Art, Backpacking, Climbing, Fishing, Mountaineering, Rafting, Yoga


YMCA of Greater Seattle

Seattle WA

Seattle, Washington

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Where It All Started…

The original birthplace of Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development, Seattle’s BOLD & GOLD program allows participants to take advantage of the natural wonders that fill the Pacific Northwest.

Our programs are in some of the most beautiful and natural places on the West Coast. Not only are these trips full of natural beauty, they’ll also inspire youth to be their most courageous and confident selves as they learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and challenge themselves to run toward adventure.

From the white sand beaches of the Olympic Coast to the rock walls of Mt. Erie, participants will return from their trip knowing that the confidence, strength, and friendships they’ve gained will help them meet any challenge that comes their way.

Something for everyone.

We offer sessions that meet a diversity of needs, interests, and goals. With more than 60 trips each summer, there are dates and activities to match their interest and schedule.

Easy to get to.

All trips start and end at the Cascade People’s Center in South Lake Union. Conveniently located in the heart of Seattle, parents and guardians get a chance to meet the instructors and other participants as they start their adventure.

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

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Upcoming Program Dates

GOLD Cascade Challenge: Explorations in Leadership and Backpacking

July 11, 2020 - July 18, 2020
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GOLD Fierce and Fabulous: Discovering Courage and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

July 11, 2020 - July 18, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene: Art and Backpacking in the North Cascades

July 11, 2020 - July 18, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Call of the North Cascades: Backpacking and Goofing Off

July 11, 2020 - July 18, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Beyond City Limits: Camping and Hiking at Mt. Rainier

July 12, 2020 - July 17, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Beyond City Limits

July 12, 2020 - July 17, 2020
  • Backpacking

Co-ed The Art of Leadership

July 12, 2020 - July 19, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Challenge

July 18, 2020 - July 25, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

July 18, 2020 - July 25, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

July 18, 2020 - July 25, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

GOLD Backpacking and Fishing in the North Cascades

July 25, 2020 - August 1, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

July 25, 2020 - August 1, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

BOLD Cascade Challenge

July 25, 2020 - August 1, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Poets and Peaks: Exploring Wild Places Through Creative Writing

July 25, 2020 - August 1, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Art

GOLD Beyond City Limits: Camping and Hiking at Mt. Rainier

July 26, 2020 - July 31, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Beyond City Limits

July 26, 2020 - July 31, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call of the North Cascades: Backpacking and Goofing Off

August 1, 2020 - August 8, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene: Art and Backpacking in the North Cascades

August 1, 2020 - August 8, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Cascade Challenge

August 1, 2020 - August 8, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

August 8, 2020 - August 15, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

August 8, 2020 - August 15, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Olympic Challenge

August 8, 2020 - August 15, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Poets and Peaks: Exploring Wild Places Through Creative Writing

August 15, 2020 - August 22, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

August 15, 2020 - August 22, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD She-Nannigans! Backpacking and Goofing Off

August 15, 2020 - August 22, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call of the North Cascades: Backpacking and Goofing Off

August 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene: Art and Backpacking in the North Cascades

August 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020
  • Backpacking

  • Art

GOLD Cascade Challenge: Explorations in Leadership and Backpacking

August 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Cascade Challenge

August 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020
  • Backpacking

BOLD Beyond City Limits

August 23, 2020 - August 28, 2020
  • Backpacking

GOLD Beyond City Limits: Camping and Hiking at Mt. Rainier

August 23, 2020 - August 28, 2020
  • Backpacking