Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development 

Hands-on Leadership Skills

Participants get to try a hand at actually leading a group with mentoring and coaching support along the way. We use critical thinking and problem solving to help everyone decide how to face challenges together! 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Ages 13-18
  • June 5-10  (BOLD - Boys)
  • June 19-24 (GOLD - Girls)


Green River/Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

  • Ages 13-18
  • July 10-15  (BOLD - Boys)
  • July 24-29 (GOLD - Girls)


For more information, contact Matt Russnogle, Program Director at or 423.800.2131. 

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