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Adventure Awaits in the Wind River Range!

This summer, NOLS and Outward Bound are providing scholarships to five Leadership Program students. They’ll be heading to destinations in Utah, Wyoming, California and Alaska. Sean, one of the Leadership Program students selected, is setting out for the Wind River Range. If you are thinking about a backpacking trip outside of California this summer, look no […]
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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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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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Help The Station raise funds to support OO’s winter programs!

The Station is a year-round, non-profit youth camp. They have facilitated many trips for Outdoor Outreach, and will once again be a key partner this winter in Mammoth, where many of our youth will snowboard for the very first time. Check out The Station’s Silent Auction here to get first dibs on Ski Rentals, Three-night stays at […]
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Connecting the Divide: Michael Hervey’s 3,100 mile journey on the Continental Divide Trail

How far would you go to raise money for a cause you care about? Would you hike over 3,000 miles? Michael Hervey is! Michael is a 25 year-old long distance hiker and ultrarunner that will be taking on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in the Spring of 2017, raising money for Outdoor Outreach. Extending 3,100 miles from […]
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Denali Drive: Courage of 3 Climbers

COURAGE.It takes a lot of courage to take on the challenge of climbing North America’s tallest peak – Denali.  Andy Paul, Joe Bailey and Kelly Soohoo teamed up for an attempt at Denali this year but had to end their trip short due to some unexpected health concerns of one of their teammates.  Joe ended up […]
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Elementary School Rock Climbing Adventure

On May 25th and 26th, Outdoor Outreach took twenty six 4th grade students from High Tech Elementary School and four Leadership participants on an overnight trip to Joshua Tree National Park.   The climbing experience was facilitated by Leadership youth, which proved to be an extremely valuable learning experience.  To prepare for the lesson, Leadership participants completed […]
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Denali Drive: Climbing for Kids

Standing over 20,000 feet high, North America’s tallest peak — Denali — draws climbers from all over the world. This spring, Andy Paul, Joe Bailey and Kelly Soohoo are teaming up for an ambitious, early season attempt of Denali. The climb will begin deep in the heart of the Alaska Mountain Range on the Kahiltna […]
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