Our wild places and outdoor spaces belong to us all. However, despite the physical, social, and mental benefits of being outside, many people today don’t get outside for a variety of reasons. These can include a lack of gear, transportation issues, lack of knowledge about outdoor recreation, and in some cases, a fear of the outdoors, due to unfamiliarity. For people with disabilities, people of color, and girls and women in general, rates of outdoor participation are even lower.
To celebrate people from diverse backgrounds getting into the outdoors, NYC is sharing a series of important and ground-breaking films with Lane County audiences. The movie trailers for these productions can be found below after each description.

Tickets: To attend the movie showing we ask for a suggested $5 donation or you may donate a pair of work gloves. Adult beverages will be available while supplies last.

Screenings are located @ NYC Headquarters, 2621 Augusta St. in Eugene. The event is on the 27 Bus route and there will be a shuttle provided to the downtown bus station after the movie. The location is also bike friendly.


Doors open at 6pm and movies start at 6:30pm


April 18
Women of Outward Bound

In 1965, a group of young women became the first group of girls to participate in the rigorous Outward Bound wilderness program. The documentary explores the girls’ decisions to join, at a time when women were not welcomed in wilderness adventure.



May 5
5th annual Shelton McMurphy Johnson House service project

Join us for the 5th annual Shelton McMurphy Johnson House service project, taking place on Saturday, May 5th from 8-noon.  This project will be done jointly with the Eugene Rotary Club Skinner Butte Clean-up project taking place at the same time.  This collaboration originated from a desire to have two service organizations work together on improving our community resources.  You will have the choice of doing service up on the Butte or down below on the SMJ property – both have a chance to meet new people and share in some important work. Meet at Shelton McMurphy Johnson House at 8am with BBQ following at 11am. 

Please let us know you are attending by emailing info@nwyouthcorps.org so we can plan for food, thanks!