Annual Fundraiser

Our Open Invitation

You’re invited! Glamp Out is our annual, signature fundraising event. It’s also your open invitation to support all that we’ve accomplished and aspire to achieve for our community in the outdoors everywhere. Because of your enduring contributions, we have been able to grow our organization to meet the needs of U.S. neighborhoods. This year’s ninth annual Glamp Out builds on the momentum of a brand-new HQ team – and both new and veteran volunteer leadership. Each is continuing to help elevate our community and nature work nationwide in our “Year of Elevation.” Because of your support, Outdoor Afro can meet the renewed demand for nature engagement, and new discoveries of joy and healing through our collective connections to our land, waterways, and wildlife.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, Oct. 20, 2023

THEMED: Elevation

LOCATION: Bloc 15, 252 2nd St., Oakland, CA 94607

TIME: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. PT


Your Impact

Your sponsorship matters. Because of your contributions to our network, Outdoor Afro continues to grow. What started as a kitchen table blog by Founder and CEO Rue Mapp is now a national movement and business. For more than a decade now with you by our side, Outdoor Afro has been able to inspire Black joy and healing in local communities across the nation; influence policy makers to protect public lands from small towns to Capitol Hill; and develop nationwide programs that have strengthened Black people’s and Black communities’ relationships in the outdoors.


2022 Honorees

Leader of the Year:  Stephen Scott
Partner of the Year:  CLIF BAR®
Lifetime Achievement Recipient:  Dr. Nina S. Roberts