In a sea of 100 outdoor and adventure enthusiasts 5% might be black or of color if we’re lucky. You know it’s a lonely experience. There has to be folks like us out here who get turned on by the scent of firewood or are transported by breathing deeply outdoors (Your backyard does not count ????????♀️).
We Are black and brown folks who love the outdoors and adventure. This is an OPEN, POSITIVE environment, so YES bring your whole self ???????? — NO code switching needed here!????. We’re about making real connections, with real people, in real life- go figure! Don’t be intimidated, NEWBIES are ???? welcome. Hey, we all started somewhere! Just bring a heart to learn, a mind to be outside, and you’ll do great! We believe in kicking in doors labeled “can’t” and K-O’ing the status quo. ???????? Deal with it. So! Are you coming outdoors or nah?! Want to Rappel down that mountain? Surf the Atlantic? Ride dirty on mountain bikes? If you can dream it, chances are we’re already planning it, fam. We camp, ski, bike, practice yoga and wellness, swim, beach, rock climb, jet ski, hike and much more. And We Are who you’ve been waiting for.
THE BOA TRIBE IS HERE. ADVENTURE FOR US BY US.
BOA’s main mission is to expose black & brown people to the healing power of nature & the outdoors, enrich lives, create community, care for Gaia and take part in some kick-ass adventures!
You want to figure out what’s just beyond that next hilltop. You’ve run out of patience for flaky friends who ghost when it’s time to book that camping trip, hike, or diving excursion. Yeah, us too! You’re often found lusting for your next adventure when you should be analyzing yet another row of data in yet another spreadsheet. You’re new to the city and keen to see what else the NY and Northeast region have to offer. We’ve been there! Are you curious to push your own limits and see just how badass you are?
You. totally. Are. The. Baddest.
And I promise we truly see you, with both eyeballs!
Why be home scrolling through IG when you can be outdoors with us? So… Last call, are you coming outdoors for this real life reset or nah?!
Taught to Surf
Taught to Ski/ board
Swim Lessons Held
Taught to Rock Climb
Mina O. 🐱🏍
Founder, Life Activist, Chief Adventurer
Retreats, Sponsorship Lead
Hi, I’m Mina! I created this space so that we can connect over fun outdoor adventures, make new friends and challenge one another to live life outside the box. It’s that simple!
A few years ago I noticed a consistent pattern of very few black and brown people outside. It pained me so much so that I decided to create Black Outdoor Adventurers in October of 2015, to bring diverse people who look like me outdoors. This breaking point came during a beach camping trip in Montauk, NY (pictured above) where I didn’t encounter a single black person. I was really tired of being one of the only ones, so I did something about it.
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