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Backyard Basecamp was founded, and is operated, by Atiya Wells. A pediatric nurse with a passion to introduce, educate, and connect families in Baltimore, especially those of color, to local outdoor spaces.
While learning more about our natural world, she often noticed that she could count the number of BIPOC folks in the room on one hand. Diving into research and history, she learned that ancestral wounding and historical trauma are key players in the lack of diversity in nature-based programming.
She has dedicated her time to slowly introducing BIPOC folks to nature by starting with nature walks in their own neighborhoods, eventually embarking on a journey into the many wild spaces across Baltimore.
Hands-on workshops and classes for nature-based curriculum integration
Deepening connection and engaging our community on regenerative cultural practices
Facilitated outdoor education for schools
A monthly adult only program engaging with the Core Routines of Nature Connection
Looking to know what to grow in your backyard? Contact us for assistance. We have seeds, seedlings, and grow bags available to get you growing!
Want us to speak at your event? Contact us for more info.
Monthly wellness walks with health professionals, offered in partnership with Walk With A Doc.
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We’re excited to share that Backyard Basecamp has been chosen as a top 10 finalist for WW's (formerly Weight Watchers) Wellness Impact Award, honoring organizations who are democratizing wellness in their communities.
The voting period starts TODAY (May 7th) and ends May 21st!