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EA Scholarships Summer 2014

Elemental Awareness Foundation sends kids to Element Skate Camp every summer. We aim to connect kids to nature through skateboarding. Here is the video from this past summer showing some of the scholarship recipients and what they thought about their week at skate camp. Big Thanks to Heidi Lemmon at SPAUSA for all her help this past year.

Scholarship Recipients:
Timothy Williams
Tyreek Williams
Josh Willard
Jack Wilburn
Angel Torres
Zach Allen

New EA promo video from Camp


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.

Winter Count 2014

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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at MLK Skate Park

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.

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