On our 5 day/4 night backpacking and fly fishing adventure we will explore the cold, clean rivers of the Appalachian Mountains that are the perfect setting for a beginner to learn to fly fish, or for an experienced angler to fine tune their skills fishing for native Appalachian Brook Trout. On this course students will learn basic fly fishing techniques such as casting, knot tying, fly selection and river features.
Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a wilderness experiential education program designed to develop multi-cultural leadership skills in young men and women through challenging outdoor activities. Our 5-8 day backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and mountain biking courses will give you the leadership skills you need to thrive in high school, college and beyond! A desire to have fun and challenge yourself in spirit, mind and body required! No outdoor experience or equipment is necessary.
To create a world where young people have the emotional intelligence, courage and compassion to be positive multi-cultural leaders in their communities.
The primary goal of BOLD/GOLD is to reduce and remove barriers for all youth and teens, regardless of experience, ethnicity or socio-economic status, to enjoy access to the outdoors through wilderness adventure, and to build leadership values and skills.
For more information, email ACogbill@ymcachattanooga.org or call (423) 805-3317.