Be Yourself, Be a Leader, Be BOLD

Join an amazing community of young men and leaders who 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 trip with higher self-esteem, positive relationships with your peers and mentors, and the confidence to take on the world!


Preparing for Your Trip:

2024 Trip Guide

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

Not all trips listed will run.

After Enrolling In Your Trip

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A multi-day trip 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!