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We connect Richmond youth of all ages to the natural environments in our region, reaching elementary, middle, and high school students through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs.

Elementary School Program


3rd through 5th grade students from Richmond Public Schools, along with their teachers, explore Richmond’s natural environment and various habitats in order to increase their understanding of the natural world.

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Middle School Program


OAC members learn basic outdoor skills such as rock climbing, hiking, camping, and kayaking. The program culminates each semester with an expedition that challenges the youth to use their new skills on an overnight in the great outdoors.

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High School Program


OLI is a high school program that includes an immersive summer wilderness experience and on-going Saturday service projects through the following school year designed to build confidence, multicultural teamwork, leadership and community involvement.

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