O2 - Outdoor Opportunities Program

Outdoor Opportunities is an outdoor expedition program designed to expose multi-ethnic, high school teens (ages: 14-19) to environmental education, urban conservation, and stewardship. We strive to create an environment for community leadership and empowerment via workshops, service projects and outdoor excursions, all of which are free for our students. If interested in joining the O2 program Download the Application, fill it out and mail to:

O2 Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
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This free program is open to Seattle high school youth between the ages of 14-19!

Join us for year round overnight excursions, environmental service learning projects, and weekly workshops! Fall 2017 Calendar available now!

Student of the Season

Zheontae Payne

Zheontae Payne

Term: Summer 2017 - Summer 2017

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Z  joined O2 three years ago and has been a fixture in the program ever since.  He has a warm, inclusive   personality which we love to see in O2. Whether you have been in the program for years or it's your first trip, Z will make you feel like this is the exact place you belong. Z has a passion for all things O2. He has participated in backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking and snowshoeing, however Z excels in service. Z has done the week long trail crew stipend program with the United States Forest Service as well as the migratory bird festival. His strong work ethic is contagious and he is a natural leader on projects. Cheers to you Z and to all the future adventures we will have together!



 




Lennae Starr

Term: Summer 2017 - Summer 2017

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Lennae is an absolute Rockstar of O2! A participant for the last four years, she has willingly tried almost everything O2 has offered and often is coming up with our ideas on what to try next. We love her infectious enthusiasm and joyful attitude that always accompany her. She is constantly making jokes and puns which will leave the group laughing. Lennae has participated in our Trail Crew stipend program, was a star in our O2 video, and a great companion on many week long trips, including: backpacking, canoeing, the National Park Road Trip, and the rock climbing in Canada! We look forward to seeing what Lennae will accomplish in the next few years! She is headed off to college this fall and we  know she will have a whole new set of adventures to share with us.



 




Anneka Herrin

Anneka Herrin

Term: Spring 2017

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The North-end Student of the Season is Anneka Herrin! Anneka joined Outdoor Opportunities two years ago and has been active ever since. She always has a positive attitude and will talk to anyone. It is impressive that she will sign up for a variety of events, not because her friends are going, but because she knows she will enjoy the adventures and get to know new people. We appreciate how inclusive Anneka is and her insightful perspective on the world. Since Anneka has joined O2 she has tried backpacking, rock climbing, white water rafting, snowshoeing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, service projects, workshops and tons more! She even participated in our rock climbing stipend program last summer. Cheers to you Anneka and to all the future adventures we will have together!

Giovanni Angel

Giovanni Angel

Term: Spring 2017

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For the South-End we would like to recognize Giovanni Angel, who has been one of most active participants in O2 since he joined in 2015. We appreciate Giovanni in our program because he is always willing to attend and try our events even if he has never done anything like it before. He was one of the hardest workers on our trail crew during the summer and always brings his "can do" attitude to the numerous service events he attends. Giovanni has been an asset to O2 because he is willing to help out with rock climbing by belaying other participants, being a friendly O2ian to new participants, and sharing valuable insight during lessons and discussions. Thanks Gio!