The Rusty Anvil
reconnecting BIPOC to nature through mindful wilderness trips
The BIPOC Forest Immersion program is a 4-day wilderness experience that provides people of color the opportunity to learn the basics of backpacking and camping in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive space that is centered around collective accountability and guided by a forest bathing lens. Participants engage in mindful group activities that deepen connections to the land and each other, and are given the spaciousness for personal time and deep rest. BIPOC Forest Bathers are equipped throughout our time together to take initiative within the group and bring their new skills to life.
Your donations to this program are greatly appreciated. All donations support our scholarship fund to ensure these immersions are accessible to low-income individuals, and to our food access fund to provide healthy meals in the backcountry.
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HEAR FROM PAST STORIES
"My experience at the immersion was life changing. I left our little group of folks feeling so whole, seen, and uplifted. This includes all the beings we met on our journey. I am so thankful and deeply excited that this space is offered to BIPOC folks, and queer kin. We all came in as strangers, and I felt by the end that there was a deep knowing within and around each of us".
Jax, May 2021 BIPOC Forest Immersion
I felt a closeness with nature that I've never experienced before. I felt safe and supported the entire time, while also given freedom to reflect whenever I felt called to.
David Morgan, June 2021 BIPOC Forest Immersion
"This immersion is what you need if you want to ground yourself with other BIPOC individuals in a safe environment. I learned so much about hiking, nature and myself on this immersion and beyond grateful for the experience".
Zsameria, May 2021 BIPOC Forest Immersion