Elemental Awareness is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization founded upon the belief that a person can positively impact their world through an active involvement in their passions. By using our programs as the vehicle, we aim to encourage confidence and instill the realization that it is possible to be successful in life by doing what you love.
Elemental Awareness runs wilderness workshops where we attempt to pick up where traditional education leaves off. These workshops are for individuals looking to add a more hands on approach to their curriculum enabling their students to experience nature in its raw form.
Every year the Elemental Awareness Foundation sends groups of kids from underserved communities to Element Skate Camp. We aim to connect kids to nature through skateboarding
Elemental Awareness conducts a series of contests each year in many locations around the world. The contests are held to promote skateboarding asa positive activity and stimulate community support for youth in these areas.
Summer is just around the corner, and we're gearing up to head back to our favorite place on earth: Element Skate Camp! Whether you are a mega shredder or just getting on your board for the first time, Element Skate Camp offers a wide range of activities including Wilderness Survival, Photography, Art, Music and of course... SKATEBOARDING!!! Head to Skatecamp.org and register today!
Every year the Elemental Awareness crew crams our van full of dudes, a bunch of skateboards, lots of crafting materials, a dog, and hits the road for a week in the Sonoran Desert at Wintercount skills gathering. Wintercount is a gathering of creative people where many important things take place. More specifically, it is one of the largest primitive skills gatherings in the country; people come from far and wide to teach, learn, and share information about the ancient ways of living. We spend the week taking classes and learning new skills that we can bring back to our Wilderness Program at Element Skate Camp.
For the past decade, Elemental Awareness has sent groups of kids from underserved communities to Element Skate Camp. We believe that Skate Camp is one of the best places on earth, and that anyone can benefit from the experience of skateboarding in nature. This video focuses on a group of kids we brought up from South Central Los Angeles for a week at camp. Some of them had never been outside of LA, let alone seen the giant redwoods, or the Milky Way. It was an unforgettable experience, not only for the kids involved, but for us as well. We would like to give a special thanks to the New Balance Foundation for helping make this trip a reality, and for their continued support.
Every year The Elemental Awareness Foundation brings instructors, interns, and Element team riders to the Sonoran desert outside of Phoenix, AZ to spend a week at Winter Count primitive skills gathering. Winter Count is one of the largest gatherings of wilderness guides, outdoor enthusiasts and primitive living practitioners, and here we learn valuable skills to take back and teach at our wilderness program at Element Skate Camp.
Every year, we make our way out the American Indian reservations, bearing the gift of skateboarding. These are some of the most impoverished areas of our nation –with high unemployment and even higher drug and alcohol abuse. Nevertheless skateboarding remains extremely popular for Native youth.
Every year the Elemental Awareness Foundation sends groups of kids from underserved communities to Element Skate Camp. 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. SHOW MORE