Teen Outdoor Leadership Development

Geared specifically for kids ages 11-18, our expeditions will take you to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest. Not only are these trips full of natural beauty, but they’ll also inspire youth to be their most courageous and confident selves as they learn new skills, make lifelong friends and challenge themselves to run towards adventure. Plus, with expeditions leaving straight out of The Cascade People’s Center in South Lake Union, the outdoors have never been easier to get to!

Expeditions That Fit Your Unique Style

From the white sand beaches of the Olympic Coast to the rock walls of Mt. Erie, you’ll return from your trip knowing that the confidence, strength and friendships you’ve gained will help you meet any challenge that comes your way.

Boys Outdoor Leadership Development

On your BOLD expedition, join an amazing community of young men and leaders that are just as excited as you to get out and explore the beautiful wild lands of the Pacific Northwest.

Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

On GOLD trips, young women are empowered to be their courageous selves as they overcome obstacles and bond with a group of their peers in some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.

All Gender Outdoor Leadership Development

Older students can gain even deeper leadership development as they work with a diverse group of male and female peers and embark on a 2-3 week wilderness adventure.

*Gender equality is an important component of the BOLD & GOLD program. Single gender boys (BOLD) or girls (GOLD) trips allow participants to be themselves while stepping out of their comfort zone.  You’ll have fun exploring the wonder of the wilderness while making new friends, and developing leadership skills that empower you on trail and at home. On All Gender expeditions, instructors help you work together with your team in a way that empowers and allows equal space for everyone.

Leader In Training Program

Be a valuable part of the BOLD & GOLD team by becoming a Leader In Training (LIT). Mentor youth, learn from expedition experts and grow your own leadership and wilderness skills.

Partnership Programs

We work with schools, companies, and other organizations to build custom programs that meet the goals of each partner, ranging from workshops to multi-day expeditions.

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