We are always looking for ways to share what we do and what we love with our community. Please feel free to send any information you see below to your friends and help spread the word about Outdoor Outreach and our programs! Requests for media packets and press inquiries can be directed to Ben McCue at 619-238-5790.


Outdoor Outreach awarded grant and highlighted in San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization’s campaign video.

OO Leadership Youth, Ryan Hudson, competes as a semi pro athlete and serves as a brand ambassador for The North Face

Learning to ride a bike may seem like a small accomplishment, however, for Abigail from Monarch it means so much more.

Outdoor Outreach was selected as a People’s Choice Eco-Ambassador Finalist

Coming into a World of Possibilities from the Outside

Program Participants Share Impact of Outdoor Outreach in Their Lives

Ryan’s Story: VANS 5-Minute Documentary

San Diego Channel 4 News-2009 “Helping High School Students Succeed”

KPBS News-2009 – “Reaching Out to At-Risk Kids”

San Diego News 10 Leadership Award-2006

Annual Reports

Outdoor Outreach 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2010 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2008 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

Outdoor Outreach 2007 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

News and Press


CBS8 Earth 8 News, October 2013
“Outdoor Outreach Connects Youth to Nature”

Union Tribune, July 2013
“Teens from troubled Oceanside neighborhood gain broader perspective in leadership program at Mission Beach”, February 2013
An interview with Chris Rutgers, founder of Outdoor Outreach about how surfing, mentoring and the outdoors can change kid’s lives. Participants in the program are more likely to graduate high school or go to college than their peers…

Union Tribune, October 2011
Outdoor Outreach Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Union Tribune, April 2011
Outdoor Outreach’s Magical Formula Produces a Superstar

Ranch & Coast, May 2009
Changing Lives Outdoors

Los Angeles Times, August 2007
Youngsters Get a Taste of Life in the Ocean

Outside Magazine, January 2007
Share Your Sport

Urban Climber Magazine, November 2006
Outdoor Outreach

Coronado Life Style Magazine, July-August 2006
Surf’s Up!

San Diego Union-Tribune, January 31, 2005
Snowboard lifts Herrera to new heights, instructing inner-city kids

San Diego Union-Tribune, July 26, 2004
First visit to the ocean: Inner-city teens behold all kinds of creatures

Emerging: The Newsletter of the Plexus Institute, June/July 2004

San Diego Union-Tribune, May 21, 2002
The long, hard climb: When kids hit a wall, Outdoor Outreach is there to help them scale it.


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