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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


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 […]


DIY Valentines for the Outdoor Type


It’s that time of the year again where everyone is buying cards and chocolate hearts for each other. Or chocolate covered strawberries and jewelry something to show they care. Well that is all fine and good but I’m not that kind of girl. I love chocolate but for last Valentines Day my husband got me […]


41 Awesome Things About Being Married to an Outdoor Guy

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41 Awesome Things I have gotten to expereince due to marrying an Outdoor Guy About ten years ago James and I were at a neighbors party sitting around the kitchen meeting everyone. I remember listening to what everyone did for a living and most were lawyers, accountants and few that were in sales. When they […]


Baylor Brings Incoming Freshmen to Colorado

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For the last four years we have had the pleasure of working with Baylor Outdoor Adventure during their line camp in July. Baylor University offers a pretty amazing program for incoming freshmen from all over the US. These students have the opportunity to travel to Colorado and attend a week long adventure. I have only […]


Training Wheels or No Training Wheels The Great Parent Debate

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When it’s time for kids to take the giant step of learning to ride a bike there are many different therories, ideas and bikes. Something that should be fun can turn into stress for adults trying to figure out the best way to teach their kids how to ride independently. This can also be pretty […]