We believe everyone deserves the chance to experience how incredibly fun the outdoors can be, so we provide the gear, guidance and inspiration to make outdoor recreation part of people’s lives.
Venture Outdoors is excited to introduce our 2017 Summer Interns. Each year we collaborate with students from a variety of educational backgrounds to provide unique, hands-on learning experiences. Our Interns are individually trained to assist in leading trips and apply their knowledge to the operation of important Venture Outdoors departments including marketing, communications and programs. Keep an eye out for these friendly faces during your adventures with Venture Outdoors!
Our Communication Interns are dedicated to connecting you with Venture Outdoors quickly and easily. These individuals are more than happy to answer any Venture Outdoors related questions or to spark some friendly conversations as they join you on the trail!
By: Cheyenne Knight
When I signed up for my first half marathon, I vowed to train entirely outdoors. I knew that climbing on a treadmill day after day to stare at the same patch of grass, the same residence hall, and the same students walking to class for four months of training would take all the fun out of it.
So I vowed to train outdoors, even if that meant enduring weather that I never ran in and exploring parts of Pittsburgh that I never saw before. I took it as an opportunity to challenge myself mentally, physically,
By: Neal Monaghan
Well opening day wasn’t what we were hoping for – the weather forced us to remain closed. We’re thinking positive thoughts about this upcoming weekend, hoping the Pittsburgh weather cooperates so yinz can get on the water! Kayak Pittsburgh will be open on weekends only until the season kicks into gear on Memorial Day. Our North Park and North Shore locations will be open in May, and the Aspinwall Riverfront Park location will follow shortly after the season gets up and running. This is an exciting time for staff, Venture Outdoors members, and our casual customers.
Kayak Pittsburgh 2017 Season
We are just a few days away from the start of our 2017 Kayak Pittsburgh season and we can’t wait to see you on the water! We pride ourselves in giving you the best customer service, instruction, and on-water experience in the ‘Burgh so over the last few months we’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work to prepare for our best summer yet! Remember to follow us on social media for all of the latest information on weather conditions, hours, and promotions.
Check out what’s new this year!
By: Grace Eggleston, Communications Intern
As an intern at Venture Outdoors I am able to participate in a lot of awesome outings. Over the past eight months I have tried just about everything from long distance hikes and wakeup paddles to geocaching and nature photography walks. (The cool thing, though, is that after all this time there are still programs I have yet to try!)
I count myself lucky that I get to go on these outings and take pictures of all the awesome people I meet and the exciting things we see along the way.
All three locations open this weekend, May 27-28.