The Dyrt reported that 40% of the people who went for the first time in 2021 identified as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
According to a press release, this is up from just 23% in 2018, representing a two-thirds increase in four years according to the company’s 2022Report.
“Our mission from the very beginning has been to makeeasier and more accessible for everyone,” said Sarah Smith, co-founder of The Dyrt. “Seeing these statistics is so encouraging. The community is becoming increasingly more diverse, and that’s a wonderful trend that we hope continues. The are truly for everyone.”
The 2022Report indicated that 8.3 million people went in the for the first time last year. That puts the total number of new identifying as BIPOC at 3.3 million. In total, one in five camped last year.
The Dyrt’s report is based on a random sample of thousands of The Dyrt users and two separate third-party surveys. The company that connectsto also interviewed some respondents, including these members of The Dyrt community who camped for the first time in 2021.
“I always wanted to do real. We ended up on a private ranch in Zion, and I’ve never seen the stars as clearly as I did there. After a long day of , enjoying the sunset and the stars at night with the crackling fire… it amplifies the experience of enjoying Mother Nature with the ones you love,” shared Jose Delgado of West Covina, .
Zixuan “Felicity” Meng ofsaid: “My family went to an show and we were inspired to buy a trailer. As a person with a mild intellectual disability, I would say to anyone with a disability, go — it can boost your confidence as a person and bring you fullness and happiness. I love , end of story.”
While as for Caroline Muñoz of San Diego,: “My mom and dad weren’t into or being outside. My girlfriend loved the so we went together. She showed me how to pitch a and build a fire. It was super helpful to have someone to guide me. We broke up, but I wanted to go again. I have planned a bunch of in 2022.”
About The Dyrt
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