Author: Eric Schreiber

At the top of Doerng Raek Mountain
Southeast Asia

No Snake for Lunch

In an attempt to put our experience into words, we asked the crew two questions – What was the most challenging for you? What was the most surprising?

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Middle East

Our Last Day with the Kids

It was madness. The kids splashed and jumped and yelled and laughed and threw water at each other and at us and ran out and slipped and wow… Pure chaos.

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Mea Shearim modesty signs. Photo by WikiCommons/ Lisa Mathon
Middle East

An Almost Amusing Choir

A woman in traditional ultra-Orthodox Jewish attire told Alex and I to pull up our sweaters and cover our necks. Little kids stared and pointed and ran away.

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Ramallah
Middle East

Freedom and Fences

At what point can you justify what happens at the walls and at the checkpoints with the protection Israel is receiving?

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Boston University 2015
South America

Peru: Healthcare in Development

I will not say that I went through a butterfly metamorphosis, but I sure did come home a different person, a better person, ready to go forward on the home front and make a difference in some way.

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East Africa

Clean Drinking Water for Namasuba

RWEYOWA assigned us the project of helping with the reconstruction of a well for access to clean water. We started work the next day, which included removing the garbage and excess dirt from the water source, then building a permanent guard with limestone, rocks, sandbags, and cement.

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Southeast Asia

A Hoedown with Ockenden

The soil was hard and dry, like bedrock. Under the scorching heat we dug and dug. We were determined to dig these 25 holes that had to be a meter by a meter.

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At Spanish Class
South America

Taking in the Culture of Lima

The OG Amazon Adventure Crew spent our first week in Lima, the capital city of Peru, taking in the culture in as many ways as we could. We took almost-daily Spanish classes to finesse our language skills before adventuring into the streets of Lima.

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Congratulations Shelbie!
OG Headquarters

Our Shout-Out Winner is…

We’re excited to announce that our Shout Out contest winner is Shelbie Huard! She’s getting a cool $750 discount on her Fair Trade program in Guatemala! Our Community Outreach Coordinator, Eric, had the fun job of giving her a call to break the happy news.

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Spread the word and you could win!
OG Headquarters

Shout it Out!

This year, in time for International Development Studies week, we are mobilizing in universities across North America.

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Share OG to earn rewards!
OG Headquarters

Refer-A-Buddy and we’ll get you gear!

Each year our Refer-A-Buddy program rewards team members who educate their peers on backpacking with a purpose. Bring a friend, schoolmate, or complete stranger on an OG program and we’ll kick you back with a $100 gift card to MEC or REI.

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