We would like to invite you to participate in a very exciting and engaging event coming we’re co-hosting just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Moose Lake. It will be the third installment of the national outdoor footwear brand KEEN’s Story Camp series which was created to widen the tent of support in this age of public lands threats. Story Camp celebrates the diversity of people, history, culture and ecology of four threatened national monuments, national forests, and wilderness areas.
Guests join us for a day of recreation and hot meals provided by the KEEN Kanteen (their inhouse restaurant), and come together in the evening for hours of storytelling over a campfire – the way it used to be. In the darkest hours, the public gets the microphone to share personal stories about threatened public lands that can bridge political divides, use interests, cultural identities, and much more. Storytelling is one of the strongest tools of conservation, and Story Camp is KEEN’s way of building community in divided times.
So far, roughly 100 people have adventured with KEEN through sandstone canyons inscribed with petroglyphs and high desert plains as far as the eye can see, with over 5 hours of recorded personal, lived stories told by environmentalists, cowboys, scouts, writers, scientists, and recreationalists alike.