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6 Must-Have Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers

We’re back with our second annual Gift Guide for Good! Compiled below are an assortment of gift ideas you can purchase that are sustainably made, by companies that are out to do good. Make your purchase go the extra mile with these gift ideas – it’s the reason for the season! P.F. Candle Company Pinon […]
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Setting Your Course in the Outdoors

Climbing to New Heights  For most Outdoor Outreach participants, rock climbing was not an after school activity they ever imagined participating in. The outdoors were far out of reach for Zenab Alasady until she joined Outdoor Outreach’s Adventure Club at her high school and met instructor Luis, who encouraged her to sign up for a rock […]
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Breaking Down Barriers to the Outdoors

Family Barriers to the OutdoorsOutdoor Outreach programs benefit youth who face multiple barriers to accessing the outdoors, such as living farther away from safe green spaces and lacking the transportation to get there. But for many, the perceptions of their families that these places and activities are “not for people like us” is one of […]
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Backpacking Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Avoiding backpacking blunders in the backcountryAs you know, getting out on a backpacking trip can be complicated, taking lots of preparation and planning. Even our team of skilled outdoor enthusiasts here at Outdoor Outreach have run into some backpacking trouble themselves. From not knowing what to wear, to having trouble navigating the backcountry, our staff […]
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Summer Adventures Registration is Open!

From surfing beach breaks to exploring San Diego Bay by kayak, there are BIG ADVENTURES to be had in San Diego! This summer, teens and pre-teens ages 11-17 can ADVENTURE WITH US, exploring San Diego while creating friendships, building community, and developing leadership skills for all of life’s adventures. APPLY NOW AT A GLANCE – […]
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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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