We turned 2 years old on February 14!
We've enjoyed 2 expansive years as a registered not-for-profit, and two additional years of local advocacy and organization.
Woods and Us envisions a world where nature’s lessons, beauty, nourishment, love, and strength are accessible to ALL people.
Race and income are the two most significant factors blocking equitable access to nature and its health benefits. Marginalized populations often live in cities or urban settings where they are more likely to be denied regular access to wilderness areas and green spaces like local parks and urban trails.
Therefore, the primary aim of Inclusive Woods and Us is to increase equitable access to the outdoors for children, families, and communities of people of color in lower socioeconomic standing as a way to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of vulnerable populations.
To amplify the call of nature that lives within each of us by sharing stories, providing programming, organizing expeditions, and supporting outdoors exploration and discovery for marginalized communities
'Inclusive Wood and Us' Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiative is excited to collaborate with the Girl Scouts of Western NY and share the information regarding a wonderful opportunity for girls in grades K-12:
Girl Scouts is offering income-eligible families up to 5 weeks of summer camp for just $25 per person.
2021 Summer Camp will be held at Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY starting on July 5th, 2021. It features vast hiking trails, a state-of-the-art splash pad, high and low rope courses, an archery area, and open fields. Camp Piperwood is a great setting for campers looking for a day camp experience.
Registration is OPEN NOW!
Woods and Us is strongly encouraging girls/young teens in the Rochester NY City School District to apply for this great opportunity.
Director of Outdoor Program
Don't hesitate to reach out to us as well!
Click/tap the button below to access the digital, informational brochure where you'll find details, dates, and registration instructions.
If you have trouble viewing the brochure, visit their website HERE and look for 'Day Camp Guide'.
As part of our mission to provide leadership opportunities to under-served communities and increase representation in outdoor spaces, we’re continuing our partnership with Girl Scouts to broadcast an opportunity to become a camp counselor for their 2021 Summer Camp programs.
Be part of a fantastic summer experience and make a difference in a child’s life and become a summer camp counselor. You will help girls ages 5 – 17 develop their full potential; learn to work with, relate to, and respect others; and make decisions while contributing to the camp community. In addition girls and staff alike will make and rekindle friendships, laugh, smile and experience many new and different things.
Camp Staff start day is June 26, 2021
Camp is a commitment of 6/7 weeks, 1 week of staff training and 5/6 weeks of camp. Although they would like all staff to be able to commit to the entire summer, they realize that sometimes situations arise that prevent this. If this is the case for you, please do not let this deter you from applying.
Please contact Janet DePetrillo Director of Camp Administration at (716) 935-6063 or email@example.com
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us as well!
Click/tap the button below to visit the Girl Scouts Seasonal Employment page for further details and directions on how to apply online:
Lucienne Nicholson is many things: a mother, an immigrant, a hiker, an enthusiastic gardener, a beach lover, and a wholehearted admirer of nature and its power to heal. She is also the founder of Inclusive Woods and Us, a Rochester, New York-based nonprofit officially established in 2019 to “increase equitable access to the outdoors for children, families, and communities of people of color in lower socioeconomic standing as a way to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of vulnerable populations.” Her deep love of the natural world began as a child in Haiti and has sustained her through many life challenges – including losing access to the outdoors as a teenage immigrant – and inspired her endeavor to share nature with others.