It's Time for Your Next Adventure

After tackling an adventure-filled BOLD & GOLD expedition, you may have the opportunity to continue challenging yourself by moving from a young participant to a Leader In Training. LIT’s are personally recommended by their BOLD & GOLD instructors and will have the chance to help mentor younger participants, contribute to the leadership team and continue growing their own wilderness and outdoor skills.

Becoming a LIT

Not only will you get to experience the natural beauty of Washington state, but as a LIT you will also develop leadership, group management and wilderness technical skills through a series of training sessions, and experiential opportunities.

Why Join the LIT Program

  • A one-week Youth Leadership Training backpacking course on June 24th-July 1st or July 7th-14th
  • An additional trip, where as an LIT you will lead middle school students with two experienced BOLD or GOLD leaders (July-August 2018)
  • Six days as part of the logistics support team, preparing groups while learning firsthand knowledge about the gear and what it takes to run a course
  • On-going support and mentorship throughout the summer.
  • Individual outdoor professional development plan counseling.
  • An opportunity to run the BOLD & GOLD Student Leadership Ambassadors Program
  • Unique leadership experiences that stand out on your resume or college applications
  • Strong references from professionals in the outdoor, experiential education and non-profit worlds
  • 144 service hours
  • Staff T-shirt and instructor manual
  • Eligibility to apply for a fellowship or instructor position when you turn 21.

Apply to Become a LIT

Ready to apply? Email a cover letter explaining what you hope to gain and what you hope to offer back to this program. Include a resume highlighting job, outdoor and youth experience.

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