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Why you should support AB18, SB5 and AB250

The beach belongs to all Californians. But in reality, access to California’s coast is a growing problem, and the vast majority of visitors to our national parks are white and aging. In the last few years, low- and medium-income Californians have effectively been priced out of coastal areas when it comes to the cost of […]
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The Faces of Outdoor Outreach: Dave LaSorte, Volunteer

Have you been thinking about volunteering? Meet Dave –one of Outdoor Outreach’s most active volunteers. “I have been volunteering with Outdoor Outreach for about 5 years. I’m 53 years old, originally from Delaware, where it’s flat and there’s nothing to climb. The first trip I volunteered on was a rock climbing trip, which at the time wasn’t even […]
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Thank you prAna

Don’t miss out on prAna’s warehouse sale this week! prAna will generously share the proceeds with Outdoor Outreach. prAna has been supporting Outdoor Outreach since 2011, and has made a huge difference in our ability to provide transformative outdoor programs for urban and diverse youth. Pictured: our team picking out some gear for our participants!!
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Smooth Operator: Less than 3 weeks to go!

Mike Hervey (trail name: Smooth Operator*) is about to take on the challenge of a lifetime: hiking the CDT. The journey will take him from New Mexico to the Canadian border; he will be on the trail for over 5 months. Since November, he’s been supporting Outdoor Outreach through a fundraising campaign, to bring attention […]
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New partnership with Movement BE

In 2017, Outdoor Outreach launched an innovative partnership with Movement BE. Through an 18-month collaboration, Movement BE and Outdoor Outreach will use outdoor recreation, storytelling workshops, and platforms for self expression to create a safe space for teens to think critically about their environment, explore important psychosocial issues, and support a positive sense of identity.  In […]
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Our team’s favorite outdoor recipes

Planning an adventure in the backcountry? Whether you’re camping for one night or a whole week, packing good hearty meals can be challenging, but it’s the first thing you regret not doing at the end of a long drive or hike. Sure, we’ve all made small sacrifices for the pleasure of sleeping under the stars. […]
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Parks for All

Idris Ahmed is an Outdoor Outreach Leadership Program graduate, and former Crawford High School Adventure Club participant. Yesterday, he spoke to California State Legislators about the values of parks-based programs like Outdoor Outreach –and we could not be more proud.Below is a excerpt from his testimony:“I did not grow up in a family  that valued parks or the outdoors. […]
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Boulder Clean Under The Stars

For teens coming from San Diego’s park-poor communities, what does a first experience rock climbing in Joshua Tree and camping under the stars look like?Last month, Boulder Clean sponsored an overnight rock climbing trip in Joshua Tree, providing an unforgettable experience for 12 students from Crawford High School —one of the most ethnically diverse schools in […]
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4 Things To Do After Thanksgiving

1) Choose Fresh Air instead of ShoppingInstead of shopping, spend the day outside; join the nearly 400,000 participants who refuse to stand in line on Black Friday and are participating in REI’s #OptOutside campaign.   Make sure to check out Outdoor Outreach’s staff’s top 5 hikes in San Diego County, as well REI’s #OptOutside page, which includes customized suggestions in your area.And if you live in […]
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