Earlier this week, Element announced that they will be donating 300 skate camp scholarships to deserving skateboarders this year. This marks the most that Element has ever donated in the program’s 15-year history, and was made possible by Element’s own skate camps in Spain, Japan, South Africa and now Australia, skate shop partners, and the Element skateboards team.

Although the scholarship program was established 15 years ago, Element Founder, Johnny Schilleref has had a relationship with skateboard camps long before Element was even launched in 1992.

Schilleref said that growing up, skateboarding camps were very important in his life.

“I moved around a lot and did not have much stability when I was young,” Schilleref said in the press release. “Camp and skateboarding were the only constants in my life. Being able to share skateboarding and the outdoors with kids who are in a similar situation that I was – is so important to both Element and myself. We couldn’t be more excited to make this contribution to the skateboarding community.”

The brand’s ethos, Conscious by Nature … Photo: Courtesy of Element

Element would like to thank the following camps for their generosity and shared vision in making skate camp accessible to scholarship recipients:

Windell's, Skate Dogs, All Together Skate Park, Skate Lab, 3rd Lair, Skate Park of Tampa, Woodward, Shreducate, Familia, Modern, Plus Skate Park, Tri-Star Skate Park, Skater's Edge, Basics of Skateboarding, Nyjah Huston's Skate Park, Southside Skate Park, Theory Skate Park, and 6th Ave Skate Park.

Check out more information about the scholarship program on their website.

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