Teen Outdoor Leadership Development

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership (BOLD & GOLD) experiences are geared specifically for young people ages 11 to 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 peers and embark on a 2-3 week wilderness adventure.

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.

Heart hands capturing mountain views

Participant Corner

View helpful resources for your upcoming summer adventure with us such as packing lists, medication information, sample itineraries, and more.