The Adventure Starts Here
Welcome to Melanin Base Camp: your home base for diversity in outdoor adventure sports. Our purpose is to inspire you with weekly content from Black, Brown, Asian, Indigenous and Queer People of Color who love the outdoors. Join the movement and help us #diversifyoutdoors.
HOW DOES THIS SITE WORK?
Check out our Featured Bloggers page to hear firsthand accounts from Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and LGBTQ2IA people who love the outdoors!
Want to learn how to kayak? Planning a weekend hiking trip or a visit to a national park? Check out our Trip Reports page for relatable content from our team of bloggers. We tackle how to get started, what type of gear you’ll need and interviews with grassroots activists, environmentalists and educators as well as complex issues like race, gender and gender identity in outdoor recreation.
Looking for gear to purchase? Before you do, check out our Gear Reviews page.
Join the conversation at Around the Bonfire and submit your own article to the blog.
Finally check out #DiversifyOutdoors to connect with other organizations promoting diversity in the Outdoors. Learn more at DiversifyOutdoors.com! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.