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Portsmouth Island Beach Challenge

May 26 – 29, 2023

Portsmouth Island, Outer Banks of North Carolina


After a year of traveling through Southern Africa and Mexico, world travelers and adventurers Sonya & Necota Staples have returned to Atlanta, and are preparing for their annual visit to Portsmouth Island. The Overland Challenge: Beat the Beach is designed to create an outdoor fellowship experience that shares their passion for travel, ignites your imagination about nature, and helps you connect with others. This event is designed for everyone, including kids, with the goal of creating confidence in challenging beach environments where you can become more comfortable and curious about outdoors.

Throughout the weekend, you will have the option of attending worshops, tour the beach, fish, chillax, and have some good old fashion fun. We know this will be an amazing adventure. If you need some tips and assistance on what to bring, please take a look at our comprehensive must have BeachList!

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What to Expect

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Through visuals and curated experiences, we increase diversity in the outdoors by educating and inspiring others to become more comfortable, confident, and curious about outdoor adventure.


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  1. We aim to Educate individuals of color (IOC) about camping and travel sectors where they typically aren’t engaged 
  2. It’s our mission to inspire people to develop a healthy outdoor lifestyle and the opportunity to experience the world from a global lens
  3. We engage with individuals at all levels to foster camping interest and cultivate community