Getting Ready For Your BOLD & GOLD Expedition

Congratulations! You are about to embark on an incredible journey! Before you hit the trail or start your climb, there are a few steps you need to take in order to get ready for your upcoming BOLD & GOLD adventure:

  1. Complete our Admissions Packet:
  2. Return the completed signed packet by mail,or in person to: YMCA Camping and Outdoor Leadership 909 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: 206.382.5009                                                                                                                           Scan/email completed packets to:
  3. Attend our summer orientation! By attending one of our information fair orientation opportunities you will get the chance to:
    • Go over course itineraries & map your route with our program staff
    • Review packing lists and reserve gear loans and rentals
    • Gain insight into the BOLD & GOLD leadership curriculum
    • Meet with admissions staff- hand in paperwork and make payments
    • Meet other summer participants and get a jump start on making new friends!
    • Get answers to any of your questions
    • Meet staff and get pumped for your upcoming adventure!

2017 Information Fair Orientation Dates:

GOLD:  Saturday, May 13th  9 AM – 12 Noon or Wednesday, May 10th 6-7:30 PM

BOLD: Saturday, May 13th  1:00 PM- 4:00 PM or Thursday, May 11th 6-7:30 PM

Location: Y@ Cascade Peoples Center, 309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

    1. Get your gear together! Packing Lists are available here, or pick up a copy at our orientation!
    2. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to answer to answer any questions you may have, or to discover some you hadn’t thought of yet!

If you have any questions as you are getting ready for your upcoming adventure, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our admissions team! You can give us a call at 206-659-0231, or email us at