Who We Are
Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati (OACGC) is a 501(c)3 Ohio based non-profit organization dedicated to connecting urban high school students with nature and the outdoors through positive, engaging, and free recreation, education, and conservation activities. Our team is committed to making a difference in the lives of underserved youth by creating a safe environment for healthy physical, social, and emotional development while fostering good stewardship of green spaces and a better understanding of the environment.
What We Do
OACGC provides over 3,000 no-cost outdoor adventures each year for urban high school students throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. OACGC focuses on students and schools in underserved areas where regular access to safe outdoor recreation is far more difficult to achieve.
Program activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, orienteering, ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. Many of the adventures take students out of their neighborhoods for the first time. Students are thrilled to participate in stress-free recreation while making their own connection with nature and improving their interpersonal skills with one another.
These activities nurture positive relationships with adults and peers while providing a safe environment for physical recreation, unstructured play, exploring new interests, enhancing positive behavior, and strengthening academic, social, and life skills in a safe environment.