Art, Backpacking, Canoeing, Climbing, Fishing, Mountaineering, Music, 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

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

June 19, 2021 - June 26, 2021
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GOLD - Backpacking and Yoga on the Olympic Coast

June 19, 2021 - June 26, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

Leader in Training (LIT)

June 20, 2021 - June 27, 2021
  • Backpacking

All Gender Backpacking and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

June 20, 2021 - July 4, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene

June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Cascade Challenge

June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call of the North Cascades

June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Cascade Challenge

June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Backpacking and Yoga on the Olympic Coast

July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Olympic Challenge

July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Fierce and Fabulous

July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021
  • Backpacking

All Gender Powerful Gifts - Service and Leadership

July 4, 2021 - July 18, 2021
  • Backpacking

All Gender Tahoma at Mt Rainier

July 4, 2021 - July 9, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD American Alps

July 4, 2021 - July 18, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD She-nannigans

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Backpacking and Fishing

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD Sea to Summit

July 11, 2021 - July 18, 2021
  • Climbing

BOLD Sea to Summit

July 11, 2021 - July 18, 2021
  • Climbing

BOLD Beyond City Limits

July 12, 2021 - July 15, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Cascade Challenge

July 17, 2021 - July 24, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene

July 17, 2021 - July 24, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Call of the North Cascades

July 17, 2021 - July 24, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Cascade Challenge

July 17, 2021 - July 24, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Tahoma at Mt Rainier

July 18, 2021 - July 23, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Tahoma at Mt Rainier

July 18, 2021 - July 23, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Backpacking and Leadership

July 18, 2021 - August 1, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Challenge

July 18, 2021 - July 23, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD GOLD Backpacking and Yoga on the Olympic Coast

July 24, 2021 - July 31, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Olympic Coastal Challenge

July 24, 2021 - July 31, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Fierce and Fabulous

July 24, 2021 - July 31, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Sea to Summit

July 25, 2021 - August 1, 2021
  • Climbing

All Gender Backpacks and Kayaks

July 25, 2021 - August 8, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Canoeing

GOLD Sea to Summit

July 25, 2021 - August 1, 2021
  • Climbing

BOLD American Alps

July 25, 2021 - August 8, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Mountaineering

GOLD Beyond City Limits

July 26, 2021 - July 29, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Climbing

GOLD Make A Scene

July 31, 2021 - August 7, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Art

GOLD Poets and Peaks

July 31, 2021 - August 7, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

July 31, 2021 - August 7, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD Tahoma at Mt Raininer

August 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Tahoma at Mt Rainier

August 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call to the Summit

August 1, 2021 - August 15, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Mountaineering

GOLD Backpacking and Fishing

August 7, 2021 - August 14, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

BOLD Call of the North Cascades

August 7, 2021 - August 14, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Cascade Challenge

August 7, 2021 - August 14, 2021
  • Backpacking

BOLD Sea to Summit

August 8, 2021 - August 15, 2021
  • Climbing

All Gender Call to the Summit

August 8, 2021 - August 22, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Mountaineering

GOLD Sea to Summit

August 8, 2021 - August 15, 2021
  • Climbing

GOLD Mountains and Music

August 8, 2021 - August 22, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Music

BOLD Beyond City Limits

August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Backpacking and Yoga

August 14, 2021 - August 21, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

August 14, 2021 - August 21, 2021
  • Backpacking

All Gender American Alps

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Mountaineering

GOLD Poets and Peaks

August 21, 2021 - August 28, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Backpacking and Fishing

August 21, 2021 - August 28, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD She-nannigans

August 21, 2021 - August 28, 2021
  • Backpacking

All Gender Backpacks and Kayaks

August 22, 2021 - September 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Canoeing

All Gender Sea to Summit

August 22, 2021 - August 29, 2021
  • Climbing

GOLD Beyond City Limits

August 23, 2021 - August 26, 2021
  • Backpacking

  • Climbing

BOLD Tahoma at Mt Rainier

August 29, 2021 - September 3, 2021
  • Backpacking

GOLD Tahoma at Mt Rainier

August 29, 2021 - September 3, 2021
  • Backpacking