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“OWA is a great experience in a beautiful part of Colorado. All the counselors are really helpful, fun, and flexible. They help you safely step outside of your comfort zone and personalize your experience. I became close with other campers and built good relationships”- Sage, age 14
Austin, TX

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The Four Types of Climbing Cleaners

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If I go to hell, I will spend eternity cleaning. Already I can picture it, a smiling devil waiting to greet me as I step through the black iron gates, holding a broom and dustpan in place of a pitchfork. He will set me to mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, “straightening up.” All words that make […]

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Trial by “Fire” Mild Heat

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The first time I took a friend mountain biking was a disaster. Instead of being a good pal and taking an easy jaunt on the beginner trail, I simply said “follow the little black diamonds and you’ll be fine.” One endo and hundreds of cactus needles later, I found out that my friend and I […]

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Nine Signs You’re an Outdoor Adventurer

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Nine Signs You’re an Outdoor Adventurer What’s a shower? You’re not against showering, but when you’re out in the woods for days you forget what one feels like. The dirt on your arms, the smell from your clothes, and the knots of your hair all seem to blend into the woods. Plus, a perk, on […]

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The 5 best adventures in Austin Texas for Spring break

Will McDonal OWA at Seismic

The secret seems to be out of the bag, with POTUS showing up for SXSW (South by Southwest) the annual music festival in town all eyes seem to be on Austin. One of the leading places to move to in the country with a growing economy and booming housing market Austin is a great choice […]

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Winter Trip at Louis Lake Resort in Wyoming Wind River Range

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I was never very much of a winter person but about 6 years ago I had a Christmas experience that changed my mind. Instead of having Christmas in Texas we packed up our 6 month old and headed to Lander, Wyoming where NOLS is based and the Wind Rivers begin. We packed up food, warm […]

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