O2 - Outdoor Opportunities Program

Outdoor Opportunities is an outdoor expedition program designed to expose multi-ethnic, high school teens (ages: 15-19) 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! Summer 2018 Calendar available now!

Student of the Season

Dan Bermudez

Term: Summer 2018

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Dan has been a fantastic member of the  O2 community this past year! Not only is he always willing to lend a hand when there's a task to be done, but he brings his wonderfully quirky (and at times edgy) sense of humor to every situation.  He is a scholar through and through, and is constantly bringing thoughtful perspectives to our discussions. We're so happy that you're part of our O2 family, Dan! Thanks for being so hilarious, conscientious, and curious every day!

Isaiah Robinson

Term: Summer 2018

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Isaiah has been a wonderful asset to the O2 Program since joining two years ago. Isaiah is one of the first to show up when help is needed, and is always kind to everyone. Although shy and quiet at times, Isaiah has the confidence to step up as a leader and share his knowledge with others when it is needed. We are very happy to have Isaiah in our program, and look forward to feeding his sweet tooth for years to come!

Isaiah-James Draculan

Term: Spring 2018

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Isaiah has been a great contributor to our O2 program for the past year.  He has participated in numerous events including after-school workshops, service projects, and overnight trips.  He is very quick to lend a helping hand and is always thoughtful of maintaining the peace for our group.  Isaiah is very family orientated and applies this value to his O2 family in many ways.  One of his greatest gifts is keeping his community health and happy with his cooking!  We have shared many Isaiah-prepared breakfasts on O2 trips and can't wait for the next.  Thank you, Isaiah, for being a positive contributor to our program! 

Juvanni Parrilla

Juvanni Parrilla

Term: Spring 2018

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Juvanni is a fantastic, reliable, and energetic leader in O2 Central! He came to nearly all of our events this past season, and he brought to each his jovial sense of humor, his thoughtful discussion, and his limitless creativity. He intentionally reaches out to others, and has become a friend to everyone. Oh, and he crushed it on the slopes in his second year of our weekly snowboarding lessons! Thank you, Juvanni, for your authenticity, kindness, and goofiness!



Ella Pankowski

Ella Pankowski

Term: Winter 2018

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Ella is new to the O2 program this year, and couldn't be more of a fun, welcoming, and genuine community member! She's been to almost every single event since joining the program, and always shows up ready to learn, laugh, and grow.  Ella is a perceptive team player with a heart of gold, and is constantly engaged in activities, reaching out to folks she hasn't met yet, and lending a helping hand-even without being asked. We're so excited to have her on board, and can't wait to go on many more adventures with her in the years to come! Thank you Ella for all of the smiles and enthusiasm you bring to the program!

Audbrey Camagong

Audbrey Camagong

Term: Winter 2017

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Audbrey has been an integral part of O2 since she joined 3 years ago. She is always the first to volunteer to help when it is needed, and is always warm and welcoming to our new participants. Audbrey has participated in numerous workshops and trips, and is a 2-year veteran and superstar of our rock climbing stipend program. We are immensely proud to have Audbrey in our program and look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the next few years! Thank you Audbrey for  everything you have done for our community!

Rodrigo Mendoza

Rodrigo Mendoza

Term: Fall 2017

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 We are pleased to announce Rodrigo Mendoza as our O2 Student of the Season!! Rodrigo has been an active O2 participant for the past year. In the words of Emily Sachwald," Rodrigo has been an awesome O2 participant!  He did this past summer's trail crew because he thought it would be fun and a good opportunity. Halfway through the week, he realized that he was getting paid for the crew! He is always the first to volunteer and to help anyone in the program.  He is always curious and inquisitive about the environments that we experience.  He is very inclusive, friendly and has invited several people into our program   because of his enthusiasm for the program." Thank you, Rodrigo, for continuing to be a positive part of our program!

Cindy Huang

Term: Fall 2017

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We are very fortunate to have Cindy Huang as our Student of the Season!  Cindy has been a part of the O2 program for 2 - 3 years now. She has always been a very positive addition to our O2 family.  She is quick to help and eagerly comes with a warm smile to everything she is a part.  Cindy has participated in countless O2 events and last summer embarked on an extended backpacking trip into the North Cascades. Cindy recently graduated from Cleveland High School and was accepted into Seattle Pacific University.  We are so happy to have Cindy a part of our program and know that Cindy will be a huge asset and successful in her future pursuits. Thank you, Cindy, for everything you have done with us and for us!

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!