Sierra Club Outdoors
Trips for the Military, Veterans, and their Families
North Carolina Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors, Apr 26, 2014.
April is the month of the military child. Join us as we celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes. This April, partners will join forces to connect military children with the outdoors near Camp Onslow Beach, Lejeune. Families will have access to kayaking, hiking, crafts, camping, and one on one access to some of the areas outdoor organizations. Follow the link for more information.
"There's nothing more familiar than planning the next days summit attempt, working as a team, with each member having a specific role, to execute that plan. Programs like this take the rewarding components of combat- camaraderie and a sense of mission, and apply it to mountaineering. You quickly form bonds with fellow veterans you've really only just met, and take on ambitious goals together."
—Dan Wiwczar, Military Outdoors Veteran
"Sharing the beauty of nature with someone for the first time and seeing the smile on their face is the best feeling. It really inspires me when young people from our participant groups become involved with ICO to help share their experiences with others and become amazing trip leaders."
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—Vinny Abeygunawardena, ICO Raft Guide and Leader
"Leading Outings is simply the most enjoyable and easiest form of environmental activism there is. You get people out on the trail and the woods and mountains and rivers do all the persuading. People have a great time and there's no need to preach or cajole. Leading outings is a great way to recharge and reconnect with what got you into the Sierra Club in the first place. I highly recommend it!"
—Local Outings Leader Rick Marshall, Camas, WA
From Our Blog
By Briana Okyere Debby Rudy's love affair with the environment began in the summer of 1996 when she attended a local meeting of the Pennsylvania Sierra Club, "I felt a need to be among more kindred spirits," she claims. Debby, above at left, found those kindred spirits in two...
From March 3rd to the 7th, Sierra Club Military Outdoors partnered with Veterans Expeditions on our annual veteran ice climbing trip to Hyalite Canyon, outside of Bozeman Montana. It is this week of natural beauty, camaraderie, and mental and physical challenge that makes this one of the best...
A couple weeks back Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and I, along with Sierra Club Foundation Board member and fellow National Geographic Adventurer and ambassador at The North Face, Juan Martinez, and I sat down for a thirty-minute conversation about Sierra Club Outdoors...
On March 18, Dr. Benjamin Blonder, an ecologist at the University of Arizona and a volunteer leader with the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program in Tucson, was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change, along with 13 other environmental and conservation leaders. Blonder is...
Ben Blonder via sierraclub.typepad.com