Meet the Interns: Summer 2018

It’s summertime, which can only mean one thing… New! Summer! Interns!! Interning with Venture Outdoors means more than just grabbing coffee and filing papers. These students do everything from managing social media pages to assisting with coordinating programs. Interns get a unique, hands-on experience in communications, photography, and programming. Be sure to look for these...
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Cycling: How a Way to Get Around Became my Favorite Rec Activity

By: Bryan Moore Growing up in a Fayette County farm town means two things for a kid: you need to make your own fun, and there’s no easy way to get around. The town in which I spent my formative years had no public transit; even sidewalks were scarce, and the only crosswalk signals around...
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What it Means to be “Granola”

Kendall Oakley My cousin Nathan is an undeniable expert outdoorsman and hiker. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and if he’s not in his graduate school classes he’s on the trails. Last summer he hiked the ENTIRE Appalachian Trail by himself (!!!!). Obviously, being a proud cousin, it’s my job to (humbly) brag about Nate’s crazy...
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By: Iris Marzolf, Venture Outdoors Photography Intern Originally posted on Pittsburgh Play Collaborative as a Member Blog. What does being outside mean to you? Take a moment and think. Maybe it’s a sanctuary—a place to escape a high-crime neighborhood, leave the city and smell fresh air, or just be free. For me, the outdoors means…

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The Forty Sixers Club

By: Sara Cardamone In July of 2016, Sophie was looking to try something new. She had already planned to get away from the world for a while and decided to head to her grandparent’s house in upstate New York. Surrounded only by the sights and sounds of nature, it was the perfect place for her to relax...
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