for Aaron, Omari, Lamar and their family. Well done Sir’s!