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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


The Joy of Small Adventures

Tallest Peak in Texas y'all

Everyone loves big adventures. Those trips that you plan for months, have countdown calendars for, save up for for years, and use to keep yourself motivated. They’re things like biking across the country, backpacking across Europe, tackling the Appalachian trail, a three week road trip, or just a week long vacation with the family. They […]


An Ode to My Sleeping Bag

Snug as a bug

Oh, to the bag with skin so soft, Filled with light feathers of down That wraps me up as I loft With a hood that goes around.   Oh, to the bag that feels like home With a smell that brings great comfort Of dirt, forest, and times when we roam It brings joy as […]


A Review: Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock 12

“Yeah, Lydia texted me two months ago telling me tickets were now on sale,” my friend said as we ate dinner before heading to watch the films. It’s true. I did. I had been checking the website almost every day to see when tickets would go on sale. Then when they did, I made sure […]


A Review: Boulder Adventure Film Festival

adventure film fest

I recently returned from a trip to Boulder, Colorado where I was able to attend Adventure Film School as well as the Boulder Adventure Film Festival. If there is anything that gets me excited and pumped (besides adventure itself), it’s Adventure Film. There’s just something about hearing and watching people’s stories. Some are about perseverance, […]


Team, Dreams, Goals, and All That Good Stuff

Celebrating with the team at the top

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Florida and watch the World Rowing Championships. My sister rowed in the Quad boat, placing fifth in the world. It was an awesome experience, and I’m so proud. Watching each race start and finish was incredible. The crowd would start chanting “USA! USA! USA!” and […]