July 2011 Blog Posts (13)

DENVER SUMMIT SUMMARY: Recap From Your Friendly Ambassadors

The Denver Summit was plenty like the other summits you can read about here (NYC, Atlanta, Minneapolis). The format was the same – people arrived not knowing what to expect, despite this,… Continue

Added by stefanie michaelson on July 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

In AWE

Check out my blog on the Denver summit. It will be a highlight of my life!

Added by Lorin Paley on July 28, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

MINNEAPOLIS SUMMIT SUMMARY: Recap from your friendly ambassadors

The Minneapolis Summit started out on Friday with a lot of excitement. While some delegates were going on very little sleep, all of them were pumped to be there even though they weren't quite sure what to expect. The Minneapolis Summit was hosted by the University of Minnesota.



We started out by going over Outdoor Nation's Declaration. Soon afterwards the delegates dove into talking and voting on Rights and Responsibilities. Everybody… Continue

Added by Garrett Genereux on July 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

ATLANTA SUMMIT SUMMARY: Recap from your friendly ambassadors

The days leading up to the Outdoor Nation regional summit in Atlanta were quite rainy, but the weather cleared up as the event approached. Hosted at Clark Atlanta University from July 8-10, over 200 participants from the South arrived to participate in a groundbreaking event where they would address the growing disconnect between today’s youth and the outdoors. Some people did not know what to expect but were quite excited and anxious for the…

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Added by Keith Preciados on July 23, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Going with the Flow Sure Feels Good

Greetings from Swan Lake. We have made quite the transition since our last update. We went from paddling and lining upriver to paddling downriver. We bade farewell to the Fond du Lac as we waded and worked the canoe through a maze of boulders where it trickles out of Wollaston Lake.

 

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Our time on Wollaston Lake was glorious. We had…

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Added by Amy Freeman on July 18, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Environmental Health

She discusses many of the barriers that limit outdoor activities in urban areas and even more interesting she lists some natural rights at the end of the video. Many of which we have been discussing at the summits.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Added by Kris Barnes on July 14, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Crazy Aunt Lindsey is an Outsider





My. Weekend. ROCKED! Nostalgia for old Summer camp days were definitely mustered: We camped. We talked. We made connections and memories that will last forever. But as delegates of this years Outdoor Nation Youth Summit in Brooklyn, New York, we also got to be a part of making real change in our… Continue

Added by Lindsey E. Murphy on July 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Walk a Mile For Your Next Beer

I snagged this article from "The Beer Wire" blog on "The Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado" website. I'm in it, so naturally I thought it was pretty rad.







Beer as art? Eric Steen, local beer blogger and Visual Art instructor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs thinks so, and thus with the sponsorship of the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art and Rocky Mountain Brewing,… Continue

Added by Kimberly Banzhaf on July 11, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

NYC SUMMIT SUMMARY: Recap from your friendly ambassadors

The New York Summit was quite the unique and rewarding experience. Having not attended last year’s summit I was going into the weekend with a blind eye. I was half expecting two hundred and fifty kids running around an open field while Jack Johnson played in the background. It was anything but.



The first day saw everyone from all over the coast come together, at varying times of course because traffic never cooperates, to discuss the goals and agenda of Outdoor Nation in the future.… Continue

Added by Kris Barnes on July 9, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

Virtual attendance at ON Summits

I am interested in hearing from Outdoor Nation members who are lucky enough to be at the events! Who is blogging from the various Summits?

Added by Michael A. Hill on July 8, 2011 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

Negotiating the Sandstone Ledges of the Fond Du Lac River

Greetings from the Fond du Lac River. Since our last update, we have left the sloping granite shores of Lake Athabasca and begun paddling among the sandstone ledges of the Fond du Lac River. I'll try to sum up all that has happened in between.

Our stay in Stony Rapids was amazing thanks to Ed at the Whitewater Inn and Waterfront Lodge. He was super helpful in numerous ways, and we enjoyed talking with him and hearing stories about the area. We spent two nights in Stony Rapids. When we…

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Added by Amy Freeman on July 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Headwinds & Distant Horizons on Lake Athabasca

We have spent the past week paddling on Lake Athabasca. After making our way off of the Tazin River through a series of lakes and portages, we came out onto the big lake near the community of Camsell Portage. It is a very small town, but they do have all the modern conveniences – electricity thanks to nearby hydroelectric dams, phone service, and even internet via satellite.

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Added by Amy Freeman on July 8, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Outdoor Nation Summer Youth Summits Build Momentum in Atlanta

Youth-led Movement for the Outdoors Plans Agenda—with more than $100,000 in Dedicated Funding for Youth Project Ideas—to Expand Access, Activity, and Appreciation



(Atlanta, GA, July 9, 2011) Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, is coming to Atlanta, the second stop on its 2011 Youth Summit series. Faced with the gloomy reality that for many reasons—access, cultural relevance, education, time—America’s youth is losing touch with the outdoors… Continue

Added by stefanie michaelson on July 6, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

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