GOLD Beyond City Limits: Camping & Hiking at Mt. Rainier

Entering Grades 6-8

7/15-7/21, 7/29-8/4, 8/26-9/1

$725/$850/$975

Explore the beauty of Mt. Rainier as you and your new friends get to know one of the most beautiful areas in Washington. Visitors come from all over the world to marvel at the mountains and enjoy the wildflowers and lush forests that we’ll travel through. We will learn the basics of camping in a front-country campground and work our way up to an amazing overnight backpacking trip. Enjoy s’mores, campfires, and majestic views on this fun-filled introduction to camping, hiking, and backpacking. Over the course of our journey we’ll learn wilderness cooking skills, low-impact travel, and appreciate the beauty of the moon and stars. You’ll go home with amazing new friends and memories for a lifetime.

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GOLD Sea to Summit: Rock Climbing and Hiking at Mt. Erie

Entering Grades 6-8

7/8-7/16, 7/22-7/30

$745/$895/$1025

Your center of adventure will be Mt. Erie, a perfect place to learn to climb or fine-tune your rock skills. Come see the view from the top and discover all this beautiful area has to offer! You will find yourself on trails that overlook Puget Sound, encouraging others to challenge themselves to new heights. By the end of the week you will have a solid understanding of basic rock climbing and you’ll learn to trust and be responsible for others. Our skilled instructors will teach you what you need to know to go higher than you thought possible in one of the most dramatic places in Washington.

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GOLD Find Yourself and Go There: Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

Entering Grades 6-8

7/2-7/8, 7/23-7/29, 8/13-8/19

$725/$850/$975

Stretch your limits in many ways as we practice yoga and backpack on the stunning beaches of the Olympic National Park. This area is the last remaining wilderness beach in the lower 48– we will see seals, eagles, and maybe even a whale. Find your own voice and make friends as we do sun salutations looking out over the Pacific Ocean. We stop to play and explore the rich tide pools and look in wonder at the lush rainforest full of ancient trees. We’ll hike across the sand and over rugged headlands as we share adventures, laughter, campfires, and friendship.

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GOLD Make a Scene: Art and Backpacking in the North Cascades

Entering Grades 7-10

6/25-7/1, 7/16-7/22, 8/6-8/12

$725/$850/$975

The North Cascades are one of the most beautiful areas we explore. With incredible peaks and stunning views everywhere we turn, it’s easy to be inspired. We’ll spend the days hiking and creating art. Drawing, painting and sculpture are just some of the mediums we use. There will be summits to ponder and chances to artistically capture the splendor we find. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy games, campfires, and our fellow adventurers.

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GOLD She-Nannigans! Girls Goofing Off

Entering Grades 7-10

7/9-7/15, 7/30-8/5

$725/$850/$975

The North Cascades are a wild, magical place where you will discover the true meaning of adventure! On this one week journey you and your new friends will experience joy and laughter as you play games, perfect your backpacking skills, and learn about the vibrant community of strong young women that surrounds you. The fun continues as you explore alpine lakes, navigate thick, ancient forests, and relax with deep conversations under the summer sun and around the evening campfire. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss!

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GOLD Rivers and Rocks! River Rafting and Rock Climbing in Oregon

Entering Grades 7-10

6/27-7/7

$1395/$1635/$1875

Escaping the soggy confines of Seattle to the sunny climbing and rafting haven of Central Oregon, this trip is a true adventure! You will get to put your climbing skills to the test on the incredible landscape of Smith Rock State Park, which is home to some of the greatest climbs in the world. After soaking in the sun on the rock wall, you and your team will face new exciting challenges as you navigate the rapids on the picturesque Deschutes River. Challenging yourself on the mighty cliffs and rushing rivers of this region will leave you with new skills, and a sense of awe of the amazing landscapes that surround us. This trip promises to be the highlight of your summer!

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GOLD Poets and Peaks: Exploring Wild Places Through Creative Writing

Entering Grades 7-10

8/20-8/26

$725/$850/$975

Jack Kerouac once said “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.”  On this one week expedition you will have the opportunity to venture to the top of Desolation Peak, a place that the legendary author spent a summer, deep in the North Cascades.  Storytelling, creative writing, and exploring adventurous books will be a part of your adventure as you and your friends are also inspired by the majesty and jaw dropping beauty around you. 

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GOLD Girls Rockin' the River!

Entering Grades 8-12

8/5-8/12

$745/$895/$1025

This leadership-based expedition for young women rafts through 63 miles of the pristine Main Salmon and Snake Rivers in Idaho. The Snake River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, and the second deepest gorge on the continent! It's over a thousand feet deeper than the Grand Canyon!  Emphasis will be placed on expeditionary wilderness skills, river safety, and leadership, as well as cultivating a connection to this breathtaking ecosystem. Our professional river guides are trained in geology, biology, group management, and outdoor education. Your experienced in GOLD instructors will also teach you about this dynamic water source, the wildlife, geology, and astronomy as well as conservational stewardship of this very special place. This adventure will be fun, positive, and challenging.  You will build great friendships with spectacular memories to last a lifetime! Just ask any of our alumnae!

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GOLD Find Yourself and Go There: Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

Entering Grades 9-12

7/23-7/29

$725/$850/$975

Stretch your limits in many ways as we practice yoga and backpack on the stunning beaches of the Olympic National Park. This area is the last remaining wilderness beach in the lower 48– we will see seals, eagles, and maybe even a whale. Find your own voice and make friends as we do sun salutations looking out over the Pacific Ocean. We stop to play and explore the rich tide pools and look in wonder at the lush rainforest full of ancient trees. We’ll hike across the sand and over rugged headlands as we share adventures, laughter, campfires, and friendship.

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GOLD Cascade Challenge: Explorations in Leadership & Backpacking

Entering Grades 9-12

7/9-7/15, 7/30-8/5, 8/20-8/26

$725/$850/$975

Do you want to get more out of your summer vacation? Then accept the challenge...The Cascade Challenge! This one week backpacking expedition for high school aged students promises to be a highlight of one’s summer. You will spend this glorious week exploring beautiful mountain landscapes and swimming in glacier-fed lakes. You will meet new friends, bonding over your epic day on the trail while you cook delicious meals by the fire underneath the starry sky. You will end this epic adventure with new wilderness travel skills, leadership tools, and friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The leadership and technical skills that you gain on this trip will help you rise to any challenge you may face, both in the woods and back home!

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GOLD Backpacking and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

Entering Grades 9-12

7/15-7/30

$1345/$1575/$1795

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GOLD Great Canadian Rock Climbing Adventure

Entering Grades 9-12

8/14-8/25

$1395/$1635/$1875

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GOLD Mountain Melodies: Music, Backpacking, and Leadership

Entering Grades 9-12

8/5-8/20

$1345/$1575/$1795

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GOLD Fire & Ice: Climbing Mt. Baker

Entering Grades 9-12

7/8-7/23

$1395/$1635/$1875

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