Joshua Tree Experience: For those of you who have been to Joshua Tree National Park, you understand why it would be a dream. Encompassing parts of both the Mojave and Colorado deserts, the park is named for the unique-looking Joshua trees that populate large swaths of the park. The “experience” is a two-day, fully catered fundraising event with enough outdoor activities to satisfy every nature lover's fondest desires.
What are these activities we speak of: How does rock climbing, camping, hiking and yoga sound? Oh, and if you get tired of being active, then check out the New Belgium Brewery beer garden while treating your ears to San Diego musician Matt Commerce. The catch? Just raise $350 for Outdoor Outreach’s programs.
Down for the cause: Oh no, having flashbacks of begging my grandparents to buy wrapping paper five months before Christmas. Luckily, fundraising has gotten a bit more sophisticated, especially since most local companies are more than willing to sponsor a good cause. Outdoor Outreach provides around 700 underprivileged kids with the opportunity to partake in some 250 outdoor outings each year.