CAMP EARTHPACT 2022 was a pilot 7-week Outdoor Summer Program

~WEEK 1-4: older watoto age 10-17
~WEEK 5: hosted by The Federation of Southern Cooperatives in Alabama
~WEEK 6-7: younger watoto age 5-9

Weeks 1-4

Week 5 Forestry Camp

Weeks 6-7

Key Features of the EARTHPACT camp

Hands-on skills in Earth work

Field trips and making connections

Teamwork + character building


Eshé Armah (a.k.a. Mama Eshé) is known as a Cali-grown, tree-loving mama who uses nature as a guide to navigate her world. A daughter of Tuskegee University, she majored in English and Political Science before earning her BA in Youth Development and beginning a career in education and program design. In 2013 she received a MA in Healing Arts from MUIH and a graduate certificate in Herbal Studies and began a homeschooling journey with her twin sons. Eshe shares a passion for outdoor, experiential education and has directed camps and led after school programs for 20 years. As an educator she has helped facilitate programming and workshops with Sankofa Homeschool Collective and taught English Literacy for Wilson Baker Homeschool Academy. She presently serves as a Professional Organizer, College Essay Tutor, and consults for the design of out-of-school time and summer programming.

Njeri Nembhard (a.k.a. Mama Njeri) is a co-founder of Maroon Life Learning (MLL) which focuses on the continued study and proliferation of African knowledge, culture and history. For the past 18 year she has been a homeschool educator of her own and other children. She has created African Centered curricula which she has taught in brick and mortar schools and online for adults and children alike. She is a graduate of Columbia University Teachers College with a master’s degree in International Education Development, Curriculum and Technology. A person dedicated to academic excellence and the advancement of African people and their descendants in the Diaspora, she has prior academic experience in the areas of curriculum development and academic proofing, business development and publication projects and hotel management. An energetic enthusiastic individual, she is committed to the plight and journey of African science, art and culture through its people and their descendants.

Chinyere (Chichi) Aguwa was a Princeton RISE fellow who supported OurSpace this summer. At the time of the fellowship, she was a rising sophomore at Princeton University who plans to major in Anthropology and minor in Global Health and Health Policy. Some activities that she was involved in on-campus include working for the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and being a treasurer for Friends of MSF at Princeton. As a premed student, she hopes to become a medical professional and primarily work with marginalized communities to help them access proper health care.

OurSpace is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to cooperatively educate, organize, and support squads of land stewards and Earth healers, prioritizing folks of the Black Diaspora. Read more about our work here!

a glimpse of what we explored at EARTHPACT +
the theme this (pilot) year...