Backpacking, Canoeing

YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

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Explore, learn, and grow in the Georgia Mountains!

Our instructors will guide and facilitate lessons in wilderness skills and leadership development and foster personal growth. As well as, how those values can be transferred home and into their communities and future endeavors. Along the way, students make lifelong friends and explore the natural wonders of Georgia.

Through the YMCA of Atlanta’s BOLD & GOLD Program teens spend 5-7 days, developing outdoor and leadership skills, all while exploring the second oldest mountain range in the world or one of Georgias largest free flowing waterways.

We journey through some of the most beautiful parts of the country enjoying the southern sunshine inspiring growth, friendship, leadership development, and a passion for enjoying the pristine and natural beauty of this country.

Easy to get to

BOLD & GOLD uses YMCA Camp High Harbour as our base camp which sits only 35 miles north of Atlanta.

Beginner Friendly

Our courses are designed to be a great place to get started in the outdoors with no experience or equipment necessary. We provide instructors and all the gear! We also offer a level 1 course which is great for those looking for an introduction to everything BOLD & GOLD has to offer, just on a smaller scale.

Read trip descriptions and find out more on the local YMCA webpage

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Upcoming Program Dates

BOLD & GOLD All Gender Paddling Trip

June 2, 2024 - June 8, 2024
  • Canoeing

BOLD & GOLD Outdoor Leadership Day Excursion

June 9, 2024 - June 15, 2024
  • Backpacking

BOLD & GOLD Boys Backpacking Trip

June 16, 2024 - June 22, 2024
  • Backpacking

BOLD & GOLD Girls Level 1 Hiking Trip

June 23, 2024 - June 29, 2024
  • Hiking

BOLD & GOLD Boys Level 1 Hiking Trip

July 7, 2024 - July 13, 2024
  • Hiking

BOLD & GOLD All Gender Level 1 Hiking Trip

July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024
  • Hiking

BOLD & GOLD Outdoor Leadership Day Excursion

July 21, 2024 - July 27, 2024
  • Backpacking