Black Folks Camp Too

Spacious Skies Campgrounds Partners With Black Folks Camp Too To Become The First “Unity Blaze Certified” Private Campgrounds

You are invited and welcome to enjoy Spacious Skies Campgrounds.

BREVARD, NC, MARCH 28, 2023 —Black Folks Camp Too is proud to announce their latest partnership with Spacious Skies Campgrounds, a fast-growing and culturally conscious collection of exciting, modern, and beautiful campgrounds in the eastern United States.

Spacious Skies Campgrounds is now Unity Blaze Certified which confirms that all 14 of these private campgrounds and their management team are committed to “Treating Everyone, Everywhere, Equally” — which is the Unity Blaze motto. While Spacious Skies has always firmly held this belief, their leadership wanted to go one step further in partnering with BFCT to make sure all campground staff completed the Unity Blaze training program.

Unity Blaze training is a comprehensive education platform that illuminates “why” many Black folks are not accessing the great outdoors. Specifically, the generational fears and knowledge gaps of the outdoor lifestyle that Black folks and communities of color face and have experienced, as well as the overall lack of invitation.

“Certified Unity Blaze campgrounds understand the importance of cultural awareness in regard to creating and intentionally welcoming space for campers of all experiences and backgrounds,” said Earl B. Hunter, Jr., founder of Black Folks Camp Too. “We are proud of Spacious Skies for taking the lead to help build more unity in the outdoor community and beyond.”

The real power of Unity Blaze Certification lies in its symbolism. When folks of ALL races, ages and genders see the Unity Blaze symbol they know they are invited and welcomed! To that end, Spacious Skies Campground will feature the Unity Blaze Certification on their website and other marketing literature — as well as onsite at all campgrounds.

“At Spacious Skies, our mission is to offer fun, relaxing, and authentic campground experiences in beautiful natural settings. That mission was written with everyone in mind, regardless of one’s race, age, or gender. However, we have recognized a distinct lack of diversity on our campgrounds,” said Ali Rasmussen, co-founder of Spacious Skies Campgrounds. “In meeting Black Folks Camp Too, they have helped us understand the reason why that is. We are proud to partner with BFCT so we can extend an intentional invitation to welcome Black campers and all campers of color to join the outdoor fun here in the Spacious Skies universe. Our entire team, spanning both our campgrounds and headquarters, is committed to offering safe, comfortable spaces to recreate outdoors, where everyone, everywhere, is treated equally.”

Unity Blaze Certified Spacious Skies Campgrounds:

Balsam Woods, Abbot, Maine

Walnut Grove, Alfred, Maine

French Pond, Henniker, New Hampshire

Seven Maples, Hancock, New Hampshire

Minute Man, Littleton, Massachusetts

Adirondack Peaks, North Hudson, New York

Woodland Hills, Austerlitz, New York

Country Oaks, Dorothy, New Jersey

Shenandoah Views, Luray, Virginia

Sandy Run, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Hidden Creek, Marion, North Carolina

Bear Den, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Belle Ridge, Monterey, Tennessee

Peach Haven, Gaffney, South Carolina

While Spacious Skies Campgrounds is the first campground collection to become Unity Blaze Certified, progress is underway with State Parks and other campgrounds as well. Black Folks Camp Too has already established the Unity Blaze symbol across the RV industry and outdoor retailer ecosystem as part of an overall plan to inform our communities that there is work being done in the industry to make sure everyone is sincerely and authentically welcomed to enjoy the outdoors.


About Spacious Skies Campgrounds

Spacious Skies Campgrounds is a fast-growing owner and operator of RV campgrounds with RV, tent, cabin and glamping sites across 14 locations from Maine to South Carolina. The company’s mission is to offer a fun, relaxing and authentic campground experience in destinations with abundant outdoor recreation and attractions. Spacious Skies Campgrounds is executing a regional growth strategy while at the same time improving amenities at all properties to provide guests consistent and reliable accommodations, service and access to the great outdoors.

For more information, visit www.spaciousskiescampgrounds.com


About Black Folks Camp Too

The mission of Black Folks Camp Too is to remove fear, add knowledge, and invite more Black folks to camp, and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle with any and everyone. At the center of their logo is the Unity Blaze, which means ” Treat Everyone, Everywhere, Equally.” Your race, age, and gender do not matter. We all have something to say around the campfire.

Learn more at blackfolkscamptoo.com.

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