Be Yourself, Be a Leader, Be BOLD

Join an amazing community of young men and leaders that are just as excited as you to explore the beautiful wild lands of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you are backpacking among the snow-capped peaks of the North Cascades, climbing the rock walls of Mt. Erie, or navigating the tides of the Olympic Coast, your new team and amazing instructors will have the time of your lives confronting new challenges on your big adventure!

Summer 2024 Registration

On November 28 at 6:00 am, summer 2024 registration opens to 2023 participants and YMCA of Greater Seattle facility members. On November 30 at 6:00 am, summer 2024 registration opens to all.

Going BOLD: A YMCA Story

Through the accomplishments you’ll make on the trail and the support you’ll receive from your new friends, you’ll return from your wilderness expedition with higher self-esteem, positive relationships with your peers and mentors, and the confidence to take on the world!


Preparing for Your Expedition:

2023 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!

Please note that not all trips listed will run. Stay tuned for the summer 2024 expedition guide coming soon!

After Enrolling In Your Expedition

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 including planned safety protocols, gear library, and more!