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Who We Are

We believe in bringing the queer community together to experience the beauty and fun of the wilderness.  Our trips are run by queer people for queer people and are open to people of all levels of experience. We hope you'll Venture Out with us soon!

 
 

What We Do

We lead backpacking and wilderness trips for the queer and transgender community. We also conduct transgender inclusion workshops for educators, adventure professionals, summer camps and more!


 

Adults

FROM NOVICE TO ADVANCED

Whether you’re a first timer, experienced adventurer, or somewhere in between, we have something for everyone.  See what adventures await you at the link below!

Youth

TRIPS FOR KIDS, YOUTH & FAMILIES

These specially designed outdoor programs are tailored for queer and trans youth and their families. Click the link below to view upcoming trips.

Events

COME SEE WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

We host events and meet ups in the Pacific Northwest and New England regions every month. Stop by and meet the Venture Out team!

 
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  REI x The Venture Out Project

We’ve partnered with the great people at REI to keep you decked out in the latest and greatest outdoor recreational gear. Purchasing REI gear through the link below helps The Venture Out Project continue our mission of providing outdoor wilderness programming and recreation for LGBTQ+ youth and adults.

Shop REI by clicking the link and make a difference! It’s that simple.

 
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Our Programs

Our educational programs provide you with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to create trans-inclusive and affirming communities. We work with colleges (especially trip leaders), middle and high schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations to increase their capacities to serve the trans community. Our workshops cover a range of topics from vocabulary, to creating trans-inclusive policies and forms, to navigating single-sex spaces, to what it means to be trans-inclusive and affirming in your daily interactions, and more.

 

Organizations We work with:

 
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October 2017

The Venture Out Project changed my life.  
I had forgotten what it felt like to feel comfortable in a group. This is amazing."

-G.E. 

 
 
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Our Team

Learn more about the team behind The Venture Out Project and the amazing instructors, facilitators and experts who make this whole thing possible.

 
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Get Involved

The Venture Out Project has something for everyone, whether you're new to the outdoors or a seasoned veteran of the outdoors or you're interested in education opportunities for your company or organization, we've got you covered.

 

SIGN UP FOR A TRIP

See what trips we offer and sign up to participate! We have something forever one and more.

CUSTOM TRIPS AND PROGRAMMING

Don't see what you're looking for? We offer custom tailored trips and educational programs to meet your needs.

MAKE A DONATION

We offer full paid scholarships to individuals and families who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial restrictions. Help us fund them by contributing today.