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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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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Thank you prAna

Don’t miss out on prAna’s warehouse sale this week! prAna will generously share the proceeds with Outdoor Outreach. prAna has been supporting Outdoor Outreach since 2011, and has made a huge difference in our ability to provide transformative outdoor programs for urban and diverse youth. Pictured: our team picking out some gear for our participants!!
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Our staff’s top 5 hikes in San Diego County

This week, we’ve asked the best outdoor specialists —our very own Outdoor Outreach staff! to tell us about their favorite hikes in San Diego County. These guys spend most of their time outdoors, introducing teens from park-poor communities to the transformative power of their parks. As San Diego temperatures start to cool down, why not take the opportunity […]
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The Faces of Outdoor Outreach: Juan Alvarez

Juan is Outdoor Outreach’s Field Program & Logistics Coordinator. He’s been with Outdoor Outreach for 15 years and takes pride in being “one of the originals”. “Back when the organization was ran from [OO founder] Chris Rutgers’ apartment, back when we only had one small car to organize our outings, and used our personal climbing […]
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Making Memories Outdoors

What is your favorite memory from your childhood? For many of us, those treasured memories took place outside. Whether it was a hike through a towering forest, or day at the beach with family and friends, the outdoors provides the backdrop for many of our favorite adventures.Outdoor Outreach asked our El Cajon Valley High School […]
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The Lincoln Adventure Club Plays, Learns, Serves, and Shares

Outdoor Outreach’s vision is that youth everywhere will be inspired by the outdoors to play, learn, serve, and share. These four pillars lay the foundation for our outdoor recreation, environmental education, stewardship, and advocacy programs.The impact of our youth development programs is best described by the individual participants we work with each day. We asked […]
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Adventure Clubs Go Geocaching!

“What is geocaching?” was the overwhelming response from our Adventure Club participants after we announced the first trip of the year. After hearing that geocaching is a modern-day, outdoor treasure hunt, they were more than excited to try it out!Geocaching utilizes GPS enabled devices to track hidden “treasures.” With 2 million geocaches worldwide, there are […]
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Outdoor Voices: Vincent Shares His Story

What does exploration mean to you? For Vincent, the answer is simple: Find something you love, and Never Stop. Vincent’s journey to become an outdoor educator was not an easy one. Months after moving to San Diego, ten-year-old Vincent’s family found themselves homeless.  Then, he found Outdoor Outreach, and with it, people who helped him […]
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