They say Black people don’t camp. Obviously, they haven’t been to Urban Camp Weekend.

Now, yes, traditionally, outdoor enthusiast’s demographics in the U.S. are mostly White. Some suggest that is because minorities overall may not be as economically willing to spend money on expensive camping gear or that camping is just not an activity promoted during their childhood. However, Kevin Knight, founder of Urban Camp Weekend, is shaking that up in the Central Texas area.

It’s Black Folk Gone Camping

Urban Camp Weekend is a camping experience for mature and professional adults to relax, bond, network and have fun.

Knight started Urban Camp Weekend in 2012. He was inspired by a camping trip he took with a group of friends and wanted others to enjoy this type of bonding experience with fellow, like-minded Black people. At first, the event was an annual June occurrence, but the high demand led to an additional event being added in 2015 on Halloween weekend.


Urban Camp Weekend is held at Mountain Breeze Campground in New Braunfels, and the event includes a full agenda of games, sports, happy hours, river-floating, shows, parties and, of course, camping.

Who Goes, For Real?

Attendance is usually from 500-700 people, and it increases every year. Camp-goers’ are usually about 90 percent Black and 10 percent other races, and ages range from 28-50. Attendees are mostly singles, but couples do come and are welcome. Since many attendees are Black professionals, networking is a big reason people come to the event.

Urban Camp Weekend also gives folks who are tired of the club and bar scene a chance to try something different. Want to see what past events were looking like? Check out the Facebook page.

Don’t Worry If It’s Your First Time

Almost 95 percent of attendees say they have never camped, and Urban Camp Weekend is their first time. There’s no need to be concerned about not knowing what to buy or bring. The Urban Camp Weekend site has a helpful list for first-timers. Also, many of the veteran attendees are happy to help newbies out.

Ready to Go?

Urban Camp Weekend: Fallout is October 27-29 at Mountain Breeze Campground in New Braunfels. See the full agenda here and grab your tickets before they’re gone.

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Bahamas – Urban Excursion Weekend 2017 Press Release

(Bahamas Press Release)


The largest African-American travel group is set to visit the Bahamas on September 1st – 4th, 2017 – Labor Day Weekend. Urban Events Global is an adventure traveling group with annual events hosted around the world from camping, skiing, cruising and international trips.

The annual Labor Day event, called Urban Excursion Weekend, will be held in Nassau, Bahamas this year. The event is designed to introduce African Americans to the Bahamas through culture, excursions, and various tours. There will be many group activities including guided food tours, island tours, networking opportunities, excursions, and island parties. The cost of the event includes an all-inclusive hotel and all activities. Various packages can be found at www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com. Last year the event was held at the Marriott Frenchmans Reef in St. Thomas, USVI. The event sold out months in advance, and the event was very successful with hundreds of guests returning for this years event.

Urban Events Global has a combined 20 year event record across all events hosted. The key to the success of UEG is the ability to bring together like-minded individuals with a zest for travel and exploration. In addition, a portion of all funds are donated to the local community. “It’s one thing to travel the globe for the sake of taking selfies or accumulating social-trophies in exotic places; it’s another to embrace the culture of the community, and learn something about yourself through the lenses of a slightly different culture and/or society.” Kevin Knight – CEO of Urban Events Global . The UEG group is open to all, and encourages travelers who are traveling with a group, or solo to join. To get involved with Urban Events Global as a participant, vendor, or sponsor, visit www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com . About Urban Events Global Urban Events Global is an international company based in Texas, United States. Current events are Urban Camp Weekend, Urban Cruise Weekend, Urban Excursion Weekend and the UEG Annual Meet-up in Thailand this year. To learn more visit www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com, or call 844.798.7226

Contact: UEG STAFF | 844.79.URBAN | info@UrbanEventsGlobal.comwww.UrbanEventsGlobal.com

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