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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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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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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Backcountry Cooking 101

Andy is our Leadership Program Coordinator. A long time volunteer and supporter, he started working at Outdoor Outreach in 2017.Cooking is part of our daily life in the backcountry. It should be in the frontcountry too, but with all of the hustle and bustle, some of us forget that it is sort of a cornerstone […]
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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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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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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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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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