LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanna Frederick, Co-Founder of non-profit organization, Project Save Our Surf, and Vice President Karon Pardue will host Project Save Our Surf's second annual Consurfvation Camp. The program provides young teens and children from underserved communities access to the empowering sport of surfing and the self-esteem improving practice of yoga.
Starting on July 5th 2013, Project Save Our Surf will start a two month, seven stop tour through Southern California, culminating on the coast of Sayulita, Mexico. The goal is to empower children and teens, build self-esteem, educate them about environmental issues, plastic re-cycle, our ecosystem, as well as teach them how to surf. California stops will include Haskell's Beach, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, Tobinworld School, and Mission Beach.
The Consurfvation Camp seeks to reach under-served children and teens that would otherwise not have access to the resources that would allow them to get to the ocean whether for geographical or financial reasons. The Consurfvation Camp provides them the opportunity to become proficient surfers, but as a result of surfing, expand their awareness of themselves, their environment and our local and global ecosystems. Through education, collaboration, outreach and travel, the children and teens experience a sense of leadership and social responsibility that surfing uniquely provides. To date, The Consurfvation Camp, at no cost to participants, has reached approximately 1000 children throughout California and Mexico.
Each stop will include a yoga session, surf clinic, a beach clean-up combined with a short conservation message and plan of action for each participant on keeping our beaches clean and plastic free. A highlight of each stop will be an opportunity for the kids to participate in a progressive art project in the form of the creation of a mural piece. Anticipating participation from 45 to 50 kids at each clinic, Consurfvation Camp will connect with participants through participating Boys and Girls Clubs. This year Project Save Our Surf will spend a day with Tobinworld school, a school for Autistic teens.
Consurfvation Camp is run by all volunteers that are educated and experienced surfers. PSOS utilizes a program with several high schools providing the students with community service hours for graduation. Several local artist and yoga instructors also come down and work with the children. In efforts to consider the environmental impact of the trip, PSOS will seek expertise of 5 Gyres to assess and forecast the environmental impact of the camps. PSOS will then determine ways to minimize and offset their footprint and minimize environmental impact.
About Project Save Our Surf
Created in 2007 by actor Tanna Frederick, Project Save Our Surf aims to give communities, teens and young children up close and personal access to our oceans and its natural habitats through the experience of surfing. Project Save Our Surf is dedicated to the conservation of our oceans and freshwater, and to the preservation of marine life. We are surfers, celebrities, friends, families and businesses who use many different strategies, including educating the public and partnering with other clean water organizations, to reverse the trend of environmental pollution, create a plastic-free world and assure that every citizen has access to clean water. Project Save Our Surf is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization. For more information please visit projectsaveoursurf.org
SOURCE Project Save Our Surf