Podcast #14-18 Outdoor Immersion- Jim Skal



Jim Skal (in his own words): Basically grew up playing outside.  Moved to New Hampshire in 1985 where I made a decision to follow Jesus and ran up and down mountains for the time I was there.  Eventually moved back to Butler, met my wife at North Way Christian Community, raised four kids together as I built a successful mortgage career.

2010 was a year of the developing vision of Outdoor Immersion and serving veterans, people in recovery and at-risk youth in outdoor adventure, recreation and fitness. The work has grown to the point where I ended my mortgage career and started full time operations January 2018 as 501c3 non-profit organization.

Show Notes:Jim Skal, Founder, Outdoor Immersion, contact info:
E-mail: jim@outdoorimmersion.org

Website: www.outdoorimmersion.org

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoorimmersion/about/

IF YOU ASK TO JOIN THE GROUP, I WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A BEAUTIFUL CREATION PHOTO!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/outdoorimmersion

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outdoorimmersion/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Crazy Mocha, Sewickley, PA
https://crazymocha.com

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
http://www.geneva.edu

Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 5/19/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

Aaron Watson, Podcast Host & CEO, Piper Creative
http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/02/podcast-29-17-ultimate-frisbee-player-podcast-host-aaron-watson/

Connection University- Facebook Group dedicated to scaling the power of 1-to-1 connections. #ABCD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Protohaven, Pittsburgh, PA- Nonprofit makerspace dedicated to the mastery of design and fabrication
https://www.protohaven.org

Altra Running Shoes
https://www.altrarunning.com

Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/MoraineStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

McConnells Mill State Park, Lawrence County, PA (Slippery Rock Gorge)
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/McConnellsMillStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Hyner Trail Challenge (25K and 50K), Hyner, PA, April 21, 2018
http://www.hikerun.com/523623.html

Uncommon Grounds, Aliquippa, PA- Art Programs, Community Outreach, and Event Venue
http://www.uncommongroundscafe.org

Aliquippa Impact
https://www.aliquippaimpact.org

Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, PA
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/RaccoonCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA- Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
https://www.standingcrane.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)
Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/

TRAILS Ministries, Beaver Falls, PA
https://trailsministries.org

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


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