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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!

Elemental Awareness in Palm Springs

Elemental Awareness in Palm Springs from Alliance Skatepark on Vimeo.

Elemental Awareness visited our friends at the Palm Springs Skatepark and Community Center.  Kids brought their used skateboard decks, trucks, wheels and hardware and we built completes for less fortunate kids.  We also held a fire demo using the ancient method of the bow drill to create a friction fire…which we also skated.  A ton of other fun activities and contests were held for the kids and a great time was had by all.  Thanks to Rob and the Palm Springs Community center for having us out.  Also a special thanks goes out to The Mountain Tees for providing tee shirts for everyone in attendance.hnhGQzKNBSAbLcYdU3ZOn6nIh3GIAmNe1zmpo25Wpfc,Bgw-_ZJFd2r7Hvxft_9pJkyvTcYqYDASLByFV4L8TMA,CQLo4K--PQZcz9Ek4cClmEWHDx33AWjd1gamH5C_MZIRVyeYACgt75TGwbc4banVi3xFZt0D020Erlv7SWE5o0,YBCXGJXL8o0IIW46FMuxmhIwimr8zNr30T3m3kw2nu0,6kbE14g-2KPgbGEYO7lRF9KKGXcHuPev-r7LtARdR70hqUgWUN2ritgnV4T8AL2m_FySSKnlNIfjzrsFB5g7b4,FbIeoENL5EBVyd0Dc9kKU3LDXKciBjZCKMEP956j5CU,Vrut3RWV6VTpPgchxDAXvGdUbMWwU_N6jK9IOU77oVskMJJWwbYLC4slB4S5inz39JcdGs98vsDvgpGm_DA6ak,AVMRi4ytB5eqxALZtCBNcjeYdUQhjVNGgeUmkgNTU4EFf1A_Bdw8C347FIjw4-7tHLceuiwu2dYcx00IQ5V8MI,FZxw9OnMxLzgrr60-YNSmMyFixNZmWYrARRNA1LKO60,D6FNUlVn4Ci5Q8r5bZsCbwBMgzp3i_8P5-LdkB4W2KMZAJ1fsAIZP6NCV1mK0FIOmrY__-G5OVEi2DzY3GsEvc,wfdaAxNksg296HV5fjd4E6jNhKaXjfK0CV_0d4GFWP8,QJ5YeEIgpiEmmFE91ok5Nlas9470JluK5E9HRHzvH1k

Holiday event at South Coast Plaza

IMG_4603South Coast Plaza brings in kids from local community centers across orange county through their Festival of Children Foundation.  This year, they invited Elemental Awareness to be a part of the give back event.  Kids had the opportunity to create skateboard graphics with the EA staff and in return, they got Element cruiser boards for a special holiday surprise.  The night was filled with creativity and smiles.  By the end of the night, tons of kids were skating around on their new boards.  Thanks to the Festival of Children for letting us be a part of the festivities.IMG_1806 IMG_1804 IMG_1826

Elemental Awareness visits kids at CHOC Hospital

IMG_6810Elemental Awareness visited  the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) to hang with some really great kids for the day.  Artistic creativity and skateboarding were the focus of the visit and the kids came up with some really great skateboard graphics.  Art of Board was also there unveil an art piece for the hospital.  At the end of the day, smiles and high fives and new friends rained down on all who were involved.  Thanks to CHOC for having us out for the day.


Elemental Awareness in Watts

UnknownElemental Awareness long time family member PJ Harris has been running an after school skate program on South Central Avenue in Watts, CA for the past 7 years. PJ has been an important part of skateboarding in his community and we love to support him in his efforts to spread positivity through skateboarding. Levi Brown, Chad Tim Tim and the rest of the EA crew recently went up to Watts for a visit to skate, donate some skate obstacles and stoke the kids out with skate product. The Mountain was also there giving tee shirts and high fives away to all the kids. The day was a blast and everyone who came out had a great time. Special thanks to PJ Harris, Heidi Lemmon and everyone who is making a positive difference in their community.