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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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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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The San Diego Foundation Awards Grant to Outdoor Outreach

The San Diego Foundation Connects, Protects and Increases Access to Nature with $558,000 in GrantsJuly 11, 2018 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation announced $558,000 in grants for 12 programs that will connect, protect and increase access to nature, especially for San Diegans in underserved and park-poor communities.The 2018 Opening the Outdoors […]
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Summer Adventures with GoPro

GoPro cameras and adventures are synonymous. From outdoor enthusiasts to professional athletes, anyone who spends time outside opts for a lightweight and versatile option to document their adventures. Thanks to GoPro, Outdoor Outreach has had the opportunity this summer to use the GoPro Hero6 on all of our recent outings; highlighting the most memorable moments […]
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4th Annual Lead the Way

A Fundraiser Celebrating Outdoor Leadership Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Farmer & the Seahorse Now in its fourth year, our annual LEAD THE WAY event celebrates the power of the outdoors to change the course of a life and the story of a community. Hear from young people whose lives will […]
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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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