PRESENTERS, SPEAKERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS
James Edward Mills
Jennifer Gates Foster
Stephanie Swepson Twitty
We Off the Couch RVA
TRAIL RUNNING & HIKING
With exquisite trails right at the back door of Camp Grier, we'll run and hike each day of Outdoors for All. Led by some of our most inspiring runners and outdoor lovers, you'll have the chance to see some scenic spots, connect with others, and test your legs on our trails!
Going the Distance: A Trail Run with Lesford Duncan & Steven McHone
Nature Exploration Hike for All
All Paces, Races, and Faces Run with the We Off the Couch RVA run crew
Tour of the Old Fort Gateway Trails with Lisa Jennings & Leandra Taylor
Walk & Talk: Peek Behind the Curtain of the Archaeology Project for the Old Fort Trails Project with Dr. Jennifer Gates Foster
There's no shortage of cycling! Join us for one of the following:
Adaptive MTB Clinic with Catalyst Sports
All-Humans MTB Ride
Advanced Ride with Rachel Olzer & Friends
Free time to go check out the new Old Fort Gateway Trails!
FISHING & PADDLING
Step into some of the most pristine waters, at the base of Mt. Mitchell, and enjoy casting with guides and group river trips with Outdoors for All special guests, guides, clinic leaders, and partners, including Serene Cusack & Bri Dostie of Confluence Collective, members of the DEI team of Orvis Outfitters, and members of the BlackWaters Expedition team.
We are also offering SUP paddling adventures, with explorations of self, leadership, and our relationships to the natural world, with world-renowned paddlers and wilderness guides including Anna Levesque and Matt Nannis.
You'll experience much more than just fishing or paddling, as we're redefining the faces of the outdoors and creating inclusive spaces on the water. Beginners welcome!
Join us for fungus foraging, creek walks, decolonizing birding, and biodiversity discoveries in this lush temperate rain forest! We'll explore our backyard wonders with awe and care for solo contemplation or memory making with your kiddos. Created for outdoor lovers of all ages!
REFLECTION & CREATIVE ARTS
Connection to self, others, and the Earth comes in many forms. From journaling exercises, somatic resourcing, yoga and breathwork, creative installations, collaborative murals and spaces designed for restoration, we invite you to come here, feel connected, and leave renewed.
WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS, & PRESENTATIONS
PANEL DISCUSSIONS & ROUNDTABLES
Engaging conversations including:
Allyship in the Outdoors 101: What Exactly Does that Look Like?
The Power of Partnerships: A Snapshot of Equitable Outdoor Engagement
Amplifying Indigenous Voices in the Outdoors: Varied Perspectives
Exploring Dimensions of Male Leadership in the Outdoors
What Really is Accessibility? A Conversation with Those Who Live & Work with Disabilities
The Outdoor Industry: Sharing Ideas for Inclusive Hiring, Marketing, & Branding
Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders in Conservation & Recreation
Redefining Rural Community Development through Outdoor Recreation: A Conversation with the Catawba Vale Collaborative
WORKSHOPS & CLINICS
Come learn with others from high-level leaders:
Four Realms of Resistance: Explorations of Holistic Flourishing for All with Kaitlin Curtice
SUP Yoga Workshop: Debunking the Work-Life Balance Myth + Freedom Through Boundaries with Anna Levesque
Explorations of Water Quality + Environmental Justice with Sawyer Products
Creating Inclusive Community & Courageous Spaces with Devin Cowens
Building a New World Through Land-Based Healing with Kris Moon & Ekua Adisa
Uplifting Youth Voices with Alex Bailey
Workshop: Liberation for All/The Embodiment of Social Justice to Build A More Just World with Michele Ashley
Deconstructing the Narrative: An Introduction to Fly Fishing with Serene Cusack & Bri Dostie of Confluence Collective
Join these all-community programs highlighting topics and discoveries from some of the brightest thought leaders in the industry:
Who We Are Without Labels: Stepping Into Our Truest Being with Tracy Hopkins
Full Circle Expedition: Looking Back to Mt. Everest + Striving Forward with Philip Henderson
FKT vs Community Race Culture (We Are Stronger Together) with Alexandera Houchin
Rethinking the Hero's Journey & Moving Beyond a Narrow Concept of How we Travel with Stacy Bare
OUTDOORS FOR ALL FILM FESTIVAL
Friday night of Outdoors for All, we'll gather to enjoy some of the world's most inspiring stories and films, meet the filmmakers, and explore different voices from our BIPoC, LGBTQIA+, adaptive, veteran, and conservation activists, outdoor lovers, and athletes.
This one-of-a-kind experience has a limited capacity. Get your tickets today!
Tickets are available for the Outdoors for All Film Festival via the REGISTER button.
Outdoors for All isn't just an event, it's where we come to connect and build stronger communities. Together, we are meant to thrive and here is where we inspire one another, challenge one another, and renew ourselves in nature to ultimately create OUTDOORS FOR ALL.
...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
FIRESIDE FUN & ENTERTAINMENT
CONNECTION & COMMUNITY
We'll have inspired storytelling, live music, campfire chats, beverages, and magic at the fireside every night. All you have to do is bring your camping chair, musical instruments, and stories. You can leave the rest to us.
We will also have affinity group-specific fires for more intimacy and connection.
Camping areas provided for overnight guests (complete with level places to park). Load up the van, pack the tent or hammock, and sleep under the stars with us!
One of the best parts of being an attendee at Outdoors for All is being a part of an extended community.
We intend for you to be able to come and make new friends, connect with other outdoor enthusiasts, and have time to just relax in the beautiful setting of Camp Grier's rustic space.
Take a walk down to the lake, or out on the trails. Sit in a hammock with a friend (heck, or an absolute stranger)!
With the support of our food & beverage partners, we'll enjoy a range of refreshments including local craft beers and spirits, South American wines, as well as local kombucha and craft sodas.
Lunch will be provided each day, thanks to our local food truck and culinary scene!
Join us for the happy hour + food truck rodeo before the film festival Friday night at Oak & Grist in Black Mountain!