Backpacking, Climbing


YMCA of Western North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

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Come join in the fun and adventure

Experience deeper friendships and a shared sense of accomplishment.

The Horizons Afterschool Program incorporates BOLD & GOLD curriculum into its Outdoor Club, focusing on developing the five core competencies of Confidence, Courage, Community Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, and a sense of Wonder. The afterschool curriculum helps to prepare participants for the wilderness trip.

Our trips are 7 days long, starting and ending at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. We focus on leadership development while backpacking through amazing wilderness areas with waterfalls and amazing vistas. Participants also get to challenge themselves through rock climbing (weather permitting).

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

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Upcoming Program Dates

Horizons BOLD & GOLD (dates may change)

April 14, 2019 - April 20, 2019
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