5/28/2020 - After careful consideration we have decided that we will not offer climbing, mountaineering, and multi-week courses during summer 2020. After adjusting our course offerings and considering the reopening timeline, we plan to offer one-week backpacking trips for youth entering middle school through graduating high school seniors.

If you have any questions about which specific trip might be best for young adventurer, we’re happy to make recommendations. Please email us at campinfo@seattleymca.org.

All Gender Leadership Expeditions

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. On All Gender expeditions, instructors help you work together with your team in a way that empowers and allows equal space for everyone.

Discover Your Leadership Style

With a maximum of 10 students paired with 2-3 instructors that include at least one male and one female, your small group will give you the chance to actively lead the team as you take a turn at “Leader of the Day” and try out other leadership positions and styles throughout the trip.

The only thing you’ll be asked to be is your truest self in an inclusive and safe environment where all of our participant’s opinions are valued. After 2 to 3 weeks of hiking long days, climbing epic cliffs, and sleeping under the stars, our participants will have the confidence to tackle any challenge, and the enthusiasm to bring others along for the ride!


Preparing For Your Expedition:

Expedition Guide

BOLD & GOLD offers expeditions that fit different activity levels, interests and wilderness experiences.  See what you can expect with our handy expedition guide!

After Enrolling In Your Expedition

Learn about next steps and getting ready for your BOLD & GOLD expedition.

Frequently Asked Questions

A multi-day expedition in the wild can seem intimidating. Let us put your mind at ease with answers to some of our most common questions.