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.

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!

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:

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.