The Cedarsong Way recognizes that low income communities, and especially communities of color, tend to have less access to outdoor education and nature immersion opportunities. Those same communities, often experiencing systematic trauma and oppression, are arguably who would most benefit from the experiences that Outdoor Education programs provide.
We have been deeply grateful for our longtime partnership with Bogs Boots in our shared commitment to equitable access. We have been honored by their ongoing engagement and support of Cedarsong Nature School and The Cedarsong Way – there is even a “Cedarsong” Bogs boots design!
Bogs has also given us 20 pairs of boots to distribute to schools and programs. These boots are intended specifically for children of color who otherwise would not have the financial ability to pay for the “appropriate clothing choices” that is a cornerstone of The Cedarsong Way.
You can apply for funds and/or boots. You don’t have to choose the Cedarsong design, but it sure is beautiful!