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Zoar Outdoor’s Diversity Initiative
We want to be as transparent as possible. Our staff are constantly learning and educating ourselves on how we as an outdoor industry can be better at creating an inclusive environment. Our main goal is to provide fun outdoor adventures for everyone.
Here are a few action steps we have taken so far:
We look forward to bringing back our Women’s Weekend and Pride Day on the River with Venture Out Project!
In 2020, we had made a connection with Multicultural BRIDGE – an amazing grassroots organization located in Lee, Massachusetts. They’re a catalyst for justice, social change and building community. We see BRIDGE as a vital organization in our area. Their dedication to promoting mutual respect and understanding is important to us. In response to this, we raised awareness and contributions from our guests, and our management team also enjoyed BRIDGE’s Cultural Competency Course. If you are interested in learning more about their impactful courses and events, please click below.
For 2021, we will be partnering with The Rusty Anvil. They are an educational organization reconnecting QTBIPOC individuals to their place in nature through mindful wilderness trips while serving as a platform for cultural transformation. Through forest bathing backcountry trips, tracking workshops, and youth wilderness immersions The Rusty Anvil seeks to build a supportive outdoor community that weaves together networks of QTBIPOC folks both on and off the trail, and inspires confident outdoor leaders of color.
Our guests will have the opportunity to support The Rusty Anvil’s workshops and events by selecting to contribute a $3 donation while booking with us online or over the phone. We’ll also have our Change for Change jars at each register at our base this season. All contributions will go towards The Rusty Anvil and the amazing work that they do!
Thank you to Adventure Park Insider for reaching out to Rachel, our Zip Line canopy Tour Manager, after her awesome Tech Talk at the 2020 ACCT Conference. This article is an open invite for all businesses. Let’s talk, let’s take action, and let’s make a difference!
Watch Rachel’s Tech Talk:
Zoar Outdoor’s Vision Statement
We believe in the power of experiences that connect people from a variety of backgrounds to the outdoors and to each other. Through thoughtful long-term planning and a values-driven company culture, we aim to be a national leader in the quality of the service we provide and the relationships we build with our customers.