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Columbia Basecamp Outdoor Series: Microadventures in New York City

The secret to living in New York City is knowing how to get outdoors locally - whether that’s after work or on a Sunday afternoon as you prepare for your week ahead. Tonight, we’re joined by the founders of Brooklyn Basecamp - Joe & Samantha - to learn about their favorite spots to find the outdoors in the city. The team is constantly testing and trying new microadventures so tonight, come prepared to learn about unique spots and how to get outdoors this summer without leaving the five boroughs.

Grab a Sierra Nevada brew and join us at Columbia Sportswear for a night of learning.

OutdoorFest is a 10-day outdoor adventure festival in the five boroughs of New York City. Join us from May 31 – June 9, 2019 to paddle, bike, hike, camp and more all over the city!

About your speakers:

Brooklyn Base camp collects, collaborates & inspires others from brooklyn & beyond to explore through urban adventures & outdoor pursuits. Follow them on instagram.

Joseph Agudelo 


Joseph Agudelo is the Founder of Brooklyn Base Camp, an online platform that inspires others from Brooklyn & beyond to explore through urban adventures & outdoor pursuits. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joseph went from climbing trees, jumping train tracks and swimming in Coney Island to rock climbing, jumping out of planes and scuba diving around the world. 

Samantha Lopez


Samantha Lopez is the co-founder of Brooklyn Base Camp. Born and raised in Brooklyn she loves exercising her balance between city life and the outdoors by planning trips and adventures across the country. She finds her inspiration through mountains and her love for painting. Bringing people together through adventure and exploration has always been a source of joy for her.  

About your host:

Columbia Sportswear Company was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, making gear so that Pacific Northwesterners could enjoy the outdoors longer. At the helm for over 45 years has been our Chairman, Gert Boyle. Her Tough Mother ethos has grown Columbia into the global sportswear company that it is today—still based in Portland, still making no-nonsense apparel and footwear to protect you from the elements.

TESTED TOUGH PROMISE: Mrs. Boyle once famously said, “It’s perfect. Now make it better.” Her ethos is what charges us every day to make gear that is TESTED TOUGH. TESTED TOUGH is the guarantee that every Columbia product has been tested in the harshest conditions Mother Nature can muster. Not just by the Boyles, but by every Columbia employee, day in and day out. The entire company carries on the Boyle family spirit, always designing and testing products to keep you more protected more of the time.