Our mission is to empower youth of color to explore the possibilities of careers in science fields, by exposure to unique outdoor learning opportunities while nurturing a love for the outdoors.
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Since launching our Wayfinders program in 2016, Camp ELSO has provided over 225 hours of culturally relevant environmental STEM education, and over 300 hours of youth environmental workforce and leadership development.
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“Social justice is a huge part of our family’s lives. After navigating an overwhelmingly white homeschool experience, my daughter reveled in the diversity of students and camp guides. She came away from spring break with new friendships and a palpable excitement. I’m so grateful to Camp ELSO.” —Jana Crenshaw, parent of new camper