Archive for the ‘Elemental Awareness’ Category
The Element Skatecamp in Spain was an amazing few weeks. The camp is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range in a small town called Gueñes, close to Bilbao. Gueñes is a picturesque place with old country houses, open fields and spectacular views. This summer however, there were a few additions to this sleepy countryside town; a custom-build street-course, a perfect miniramp, the Element Europe team and 3 weeks of Skatecamp attendants. Judging by the faces of local-residents, this is not a regular sight!
The camp was hosted by Emilio Arnanz who, along with his team, ensured that the campers went to skate at the best parks in the North of Spain, have personal skateboard coaching and all in all have a great time. Element Advocate, writer and wildeness guide Nick Weston introduced the campers to the Elemental Awareness program which included building shelters, creating underground ovens amongst a host of other activities.
Way too much went down to write about here – so check out this video from Skatefilms.tv which follows the whole of the few weeks in Spain.
Want to attend the Element Skatecamp Spain in 2012 – Dates will be HERE soon
Here’s Advocate Nick Weston presenting the Elemental Awareness wilderness program – be sure to watch it here. Thanks to Skatefilms.tv for getting the video together.
The full Element Skatecamp Spain video is coming soon!
Here’s a brief taster of what went down at the Element Skatecamp in Spain this year. Campers took part in activities ranging from building a shelter to creating custom tie die t-shirts as well as daily skate trips to the parks along the North coast of Spain. Author and survivalist Nick Weston was teaching wilderness skills and the team of councilors headed up by camp director Emilio Arnanz were on hand with skate tuition and ensuring all the campers had a great week!
Expect a full video very soon! Thanks to Eduardo García-Villalón at Skatefilms.tv who produced the video
Check out Nick Weston’s wild food at Hunder, Gather, Cook
Julian Christianson was the overall winner of the 2011 MAKE IT COUNT Contest Series, which took place at the Element YMCA Skate Camp in Sequoia, Ca.
1st Place – Julian Christianson
2nd Place – Adriano Lachovski
3rd Place – Mitch Phillips
Click here to see a series of portraits that Amber B Dianda shot of the MAKE IT COUNT contest winners at Element YMCA Skate Camp.
Congratulations Julian Christenson the overall winner of the 2011 MAKE IT COUNT intl contest series! Welcome to the family Julian! Photos and video coming soon!
1. Julian Christenson
2. Adriano Lachouski
3. Mitch Phillips
Watch video from the Make it Count contest in Brazil! Congratulations to Adriano Lachouski the overall winner of the event! Adriano will compete against other contest winners at Element YMCA Skate Camp in June for a chance at Element sponsorship!