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YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

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YMCA OF METRO DETROIT IS OFFERING BOLD & GOLD TRIPS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!

Through Detroit’s BOLD & GOLD program, youth will explore some of the most beautiful natural spaces in the Midwest

On our 5-10 day expeditions, youth have the opportunity to bond with a diverse group of peers, build leadership skills, and deepen their connection to the outdoors. Using wilderness spaces in the Midwest as a classroom, small groups of youth (8-10 participants) build community and develop leadership, collaboration, and communication skills as they work together to successfully navigate the challenges of multi-day backcountry trips.

No experience needed!

Our expeditions are designed for a range of interests, skill, and goals. No outdoor experience is required to participate – all are welcome!

All trips begin and end at the Detroit Exploration and Nature Center located in Palmer Park. Conveniently situated in Detroit, families will have the opportunity to meet with trip instructors and other participants and the group gears up for their adventure.

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

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Upcoming Program Dates

Pictured Rocks Boys 15- 17 years old

July 6, 2022 - July 10, 2022
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Hoosier National Forest All Gender 15- 17 years old

July 12, 2022 - July 16, 2022
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Isle Royale All Gender 15- 17 years old

July 18, 2022 - July 27, 2022

Pictured Rocks Girls 15- 17 years old

August 1, 2022 - August 5, 2022
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Hoosier National Forest Boys 12- 14 years old

August 8, 2022 - August 12, 2022
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Pictured Rocks All Gender 12- 14 years old

August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022
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