Outside for All Fund

Help us grow the funding flow!

Outside For All Supporting our Outside for All Fund means your donation will go directly towards subsidizing trips for people historically excluded from the outdoor recreation industry. You can help change the face of outdoor recreation by removing one barrier at a time. We are committed to increasing access to the lands we have the privilege of operating across, and we’re glad you are too!

The Outside for All fund is set up as a Donation Trip! All you need to do to donate is click the “book-now” button and then choose one or multiple donation amounts.  You can also multiply a given donation amount by increasing how many ‘guests’ you’re ‘booking’. (Ex. 5 guests at $10 each would be a $50 donation.) 

To learn more about our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Affinity trips, check out the trip page and read this blog post from our co-owner Lauren Wood and interviews with past BIPOC trip attendees Justin Tucker and Leah Richardson

 


Hear what last year’s trip participants have to say:

“I remember floating last summer on the pleasantly cool waters of the Green River buoyed by my life vest, facing the sunny sky, and just letting go. The current carried me through sandstone canyons whose layers and formations bore witness of the history of our universe.  It was a moment where I felt as if I melted into the veins of the planet and felt reconnected to my ancestors who have roamed the rivers of this continent for centuries.” –Luis Miranda

“When my mother died the year before, she told me to go to beautiful places and take her with me. I promised that I would. So, when I got the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and go on this river trip, I knew it would be part of me me fulfilling my promise to Mommy. She taught me to love the land and respect the water. She taught me that this earth is mine to experience and revel at by birthright. “Black folks always been outside. God’s green earth ain’t never done nothing but look out for us”, she’d say. But, still I was nervous about the river trip. I’m not the strongest  swimmer and sometimes I feel like this sturdy body of mine can be an inconvenience in outdoor spaces. But, I heard Mommy’s voice in my heart saying “Go.” So I did. The experience I had on that river trip will stay with me forever. I got to be brave and strong. And I also got to be soft, and held, and loved on. I got to hug new people and dance around a fire with new loved ones. I got to greet our animal relatives and sit outside in a rain storm. I got to eat good food and laugh really hard and loud. I got to ask questions and gain a deeper knowledge of the land and water around me. I got to pray. And when I had my first whitewater experience, I got to scream at the top of my lungs and cheer for my badass river guide.  And I got to keep my promise. I got to be brave and live big. And I got to go to a beautiful place and bring Mommy with me. You better believe her spirit was hollering with me on that white water! I am so grateful and blessed that I had this opportunity. It was invaluable and sacred to me.”-Ashley Finley

“Holiday’s BIPOC trip is one of the safest places I get to experience all year. A safe space where I’ve made friends. A safe space to be a kid in nature. A safe space to learn how to feel safe in water. A safe space to be with people who understand me.  I’m so grateful for the organizing and thoughtfulness that has gone into putting this trip together. The guides are amazing. Seeing community organizations come together to make this happen has helped me stay connected to BIPOC nature based programming year round.” -Franque Michelle Bains