Base Camp Chat With Keith Oberlin of Get Out and Trek

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Keith Oberlin

Founder of Get Out and Trek & #TakePrideOutside

Three things that sum you up:

The planner in the group, deep lover for nature, overflowing with ideas

Tell Us What You've Been Up To:

Attempting to help change the outdoor industry for the gay community while carving out precious time for my husband and dog.

Talk us through your mission and vision and who should get involved

Get Out And Trek (or GOAT), which hosts outdoor trips for LGBTQ adventurists and friends, is my passion and business. Beyond the goal of getting the queer community outdoors with fun and amazing trips and events I'm using the company to build a powerful network interested changing the outdoor industry into one that builds, supports and celebrates LGBTQ athletes, adventurists, and enthusiasts and increasing access to the outdoors for them.

What's your favorite Brooklyn Base Camp feature?

Its ethos. Building supportive communities is everything to transforming society. I love BBC's approach to being an open place for all to participate.

Lifehack:

Seems simple. Fruit is amazing. Spoiled fruit is frustrating. Don't let it go to waste. Before it goes bad, cut it, freeze it. Make a smoothy. Or boil it down, add sugar. Now you have a fruit compote for ice cream, pancakes, oalmeal and more.

Favorite Moment on a Guided Trip:

We stopped for dinner at a gay resort that had karaoke. One of our guest broke into the most amazing solo of Cher impersonation singing Black Lady.

Song on Repeat:

This is Me from Greatest Showman

Next Adventure:

Our visit to Storm King Arts Center.


What is an upcoming event/program that we should know about?

climbOut for pride. We are taking over the Cliff outdoor bouldering gym in DUMBO to celebrate pride and our #TakePrideOutside campaign.

To learn more about GOAT’s #TakePrideOutside campaign, read his featured blog and the events calendar for upcoming events!

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