2021 Conference Presentation
2021 Keynote: Earl B. Hunter, Jr. Founder & President, Black Folks Camp Too
Earl B. Hunter, Jr is an experienced business leader across multiple industries. He has been widely recognized for his ebullient personality, hard work ethic and non-traditional approach to building relationships and closing deals. Mr. Hunter is driven by success and he always plays to win at whatever challenge is presented to him.
Mr. Hunter is the Founder and President of Black Folks Camp Too — a marketing-driven business whose mission is to increase diversity in the out-door industry by making it easier, more interesting and more fun for Black folks to go camping.
At the heart of Black Folks Camp Too is the belief that once Black folks become more active campers and begin enjoying the outdoor lifestyle — this will help break down barriers to create more inclusive communities and stronger relationships overall. Also, since camping is one of the most inexpensive ways to take a family vacation. Black Folks Camp Too assists in removing fears, adding knowledge and inviting more Black families to build memories and strengthen family bonds. Of course, expanding the camping consumer base will also help energize the outdoor industry economy.
The idea for Black Folks Camp Too began when Mr. Hunter was introduced to camping for the first time in 2015 while serving as Vice President of Sales for Sylvansport, one of the world’s most innovative outdoor industry companies. The idea didn’t fully form, however, until Mr. Hunter and his son, Dillon, went on an epic camping road trip across the USA and Canada. They traveled for 3 months visiting 49 campgrounds in 20 states/provinces and saw precisely ONE other Black family camping.