Basic Participant Application Form

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Camping to Connect is an experiential learning and mentorship initiative for underserved young men from New York’s inner-city communities.

Camping to Connect guides young men on an unfamiliar journey into the outdoors.

Immersed in nature, we help connect young men more deeply to their friends, their lives, and themselves. Through breakout sessions with peers and adult mentors, we offer them a space to be transparent, honest, and vulnerable, as well as a new perspective on what it means to be a man. Along the way, our program teaches basic outdoor skills, such as setting up a remote campsite, trail route finding, wilderness cooking, and leave-no trace-principles.

We want to ensure that each participant has the proper clothing and footwear to feel comfortable and safe while camping and hiking. We have access to basic gear available to borrow, and need to reserve them in advance.

Please provide your basic information by submitting the application form below.

Name *
Address *
For T-shirts, sweaters, fleece and/or rain jackets
For fleece and/or rain pants
Parent or Legal Guardian *
Parent or Legal Guardian
Emergency Contact
Parent or Legal Guardian Phone Number
Parent or Legal Guardian Phone Number