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The Ripple Effect of Outdoor Adventure.

By: Gemma Galvan When the Explore Austin program was founded, my brother was one of the first children to participate.… more

Action-Oriented Ways to Prepare for Winter Weather

*Este artículo también está disponible en español. Desplácese hacia abajo para ver esa versión.* While Explore Austin is no expert… more

Courageous in Play Helps Children Develop into Confident Adults

Psssst! Can we share a secret? Explore Austin encourages confident play in the outdoors. Yep, you read that correctly. We… more

How Mentoring with Explore Austin Changed My Life.

Written by 2021 Arrows Mentor, Samantha Penturf I started with my group of Explorers the summer after their sixth-grade year.… more

Explore Austin Summer Wilderness Trip (aka the hardest week of my life)

By: Hannah Bruno, Explore Austin Marketing and Events Manager   When I joined the Explore Austin Staff team in May… more

Playing our ACES: Explore Austin’s Secret to Comprehensive Youth Development

Way back in 2006, when Explore Austin was established, our founders wanted to create a way for outdoor adventure to… more

The ABC’s of Backpacking

Backpacking is one of the first outdoor activities our Explorers tackle in the Explore Austin program. While it may seem… more

Explorer Spotlight: Victoria Uriogstegui

When asked what stands out most during her six years in the Explore Austin program, East Austin resident and recent… more

Explore Austin Empowers Youth Through Mentorship and Outdoor Adventure By: Korrin Bishop

Do you remember who or what first sparked your interest in the great outdoors? Many of us have a story… more