Belong Outside

Belong Outside Program

This program is for groups or organizations working with marginalized communities, especially children, youth, and families. Participants can experience the outdoors through fun community events that build confidence and understanding of the many ways to recreate and interact in nature.

Events include snow days, hiking, snowshoeing, caving, orienteering scavenger hunts, picnics, and overnight camping and backpacking trips.

Age: Families, or ages 12-18


Space for play and exploration

Supervised games and activities

Building connection with nature and each other

Difficulty Level

Easy to Intermediate: Some events are adventures that can be accessible for almost all youth and adults, and some will be more challenging.


Contact us at trips@sahaleoutdoors to explore joining our Belong Outside program.


  • Engaging with the outdoors
  • Support through new outdoor activies
  • Sustainable practices such as Leave No Trace
  • Cultural history

What is Provided:

  • Transportation to and from locations for up to 19 people
  • All gear specific to the activity, including clothing if requested at least two weeks ahead of time.
  • Group camping and backpacking gear
  • First-aid kit
  • Food for overnight trips


Indigenous Land


“It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”

Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project

The Puyallup tribe in their own language call themselves a name that means “people from the bend at the bottom of the river.” They are one of twelve Lushootseed speaking tribes in the Puget Sound region. The language of Lushootseed has vast diversity and multiple dialects, with each group having their own way of speaking. All dialects were to be honored and respected, reflecting the values of Lushootseed culture such as ‘Be kind, be helpful, be sharing.’

The Lushootseed speaking peoples called the mountain that dominated their horizon Tacoma or Tahoma, a word that may have meant “the mother of all waters.” The Puyallup tribe is calling on the state of Washington to rename the mountain from its current official name of “Rainier.”

Today, the Puyallup Tribe is a recognizable force in the fight for tribal rights, and were a significant player in the Boldt Decision of 1974, establishing the rights of Native Americans in Washington State to fish using traditional methods.

~ This information was found on

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