Covid-19 has come with its challenges, but we are hopeful that we will be taking our virtual classes back outside and into the backcountry by late this summer! If covid-19 risks do not decrease and mandates are not lifted this summer, then we will honor these scholarships to be used in the 2021 summer. We would love to offer at least 2, if not more scholarships to Alaskan teens who are passionate about getting outdoors, but are unable to attend one of our adventure programs due to their financial situation. The time is so important to treasue any victories and focus on the positives within these challenging times. Having an 8-day journey with new friends out in the mountains to look forward to would be an incredible gift to give to an Alaskan teen right now, so we are asking for your help! To provide for these scholarships, we are running our first ever Go Fund Me Charity campaign. Your contribution will help provide scholarships to our 8-day Backpacking Expedition Course. So much more than just backpacking, these courses focus on developing one's self-confidence, connection to nature, mindfulness, problem-solving skills, resiliency, and building meaningful relationships through adventures. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones to create powerful learning lessons through these unforgettable adventures. Please help us this #GivingTuesdayNow to meet or exceed our goal of $1200 to aid in providing a powerful impact on a teenager’s life! Any donations above our goal will go to providing even more scholarships to Alaskan Teens to share in one of these incredible experiences.
Donate larger amounts and score some sweet Black Diamond, Onward & Upward Gear! If you donate:
$100 we will mail you a Black Diamond Beanie with our Eagle Logo embroideried on the front!
$250 we will mail you our Black Diamond Crag Hooded Long Sleeve with our Nature Matters Logo on the back and name down the sleeve!
$1000 we will mail you our Black Diamond First Light Stretch Jacket with our Eagle Logo on the chest and Nature Matters on the sleeve!
*Different sizes available in all and varying colors available in the jacket. Please check www.blackdiamondequipment.com for sizing and colors available. Men's jacket is shown in the image above, but our women's version is available too! Jackets will be made to order so please allow us extra time to get them to you! Please include your address and preferred size in the comment section of your donation. We are excited for you to be rocking some of our great gear!*
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