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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Dec 16, 2019

Doug Dobkowski is a Team Leader at Summit Achievement.  Doug grew up in New Jersey and went on to get a teaching degree in college. Doug worked as a middle school teacher for eight years in Newark. He shares his story of how he began an Outing Club at the middle school, which inspired him to become an outdoor leader. He landed his first job as a wilderness therapy field guide in his mid 30's. He shares how he hopes to start a program that "helps every teenager in the U.S. have an outdoor adventure."