A multi-cultural approach to STEAM education rooted in environmental justice and cultural history.

Experience
Life
Science
Outdoors

Experience
Life
Science
Outdoors

Experience
Life
Science  
Outdoors

Experience
Life
Science
Outdoors

Experience
Life
Science
Outdoors

Our Mission

Our mission is to teach and frame STEAM and nature based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.

Our Vision For An Equitable Future

By supporting our campers interests in exploring science careers and increasing the opportunities for people of color as Nature Guides, we hope to debunk stereotypes of traditional STEAM learners and positively affirm the self-identity of Black and Brown children.

Programs

announcements:

Free STEAM Resources for Black and Brown children in portland!


On July 19, 2020 we distributed over 150 hands-on STEAM Kits, activities, and resources . For families who were not able to participate that date we are doing it again! Advance RSVP is required due to social distancing guidelines.
Sign up link coming soon!

Questions?
Email Kaila@campelso.org
"I Think the program is great, my daughter gets to learn from adults that look like her, also I like the things she's learning and the exposure to all of the different outdoor field trips." - Parent of a returning participant
"My child attended Camp ELSO [Wayfinders] 2 years ago, everyday after I picked him up, he raved about all of the new things he learned and activities he was able to experience for the first time like learning to kayak. He most of all was influenced by his peers and staff members, who all were of color and for the first time - he did not feel different from his peers." - Parent
"We want our children to participate because we want to support their exploration of their world and their identities, and ELSO provides an opportunity to do both at once!" - Parent of returning camper