About Us

Experiential Ink (EI) is an organization born out of a need for accessibility in the outdoors, the need for connection between nature and our community, and a passion for education and working with youth. Our most impactful program to date has been Camp 4 All, a summer camp focused on providing a safe, affirming, positive camp experience for LGBTQ+ youth. Camp 4 All was adopted by EI in 2021, but has been running since 2016 at YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha. During the winter of 2020/21, Experiential Ink offered COVID-safe day camp opportunities for families of essential workers in the Traverse City area. At the beginning of the 2021 school year, Experiential Ink began offering in-school science lessons, traveling to places such as Gros Cap and John R Rodger Elementary schools to provide outdoor education-based programs with students