Black Outside  is  a  youth-serving outdoor education 501c3 organization 

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Meet our Team and Volunteers

Alex Bailey

Executive Director/Founder

Alex's love for the outdoors started as a summer camp counselor. After spending three summers working at one of the premier summer overnight camps for boys in the country, he witnessed the transformative power of the outdoors. Alex soon joined Teach for America and served as a classroom teacher for four years and later became an instructional coach with Teach for America San Antonio. Throughout his experience in both the classroom and as an instructional coach, he saw the "gap" in outdoor programming opportunities for youth of color. 


For one year he embarked on a journey to observe and shadow summer camps across the country to better understand the impact outdoor programming has on youth. In January 2019, Alex founded Black Outside, Inc with a passion for expanding outdoor opportunities to youth of color and diversify the outdoors. Today he serves as the executive director and oversees the Eastside Explores program and Brotherhood Summit.

Angelica Holmes

Camp Founder Girls Director

Growing up, Angelica had the opportunity to go to summer camp. Her family couldn’t afford to send her, but she was sponsored by an anonymous donor at her church, to whom she is forever grateful. Her summers at camp were not only some of her fondest memories but also some of her most formative experiences. The camp is where she saw her leadership potential flourish into the actual experience, and it is where she was exposed to girls who were so different from her yet shared an inexplicable bond as they pushed themselves to get outside of our comfort zones. 


She is honored to help lead the resurrection of Camp Founder Girls, which has such a rich history serving young black girls of San Antonio. In her role as camp director, she hopes to continually expose this new generation of campers to experiences they can’t learn in a classroom, just like those original CFG campers who paved our way.

Our program volunteer team