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

Co-ed Backpacking and Leadership

June 23, 2019 - July 7, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Rivers and Rocks

June 25, 2019 - July 5, 2019
  • Climbing

  • Rafting

GOLD Rivers and Rocks

June 25, 2019 - July 5, 2019
  • Climbing

  • Rafting

GOLD Fierce and Fabulous: Discovering Courage and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

June 29, 2019 - July 6, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

June 29, 2019 - July 6, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

June 29, 2019 - July 6, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

BOLD Fire and Ice: Climbing Mount Baker

June 30, 2019 - July 14, 2019
  • Mountaineering

Co-ed Beyond City Limits

June 30, 2019 - July 5, 2019
  • Backpacking

Co-ed The Art of Leadership

June 30, 2019 - July 21, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Climbing

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

July 6, 2019 - July 13, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD She-Nannigans! Backpacking and Goofing Off

July 6, 2019 - July 13, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Fire and Ice: Climbing Mount Baker

July 7, 2019 - July 21, 2019
  • Mountaineering

BOLD American Alps

July 7, 2019 - July 21, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Sea to Summit

July 7, 2019 - July 14, 2019
  • Climbing

GOLD Sea to Summit: Rock Climbing and Hiking at Mt. Erie

July 7, 2019 - July 14, 2019
  • Climbing

BOLD Call of the North Cascades

July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene: art and backpacking in the North Cascades

July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

BOLD Cascade Challenge

July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Cascade Challenge: Explorations in Leadership and Backpacking

July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Beyond City Limits

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
  • Backpacking

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

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
  • Backpacking

Co-ed Powerful Gifts: Backpacking, Service & Leadership

July 14, 2019 - August 4, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Backpacking and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

July 14, 2019 - July 28, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Fierce and Fabulous: Discovering Courage and Leadership on the Olympic Coast

July 20, 2019 - July 27, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

July 20, 2019 - July 27, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

July 20, 2019 - July 27, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

Co-ed Backpacks & Kayaks: A Puget Sound Adventure

July 21, 2019 - August 4, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Canoeing

Co-ed The Art of Leadership

July 21, 2019 - August 11, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Climbing

BOLD Sea to Summit

July 21, 2019 - July 28, 2019
  • Climbing

GOLD Sea to Summit: Rock Climbing and Hiking at Mt. Erie

July 21, 2019 - July 28, 2019
  • Climbing

GOLD Poets and Peaks: Exploring Wild Places Through Creative Writing

July 27, 2019 - August 3, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD She-Nannigans! Backpacking and Goofing Off

July 27, 2019 - August 3, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

July 27, 2019 - August 3, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

BOLD Beyond City Limits

July 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call to the Summit

July 28, 2019 - August 11, 2019
  • Mountaineering

Co-ed The Wonders of Washington

July 28, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Backpacking

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

July 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Make A Scene: art and backpacking in the North Cascades

August 3, 2019 - August 10, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Art

BOLD Cascade Challenge

August 3, 2019 - August 10, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Call of the North Cascades

August 3, 2019 - August 10, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Journey to Olympus

August 4, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Mountaineering

Co-ed Call to the Summit

August 4, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Mountaineering

BOLD Backpacking and Leadership

August 4, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Mountains and Music: Music, Backpacking and Leadership

August 4, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Music

BOLD Olympic Coastal Backpacking

August 10, 2019 - August 17, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Yoga and Backpacking on the Olympic Coast

August 10, 2019 - August 17, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Yoga

Co-ed American Alps

August 11, 2019 - August 25, 2019
  • Backpacking

Co-ed Beyond City Limits

August 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD The Great Canadian Climbing Adventure

August 12, 2019 - August 23, 2019
  • Climbing

GOLD The Great Canadian Rock Climbing Adventure

August 12, 2019 - August 23, 2019
  • Climbing

BOLD Cascade Challenge

August 17, 2019 - August 24, 2019
  • Backpacking

GOLD Cascade Challenge: Explorations in Leadership and Backpacking

August 17, 2019 - August 24, 2019
  • Backpacking

BOLD Fishing and Backpacking

August 17, 2019 - August 24, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Fishing

GOLD Poets and Peaks: Exploring Wild Places Through Creative Writing

August 17, 2019 - August 24, 2019
  • Backpacking

Co-ed Backpacks & Kayaks: A Puget Sound Adventure

August 18, 2019 - August 30, 2019
  • Backpacking

  • Canoeing

BOLD Beyond City Limits

August 25, 2019 - August 30, 2019
  • Backpacking

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

August 25, 2019 - August 30, 2019
  • Backpacking