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Backpacking 101 With Outdoor Outreach

Backpacking 101How to backpack like a (Leadership Program graduate) proInterested in setting off on a multi-day backpacking trip, but just aren’t sure where to start? The thirteen young adults who joined the Outdoor Outreach Leadership Program this summer were recently in your shoes. Having never done more than a day hike, these teens had 8 […]
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7 essentials every San Diegan needs for summer

Summer should be spent outside. But packing for a day in the sun, sand or surf isn’t always a day at the beach.To help us gear up for summer, we asked Outdoor Outreach staff: What are the warm-weather essentials you won’t leave home without?Yoga PantsStephanie, Outdoor Outreach’s Program Operations Coordinator, is a fan of yoga […]
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Top 10 Spring Activities in San Diego

Spring is here! From surfing beach breaks in Coronado to exploring San Diego Bay by kayak, there are tons of spring activities for you and your family. Soon our beaches will be filled with families, both local and from neighboring states, all embracing our sunshine and warm springtime breezes. Whether you’re visiting with a big group, […]
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The Top 10 Comfort Food Restaurants in San Diego

With the wind picking up, a slight chill in the air and the holidays just around the corner, it’s time for comfort food. Those deliciously nostalgic meals that take us back to our childhood. We begin to salivate just reading the menu: mac n’ cheese, fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, chili, biscuits and gravy, chicken […]
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Stay Cool San Diego: The Best Outdoor Activities for Summertime

With summer creeping in, we all enjoy outdoor activities where we can stay cool. Over the next few months, our programs will include kayaking, surfing and standup paddle boarding. Sounds like fun? We’ve put together some tips for beating the heat in San Diego while still enjoying some of your favorite outdoor activities!Splashing Around at Waterfront ParkIf you have […]
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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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Connecting the Divide: Getting close

Michael Hervey has been an Outdoor Outreach volunteer since 2016; in April 2017, he will be taking on a long-distance hike along the Continental Divide Trail. Michael has taken this opportunity to raise money for Outdoor Outreach, and bring awareness to cultural and socio-economic barriers to outdoor access. My thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail is beginning to […]
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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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Introducing SUP to the underserved youth of San Diego

Stand-Up Paddling on a hot summer day… Enjoying stunning San Diego views from the water, playing with peers, and connecting to the uplifting beauty of the Outdoors. Those smiles belong to Outdoor Outreach’s summer program participants, who got to enjoy, sometimes for the very first time, the refreshing and invigorating Pacific Ocean.If you live in […]
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