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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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San Diego’s Environmental Champions

Outdoor Outreach was recently awarded the Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT), a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation engages youth-serving programs with the essential standards and assessment resources that […]
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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities with Outdoor Outreach

Is your company looking for ways to give back to the community where you work?Our corporate sponsorship activities are the perfect opportunity to get more connected to community organizations and to learn more about nonprofit organizations like Outdoor Outreach. Our volunteering opportunities connect corporate volunteers with Outdoor Outreach youth, instructors and staff in a mutually […]
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Mike Hervey: Hiking the Continental Divide Trail

Michael Hervey is an adventurer, endurance runner and assistant instructor at Outdoor Outreach. Last year, he hiked 3,050 miles from the border of Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). When it was all said and done, he had been on the trail for 4 months and 8 days.We asked him a few […]
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Outdoor Outreach Summer Podcast with Mike Hervey

This summer, we’ll explore the stories of Outdoor Outreach staff, volunteers and participants. They’ll share the experiences that inspired them, talk about how they overcame adversity and recount their great outdoor adventures. On this episode, our guest is Mike Hervey. His most recent adventure was thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail, a journey over three thousand […]
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