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Orange County Inner City Outings

About ICO

Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO) is a community outreach program providing opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. We work with schools, community groups, and other agencies to create safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences for persons who might not otherwise have them. ICO outings promote individual growth through group activities and environmental and outdoor skills education.

You can also learn about the Sierra Club ICO program at other ICO websites:


Monthly Meetings
All volunteers, school and agency contacts, and any other interested parties are invited to attend.

7:00pm on the third Wednesday of every odd-numbered month Please join us! Call (714)964-4488 for meeting directions.


Why do we do this?

ICO volunteers believe that the wilderness exists as a resource for everyone and that all people should have access to it. With the guidance of ICO volunteers, participants discover the beauty of wild lands and how to enjoy these areas without harming them. Young people learn valuable survival skills and strengthen their abilities to face challenges, both inside and outside their urban environments. Through active involvement with nature, the ICO program increases participant's environmental awareness. Interpersonal skills and self esteem develop as a natural result of teamwork and an active relationship with the outdoors.


Current OC ICO Committee Officers
  • Joaquin Valadez, Chair
  • Lynda Armbruster, Vice-Chair
  • Open Position!, Secretary (Big Thanks to Lisa Hellman for her many wonderful years of service!)
  • Tina Reimer, Treasurer
  • Bruce Boydston, Certification Chair
  • Barbara Creighton, Volunteer Coordinator

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