Out ‘n About Adventures is an outdoor and travel company created to give youth the opportunity to experience nature and international travel in a way that is challenging but fun. We help them build confidence and memories as they stretch their limits tackling the inevitable challenges of those environments.
Meet the Team
Holly Hamm, founder and lead guide – I started backpacking when I was three years old and absolutely love to share the beauty, skills, and life lessons that come with being in the backcountry. My goal is to guide your kids in learning leadership and wilderness skills, building confidence, and creating community while identifying their own unique contributions to the group. At the same time, they will experience the joy and freedom of being in the outdoors and away from the noise, commotion, and distraction of everyday life.
Chloe Madden, lead guide – I spent my childhood camping and exploring nature; in freshman year I was introduced to backpacking and have been in love ever since. In the past five years, I have been a participant on several courses and have done independent backpacking trips as well. I recently got my WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification. I’m considering studying outdoor education in college so I am very excited to be working with Holly!
Koben Morgenthaler, lead guide – Koben has been backpacking and adventuring his entire life. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and good judgment that balances fun with common sense and safety. He’s also trained in Non-Violent Communication so is skilled at keeping things positive and healthy with everyone around him.
Kody, lead dog – Kody’s two favorite things are hiking and swimming so he makes the perfect furry companion. He will cover at least twice the mileage because he likes to make sure the group stays together. He’s very committed to Leave No Trace so he always cleans up any dropped food. He also loves to lick faces and is great for a snuggle when you’re feeling down…. so long as you scratch his belly too.
What People Say
Holly is amazing. She took my son on his first back-packing trip ever to the Sierras and he had an amazing un-plugged experience. Last year he spent 2 weeks hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain with Holly and had the adventure of a lifetime. Holly is incredibly knowledgeable and responsible – plus my kid really likes her!Sarah Grossi
This was my son’s second trip with Holly, and he had even more fun than the first time! We couldn’t recommend these trips more- they’re such a great experience! Holly has a wealth of experience and makes these trips fun with just the right amount of challenge!Shaina Ita Ferraro
I want to thank you for organizing the trip. Hope had a truly wonderful time. She came back so happy and with so many stories to share. Much appreciated.Karna Dawson
My 13 year old had a blast. Won’t stop talking about it. We’re about to pick up a new friend from this trip to go to the beach.
This trip definitely fueled my daughter’s passion for the outdoors.
Thank you Holly!!!Catherine Atwood
My 13 year old daughter had the best time! Thank you Holly for giving these kids such an amazing and educational experience! She will remember this trip forever!Dar Garcia
My daughter had such an amazing time on this trip. It was priceless! Thank you, Holly Hamm!Megan Anderegg Malone
Holly did an excellent job planning our field trips. She not only proved herself to be detail oriented in her planning, she is also an excellent chaperone. She has great rapport with young people. They like and trust her, and respond positively when she asks them to do something.Lois Wildegrube, Live Oak School Teacher
I highly suggest Out n About Adventures! Holly Hamm and guides are amazing! They are well prepared, highly skilled and share their passion of the outdoors with these kids! My daughter enjoyed her first backpacking adventure with this company and will most likely participate in another adventure!Julie Lannert
Have fun. Challenge yourself. Make friends.
Pitch in. Learn and grow. Make mistakes.
Laugh about it. Help someone. Be curious.
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