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We’re Sonya and Necota, your outdoor experts and friends on this journey into the outdoors. We started our camping journey just a few short years ago and it quickly snowballed into off-roading and overlanding. With our newfound love of glamping, we wanted to share it with our friends and family, but no one understood why we wanted to “rough it” outside. So we started making YouTube videos to educate and encourage friends, family, and the Black and Brown community to experience the life-changing effect of the outdoors.
Follow along on our journey for insight into our favorite gear, destinations and to learn more about how we live our a life InTents.
If you guys didn't know, we are proud HBCU graduates of North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride)! This year we've partnered with the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance for the 5k Run Walk. Each Saturday through June 19, we will be showcasing unique location in...
Check out the recap of our weekend experience, The Gathering. https://www.youtube.com/embed/XSagtoVoOYk #keepitintents
It's almost time for the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance - 5k Run walk and we are a tribe on a Quest! A quest for what, you may ask. We're on a quest to find community, be healthy, create scholarship, and discover new things. If you're ready for the quest, now it's time...
Are you ready for the 2021 HBCU 5k Run Walk? Have you found your tribe and your trail? If not we have another great suggestion for you. Last week we toured you through Cascade Springs Nature Reserve, and this week we're traveling just a little further north to Cochran...
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The Gathering 2022 - LIVE UpdateThe Gathering Hendersonville 2022 is bound to be a great experience filled with fun, education, inspiration, and community. We take a few minutes to answer you questions and share details about the upcoming experience.
Join us October 14-16 for The Gathering, the largest outdoor event specifically designed to educate and inspire Black and Brown people about camping and overlapping.
Register NOW: https://staplesintents.com/the-gathering-2022-asheville/
The Gathering Vancorum 2022The first 2022 installment of The Gathering took place at CampV in Vancorum, CO, located in the southwest desert of Colorado from August 18-22. Every person who attended took an unexpected journey. They saw places they had never seen, acquired knowledge and skills they will cherish forever, and gained a community they didn’t know they needed. Simply put, the weekend was magical (if we say so ourselves).
Throughout the weekend, workshops were led by outdoor experts, Philip Henderson, Zelzin Aketzalli, Scott Brady, Dani Reyes-Acosta, and several others. Attendees adventured out for group hikes and trail rides, and in the evenings enjoyed nightly happy hours, movie night, bonfires, and DJ Brock. To relax and get grounded in nature, there was the option of attending tea ceremonies, creating landscape watercolors, and unwinding by the lake. Then for those looking to develop their technical skills, there were marshaling, self-recovery, and winching courses. Regardless of the experience each person was seeking, they were able to find it during The Gathering Vancorum.
Thank you to all who sponsored, supported, and attended.
If you missed it, don't worry. You'll have one more opportunity to gather with Staples InTents October 14-16 in Hendersonville, NC.
The Gathering 2002 - LIVE Update