Youth Talk About The Outdoors

4 Youth Explain What Being Outside Means to Them Hey Students! What does being outside mean to you?   Jailyn  So what does being outside mean to me? It means being aware of my surroundings and seeing how beautiful nature can be. Being outside brings me peace and harmony. I like going outside and seeing the pretty blue sky....
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Books of Banff Reading List

Books of Banff Reading List Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour has come and gone, but we can still relive the adventure and discover new stories through the books of the world's most accomplished adventurers and writers. Some of you may know this, but the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes from...
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Get to Know Our Staff: 15 Questions with Stephanie Capilongo

15 Questions with Stephanie Capilongo Paddle Sports Coordinator This week we'll be interviewing Stephanie, our fantastic Paddle Sports Coordinator   1. Briefly tell us about your background: where did you grow up, where did you go to school, and what brought you to Venture Outdoors?  I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and went to Kent...
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Reframe Your Commute: Polar Vortex to Poké Walk

Reframe Your Morning Commute: Polar Vortex to Poké Walk  By Mara Addison As a Venture Outdoors Trip Leader, I regularly participate in hikes that last two hours or more through heat, and cold, and nasty precipitation, over creeks, and through trees, and up long hills. So why was the thought of a flat 23-minute walk across downtown...
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Training for the Rachel Carson Challenge

Most recently I tried a food challenge that required me to finish an enormous amount of food in a certain time frame and I’d get bragging rights. Unfortunately, I missed it by five minutes, but the idea of a challenge is to complete what others have not, just like the Rachel Carson Challenge. For those...
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