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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


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 […]


Friends and the Outdoors

Best Friends at the Grand Canyon

The other day I went on a road trip with three of my good friends to climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. We woke up early in order to get the ten hour drive out of the way and still have time to climb that evening. It was an enjoyable trip with laughter, jokes, and lots […]


Getting Hurt: What to Do Now

Rest up so you can get back to the mountains sooner.

Everyone gets hurt. It happens. You train too hard without rest days. You go for a move that’s a little out of your range. You fall off a drop onto a pile of rocks. There are many reasons for getting hurt. They all suck the same though. Anytime you are forced to chill and not […]


The Outdoors Are So Cool

Ready for the total solar eclipse in Ste. Genevieve, MO

The birds flew off the wires strung pole to pole. In the air there was a feeling of energy I hadn’t felt before, and I probably won’t feel again. My friends and family were giddy with excitement as the sky went completely dark for over two minutes in the middle of a summer afternoon. I […]


Staying Safe in the Mountains: Surviving Your Return

The stoke is real

You’re on a trip. Life is great. The forest is your bedroom. The trees are your bathroom. You wear your socks three days in a row and it’s not weird. It’s life. Returning from these adventures, however, can be challenging. You may smell, but the stoke is real. It is important to remember that others […]