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Camping with Cradle: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 29, 2022    in

Camping With Cradle


The Camping With Cradle outdoor mentoring program is a means for young adults to become more familiar with the outdoors. The program is designed as a group mentoring model; each outing will allow a group of approximately 6-8 youth to experience an outdoor trip.  SHARE Charlotte spoke with Dr. Keith Cradle, Executive Director of this program, to learn more about its impact on our community, in our #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors series.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

Diversity in the outdoor spaces, and access to parks.

What is your organization’s role in the community?

We provide outdoor camping/hiking experiences for Black/brown/minority youth. We expose them to nature and our state parks.

We love impact stories, could you share one?

We took a young man backpacking to SMSP, it was his first time sleeping outdoors. He loved it. And now wants to engage others in doing it.

About the image pictured above:  We just finished our hike up Morrow Mountain!    

Contact:  Dr. Keith Cradle

Email:  info@campingwithcradle.org

SHARE Charlotte Nonprofit Profile:  Camping with Cradle