Teen Leadership Trips: Experience The Challenge and Adventure!
“The Outdoor Leadership program taught me to push myself past my limits and exceed my expectations!”
- 15-year-old BOLD & GOLD participant
The BOLD & GOLD Programs offer a nationally recognized curriculum through Y-USA. It’s for campers who are ready to take on the challenge of an exciting wilderness adventure, to make new friends and to have fun in a dynamic and safe environment. The trips are led by our experienced BOLD & GOLD Directors who hold certifications in Wilderness First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguarding. Each trip travels with GPS units so parents are able to track the daily progress of their camper. We offer three unique one-week trips, each designed to serve as an introduction to outdoor adventuring and leadership to prepare younger campers for two-week trips in the future.
Ages 11-13 (Co-ed BOLD & GOLD Trip)| $855
Session 2: Sun, June 30 – Sat, July 6 (AS)
Experience a thrilling week of adventure in our brand new trip! Build confidence while trying some of the most challenging activities camp has to offer, like our high ropes adventure course, survival skills, kayaking and more. A 3-day canoeing and hiking trip through the Pine Barrens will build camping and leadership skills and surely be the highlight of your summer.
Groundbreakers Service Trip
Ages 13-15 (Co-ed Program) | $940
Session 5: Sun, August 4 – Sat, August 10
Travel to a different place in need of service every day and return to camp at night for more fun! You’ll take on a new project each day, developing a sense of community while giving back. Join other service-minded teens as you take on tasks like helping at a food bank in Philadelphia, cleaning up public parks in the Pine Barrens, or volunteering at homes for the elderly. Campers will leave with a greater sense of self having made a difference in the lives of others.
Ages 12-14 (Single Gender BOLD & GOLD Trips) | $910
Session 1: Sun, June 23 – Sat, June 29
For those who love the water, cast your reels on this canoeing and fishing trip! Spend 4 days paddling over 40 miles down the Susquehanna River while camping on the river’s many islands. Cutting through the heart of eastern Pennsylvania, campers will experience both backcountry and urban canoe settings, developing problem-solving skills and an increased sense of confidence along the way.
Ages 12-14 (Coed BOLD & GOLD Trips) | $880
Session 6: Sun, August 11 – Sat, August 17
Strap on your boots and head out on an amazing 27-mile journey backpacking the Old Loggers Path in Pennsylvania. This is the perfect summer hiking trip complete with gorgeous vistas, meandering wooded hiking paths, and fun with friends to carry you through.
Rocks and Rafts
Ages 14-16 (Co-ed BOLD & GOLD Trip) | $1,935
Session 3: Sun, July 7 – Sat, July 20
Venture out to the Lehigh Valley and explore something new and exciting each day. Conquer new goals while taking on safe, healthy risks as you enjoy rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, geo-caching, hiking and backcountry survival skills. This trip is a must for thrill-seekers who love camping, adventure and the outdoors!
Ages 14-16 (Co-ed BOLD & GOLD Trip) | $1,725
Session 4: Sun, July 21 – Sat, August 3
Explore the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Guided by expert instructors, your group will think critically about your route through the mountains, setting new goals each day to tackle some of the most rewarding peaks and trails the ‘Dacks have to offer. Be a part of this inaugural expedition sure to set the bar for generations to follow. How many summits will your team smash?
Boots and Boats
Ages 14-16 (Single Gender BOLD & GOLD Trips) | $1,775
Session 3: Sun, July 7 – Sat, July 20 (BBI)
Session 4: Sun, July 21 – Sat, August 3 (BBII)
The premier backcountry trip that camp has to offer. This traditional favorite will challenge you both physically and mentally as you backpack through a beautiful 34-mile section of the Appalachian Trail and paddle 44 miles through the beautiful Delaware River National Recreation area. This capstone of our teen outdoor leadership development builds courage, hones confidence and enhances the deep bonds of friendship that can only come from completing a journey together.
Learn More About the BOLD & GOLD Adventure Program...
- More about BOLD & GOLD – also known as our Ranger Trips Program The mission of our BOLD & GOLD program is to create a world where all young people have the emotional intelligence, courage and compassion to be positive multicultural leaders in their communities.