“BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH CONNECTION TO THE LAND AND ACCESS TO THE OUTDOORS”
“CREANDO COMUNIDAD A TRAVÉS DE LA CONEXIÓN Y ACESO LA TIERRA ”
Vamos Outdoors Project operates on unceded territories historically stewarded by indigenous communities, including the Coast Salish, Nooksack, Lummi, Skagit, Stillaguamish, Okanogan, and others. Vamos Outdoors Project serves individuals and families that have indigenous roots and histories, who have been uprooted from their land elsewhere. They have moved to this area to provide for their families and communities, and are connected to both their traditional lands and the Pacific Northwest.
Vamos Outdoors Project (VOP) works to connect families to environmental education opportunities through fundraising, outreach, and partnerships with local organizations. We primarily work with the Latine and English Language Learner communities.
Vamos Outdoors Project works to eliminate barriers to access that make it harder for Latine and English Language Learner families to participate in outdoor, recreational, and environmental education activities. We provide supervision, transportation, food, and all necessary equipment for the activities provided by our partner organizations. All programming is free, through scholarships provided by our partner organizations or by Vamos Outdoors Project covering the fees. Our participants discover new passions, make friends, and connect with the greater Whatcom County community and environment.