Backpacking


YMCA of Northern Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Exploring Our Magnificent Backyard…

Northern Utah’s BOLD and GOLD program gives participants the opportunity to explore the breathtaking mountain vistas of the high Uinta’s.

Just 90 minutes away from Salt Lake’s busy streets, participants have the opportunity to truly unplug and connect with the mountains on our expeditions. Above and beyond the beauty of their natural surroundings, participants will also make lifelong friends, learn invaluable camping and interpersonal skills, and gain confidence in their abilities to take on new challenges.

In addition to acquiring the technical skills related to backpacking, our focus is on leadership development and facilitating conversations around identity and inclusion.

Convenient and a world away.

All trips start and end at YMCA Camp Mill Hollow outside Kamas, Utah.  Parents/Guardians can choose to drop youth off at Mill Hollow or at pick-up locations in Salt Lake or Park City.

Right Length, Right Challenge

We offer co-ed backpacking trips designed for teens ages 14 to 16. All our trips are five days in length and take place in the beautiful Uinta National Forest in Utah.

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

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Upcoming Program Dates

Session 3: Wander and Wonder in the Wasatch

July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021
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Session 4: Wander and Wonder in the Wasatch

August 2, 2021 - August 6, 2021
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Session 5: Wander and Wonder in the Wasatch

August 9, 2021 - August 13, 2021
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