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'.
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.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.