Camp Yoshi Demystifies the Outdoors for People of Color

Inner-city people of color explore the outdoors — and their identity — in a new mini-doc about nonprofit Camp Yoshi.

The outdoor industry hasn’t always been inclusive for Black and brown Americans. Quite the contrary. Yet in recent years, new opportunities have started to emerge that reconnect people of color with experiences in nature.

This time, the spotlight is on Camp Yoshi, which organizes camping trips for BIPOC hikers.

“We all live in these hyper-urban environments where you’re dealing with all the angst and ills of the world,” group co-founder Rashad Frazier says in the video. “Camp Yoshi helps to demystify the outdoors for Black and brown folks.”

Learn how you can support Camp Yoshi on the group’s website.

Runtime: 3.5 minutes

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Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.

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