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Connecting Youth To The Outdoors

Programs of Interest

Adventure to Leadership: Adventure Risk Challenge, building leadership, literacy and outdoor skills, preparing youth for college and beyond.  

Learn more about ARC

UC Merced's Yosemite Youth Leadership Program is a 2-year program focused on giving UC Merced students, regardless of major or previous outdoor experience, the skills to lead, advocate for the environment, make informed ethical decisions and create social change.

Learn more about YLP

WildLink will inspire you to develop lasting connections to wild places through wilderness experiences and community stewardship.

Learn more about Wildlink

Tell us how you think it would help you get outside in our online forum.

Your Voice

Share your stories!  Share your stories, meet new friends, and get outside! Create a profile here to connect with others and the outdoors. Register here to become a member!

Already a member? Empower others by sharing your experiences. Log in here.

Follow Into Outside  on FacebookFollow Into Outside on Facebook.Share your adventures with other youth who are also visiting the outdoors.

Tell us what you think. Giving us your feedback - we want to know what empowers you to get into the outside.
You can also share your suggestions in our online community forum.

What is Breaking Barriers? Learn about Breaking Barriers initiative here.

From another community? Start your own forum and group. Sign up here to create your own organization, group or individual profile.



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Get Into Outside

Brain Power

Posted in Video

Into Outside is excited to present Brain Power, a short film by Let It Ripple by Tiffany Shlain, who makes a great case for why youth – and everyone – need to take time to shut down and connect with...

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Runnin’ In the Woods

Posted in Featured Articles, Video

Music Video Runnin’ In the Woods, a music video, shows the story of amazing 15 year-old ARC Program students who have faced their fears, climbed mountains, scaled rocks, communed with nature and discovered...

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Adventure Risk Challenge Youth Rock Climbing

Posted in Featured Articles, Field Trip, Photography

Digital Magazine Now on Glossi, the photography of Adventure Risk Challenge...

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Video | Tabatha Brogden | Education Intern

Posted in Jobs & Internships, Video

Education Intern Video by Tabatha...

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Benjamin Polgar, PSAR

Posted in Jobs & Internships, Stories, YLP

YLP Intern My name is Benjamin Polgar. I am currently attending UC Merced as a...

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Poem | Changing Cloud

Posted in Poem, Stories

Changing Cloud by Yessenia Holguin I’m a cloud that moves gently and...

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Video | Veronica Hernandez | DNC Interpretation

Posted in Jobs & Internships, Video

DNC Interpretation Video by Veronica...

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Poem | I am an Ant

Posted in Poem, Stories

I Am An Ant By Brenda Cardoza Ants are small and tough, Intelligent and...

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Jamie Husain, Wilderness

Posted in Stories, YLP

YLP Intern My name is Jamie Husain. I am a 21 year old student at UC Merced....

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