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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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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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In memory of Ray Nosse, help the kids who need it the most

In Memory of Ray Nosse In Ray’s memory, help connect underserved and at-risk teens in North County to the transformative power of the outdoors. Your memorial donation will fund an Outdoor Outreach Leadership Program scholarship for young adults in North County. Through adventure-based education and job training, the Leadership Program creates pathways to self-sufficiency for […]
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Outdoor Outreach Alumni: From participant to instructor, to a Master’s in Urban Education

Cody Marshall is a 4th grade teacher in Oakland, CA. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University, has served in Teach for America and was the recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, which supported him through his studies. He turned 26 a few weeks ago, and is about to get married […]
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