Every adventure begins with two simple words: Let’s Go!Every adventure begins with two simple words: Let’s Go!

Every adventure begins with two simple words: Let’s Go!

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Episode 7: Beyond Barriers



When Muang Lay arrived in the United States from a refugee camp, he wasn’t sure where to call home. After backpacking, climbing and surfing with Outdoor Foundation, he realized his true home was out in nature. Today he’s serving as an interpretive ranger at Joshua Tree National Park.

Across the country, Outdoor Foundation is breaking down the barriers that limit access to the outdoors. In the latest episode of our Let’s Go series, we join young adventurers during the organization’s Thrive Outside month. From the magical desert landscapes of Joshua Tree to the calming seaside lagoons of San Diego, we couldn’t help but feel their sense of excitement and discovery.

Beyond Barriers “Finding yourself is knowing what you care about and what drives you. In outdoor spaces we’re able to have that room to actually engage in that.”
– Jacob Fisher, Outdoor Foundation

Outdoor Foundation believes access to the natural world not only improves the health of the communities they serve, but also improves the health of the outdoor industry as a whole. Hydro Flask is thrilled support their Thrive Outside programming with a Parks For All grant. It’s just part of the $1.9 million we’ve awarded to date. 

Grab a life-jacket and watch the whole film here. Check out all the ways Outdoor Foundation is empowering individuals and families to get outside at https://outdoorindustry.org/participation/.

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Episode 6: Rise to the Challenge


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Back in 1912, women couldn’t vote. Yet one amazing woman in Savannah, Georgia had a vision that learning through the outdoors could shape young girls into women who could change the world. More than 100 years later, the Girl Scouts of the USA have turned their founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe’s vision into a lifelong mission.

We camped out beneath the California Redwoods with four intrepid Gold Star Girl Scouts (Translation: Badass!) to see them take on the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge.

These intrepid campers designed obstacle courses, cleared out invasive species, captured the landscape in watercolors, made s'mores and more. But above all, they reminded us of the inherent joy and connection that can only be felt in the outdoors.

“All my fellow Girl Scouts are capable of fantastically great things. I’m just so honored to
be a part of all this.”
-Jamison Winternitz, Gold Award Girl Scout

Girl Scout Chief Strategic Officer, Sapreet Kaur Saluja, explained further. "Every generation has its challenges and this rising generation is no different. This is an incredible opportunity for our girls to explore the natural world." Using Mother Nature to build women of courage, confidence, and character. We couldn't love the Girl Scouts' mission more. That's why Hydro Flask awarded the organization with a Parks For All Grant. It's just part of the $1.9 million we've awarded to date.

Relive your summer camp days now and watch the whole film. Learn all the way Girl Scouts are shaping women into future leaders at https://www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/our-program.html

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