So What Is Outdoor Afro?
Outdoor Afro is a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! Outdoor Afro uses social media to create interest communities, events, and to partner with regional and national organizations that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors.
Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, is committed to sharing how people and organizations can connect to broader audiences, and realize new possibilities in outdoor exploration. Rue is an energetic and engaging public speaker who inspires national audiences to think about social media and outdoor recreational participation in culturally relevant and innovative ways.
Outdoor Afro will support ACA’s efforts to better reach diverse populations with information about the camp experience.